National Organizing Director (Remote)
RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial victories that are defending our Republic and fixing America’s corrupt political system.
But what it means for you, potential coworker, is that you feel what we feel when you wake up every day: a strong sense of purpose that binds you to the spirit of this nation, and an overwhelming sense that you should do something about it. And you want to work with people who feel the same.
RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.
We’re looking for enthusiastic new minds to help us grow, move faster, and achieve more. We believe our political system should reflect the varied voices of our nation, and so should our team. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
In 2018, we helped pass 23 anti-corruption measures—a historic year for the movement.
We’re headquartered in Northampton, MA and also have staff around the country. Come win with us!
About The Role
Under the direction of the Movement Director and in collaboration with the Political Director, the National Organizing Director will build and develop our long term power-building infrastructure for high-impact democracy reform campaigns in states across the country.
This role is responsible for integrating deep and scalable organizing practices across the country in order to win campaigns. The Director will supervise the organizing work in locations across the country, focusing on 15 – 20 priority states per cycle. They will work hand-in-hand with organizational leadership to drive volunteer recruitment, advocacy, and mobilization efforts that ladder into the broader political and strategic goals of fixing our broken political system and building political power. This is a leadership role within the organization with responsibility for managing a diverse staff as well as driving advocacy engagement.
Location is flexible, and we currently allow staff to work from home during COVID-19 for safety.
What You’ll Be Doing
Developing the overall vision and plan for long term power-building infrastructure across RepresentUs, including development of organizing staff, the deep engagement of key constituencies, RepresentUs’ volunteer base, and allies;
Building & managing a team of Regional Organizing Directors, Regional Mobilization Organizers, and State Organizers to meet organizing goals;
Working in close coordination with organizational leadership to implement strategic campaign initiatives on the state and federal level and ensure alignment across RepresentUs’ platforms;
Guiding the integration of other campaign functions in RepresentUs’ organizing initiatives, including rapid response opportunities, communications, and digital strategies both nationally and in target states;
Building strategic organizing partnerships and alliances with organizations and leaders across the field;
Determining correct metrics and goals to achieve strategic imperatives within national and state campaigns in conjunction with organizational leadership;
Overseeing and managing outside consultants and strategic advisors as needed;
Fundraising duties as assigned and other responsibilities and tasks as needed.
Skills and Experience
Deep organizing experience with demonstrated success building grassroots support, scaling a program, and utilizing grassroots support to win campaign objectives. Statewide advocacy, electoral, ballot initiative, and/or lobbying experience is also helpful.
Experience managing a diverse team with different experiences and perspectives, helping them grow and succeed.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meeting frequent deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with demonstrated success communicating complex political strategies to diverse audiences.
Excellent strategic thinking and execution skills; ability to meet goals within a complex and sophisticated landscape.
Demonstrated experience managing partnerships and relationships at the national, state and local level, especially those with funders, campaign partners, consultants and other stakeholders.
Commitment to working beyond partisanship is required. Previous experience working with cross-partisan coalitions is preferred – candidates without this experience will be considered if they can speak to how they would approach working across the aisle.
Passion for RepresentUs’ mission to make America work for everyone, not just the powerful and well-connected.
Strong budget management skills.
Ability to travel on behalf of the organization as needed (precautions and exceptions will be made during COVID pandemic).
This is a remote position, and candidates must have consistent access to reliable internet and phone.
Compensation and Benefits
We’re committed to bringing in top talent from all sectors. Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries and pretty awesome benefits, including health and dental insurance, a health reimbursement account, wellness perks, a dependent care account, a health concierge benefit, and a retirement benefit. Plus disability and life insurance.
Oh, and we have this wild idea that we’ll do better work if we have time to see our friends and families, so we get four weeks of paid vacation a year, plus personal and sick time.
The annual salary range for the National Organizing Director position is $90,000-$115,000.
Please apply online at represent.us/careers and be sure to attach all requested materials.
No phone calls please.
Job posted: 2021-02-20