NATIONAL POLITICAL DIRECTOR

09 Oct, 2017

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NATIONAL POLITICAL DIRECTOR

GrossmanHeinz
Washington, DC

Organization Overview

 

As one of the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy groups, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans, including abortion access.

 

Along with more than one million member activists from all 50 states and our network of state affiliates, NARAL works to guarantee that each woman has access to the full range of reproductive freedoms. This means we’re on the front lines in the fight to expand access to abortion, make contraception more affordable, prohibit discrimination against pregnant women, and ensure all parents have access to paid leave. In recognition of our work defending the constitutional right to abortion, Fortune Magazine rated NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

 

At NARAL, we don’t operate or litigate; we organize and mobilize. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting with us on the front line for true reproductive freedom, and we shine a spotlight of accountability on bad actors that work to impose their ideological agenda on others.

 

Position Overview

 

As a member of the senior management team, the National Political Director will work hand in hand with other department directors who lead related aspects of NARAL’s work, to jointly advance our mission of advancing reproductive freedom.

 

A successful candidate will have experience in developing and executing electoral programs, the vision to drive NARAL’s aggressive and strategic political imperative to gain more ground advancing reproductive freedom, and the organizing experience to maintain and grow NARAL’s political relationships.

 

The National Political Director will be responsible for developing and executing NARAL’s electoral work at the national and state level. This will include, but is not limited to, collaborations with key national allies, partnerships with state allies, political parties and candidates. The Political Director will also be responsible for maintaining and growing NARAL’s political contacts.
The National Political Director will direct NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC’s involvement in federal and state races; spearhead political outreach to elected officials, candidates and allies at the federal and state levels to assist champions and shepherd a race to the top on reproductive freedom; manage our ballot initiative work; direct the electoral programs of the organization; and deepen individual and organizational relationships to promote and create alliances for the purpose of achieving NARALs mission.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work with senior leadership to develop NARAL’s political and electoral goals for the cycle.
  • Direct NARAL’s electoral targeting and political strategy decisions to achieve the political goals of the organization.
  • Design and manage all aspects of the overall electoral programs and activities of NARAL, including managing budgets, evaluating effectiveness, setting the overall goals with plans, targets and timelines.
  • In coordination with the Field Director, advance the organization’s mission through a comprehensive strategy that links electoral organizing to grassroots base-building and issue work at both the grassroots and national levels.
  • Work in conjunction with the Assistant Political Director to authorize all direct candidate contributions within a framework of promoting champions and advancing a race to the top for those vocally and publicly supporting reproductive freedom.
  • Work with the development team to represent NARAL’s political strategy, and provide material for proposals and reports as needed.
  • Work with the communications team to increase visibility for NARAL’s political work and priorities, including talking to the press as needed and establishing a political communications plan to ensure unified messaging efforts.
  • Represent NARAL in high level speaking engagements, and prepare others to do so as well.
  • Work with campaigns and the party committees to advance our political and communications goals.
  • Represent NARAL in high level speaking engagements, and prepare others to do so as well.
  • Occasional travel throughout the country to work with partner organizations and allies.
  • Manage, supervise, develop and evaluate staff.
  • Serve as principle staff liaison to the national political community and sustain NARAL Pro-Choice America as a leader in election related coalitions.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • At least seven years experience of effective political organizing, strategy and implementation.
  • At least seven years of quality management experience, including fundraising, preparation of budgets, supervision of staff and board development.
  • Extensive effective electoral campaign experience and demonstrable knowledge of electoral politics.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully integrate grassroots organizing and direct political involvement.
  • Experience working with membership organizations and an inherent understanding of how to interact with and engage members.
  • Political experience with reproductive freedom and the movement a plus.
  • Deep attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is required.
  • Clear understanding of, and commitment to, NARAL’s mission and goals.

 

Application Process:

 

NARAL Pro-Choice America does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply for this position submit a cover letter and resume online at https://grossmanheinz.com/jobs/.  The cover letter should be concise and compelling, and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position.  Only applications submitted through this website will be considered.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Job posted: 2017-09-13

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