National Regional Field Director
For Our Future (“FOF”) and For Our Future Action Fund (“FOFAF”) are seeking a National Regional Field Director as a member of the state management team to run a robust, multi-state independent field program for the 2018 cycle.
FOF aims to win elections and regain political power by engaging and mobilizing people and community-based organizations on progressive issues. In 2017, FOFAF has continued to engage on community issues with a focus on establishing permanence and economies of scale to be leveraged. Building off of our 2016 campaign in five battleground states, FOF will continue its unique and now-proven model to build infrastructure and power for progressive issues and candidates in 2018 and 2020, expanding to new states along the way. The model is to work with and through community-based organizations and local activist networks, with a focus on field and earned media. Our goal is to turn communicators into connectors, engage communities in policy fights, and turn out voters for progressive issues and champions for Election Day victories.
For Our Future Action Fund (“FOFAF”), a non-profit “social welfare” organization, & For Our Future (“FOF”), a federally registered “independent expenditure” political action committee that incorporates both issue advocacy and electoral programming, respectively.
National Regional Field Directors (NRFDs) will report to the Deputy National Field Director. The NRFDs will be the primary staff members responsible for tracking state-by-state programmatic priorities. NRFDs will be key link between state leadership staff and DC departments, tracking and communicating support or information needs both from states and from DC team members, ensuring FOF’s HQ is delivering support to state teams in a timely and comprehensive manner. NRFDs will work alongside regional counterparts in other FOF departments to shepherd processes: scripts, capacity projections and goals, targeting, literature and materials, leases and contracts, partnerships and other agreements, state field department hiring, quantitative and qualitative reporting, and more.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
- Manage multiple projects connecting states and FOF’s national departments, facilitating excellent communication to enable speedy and thorough support.
- Work with states to support and execute process of setting quantitative and qualitative goals and regularly measuring progress toward those goals, including internal and partner programs.
- Work with state staff, Deputy National Field Director, National Training Director, and FOF’s operations team to support state field staff hiring process.
- Manage approval process for scripts and other field-related materials for all programs in all FOF states.
- In conjunction with FOF’s national teams (data, legal, voter contact, communications, operations, training, and political), assist or manage targeting and universe formation, turfing, QC reporting on individual state field programs, hourly and other soft reporting, hiring, literature, and other needs driven by states programs.
- Promote a strong and inclusive culture and a team that is mission-driven, well-trained and set up for success in states.
- Support and execute the flow of information via calls, emails, and other modes to, from, and among state staff.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as designated by the National Field Director.
Qualifications & Experience
- Enthusiasm for Building Progressive Power - A firm understanding of state legislative processes and political landscape, and the path to building power in states. Ability to work and adapt to a changing political and policy landscape.
- Staff Management - Ability and demonstrated success recruiting, hiring, and managing large, multi-tier staffing structures.
- Commitment to the Mission - Dedication to grassroots, local organizing and empowering state/local organizations to lead our work. Understanding of local community-based organizations and respect for their leaders and programs.
- Organizer at Heart - Inclination to lead via organizing and relationships rather than by decree. Ability to build strong teams to accomplish goals.
- Program Management - Experience executing or managing issue advocacy campaigns, and working within or managing issue coalitions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of effective and successful data driven electoral field plans, including targeting, voter contact, GOTV, scripts, and best practices with each.
- Solutions-oriented approach, with a willingness to take initiative, while juggling several priorities that may change quickly. Multi-tasker with excellent time management skills and ability to hit deadlines.
- Communication Skills - Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to write compelling program reports, fundraising/marketing documents, and program debrief reports. Demonstrated ability in building relationships and maintaining communication with key statewide stakeholders required. Demonstrated ability to navigate conflict and work toward resolution required.
- Coalition Work- Experience working in a coalition setting, particularly coalitions with labor partners, a plus. Experience in engaging and understanding the unique nature of individual unions and how they fit into the greater progressive landscape.
- Candidates should have 2-4 cycles of campaign experience or comparable issue advocacy experience.
The National Regional Field Director is located in Washington, D.C. Must be willing to travel and work long hours.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. FOFAF offers a competitive salary and benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references.