Women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America. But to fundamentally transform this country, we need to pull together the millions of women and amplify and expand their civic engagement. SMEF is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a community of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages who will harness the power of women to work toward building women’s collective power to achieve equality in our community, workplaces, and government. We will provide women with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to channel the energy and activism of this moment and build it into a long-term movement for change.
SMEF is seeking Relational Organizing Managers to join a team of committed organizers and leaders. Reporting to the Deputy National Organizing Director, the Relational Organizing Manager will be primarily responsible for implementing and managing a national relational organizing program; this program will be built to meet the needs of the growing community, and empower them to take effective action. Relational Organizing Managers will be responsible for ensuring that the organizing program is both online and on-the-ground; innovative, inclusive and accessible; and easily scalable.
Our goal is to engage millions of women and others who share common values on the need to achieve gender equality. Supermajority Education Fund will provide the training and community-building to help people both stay engaged and also increase their skills and confidence as advocates and grassroots organizers. We seek to build a national cohort of leaders of all backgrounds, races and ages, representing the diversity of our country, who learn from us and from each other about the powerful possibility of women. Through ongoing exposure to leaders, community efforts and issue education, we will create a united force across America that can work together to create the will to make substantive progress on issues that affect millions of women – from reproductive equity to affordable child care to equal pay. Supermajority Education Fund was created out of the belief that women know how to solve these problems but we need a trained, organized and united national movement in order to make real lasting change.
Supermajority Education Fund is seeking experienced organizers who are strategic, proactive, detail-oriented, and innovative in their approach; have demonstrated experience using relational organizing tools, creating and facilitating trainings and organizing, and managing volunteers remotely; and not afraid of big goals.
Essential Responsibilities and Activities:
- Manage the implementation of a distributed volunteer organizing program in an assigned geography, including recruitment, training, and managing to meet voter contact and capacity-building goals.
- Manage and support a team of 2-3 regional organizers who will assist in the management of the relational volunteer program
- Recruit, train, support, and manage - both remotely and in person - a diverse and inclusive community of volunteers and volunteer leaders.
- Develop activations to mobilize our volunteers in pursuit of our voter education and engagement goals.
- Lead for the training and professional development of volunteers and volunteer leads.
- Assist in creating and facilitating training programs, national training convenings, large and small training webinars and instructional materials for Supermajority members and volunteers.
- Report, track, and record real time data; where appropriate ensure that volunteer leaders are doing the same. Track progress on goals to increase the size and engagement of Supermajority’s network. Establish accountability systems in the field to ensure that goals are met.
- Works closely with other staff to implement organizing event and advance logistics for in person trainings, mobilization events, and engagement events.
- Support the Deputy National Organizing Director to develop and execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics to achieve Supermajority’s long term goals.
The successful candidates must have the following skills and qualities:
- Working for racial equity: Consistently integrate a deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects. You have a commitment to the values of SMEF, most critically working with a workforce of all backgrounds, races, and ages, with sensitivity and appreciation for cultural differences.
- Strong community organizer: Strong leadership, coaching and training, communication skills and experience managing a team. You are goal-oriented and self-disciplined; able to meet tight deadlines and multitask.
- Quick learner: Comfortable learning new technology for organizing and voter engagement that is critical to program implementation, training and tracking.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Comfortable working in fast-paced, changing environments with ability to maintain long, and sometimes irregular hours, plus occasional travel.
- Strong virtual communication and collaboration: Efficiency and comfort with Slack and Google Suite, responsiveness via email, and willingness to participate in weekly group calls or as needed.
The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:
- Previous community organizing experience, as a staff organizer or volunteer.
- Savviness with relational, distributed organizing as a concept and the tools to execute.
- Experience with event management and implementation.
- Experience working with organizations and community leaders in the women’s advocacy space.
- The annual salary starts at $75,000 and is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Please submit a resume and answer the questions outlined below. Cover letter is optional. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 6th.
- How do your goals and values match the work and mission of Supermajority?
- What does relational organizing mean to you and what’s one idea you have to scale a relational organizing program?
- Supermajority is committed to advancing racial equity. When you think about an organization that lives their commitment to equity in their day to day practice, what do you think that looks like, at both the individual and organizational level? Can you give us an example of a time that you have advocated for a disenfranchised group / individual in a work / community setting?
- Do you have a regional preference (northeast, south, midwest, west)? Would you be willing to relocate?
New Venture Fund Careers
SMEF is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
SMEF collaborates and shares resources with Sixteen Thirty Fund’s SM project.