ORGANIZING CORPS 2020 is a new organization that will recruit a diverse talent pool from college campuses, provide paid, in-the-field training and coaching in key states, and deploy 1,000 readied organizers to the general election in Summer 2020. Participating corps members can earn $4000 and spend 8 weeks this summer – June 10, 2019–August 2, 2019 – learning the art and science of being a field organizer in a presidential election and exploring an exciting career in campaigns. Along the way, corps members will gain valuable skills in leadership, project management and communication, and build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last beyond 2020. Organizing Corps 2020 launched in February 2019 and is powered by the DNC and state Democratic parties in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in partnership with 270 Strategies and The Collective.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the Senior State Program Director, you will serve as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Program Officer, support the Program Team (5-10 staff) in the development and execution of state programming, management of in-state coaches, and training programs; engagement of coalition partners and overall strategic planning management for the Program Team. You are a seasoned organizer, manager and coalition builder. You keep trains on track and don't flinch when plans change. You measure success by overall program outcomes, staff growth and development, and the number of students, mentees, and direct reports you have advanced, promoted, or handed the reins over to. You have 5/+ years of experience with electoral and/or community organizing, 3/+ years directly managing and supporting others, and a demonstrated commitment to serving young people and communities of color. You believe in the power of organizing, as well as the integration of data and on/offline organizing, and are excited to support the development of a talent pipeline.

The position will ideally be located in NYC, DC, or Chicago, although remote locations will be considered. This is a temporary full-time position expected to start in September 2019 and end by August 2020, and will entail weekend work and travel. The salary range is $80K-$95k for candidates with 5-8 years of relevant experience.


WHAT YOU’LL DO AS THE SENIOR STATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

  • Serve as the Program Team's Chief of Staff; provide strategic leadership to Chief Program Officer, manage team to strategic priorities and deadlines, and ensure strong coordination with Operations and Fundraising teams.
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of the Organizing Corps program in a portfolio of states, support coaches in delivering training and program content with fidelity, and ensure high quality learning experience for all corps members.
  • Adapt Organizing Corps program to state- and region-specific needs in partnership with Chief Program Officer, state party leadership, coalition partners and coaches.
  • Develop training content and support the delivery of centralized Organizing Corps training and learning opportunities in collaboration with the Director of Institute & Training.
  • Support the recruitment, hiring, training, and ongoing development of Organizing Corps coaches (typically field practitioners with RFD/DFD+ experience).
  • Conduct corps member recruitment, outreach and engagement as directed by the Director of Operations.
  • Provide general planning and administrative support to Chief Program Officer and lead cross-team projects as needed.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE THAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

  • Demonstrated experience serving as the lead/owner of complex, detailed project management and supporting senior/C-suite level staff.
  • Experience designing, building, and scaling teams, structures and cultures successfully and rapidly.
  • 5+ years of experience crafting and executing organizing strategy, including strong VAN/Vote Builder/data and digital organizing fluency.
  • 3+ years of experience managing individuals and teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate expectations clearly.
  • Strong judgment and critical reasoning skills, with the ability to navigate new situations.
  • A track record of working with diverse staff and external partners.
  • Confidence and professionalism while engaging with contacts ranging from grassroots volunteers to high-level public officials.
  • Enthusiasm for a team-based work environment.
  • A sense of humor, a willingness to embrace both your own quirks and others’, and a passion for progressive issues.

MAJOR PLUSES

  • Experience working with State Party infrastructure
  • Experience with political campaigns, on/offline organizing and digital tools.
  • Experience with high-volume recruitment and/or training.

HOW TO APPLY

Organizing Corps 2020 values diversity and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please complete the following short-answer questions (in lieu of a cover letter) and submit your most recent resume. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit yours soon. We look forward to reading your application!

Organizing Corps 2020 is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to clients and constituents. Organizing Corps 2020 is an equal opportunity employer and it isOrganizing Corps 2020's policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

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