Impact Regional Organizing Director
Posted on: May 23, 2017
Impact is a project of leading advocacy organizations, that creates the action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. We run field campaigns for groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. No single day with Impact looks quite like another. Campaign tactics like running a petition drive or persuading a local group to work with you will keep you on your feet and on the go, but organizers also need to leverage your work online. They may find themselves recruiting new community groups to join a clean water coalition, organizing a news event on 100 percent renewable energy, meeting with an editorial board about the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, or building an online following for a campaign to stop factory farms from polluting our water.
The Northeast Organizing Director leads a team of organizers based in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. As an organizing director, you will oversee staff, plan campaigns with our partners, raise funds to support Impact, and participate in recruiting and hiring new organizers. During the summer, you’ll run a campaign office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. The Organizing Director can be based in Boston, MA, New York, NY, or New Brunswick, NJ and will report directly to the Denver-based Executive Director.
We are seeking an experienced organizer and manager who is ready to travel, can juggle multiple campaigns and state political profiles, and will roll up their sleeves and jump right in to doing the work alongside their staff.
• Staff Management. You will manage a team of 6-8 entry-level staff based in six different states. You will work with them individually over the phone, through in-person site visits, by holding regional trainings, and by organizing webinars and conference calls
• Recruitment & hiring. You will spread the word about positions with Impact on college campuses, conduct interviews by phone and in-person, and participate in hiring decisions.
• Program development. You will work closely with our campaign partners to develop tactics that fit into our campaign strategies, set goals, and develop materials. Your organizers will work on several campaigns ranging from environmental protection and public health to consumer protection and money in politics.
• Fundraising: You will build resources for your work through foundations, major donors, canvassing, event planning and other grassroots fundraising opportunities.
You are passionate about organizing and movement building. You are ambitious, a leader, and have a track record of accomplishment. You are passionate about environmental protection or getting money out of politics and you can imagine a future where human society is focused on improving the quality of life rather than accumulating more stuff. You have at least 3-5 years of post-college professional experience, such as community organizing, campaign coordination, environmental advocacy, political campaign work, or coalition building. If you have less experience, you can apply for our Campaign Organizer job at www.weareimpact.org
Salary and Benefits:
Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate possesses. We offer a competitive benefits package including health care, 401(k), education loan assistance, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel and additional training are available.
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