Organizing Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Details: Negotiable Based on experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Job Title: Organizing Director

Reports to: Co-Directors

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Florida


We are looking for a talented individual with leadership experience and a proven track record of developing and implementing campaigns and field plans rooted in relationship-based transformational organizing.


Campaign Development and Implementation

  1. Develop and execute organizing campaign planning with Dream Defenders members focused on advancing our vision, the Freedom Papers, and chipping away at the system of mass incarceration and criminalization in the state of Florida.
  2. Write and implement a comprehensive, data-driven field plan
  3. Build and manage a field staff and volunteers to execute campaigns and field goals
  4. Anticipate, problem solve and respond to internal and external opportunities
  5. Support grassroots fundraising efforts to advance campaigns

Development of Dream Defenders Organizing Model:

  1. Work with staff and members to develop and track organizing goals and metrics based on key indicators to advance Dream Defenders strategy
  2. Coordinate membership recruitment for Dream Defenders. Design initiatives and activities to expand our membership and start new chapters across the State of Florida
  3. Conduct internal assessments of Dream Defenders organizational capacity, both as a whole and among our current chapters and members, to advance campaigns and provide one-on-one coaching to address needs
  4. Support the leadership development of our membership and chapters through political education, training and skills tracking

Coalition Building:

  • Conduct partnership and coalition building activities with local, statewide and national leaders and organizations to build connections in our effort to dismantle the prison industrial complex and advance our vision for the future
  • Develop joint organizing campaigns in conjunction with statewide and national networks, coalition partners and allies


This position is tasked with developing a field plan and supporting membership for a statewide organization. It will require frequent travel of at least 2 weeks/month.

In addition this job will require setting up and facilitating trainings/workshops, relational organizing in a hyper-local community-based setting, building relationships with partners, attending statewide and national conferences and meetings, development of reports and carrying materials/boxes (Up to 20lbs.)

"Dream Defenders”, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application."

The Organizing Director is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.


Full Benefits Package

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and 2 references to and Applications due November 2.

About the Dream Defenders:

Established in 2012 in response to the unjust murder of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, DREAM DEFENDERS is a statewide grassroots organization of communities across Florida. The Dream Defenders are a diverse group of young people who build power by organizing campaigns, services, and political-education programming for community civic engagement and transformational justice. For more information, visit: