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Lead Outreach Organizer

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Black Visions
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Minneapolis, MN
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Published 4 days ago

Overview: 

Black Visions' role of Lead Outreach Organizer will lead strategies to actively engage and educate community members around campaigns and programs of Black Visions, building the power and capacity needed to win. This role will directly manage and implement a community engagement plan that connects to local Black people around a new vision for safety in Minneapolis. They will lead the development of outreach programs and materials (field plan, flyers, scripts, surveys, special events, volunteers, etc.) that seek to deepen Black Visions' base, identify supporters, and recruit potential new members/volunteers. The Lead Outreach Organizer will be integral in leading organizing staff and volunteers in developing strategies and tactics to mobilize community members during key moments throughout campaigns and the calendar year. This role will manage campaigns related data contacts, ensuring clear strategy, integrity and consistency; training staff in effective use of Black Visions database. 


About Black Visions: 

Since 2017, Black Visions, has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us, as well, our direct experience in building within the Movement for Black Lives, in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota.Through our intentional growth process, we aim to center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, sustainability, and developing Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. By building movements from the ground up with an integrated model, we are creating the conditions for long term success and transformation. 

Mission: Black Visions is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence. 

Vision:  Black Visions believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems. 

Black Visions is currently in a period of growth, accountability, and development. All prospective applicants must be willing to grow with the organization as we move into our next iteration. 


Core Responsibilities: 

Community Outreach and Relationship Building: 

  • Develop and lead Black Visions field plan 
  • Leading mass community engagement strategies as related to campaigns; lead and support necessary logistics/coordination across teams and partners
  • Develop a team of 10-15 consistent outreach leaders/volunteers 
  • Be a representative of Black Visions at community events; be a consistent face in community to connect and build relationships 
  • Manage outreach team members and (staff, interns, stipend roles, members) in designing and implementing base building activities including community events, trainings, volunteer recruitment program and events, and other direct community outreach tactics 
  • Work with organizing team to develop trainings and events for broader community members to engage in campaigns and programs 
  • Coordinate with Lead staff at partner organizations for joint outreach events, turf planning, and training opportunities for staff 

Power Building Campaigns 

  • Lead development of field and outreach strategies to accompany and support campaigns
  • Support campaign staff to coordinate with other staff and members around rapid response efforts 
  • Participate in 2021-2022 Strategic planning and lead base building strategy implementation
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key community and organizational partners 

Campaigns Database Management 

  • Work with Digital Strategist and Data Coordinator to develop data protocols to ensure effective and easy engagement with Black Visions supporters; support database activities to expand contacts (list building, petitions, email sign ups etc). 
  • Train relevant staff on data protocols as related to organizing and campaigns 
  • Manage campaigns and organizing data entry; ensure consistency in contacts; pull lists/develop forms & systems as needed 

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • 2+ years Experience managing and implementing long term field and outreach programs and strategies around issue-based and electoral campaigns
  • Expert experience  in leading and training others in community engagement tactics (door knocking, phonesbanks, street teams)
  • Love for and desire to be out, building relationships with Black community members 
  • Experience organizing in Black communities 
  • Working knowledge of local politics and relationships with local BIPOC leaders 
  • Proficiency using Microsoft and GSuite, internet based technology; 
  • Excellence in data and field turf management 
  • Positive and open personality
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience managing multiple deadlines, and maintaining attention to detail
  • Common sense, flexibility, and teamwork skills with the ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Steadfast commitment to collective liberation and ability to speak and unite those behind Black Vision’s mission and vision
  • Time and project management skills; ability to pivot to meet current events and organizational needs while maintaining attention to detail
  • Access to reliable transportation

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage. Flexibility to work outside normal business hours that include evenings and weekends and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

*Due to COVID-19, Black Visions staff are currently working from home with a few moments (about 1x/month) when staff are expected in person. 


REPORTS TO & LOCATION

  • This position reports directly to the Campaigns Manager or Co-Executive Director 
  • Position is located in Minneapolis, MN. All Black Visions staff must have a home address in Minnesota.


This is a full time salaried position. Salary will be set commensurate with experience and will include a full package of benefits including health and dental insurance, matching retirement, investment in personal development, and an expansive time off policy. 

Salary range: $55,000 - 60,000 pending experience 


To Apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one work sample demonstrating your ability to develop field project plans to jobs@blackvisionsmn.org -- LEAD OUTREACH ORGANIZER--Your Name.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applications received by September 30th.

Black Visions is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, BIPOC, handi-capable, and/or are or have been impacted by systems of oppression, to apply.



Overview: 

Black Visions' role of Lead Outreach Organizer will lead strategies to actively engage and educate community members around campaigns and programs of Black Visions, building the power and capacity needed to win. This role will…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 55,000 - USD 60,000

Benefits

Full health and dental benefits, retirement package with a match, extensive paid time off, paid parental leave, and various wellness and assistance stipends.  

Full health and dental benefits, retirement package with a match, extensive paid time off, paid parental leave, and various wellness and assistance stipends.  

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Minneapolis, MN
Associated Location
Minneapolis, MN, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one work sample demonstrating your ability to develop field project plans to jobs@blackvisionsmn.org -- LEAD OUTREACH ORGANIZER--Your Name.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applications received by September 30th.

Black Visions is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, BIPOC, handi-capable, and/or are or have been impacted by systems of oppression, to apply.



Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one work sample demonstrating your ability to develop field project plans to jobs@blackvisionsmn.org -- LEAD OUTREACH ORGANIZER--Your…

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