People’s Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People’s Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.
With offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 28 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively come together to change national policy and politics.
People’s Action/ Institute has a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organization have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including: health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
For more information on PAI, please visit https://peoplesaction.org/.
People’s Action is running one of the largest progressive political programs in the country. Our movement politics program intends to transform American politics by electing poor and working people to local, state, and federal offices who are dedicated to instituting our Long Term Agenda for a People’s Economy. We engage voters in rural, urban and suburban areas through deep canvassing, which is a form of direct voter contact that aims to build long-term relationships with voters and persuade them to help elect our movement candidates.
This is a dream job for someone who is eager to build a unified national field program to elect progressive champions, grounded in local community organizing with People’s Action/Institute’s member organizations.
Overview of the Position
The primary function of the Movement Politics Field Director is to drive a national field program to elect hundreds of progressive champions to city, state, and federal office. The Movement Politics Field Director will manage a team of field staff to lead volunteer engagement and political support to member organizations. The Movement Politics Field Director will set strategic, metrics based goals for our deep canvass call and text programs and work with People’s Action/Institute’s staff and member organization staff to align our national organizing with local programs.
What you will do:
The ideal Movement Politics Field Director should have the following experience and qualifications:
Compensation and Benefits:
Status: Full-time, Exempt, benefits eligible
Salary Range: Level 3 - 80,000-90,000
Reports to: Movement Politics Director
Direct Reports: Four Field Managers
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, 401(k) plan, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 11 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year or employment.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
People’s Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Close date: October 31, 2021
No phone calls please
People’s Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People’s Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people…