PCM is looking to hire a National Organizing Director to help build out and manage our programmatic work in 2018. This is a senior leadership position - working closely with the National Director and the PCM Movement Support Team, along with other Senior Staff. The ideal candidate will have a strong and extensive background in campaign management, supervising and developing staff, qualitative and quantitative assessment, administrative systems, evaluation, base-building and mobilization, and managing important relationships with partner organizations. Digital proficiency is strongly desired but not required. An ability to multi-task, work in diverse and multicultural settings, think creatively and innovatively, and both hire up and manage staff and partners is a must.
Who We Are: The Peoples Climate Movement is a collaborative formation that brings together a range of environmental and progressive organizations, local front-line and community groups, faith organizations, arts and cultural workers, labor unions, youth organizations, and community leaders working to use mass-mobilization and movement-alignment strategies to win bold action on climate change rooted in racial and economic justice. Originally growing out of the massive NYC march in 2014, we have worked together to strengthen and expand the climate movement over the last 3 years.
Our 2018-2019 Program: Throughout 2018, using the 2018 mid-term elections and the Global Climate Action Summit as motivating moments, the Peoples Climate Movement will execute a comprehensive organizing, mobilizing, and movement-building program that will manifest on September 8th in hundreds of actions across the country, tens of thousands of people taking to the streets, and even more civically-engaged Americans demanding climate action before, on the day of, and beyond the mid-term elections.
This program is comprised of: the September 8th Mobilization for Climate, Jobs, and Justice; the Global Climate Action Summit, or GCAS; and our Priority State Movement-Building Work. The three-tiered program will strengthen the foundation of our intersectional climate movement, engage existing and new climate activists, help achieve state- and local-level policy wins, and set the stage to demand bold action on climate from decision-makers now, in 2019, and leading up to the Presidential election in 2020.
- Build and manage a national mobilizing infrastructure that includes digital, communications, base-building, coalition, and arts and cultural strategies that will move tens of thousands of people into the streets and produce 100’s of actions around the country on September 8th, 2018.
- Build and manage national organizing committees, organizing and facilitating national partner and activists calls, organizing strategy sessions with both national and state partners, and building the capacity of local and state partners.
- Support the Priority State Movement-Building Work, which is building strategic alignment in a set of targeted states. This will include working with the Priority State Movement-Building Coordinator to make sure that this program is integrated into the overall national mobilization program. Support could include connecting national partners to state program work, helping to create training materials, and providing resources to local partners.
- Work with the National Director, Digital Director, Arts and Cultural team, and comms partners to ensure that the national mobilization, GCAS, and Priority State Movement-Building Work create a powerful narrative that aligns for maximum national and global impact throughout the year.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following experience and qualities:
- Minimum 5-7 years direct experience in base-building, campaign management, union/worker organizing, coalition building, and/or mobilization settings that focused on large-scale recruitment, mobilization, or other metric-centered efforts, as well as working with high-level representatives at national, state, and local organizations.
- At least 3 years experience managing multiple field/organizing staff and or other high-level program management that included specific deliverables on a set of projects.
- Experience managing mass-based (1,000+ minimum) actions, mobilizations, and events, including building out mobilization plans, logistics, communications, digital, etc.
- At least basic comprehensive skills in digital and social media strategies, and a strong interest in integrating online and offline organizing.
- Ability to manage organizing committees and committee members, including facilitating conference calls and meetings, virtual meetings (maestro, zoom calls, google hangouts, etc.), prepare agendas and materials in a timely manner, and move committee work in a timely and efficient manner.
- Ability to work with a broad-based set of organizations and movement formations representing different organizing sectors, ideologies, styles, communities, and issues.
- Ability to scale up quickly including hiring staff, setting up offices, systems and structures, training volunteers, etc.
- Strong administrative, organizational, and management skills.
- You bring vision for the necessity of multiracial, multicultural base-building and organizing that is accountable to impacted communities.
- You understand the nuance of working at the intersection of national, state, and local organizations, grassroots groups, and larger institutions and are comfortable navigating volunteer grassroots and nonprofit contexts.
- You are comfortable working on complex projects under tight time frames with many moving logistical pieces.
- You are invested in team-building, and can cultivate strong relationships with a constantly shifting team.
- You can scale your work both up and down. This means, in addition to working with large groups, you are comfortable being self-directed and doing the grunt work yourself, making your own photocopies, and pitching in as needed.
- You have an ability to absorb new skills quickly, and shift your role as needed.
Application Deadline: We are looking to fill this position ASAP. The deadline for this position is May 25th, 2018.
Compensation: This is an FT salaried position with benefits. GreenFaith is our fiscal sponsor. The position length is minimum of one year dependent on funding.
Location: Ideally this position will be located in NYC. We are open to other locations, preferably the NE Corridor, the Bay Area, or one of our priority states. PCM staff currently work virtually with regular in-person and video staff meetings. This person may need to work out of the SF Bay Area from approximately mid-August to mid-September.
People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in working with PCM, along with your resume, to Ashley Blevins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “National Organizing Director” in the subject line.