BYP100 is seeking a leader and organizer with experience in political strategy and in leading a diverse team for its position as Organizing Director. They will be responsible for setting the vision for our Organizing and Membership work and leading these teams in creating and implementing strategies and tactics that help us win.
The Organizing Director will be an organizational and strategic decision maker and member of the senior staff team, reporting to the National Director. The Organizing Director will hold BYP100’s organizing vision with flexibility and attention to their team’s capacity and will be skillful at helping shift priorities to meet goals and prevent a culture of burnout.
They will need to be an experienced team and project manager to ensure not only coordination of their work organization wide, but ensure the narratives built are true to our work and being so, also true to our mission vision and values.
This individual must be clear on what what it means to be an abolitionist freedom fighter in this time, and in all things care for and center the lives of Black women, girls (cis & trans) and gender non conforming people. They must be comfortable speaking on issues of gender justice, Black liberation, policing and incarceration. They should have an understanding of and some practice in organizing models/strategies related to community building and campaigns.
The Organizing Director must be located or be willing to relocate to one of our chapter cities at the conclusion of their 90 day introductory period: Chicago, Dallas, Durham, Jackson, Milwaukee, New Orleans, or New York City. We are especially interested in candidates in Chicago or those willing to relocate there.
Team Development & Collaboration
- Lead the Organizing and Membership teams including supervision through individual and group meetings, regular communication, shadowing, coaching and intentional training, as well as building the capacity and vision for field organizing, national campaign, digital mobilization, political education, and base-building.
- Collaborate with the Communications team in designing and managing digital campaigns and increasing the engagement in online activism to offline activism.
- Oversees the development, tracking, and reporting of teams’ goals, outcomes, and performance metrics.
- Meet regularly with the National Director, and other staff to assess ongoing progress of the teams and their particular areas of focus, to ensure that goals are met, and that the work, communications ,and funding are all in alignment.
- Provide strategic direction of shape of Organizing Team and support the development of other strategic teams/committees/subgroups/fellowships necessary to implement plans- ex. Organizing fellowships, internal basebuilding team, campaign teams
- Partner with Land Committee to determine organizing strategy connected to land project
Base-building & Leadership Development
- Work with boards and National Director to develop and socialize chapter and member growth goals; oversee new chapter development, retention of existing chapters, and membership recruitment/retention efforts.
- Support organization’s base building efforts and leadership development by ensuring they understand BYP100’s mission, vision, values and frameworks and supporting development of political education curricula and other tools to ensure consistent learning and skills building within BYP100 and to a broader base).
- Develop and oversee key BYP100 member events including: All Member Call, National Member calls, Leadership Intensive and bi-annual National Convening (next: summer 2023).
- Oversee the completion of BYP100’s national (She Safe, We Safe).
- Represent BYP100 in People’s Coalition for Safety & Freedom Coalition and local campaign work to ensure all work is strategic and in alignment with our organizational goals, capacity, and strategic plan(Freedom Forecast).
- Manages BYP100’s organizing practice to ensure integration of issue campaigns, civic engagement, and online to offline strategy to build community power.
- Facilitate collaboration with organizing team and community leaders to create and execute campaign strategies and meet organization goals
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with partners or potential partner organizations.
Minimum candidate requirements:
Prior experience in a like or similar role.
- 3 years experience in organizing, training, and group facilitation
- 2 years supervision/team management experience
- Demonstrated experience in developing, coordinating, and carrying out successful campaigns and base building efforts —preferably in member- or volunteer-led organization and/or an organization with strong commitments to volunteer leadership development and coalitional organizing
- Willingness and ability to seek out relevant work and allies for building partnerships and coalitions
- Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well, set priorities, and follow work plans
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Accountable and responsive
- Ability to travel as necessary - it is anticipated that this position may require travel 1-2 times per month.
- Flexible schedule with evening and weekend as the work dictates