Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Organizing, Advocacy & Learning (OA&L) is responsible for planning, and overseeing OA&L’s programmatic activities. The Director of OA&L will be responsible for CEEP’s impact through team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. Tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the OA&L, including:
OA&L Strategy & Design
- Oversee the development and implementation of impactful organizational programs and activities to increase young people’s voting rate and other civic leadership and engagement.
- Manage the State Organizers and give guidance and direction their for annual work plans and strategic growth;
- Identify program training needs for Fellows, and ensure appropriate staff participation;
- Oversee the Fellow Alumni Program;
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including community agencies and organizations; representing the program at appropriate meetings and community events;
- Secure external partnerships that allow for the deepening of CEEP’s work and broadening of CEEP’s reach across the nation.
- Participate in donor engagement activities, providing information and resources for the design and implementation of fundraising events or materials.
- Work with the Liaison Organizing, Advocacy & Learning-Engagement Liaison and Donor Relations to ensure that success stories and key data metrics are shared for impact and final reports.
- Develop and maintain a departmental budget that ensures overall fiscal integrity of the program;
- Work with the Finance Department to ensure all Fellow stipends are paid;
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
- 8+ years of non profit program management and program development experience.
- Previous experience managing a remote team.
- Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to manage strategic planning while being able to respond to short-term organizational needs.
- Familiarity with and understanding of CRMs.
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
- Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
- Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
- Must have a commitment to DEI and cultural competency, including an awareness of one's own cultural worldview, a welcoming attitude towards cultural differences, an appreciative knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills.
- Experience working in a movement organization, including ones focused on Voting Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights or Youth.
- Experience working with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).
- Available for travel as needed.
- Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences.
This is a remote position, work may be performed anywhere in the United States.