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Vermont State Director

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This position can be based anywhere in Vermont.

The Rights & Democracy Project (RAD) and the Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI) – together Rights & Democracy or RAD/RDI – works to advance human rights and strengthen our democracy through grassroots organizing, transformative policy and supporting the development of a new generation of leaders from across Vermont and New Hampshire. We recognize that there are powerful forces that strategically use racism and hate to divide our communities, but we know that when we all come together we can build a strong multiracial democracy in which everyone can thrive.  

RAD/RDI is a rapidly expanding and dynamic organization, focused on building a people’s movement to win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

For more information: visit RDI’s website, or see RAD’s work in Vermont and New Hampshire.  

The Opportunity

Rights & Democracy seeks a Vermont State Director to help carry out the work and mission and report directly to the RAD Executive Director. This is an incredible opportunity to assume this leadership position for a dynamic, fast growing organization with a strong reputation of leading and winning campaigns and delivering incredible impact through its own work and network of affiliates.

The ideal candidates will be collaborative and thoughtful leaders with a deep understanding of the pervasive impacts of racial capitalism, a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and the fight for freedom, justice, and dignity for all people, a movement-building sensibility that aims to build, harness, and deploy the collective power and potential of the network, and bring a talent for communicating bold and visionary ideas that drive collaboration internally, with in-state partner organizations, and across the movement through organizing and base building.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the RAD Executive Director to identify opportunities for organizational growth to advance the mission.
  • Develop organizational work plans in collaboration with the RAD Executive Director and RAD Director of Programming and Policy.
  • Supervise RAD VT staff and implement RAD VT work plans.
  • Support the RAD VT organizing staff in carrying out a comprehensive organizing program for developing dues paying membership with a leadership ladder based on vision set forth by the RAD Board.  
  • Lead staff support for the RAD VT Leadership Committee in setting and implementing their work plan, meeting agendas, committee member recruitment and development.
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring, administering corrective action and discipline, and performance evaluation for state-based staff consistent with the mission and priorities of the organization.  
  • May serve as member of RAD management bargaining team in negotiations with employee representatives.
  • Establish strong strategic partnerships with Vermont philanthropy, labor and community-based organizations and political allies to advance the RAD and RDI missions. This includes representing the organization in key networks and coalitions. 
  • Work with the State Organizing Director on strong membership communications to build local RAD chapters, engage in statewide issue fights, political priorities, advance our mission and build democratic base.
  • Meet daily, weekly, and other periodic reporting and data entry deadlines; ensure staff compliance with the same; approve timesheets as necessary.

Experience and Capacities Desired

  • Ability to establish strong relationships with major donors and foundations
  • Ability to build and supervise a strong staff team to carry out the work
  • Goal-orientation and willingness to hold self accountable
  • Excellent personal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Political campaign experience in support of an issue, initiative, or candidate campaign
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with coalitions and the staff and leadership of allied organizations
  • Energetic outlook and commitment to the mission of RAD/RDI and grassroots approach to change
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, without dropping key duties
  • Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends, on a regular basis
  • A team orientation that combines collegiality and creativity to drive and motivate others

This position can be based anywhere in Vermont.

The Rights & Democracy Project (RAD) and the Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI) – together Rights & Democracy or RAD/RDI – works to advance human rights and strengthen our democracy…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

USD 65,000 - USD 80,000

Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience but is expected to be $65,000 to $80,000. RAD/RDI has a generous benefits package, including health insurance and dental benefits, retirement benefits and generous time off policies.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience but is expected to be $65,000 to $80,000. RAD/RDI has a…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Burlington, VT
Associated Location
Burlington, VT, USA

How to Apply

To Apply:

To express your interest in this role please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format with the subject line: VT State Director Application to fronsy@radvt.org. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Rights & Democracy is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple and intersecting ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, indigenous peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, previously incarcerated people, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work that we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities.

Rights & Democracy does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, gender identity, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.

To Apply:

To express your interest in this role please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format with the subject line: VT State Director Application to fronsy@radvt.org. All…

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