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Title: Director of Organizing

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary:  $70k - $90k (Based on Experience) 

Work Schedule: Full-time, some evenings and weekends

Location: Raleigh, NC preferred – Exceptional candidates will be considered for remote work

Deadline to Apply:      Open Until Filled

In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low wage work in Black communities, the National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP) launched in 2011 – a national network of Black worker centers. We support and incubate worker centers who empower Black

workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors. We provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on Black communities, and work to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies.  Through our network we intervene in the labor market to improve racial and economic employment conditions. Our network is comprised of membership-based, and member-driven organizations that utilize a combination of leadership development, organizing, policy advocacy, and strategic communications to build power to address the black job crisis.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

We are seeking a high-level candidate to become a member of our leadership team to support the development and execution of a national movement strategy rooted in holistic organizing and centered around eradicating oppressive, harmful, and unsafe workplaces for Black people.  This position is responsible for leading and directing the next phase of the NBWCP’s organizing program. This position requires someone who is policy literate, with significant labor, political and or community organizing, strategic campaign development, and supervisory experience.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Works as a member of the senior leadership team to develop and implement long term strategic growth plans
  • Supervise and lead the Policy Deputy Director in developing and executing policy strategy
  • Hire, train and supervise organizing staff around national organizing campaigns
  • Supervises staff in developing and maintaining organizing committees, including training, guidance, oversight, and accountability of staff in performance of their duties
  • Develops and executes field and political strategy to end worker structural racism
  • Leads planning, strategy, and implementation of all organizing drives
  • Leads strategy that influences and informs community and public policy awareness
  • Develops political and community support for organizing campaigns
  • Acts as a spokesperson with allied organizations, community groups and media
  • Coordinates the development of a member organizing committee
  • Develops uniform standards for review and evaluation of campaigns
  • Ensures the tracking, reporting and analysis on all membership activity in her/his purview
  • Evaluates field, policy, and political program for effectiveness
  • Develops and manages departmental budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and implements program activities as appropriate
  • Other duties as required

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Executive Director or his/her designee.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least six (6) years of organizing experience preferably running campaigns, with at least two (2) years political and policy experience
  • At least three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Digital organizing experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful mobilizing, organizing and recruitment drives
  • Comfortable with nontraditional routes to mobilizing, organizing and leadership development
  • Experience team building and leadership development
  • Experience with VAN and other organizing databases
  • Ability to lead and work with a team
  • Ability to track and report effectiveness of strategy and growth
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Knowledge of Black workers, the workplace, and racial justice issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish, and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Adept at leading and motivating workers in necessary struggles
  • Dedicated to Black people, workers’ rights, and social justice
  • Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines
  • Effective, demonstrable oral, written, and listening skills
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills - demonstrable by the ability to assess information and evidence and act strategically
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed; adept at dealing with conflicting/changing priorities
  • Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
  • Efficient working knowledge of computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and databases
  • Experience with program planning and demonstrate effective administrative skills
  • Required to work long and varying hours including some weekends, and nights
  • Travel both in state and out of state with overnights and periods away from home may be required
  • Required to have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and a working automobile


SALARY & BENEFITS:

National Black Worker Center Project is a project of and fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy.  NEO Philanthropy provides a robust benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term

disability, and pet insurance. NEO also administers FSA, commuter benefit, and 401k retirement plans and has generous Paid Time Off and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Salary range is $70,000

to $90,000 depending on experience.


TO APPLY:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also present a 2000 to 3000-word writing sample or campaign strategy that answers the question: How do you bring about change via community organizing?

These elements will make up your candidate profile. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

NEO is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

Title: Director of Organizing

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary:  $70k - $90k (Based on Experience) 

Work Schedule: Full-time, some evenings and weekends

Location: Raleigh, NC preferred – Exceptional candidates will be considered for remote…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

National Black Worker Center Project is a project of and fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy. NEO Philanthropy provides a robust benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, and pet insurance. NEO also administers FSA, commuter benefit, and 401k retirement plans and has generous Paid Time Off and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

National Black Worker Center Project is a project of and fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy. NEO Philanthropy provides a robust benefits package, which includes medical…

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