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Straight Ahead: Organizing and Base-Building Director

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Tipo de contrato:A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio:18 de agosto de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación:1 de agosto de 2024
Salario:Al menos USD $65.000 / año

Descripción

Position Overview

Straight Ahead, a statewide power building and campaigns organization that emerged from the movement to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania and the c4 arm of the Abolitionist Law Center, is hiring an organizing and base building director in our Philadelphia office.


Responsibilities

 The Organizing and Base Building Director (OBD) is a full-time position located in our Philadelphia office, and is responsible for designing and implementing a disciplined base-building program to consolidate/amalgamate our statewide  campaigns base into a membership based organization/network, establish/build local, regional and statewide chapters/teams, grow our membership and leadership across our chapters and the organization at-large. The OBD is responsible for coordinating our department of organizing staff. This is a directorial position that requires organizational and political leadership in a collaborative, fast-paced, and innovative environment; the work will require travel, weeknight, and weekend hours.  This is not a supervisory role.


The Organizing and Base Building Director reports directly to the Executive Director. This position  coordinates with and works closely with the Campaigns Manager, Legislative Director, and Political Organizer. These three positions will need to work in close collaboration to successfully drive our organization forward. 


LEADERSHIP

  • Consolidate/Amalgamate an existing diverse working class base of people impacted by mass incarceration dispersed around the state of Pennsylvania, with strongholds in Philadelphia, Allegheny County, Central PA and Northeast PA.
  • Demonstrate visionary leadership to grow a mass movement of multi-racial and cross-class working people across Pennsylvania.
  • Oversee the development of local, regional and statewide  leadership/mobilizing  teams capable of stewarding local work and making sophisticated political and organizational decisions to grow our power in each region.
  • Represent SA interests in meetings with members, staff, and partners, and coalitional spaces across the movement ecosystem.




MANAGEMENT

  • Set and meet base-building and goals including but not limited to
  • Regular outreach: calls, texts, door knocks, tabling, etc 
  • Membership recruitment
  • Leadership recruitment 
  • Chapter team development and growth 
  • Work with Executive Director, Campaigns Manager, Development Director and organizers and member-leaders to develop a chapters’/members grassroots fundraising goals, including membership programs and individual giving


ELECTORAL + ISSUE CAMPAIGNS

  • Work with the Executive Director, support staff and movement partners to identify members and leaders to join local electoral teams to drive the work forward of endorsements and all the chapter support that goes along with endorsements. 
  • Work with the Executive Director, Campaigns Manager,  Legislative Director and movement partners to develop and implement statewide campaigns in our chapters and across the state. 
  • Continuously evaluate and collaborate with the Executive Director and Support Staff  to ensure programs are coordinated and aligned towards the goal of base building and growing our chapter and organizational capacity. 


COMMUNICATIONS

  • Work with Comms Director and support staff to integrate base priorities into our electoral and issue campaign work plans.
  • Together with Comms Director, Executive Director and support staff, help shape public messaging and communications strategy to support electoral and issue campaigns.


Other duties as assigned.


Compensation 

This position will be based in Philadelphia, PA. This is a full time, non-exempt position with a starting salary of $65,000 per year. Benefits include employer-sponsored life, medical, dental and vision insurance options (premium 100% covered by organization), options for traditional 401k and Medical Flexible Spending Account, holiday time off and 280 hours of paid time off annually.



Application Process 

Please send your resume, three professional references, and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position as a single PDF to info@straight-ahead.org.  We ask that applications be submitted by August 1, 2024 to receive full consideration.


Straight Ahead is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQI-GNC people, and formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Statistics show that people from structurally marginalized communities are less likely to apply if they feel they do not meet 100% of the requirements. If you have a strong feeling that you are right for this position, no matter who you are, we strongly encourage your application.



Position Overview

Straight Ahead, a statewide power building and campaigns organization that emerged from the movement to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania and the c4 arm of the Abolitionist Law Center, is hiring an organizing and…

Compensación

Benefits include employer-sponsored life, medical, dental and vision insurance options (premium 100% covered by organization), options for traditional 401k and Medical Flexible Spending Account, holiday time off and 280 hours of paid time off annually.

Benefits include employer-sponsored life, medical, dental and vision insurance options (premium 100% covered by organization), options for traditional 401k and Medical Flexible…

Ubicación

Presencial
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Cómo aplicar

Please send your resume, three professional references, and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position as a single PDF to info@straight-ahead.org.  We ask that applications be submitted by August 1, 2024 to receive full consideration.

Please send your resume, three professional references, and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position as a single PDF to info@straight-ahead.org.  We ask that…

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