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Organizing Manager

About the Organizing Manager Role

Sister District Project (SDP) seeks to hire a talented Organizing Manager (OM). The new OM will work closely with the Head of Organizing (HOO) and our current OM to scale our volunteer capacity and candidate support in 2020. The OM will provide SDP’s highest level of coaching and guidance to priority volunteer team leaders, and accelerate the expansion of new teams and affiliates.

The OM will join an Organizing Department intent on winning. We are committed to the highest standards and best practices in organizing, passionate about continuous improvement, and dedicated to helping our volunteers create enduring, year-round teams that become part of the progressive infrastructure. Our twin goals are to provide meaningful field and fundraising support to our state legislative candidates, and to help activists become true organizers.

Responsibilities

Coach and Develop Existing Leaders (55%)

  • Manage a portfolio of priority teams to increase volunteer capacity
  • and support to candidates.
  • Together with the HOO and other OM, develop customized plans for each team detailing strategies, tactics and timelines for meeting quantitative targets.
  • Report weekly to HOO on progress-to-goal for each team.
  • Supporting methods may include: creating and editing customized tools and scripts; tactical planning; coaching on leader development and ladder of engagement; assist with building and recruiting for events; developing and supporting cross-departmental initiatives to increase engagement.

Grow New Teams and Affiliates (20%)

  • Develop new volunteer teams in targeted areas across the country using SDP volunteer list.
  • Conduct outreach to existing grassroots groups in targeted areas to recruit Sister District affiliates.
  • Report weekly to HOO on progress-to-goal for new team and affiliate creation.

Recruit, onboard, and manage Organizing Fellows (10%)

  • Direct the volunteer outreach work of up to three Fellows each quarter to accomplish goals related to priority teams and new team/affiliate growth.
  • Hold weekly 1:1 meetings and program reporting calls with with direct-report Fellows, join and help run monthly meeting with Organizing staff and all Fellows.

Recruit, onboard, manage Campus Organizers (5%)

  • Conduct and assist with trainings for Campus Organizers.
  • Manage weekly reporting and feedback for continuous improvement.

Assist with the development of volunteer guides, templates, and other materials (5%)

Perform additional duties as needed (5%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for electing Democrats to critical seats across the country
  • Demonstrated success in developing volunteer leaders
  • Demonstrated success in volunteer recruitment and retention\
  • Demonstrated ability to organize volunteers to achieve excellent results and meet goals
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Self-starter and team player who is willing to sometimes work long, irregular hours, travel, and is energized by a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work independently in a remote setting

Bonus Points for:

  • Previous experience in electoral organizing as a staff organizer, intern, or fellow

Start Date

We are looking to fill this position immediately.

Position and Pay

This is a full-time, remote position that can be fulfilled from anywhere in the United States. Salary $40,000-$48,000 depending on experience.

How to Apply

Please send an email to careers@sisterdistrict.com with the subject line: “Organizing Manager – [NAME]” and attach the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • The names of three references with accurate contact information

Format the file titles as follows: firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_cover and firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_resume. Your cover letter will be considered a writing sample.

Sister District Project values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Sister District prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The Organization

The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We have a strategic, targeted focus on critical down-ballot, state races that—if we win—will help us fight back against partisan gerrymandering, and expand progressive policies. We do this by “sistering” our volunteer teams with candidates who receive field and fundraising support. Each year, we support a portfolio of races, with the strategic goals of (1) flipping Republican-held state chambers (2) holding fragile Democratic majorities in state chambers, and (3) making blue inroads in badly gerrymandered states. In 2020, we are focused on states where it is our last chance to elect Democrats who will redraw district lines in 2021.