National Organizing Director

Arizona Full-time Allows remote

National Organizing Director

The National Organizing Director is responsible for developing and driving RAICES’ organizing strategy to build grassroots power at the state and national level. Key components of the job include working to deepen the engagement of our volunteers and activists, working hand in hand with RAICES’ digital department to build a strong cadre of volunteer leaders across the U.S., and coordinating national and state field campaigns to advance pro-immigrant policies and combat anti-immigrant attacks. The National Organizing Director will work with the rest of the Advocacy Department to build out our organizing model that includes both field and distributed organizing tactics, and design a strategy to take our organizing work to the next level in order to achieve campaign wins and build long-term power. The director will oversee a team of organizers in Texas and manage the hiring, training, and deployment of regional staff to expand our reach and activate volunteers.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Strategy

  • Develop and drive organizing strategy to help RAICES achieve electoral and advocacy wins and build grassroots organizing power.
  • Lead efforts to expand RAICES presence into new states and to strengthen capacity in states with a smaller organizational footprint.
  • Work to further develop RAICES volunteer leadership program, identifying and supporting ‘super volunteers’ in key states who will be partners in our organizing and advocacy work.
  • Collaborate closely with RAICES Digital Department to build integrated campaigns, effectively utilize digital strategies and tools in all our organizing work, and ensure coordination and cohesion between our digital and organizing departments.
  • Evaluate opportunities and make recommendations on how to bring RAICES organizing up to scale, including through increased distributed organizing tools and models.

Department and Staff Management

  • Supervise a team of organizers and manage the hiring of additional organizers.
  • Create a positive, inspiring team environment in which team members can learn, receive regular feedback, and thrive; performance manage staff for strong results.
  • Lead the organizing department’s budget and planning process.
  • Strengthen data systems and processes, ensuring strong data management, the best data systems, and tracking across the organization.
  • Create a culture of organizing and implement a system for learning and training for all RAICES organizers.
  • Support the affiliate network organizers by identifying opportunities for learning, training, identifying synergies between RAICES national organizing work and that of the local Texas organizing work.
  • Represent the organizing team in meetings with Advocacy Leadership and across departments.

Partnership Building:

  • Build and deepen relationships with organizing directors and others from partner organizations.

Qualifications:

  • At least 10+ years of experience in planning and executing field campaigns and strategies, grassroots organizing, and organizational development, including training and managing staff.
  • At least 5+ years of experience in a senior management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of management strategies.
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate field plans, with strong metrics and benchmarks, and adapt as necessary.
  • Strong management skills and experience, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to build, motivate, mentor, supervise, and performance manage staff.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience developing and implementing organizing programs with heavy digital organizing components.
  • Data management experience and knowledge.
  • Experience with both advocacy and electoral campaigns a plus.
  • Experience creating and/or implementing organizing training is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team building, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to RAICES mission and goals.
  • A commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported.