The Director of Campaigns will drive the organization by providing a powerful vision of long-term material and structural changes and ambitious and strategic campaigns to advance the organization’s power-building strategy and mission. The Director of Campaigns (DOC) will recruit, direct, develop, and manage BFF’s organizing and campaign goals, activities, and outcomes. The DOC will hire (as needed) and cultivate a team of talented staff to develop and align issue campaigns, policy, movement politics, and power building. A key function of this position is leading the campaign arm of the Black Feminist Agenda, BFF’s 3-5 year national, state, and local organizing, policy, movement building, and narrative shift initiative.
This is a senior-level position for someone innovative who wants to be at the forefront of an organization deeply committed to building power at scale through organized people, strategic action, and ideas that center Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people’s experiences. This position reports to the Managing Director of Programs and is an active senior leadership team member to provide strategic direction to the organization.
This job description should not be considered an exhaustive or exclusive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other job‐related instructions as requested.
- Work collaboratively with the Director of Organizing and Membership to develop, implement, and evaluate a dynamic power-building strategy that will advance BFF’s mission, vision, and values.
- Develop a multi-pronged campaign strategy that will advance the organizational strategic pillar to shift the material conditions for Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people through campaigns, policy, and mobilizations that win concrete changes in our communities.
- Create and support the development of the organizational campaign strategy, including the theory of change, Black feminist campaign rubric, landscape analysis, assessment, and impact and outcomes. Build responsive and strategic campaigns that integrate advocacy, communications, and organizing that build the political, economic, and narrative power of Black feminists to win. Think long-term and big.
- Lead the campaign arm of the Black Feminist Agenda with a focus on outlining the policy and campaigns work, including scenario, strategic, and tactical planning.
- Works with key staff to track national, state, and local policies and initiatives and create a Black feminist policy and advocate tracking tool. Also tracks emerging opportunities and obstacles in our ecosystem.
- Provide direction when emergent or rapid response moments occur by delivering clear assessments and interventions.
- Support in developing pathways and tools for members (individual and organizational) to actively participate and provide leadership in the campaign process.
- Contesting for power through the developing and leading campaigns with clear demands and targets.
Invest in staff leadership
- Support, train, and develop Power Building team with a sharp vision, clear responsibilities, political education, and coaching for the Power Building department.
- Manage and support (hires Policy and Advocacy Manager), Constellation and Political Campaigns Organizers.
- Convenes Membership weekly team meetings(Manager of Policy and Advocacy and Constellation and Political Campaigns Organizers), retreats/advances, work planning sessions that will track towards Power Building goals and team strengthening.
- Ensure the timely completion and approval of administration tasks such as expense reports, and evaluations for your team and yourself.
- Support personal and team professional development by cultivating plans and monitoring progress.
Provide organizational leadership setting strategy and goals
- Serve as an active member of the Senior Leadership team by attending weekly meetings, quarterly retreats, and planning sessions.
- Work closely with senior staff to develop, articulate, and track overall organizational strategy, goals, and plans and share them with the staff.
- Be a public leader who exemplifies our values and meridians.
- Model our values, meridians, and organizational culture.
- Build and maintain relationships with strategic partners, donors, and key allies.
- Represent BFF with a variety of audiences in accordance with those values and meridians.
- Be an ambassador within the organization around our change management process.
- Through institutional fundraising & development including: developing and identifying new streams of funding, assisting in proposal writing, and maintaining extensive records on quantitative and qualitative metrics for grant reports.