Texas Freedom Network (TFN) seeks a full time Organizing Director to play a key role in driving our grassroots and faith organizing programs across the state of Texas. The Organizing Director reports to the Director of Programs. TFN is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement working towards equality and social justice.
The primary responsibilities of the Organizing Director include setting and implementing a strategic vision for successful grassroots campaigns and Just Texas, our statewide faith organizing program. The Organizing Director will motivate and manage our talented organizing staff to grow and engage progressive advocates in Texas. They will be an innovator, a communicator, and a team player.
The Organizing Director will work closely with staff across the organization to ensure the Organizing department is effectively collaborating with all other departments to successfully implement TFN and Just Texas programs. They will also connect and work closely with coalition partners to facilitate programmatic work across the many movement spaces TFN works in.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop, coordinate and implement programs to engage, organize and mobilize progressive Texans, faith leaders, and communities of faith in civic engagement activities throughout the state of Texas.
- Supervise and delegate responsibilities to members of TFN’s organizing team/department, including staff, interns, volunteers and consultants.
- Support the development of relationships with faith leaders and faith communities to grow and advance the Just Texas Reproductive Freedom Congregations program.
- Build relationships with and ensure TFN is well-represented in key movement coalition spaces.
- Work and communicate cross-departmentally with other TFN department directors to ensure collaboration and innovation in all organizational work.
- Monitor and present key engagement metrics and deliverables to ensure organizing team remains on track to achieve key organizational goals
Qualifications and Skills:
- At least five years of work experience visioning, building, managing and executing campaigns or grassroots organizing programs for a progressive or advocacy organization or a political/issue campaign.
- Commitment to social justice and experience with social–change organizing.
- Experience managing a high-performing team.
- Strong management, budgeting, communication, analytical and organizational skills, including relevant project management experience.
- Experience working with communities of color and a desire to be part of an anti-racist organization.
- Experience or familiarity working with communities of faith preferred.
- Excellent relationship-building skills with ability to influence others toward a common vision or goal.
- Familiarity with digital organizing tactics and relational organizing tools
Applicants must be located in Texas. Austin preferred, but not required.
Salary range: $70,000-$85,000 (depending on experience)
100% employer paid medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer contribution, paid vacation, personal, sick, and parental leave.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
This position requires regular interaction with the general public. TFN is committed to keeping employees as safe as possible, including strongly recommending vaccinations (and possibly requiring full vaccination at a future date).
Texas Freedom Network is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LGBTQ+ community to apply.
About Texas Freedom Network
Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 150,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education. Based in Austin, TFN acts as the state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the State Board of Education.