Full-time • Temporary • Competitive Pay & Benefits
Role: Organizing Director
Location and Timeline: This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the continental U.S., with a preference for candidates based in or near Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ Columbus, OH; Manchester, NH; or Lehigh Valley, PA. This position is temporary with a flexible late-February start date and will run until November 15, 2024.
Who We Are: The Outreach Team is the national engine of campaigners and organizers powering the young-people vote movement. With an on-the-ground presence in communities all across the country, our world-class team runs successful civic engagement campaigns to build a future that’s fairer, healthier, safer and more peaceful for everyone. We are excited to once again be working with Population Connection Action Fund on a campaign to end the Global Gag Rule, which disqualifies some of the most effective and experienced family planning providers in the world from receiving U.S. assistance. We also want to encourage young people to register and vote!
Founded in 2013, Population Connection Action Fund supports the mission of Population Connection to educate the American people and advocate progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources. Population Connection Action Fund’s grassroots supporters are deeply invested in supporting voluntary, rights-based family planning programs both domestically and globally. Our goal is to turn that passion into real political progress.
The Organizing Director will manage a team of Organizers charged with recruiting, training, and working with a team of volunteers on college campuses and their local communities and build support for permanently ending the Global Gag Rule. This work will lead into a series of summer summits to train local leaders who will fight for global reproductive freedom. In the fall, the Organizing Director will transition to overseeing non-partisan paid canvass operations to educate and turn out young voters in the 2024 General Election.
This is a full time position for an experienced project and people manager who loves data and technology. The position can be located anywhere in the continental U.S. and may involve significant travel.
Interface regularly with clients who work on voter registration, voter contact, signature gathering, and face to face fundraising
Write and edit regular project reports to clients
Prepare and run calls including but not limited to: client onboarding calls, weekly check-in calls, debriefing calls
Proactively identify problems in the program and propose solutions when appropriate
Identify and recruit new clients
Hire and manage a team of full time staff, who will in turn supervise teams of other full time and part time staff
Drive goals on the team to ensure that all deliverables are met, including turnaround and accuracy
Build and maintain a team culture that centers equity and justice
Treat staff with empathy and respect and ensure the managers you supervise do the same
Maintain high performance standards and provide ongoing feedback and evaluation
Hold staff accountable and have tough conversations when necessary; coach the managers you supervise to do the same with their staff
Develop and facilitate trainings for your team
Tech Project Management
Manage the development of improved systems for tracking work, which may include identifying and managing a vendor, testing new features, and providing feedback
Manage and track a national budget and submit accurate budget updates
Ensure payroll is accurate for your team by managing the hours reporting process and reviewing payroll
Ensure your team adheres to HR requirements and recommendations as related to onboarding, offboarding, and disciplinary actions.
This job may be for you if you:
Excel at running large scale, social change campaigns with urgent deadlines (in the past you may have run issue-based campaigns, voter registration drives, voter contact campaigns, signature drives, face-to-face fundraising drives, or some combination of those)
Share The Outreach Team’s commitment to prioritizing equity and justice in our work and team culture
Know how to be hands-on when necessary while still developing and empowering your staff
Are obsessive about details and can train others to be as obsessive as you are
Make thorough and detailed numbers-based plans that others can understand and buy into
Have some healthy paranoia and always trust but verify
Are able to work long hours occasionally, and travel frequently when it’s safe to do so
At least five years of staff management experience, especially in campaigns, canvass operations, or field organizing
Experience being bottom line on a large project with urgent deadlines
Experience centering equity and justice in your work
Extremely detail-oriented: you catch small and large errors that most people miss
Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel/Sheets
This is a salaried position with a range of $72,000-$81,000 per year depending on experience. We offer benefits including fully paid health care, vacation and sick days.
At The Outreach Team, we prioritize equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.
Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.
About the Global Gag Rule: The Global Gag Rule, when it is in effect, disqualifies some of the most effective and experienced family planning providers in the world from receiving U.S. assistance. Whether the policy is in place is a matter of life and death for people around the world. Lack of access to family planning information and services puts the lives and health of women at risk for no defensible reason. Millions of these women experience unintended pregnancies, and tens of thousands of them die from complications from pregnancies every year, including by unsafe abortion.