Overview

Full-time • Temporary • Competitive Pay & Benefits

Role: Organizing Director

Location and Timeline: This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the state of Wisconsin, with a preference for candidates based in or near Milwaukee, La Crosse, Green Bay, Appleton, and Eau Claire, WI. This position is temporary with a flexible early-April start date beginning on or before April 15 and will run until December 31, 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 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin to mobilize Wisconsin communities around protecting and advancing reproductive justice and the upcoming 2024 General Election.

 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state’s largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider. PPAWI educates and lobbies on behalf of women’s health and works to elect candidates who support family planning and the full range of reproductive health care.

 

General Overview:
The Organizing Director will manage a team of Campus and Community Organizers charged with  engaging and expanding awareness of reproductive rights access and threats specifically within the state legislatures through online actions, voter outreach, and relationship building. Over the summer, the Organizing Director will develop and oversee the launch of a summer training program dedicated to relational organizing before heading into the fall. Come August, the Organizing Director will launch and oversee voter identification and Get Out The Vote operations in key state legislative districts through Election Day 2024 – work which the organizers will be promoting by using voter identification systems and relational organizing tools, as well as the recruitment and training of volunteers to engage in GOTV activities.

 

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 state of Wisconsin and may involve significant travel.

Responsibilities

Client Management

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

 

Staff Management

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

 

Administration

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

 

Qualifications

Significant 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
Good planner
Extremely detail-oriented: you catch small and large errors that most people miss
Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel/Sheets

 

Compensation

This is a salaried position with a range of $72,000-$81,000 per year depending on experience. Salary within this range is determined through an equity calculator. As part of The Outreach Team’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement. We offer a generous benefits package, including:

Unlimited paid vacation (pending approval) and sick leave
Generous health, dental and vision benefits
A monthly cell phone stipend.

 

What Else You Should Know:

Equity and Inclusion is our North Star: At The Outreach Team we believe deeply that equity and inclusion in our organization makes us better at our work and helps to build a stronger progressive movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community and people who identify with other underrepresented groups to apply.

Our organization is inclusive of POC, ethnic/culture minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those who are neurodivergent, regardless of educational backgrounds, previous incarceration or convictions. Our leadership team reflects our inclusivity and is reflective of the progressive community we work in and serve.

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.