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Regional Organizing 

Regional Organizing Directors will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of volunteers, interns, and local stakeholders. Regional Organizing Directors should be positive, solutions-oriented, self-starters willing to take on demanding work and capable of motivating diverse rural communities. Candidates with experience developing accountability systems and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. Regional Organizing Directors report to the Executive Director or the Organizing Director.

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • ​Executing the multi-county strategy within your geographical region

  • Coordinating ongoing communications (email, zoom calls, in-person meetings) with the network of NRP partner organizations, grassroots leaders and community stakeholders in designated counties

  • Assisting with planning community events and focus groups

  • Providing weekly updates to supervisor

  • Recruiting and training volunteers for canvassing, phone banking, text banking, and other methods of organizing

  • Managing, as well as participating in, canvassing, text banking, and phone banking activities

  • Building and sustaining key relationships within the geographical region

  • Participating and leading multiple meetings during the week

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience managing grassroots/issue-based campaigns, voter registration and/or Get Out The Vote programs, and/or experience working in organizing, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns.

  • Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners/stakeholders, and experience working directly with community members from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), Google Suite, and various social media platforms

  • Current or previous experience in NRP focus counties or rural counties a plus

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in-person and remotely

  • Be able to manage multiple projects at one time

  • A valid driver’s license and one’s own reliable transportation

  • Ability to work non-business hours and weekends

  • Must pass a background check

Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrated superior written, communication and public speaking skills

  • Experience with VAN, VoteBuilder and various texting platforms

  • Be willing to learn and/or adjust organizing techniques. Be able to take coaching from managers and integrate advice into your work areas.

  • Ability to stay focused with strong attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Great organizational skills with a consistent commitment to follow through

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate with diverse types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, metrics-driven work environment with strong time management skills

  • Mission alignment with the idea that building power takes both election programs and long-term rural base building and investment in communities.

  • Passion for working and living in rural communities and a positive, solutions-oriented attitude

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