Organizing Director 

The Organizing Director will be responsible for designing, management, implementing, and executing NRP’s multi-county field program. This role will ensure that grassroots leaders and community stakeholders are supported in driving long-term rural base-building work through civic and electoral engagement. The Organizing Director should be positive, solutions-oriented, and self-starter 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. The Organizing Director reports to the Executive Director.

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Lead organizing efforts in focus counties, including implementing programs and mobilizing voters and volunteers
● Build short and long term strategies and develop structures and resources for volunteers to ensure we increase voter turnout of Black, Brown, and Indigenous voters
● Oversee the hiring, management, and training of organizing staff including organizers and canvassers with oversight of day-to-day assignments and facilitation of team meetings
● Develop metrics and manage systems of accountability for staff and volunteers
● Lead and assist with the development of training materials for volunteers, staff and community partners
● Create goals and coach, mentor, and inspire organizing staff so that they can best support and grow volunteer base and reach pre-defined metrics
● Act as a bridge between volunteers/organizing staff and other stakeholders to make sure the organization's plans are realistic and set up to succeed
● Meet or exceed metrics-based goals for volunteer recruitment and retention as well as direct voter contact
● Regularly assess development needs of organizing staff
●  Build a collaborative and inclusive team culture with staff
● Encourage and support tactical innovations from volunteers and staff helping replicate successful strategies to other rural communities

Qualifications:

● A minimum of 3 to 5 election cycles in a senior role 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 at various levels (local, state, and/or national)
● 2 of more years of experience managing teams of organizers and other paid staff
● Experience working with a leadership team to build an organization/campaign and working with strategic partners to build and implement campaigns
● Ability to work within diverse communities and experience organizing AAPI, Black, Latino and Native American voters
● Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire; Proof of vaccination required.
● Extremely strong staff management skills, organizational skills and ability to stay focused with attention to detail
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), Google Suite, and various social media platforms
● A valid driver’s license and one’s own reliable transportation
● Ability to work non-business hours and weekends
● Current experience in NRP’s focus counties is a plus

Skills and Attributes

● Superior written, communication, interpersonal, leadership and public speaking skills
● Read and write general instructions, professional correspondence, and memos
● Great organizational skills with a consistent commitment to follow through
● Ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different 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
● Knowledge of and ability to train in deep canvass techniques
● Proficiency using Votebuilder (VAN), various texting platforms, and other campaign software
● Familiarity and passion for working and living in rural communities including professional or personal experience living and organizing in the South with rural organizing a plus
● A positive, solutions-oriented attitude

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