REPORTS TO: National Organizing Director
LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately (start date flexible)
REQUIRED: Fluency in Spanish
Your role stands at the intersection of organizing and the fight to change the odds for low-income children and families. The State Organizing Director is responsible for the development and execution of a capacity building plan which will take our organizing to the next level of scale and impact. As part of the Statewide Organizing Team, the Statewide Director will ensure we have a solid ongoing presence in targeted locations to impact state policy decisions and elections and, where relevant, local policy decisions and elections. Organizing campaigns will be selected through a collaborative process with both national and state staff. The State Organizing Director oversees making sure the organizing plan creates a long-term, grassroots infrastructure capable of executing direct impact, issue and electoral campaigns. The State Organizing Director shepherds the strategy and plan while working closely with affiliate leadership on communications. The State Organizing Director also oversees the operation on the ground (including management of Statewide Organizers) to implement the organizing plan from start to finish.
The State Organizing Director will hold Organizers accountable for meeting metrics-based goals and ensure that the organizing staff has the coaching, training, and support they need to build robust teams. The State Organizing Director will manage Statewide Organizers directly, while the Organizers manage part-time Outreach Coordinators and teams. The State Organizing Director will report to the National Organizing Director, while acting in service to and in seamless coordination with the Executive Director in building a long-term, grassroots infrastructure capable of executing direct impact, issue and electoral campaign wins.
Developing, write and implement a comprehensive, data driven organizing plan that includes, but isn’t limited to:
Competencies: The State Organizing Director needs to be a self-starter who is motivated and passionate about our mission and vision.
Managing Vision and Purpose: Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision shareable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations
Stand for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength. People of color, members of underrepresented ethnic or socioeconomic populations and bilingual/multi-lingual speakers are strongly encouraged to apply. Roles typically require the ability to be stationary for extended periods of time and to travel to meetings outside of the office; ability to lift more than 10 pounds on occasion; may require the ability to climb stairs.