Stand is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability.
Your role stands at the intersection of organizing and the fight to change the odds for underserved 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 State Organizing Director will ensure we have a solid ongoing presence in targeted locations to impact state policy implementation and elections and, where relevant, local policy decisions and elections through school-based, and in some cases community-based parent engagement. 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 strategically creates an infrastructure capable of long-term support of organizers who are working directly with parents and teachers to authentically develop and engage parent leaders, hold schools accountable for implementation of state and district policies, with the overall goal of improving literacy rates within a school and closing the achievement gap.
The purpose of statewide organizing is to build our presence across Arizona, so we can activate for elections and build power for issue campaigns. The State Organizing Director shepherds the strategy and plan to build long-term, grassroots infrastructure capable of increasing our organizing power to execute direct impact, district and state issue and electoral campaigns. The State Organizing Director is expected to yield such outcomes as:
The State Organizing Director also oversees the operation on the ground (including management of 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.
Develop, write, and implement a strategic and comprehensive, data driven organizing plan that builds our presence across Arizona that includes, but is not limited to:
Manage, develop, and train team of organizers, leaders, and volunteers to implement organizing plan including:
Coalition and partnership building including:
Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)
to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or marital status. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.