Regional Organizing Director – East

Job Information

Description

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in North Carolina, working to engage young people in electoral politics by registering thousands of young people to vote across the state. NextGen is committed to engaging young people in North Carolina in the political process and increasing participation among 18-35 year olds. This role will be focused on organizing in one of several regions in North Carolina as part of this ambitious effort.

In North Carolina, this effort will focus on organizing young people on campuses and the surrounding communities to bring progressive change to government through voting. Our work will engage young people in voter registration efforts, volunteer recruitment, and pledging young people to vote. Regional Organizing Directors need to be comfortable and confident in: mobilizing their own community, growing their network to include new volunteers to train, and motivating community leaders to help register and mobilize their own networks. Regional Organizing Directors are directly responsible for managing a team of volunteers in their region to hit weekly and phase metric goals.

This role serves the Eastern region of North Carolina and is open to candidates based in Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Greenville. This role reports to the Organizing Director in North Carolina.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: No

Union Position: Yes

Travel Requirements: 20-25% outside of assigned turf

End Date: 11/15/2024

Responsibilities

WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE:

  • Recruit and train organizers to organize effectively and efficiently on their campuses and in their communities
  • In-person organizing, including voter and community engagement, businesses, campuses and NextGen-sponsored events
  • Manage organizers to hit their goals
  • Recruit and manage volunteers as necessary
  • Promote and execute events worthy of press and media
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with local community, student groups, and campus administrations in order to hit goals
  • Execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots voter contact, creative earned media actions, recruitment, event planning and turnout
  • Meet all data and field reporting deadlines
  • Perform other dues as assigned

Qualifications

REQUIRED SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY:

This role has a structured schedule as defined in the collective bargaining agreement between represented field staff and NextGen. As with most jobs in field organizing, the schedule for this role will fluctuate based on the time of year. This position is a full time exempt position and the hours here are general expectations for what the time requirement will be to effectively complete your responsibilities. Applicants must have the willingness and ability to work the following schedule:

  • A work schedule consisting of approximately 8-10 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • General availability to work weekends and irregular hours
  • A high capacity work schedule during designated events (For example: campus welcome weeks, the weeks leading up to voter registration deadlines) consisting of approximately 10-12 hours per day, 6 days per week
  • A work schedule consisting of up to 12 hours per day, 7 days per week for the 14 days leading up to the General Election (on even years only)

ABOUT YOU:

  • Experience organizing and managing organizer and volunteers
  • Driven with a strong work ethic
  • Weekend and irregular work hours required
  • Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and multi-task without sacrificing quality of work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
  • Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder
  • Experience with electoral organizing
  • Experience organizing in communities of color

Bonus points for:

  • Previous student, youth, or campus organizing experience
  • Experience with EveryAction
  • Prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing

Salary/Benefits

SALARY INFORMATION:

Salary of $5,695.00/month plus a comprehensive benefits package. This salary is non-negotiable per Campaign Workers Guild (Union) and NextGen America’s collective bargaining agreement.

BENEFITS:

Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission.

Taking Care of Your Future:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan – we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary

Setting You Up for Success:

  • $150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs
  • $100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care

Prioritizing Your Work/Life Balance:

  • Generous PTO and leave policies
  • 18 paid organization-wide holidays

Application Instructions

Apply through NextGen America’s website: https://nextgenamerica.bamboohr.com/careers/475

About NextGen America

NextGen America is the nation’s largest youth voter organization, mobilizing millions of young people each year to support progressive candidates and causes. We are a multi-issue and multi-racial organization that works year-round to turn out millions of young people to vote and win on the issues that matter to them.

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