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State Organizing Director (AZ)

Organization Name: NextGen America
Website: nextgenamerica.org/
Job Post Date: 14 Jun 2019
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

SUMMARY:

NextGen America  is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional to join our youth organizing program, that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity for all Americans, and expand access to the ballot box for young Americans. This role will manage on our field team in Arizona as part of this ambitious effort.

In Arizona, this effort will focus on organizing young people to be politically active through voting, organizing, and taking action. To accomplish this we will train, support, and develop volunteer leaders on campuses across the state. Our work will engage young voters in the state legislative process, in actions to hold federal and local office-holders accountable, in voter registration efforts, and in building towards a massive 2020 electoral program.  In addition, this role will manage Regional Organizing Directors (where applicable) with teams on and off campus and will report to the State Director. This role is located in Arizona.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage regional organizing directors in a statewide campus and off campus youth voter engagement program that will train volunteers in electoral campaigning and advocacy
Hold regional organizing directors and organizers accountable to metrics and goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from field staff
Develop and implement trainings for staff and volunteers
Give input on which local and state issues and campaigns for opportunities to engage in
Support the State Director to develop and execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics
Work with the state Operations Director to support field team
Work with regional data to develop tools to track field progress
Work with regional communications to tell the story of the youth vote program
Develop and maintain relationships with young activists around the state, and identify opportunities to partner
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

3-4 years of field organizing and managing organizers and volunteers
Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multi-task without sacrificing quality of work
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
Previous youth organizing experience not required, but a strong a plus
Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required, EveryAction experience is a plus
BONUS POINTS:

Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing
Experience working on youth organizing programs
Experience on one or more campaigns Arizona at the local or state level
COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.

Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. We’ve supported candidates who support climate action. We’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide.

Now, the same values that drive our work on climate are under unprecedented attack from all directions.

We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality.

NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

How to Apply

nextgenamerica.org

Job Post Online Expiration: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:34pm

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