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Regional Political Director

Organization Name: Western Organization of Resource Councils
Website: Western Organization of Resource Councils
Job Post Date: 06 Nov 2019
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

WORC’s Political Director leads the regional Grassroots Democracy Program as the political and civic engagement arm. The Grassroots Democracy Program enhances and protects voter rights, advocates for public policy that aligns with the values of WORC’s membership, and provides opportunities for our members to be a fully-engaged part of the political process. We focus on engaging and empowering historically underrepresented communities to build the power needed to eliminate barriers to civic participation and guarantee that policy-making is guided by the public interest.

WORC is actively building a workplace that demonstrates how we value equity and inclusion, and are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, ideas, and skills.


Skills: Priority Skills and Experience:
? A minimum of five years experience (more preferred) working on political campaigns.
? Familiarity with and commitment to community organizing and the empowerment of local people through participation in the political process.
? Foundational knowledge of racial, class and gender equity and justice and other issues of power and privilege.
? Facilitation & decision-making skills to solicit feedback and buy-in from multiple stakeholders on major organizational decisions and can probe complex and uncertain situations.
? Experience and demonstrated enthusiasm for grant writing, reporting, and management, membership building, and/or individual donor solicitation.
? Ability to work in a team environment.
? Familiarity with and working knowledge of voter files and databases.
? Valid driver’s license (or ability to obtain one) and ability to travel with regular overnight stays, occasional long hours and evening and weekend work assignments.

Organization Description

WORC is a regional network of eight grassroots community organizations in seven Western states. WORC is a leader in campaigns to hold the coal, oil and gas industries accountable, create a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent communities, and win economic justice for family farms and ranches and small food producers. WORC is nationally respected for its 40 years of winning campaigns on natural resource, food and farm issues through community organizing, training, leadership development and voter engagement.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter (tell us where you heard about the position and why you want to work for us), resume, and three references to John Smillie at with “Regional Political Director Application” in the subject line. Applications are due by November 13. The position will remain open until filled.

Contact: John Smillie
Application Due: Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Job Post Online Expiration: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 09:01pm


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