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State Youth Director (Richmond, VA)

Organization Name: NextGen America
Website: nextgenamerica.org
Job Post Date: 15 Jan 2020
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Apply Here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/nextgenamerica/jobs/1747779

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 be focused on managing a volunteer led organizing program, developing political partnerships, budget management, and planning.

We are an equal opportunity employer., and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system, and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Oversee a volunteer led youth organizing program focused on winning targeted races in 2019 and 2020.
-Oversee a statewide campus voter engagement program on campuses that will train students volunteers to organize their campus around progressive issues and in electoral campaigns.
-Works with National staff team (based in San Francisco) on planning and implementation of program.
-Develop and maintain political partnerships with organizations and lawmakers across Virginia to drive policy agenda.
-Serve as chief strategist on local and state issues for Virginia.
-Develop and execute campaign plans focus around progressive advocacy, winning elections, and increasing youth vote participation.
-Work with vendors and craft paid media strategy.
-Develop and maintain a budget.
-Manage in state staff.

Qualifications

Skills: -Commitment to youth organizing and a passion for organizing young people in Virginia.
-4+ years of political staff management. Field management a plus.
-Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
-Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work.
-Demonstrated understanding of political climate and issues of Virginia.
-Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
-Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
-Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required. EveryAction experience a plus.
BONUS POINTS:
-Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
-Experience working with vendors.
-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 in Virginia at the local or state level
Women, people of color, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

Organization Description

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.

COMPENSATION:
NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package. NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Apply Here: boards.greenhouse.io

Contact: Raquel Barajas
Email: raquel.barajas@nextgenamerica.org
Job Post Online Expiration: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:20pm

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