Overview

Field Director (WI

 

Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Wisconsin

Position Type: Full Time

Status: Exempt

Education Level: None

Salary Range: $70,000 – $92,000

Travel Percentage: up to 25%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Nonprofit – Social Services

Job Category: Field 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  

  • Lead a results-driven nationwide team of field and organizing professionals.

  • Innovate new approaches to engage diverse constituencies and execute those approaches effectively, included but not limited too:

    • Implement the nation’s most effective Relational Organizing program, maximizing both an existing pool of leaders and activists and working to recruit more.

    • Working with Partners to ensure they have a Relational Organizing program that works for them and their community.

  • Regularly report state qualitative and quantitative accomplishments to state leadership and in-state and national stakeholders.

  • Oversee implementation of all in-state  programs, works with state  leadership to evaluate the impact of programs and ensure innovation as necessary to ensure success.

  • Set, meet, and exceed benchmarks for voter contact, grassroots engagement, and GOTV.

  • Design and standardize best practices for data management using the organization’s voter file software.

  • Establish a strong professional culture within the field organization focused on accountability, specific goals, innovation, and a sense of purpose.

  • Hire,  train, and coach field staff to achieve their objectives.

  • Must have proficiency in VAN, Excel, and Google Suite producs

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as designated by the State Director.

 QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE  

  • Enthusiasm for Building Progressive Power – An understanding of Wisconsin’s legislative and political landscape, and the path to power in the state. Ability to work and adapt to a changing political and policy landscape.

  • Strategic Planning – Ability to develop short and long-term statewide plans, set objectives and metrics, track progress toward achieving objectives, and align those strategies with other progressive efforts in state.

  • Commitment to the Mission – Dedication to grassroots, local organizing and empowering state/local organizations to lead our work. Understanding of local community-based organizations and respect for their leaders and programs.

  • Organizer at Heart – Demonstrated ability to lead via organizing rather than by decree. Experience in building meaningful and valuable coalitions and gaining buy-in from organizations or individuals with a wide variety of goals and interest.  

  • Staff management- Broad experience in team building, staff management, and developing talent within an organization. Must be able to manage staff remotely.

  • Program Management – Experience managing work across multiple internal departments for statewide issue advocacy or electoral campaigns. Demonstrated knowledge of effective and successful electoral plans, including targeting, voter contact, GOTV and best practices with each.

  • Solutions-oriented Approach – Willingness to take initiative, while juggling several priorities that may change quickly. Multi-tasker with excellent time management skills and ability to hit deadlines.

  • Communications Skills – Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to write compelling program reports. Demonstrated ability to navigate conflict and work toward resolution required.

  • Familiarity with Relational Organizing an advantage but not a requirement

  • Must have worked in progressive political campaigns or organizations for 3-4 cycles with at least 2 cycles of management and some state-wide or national experience.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • The Field Director will directly supervise the Wisconsin field staff, including multiple levels of management staff.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE  

  • At Least 5+ cycles of campaign experience, with at least 3 cycles of field experience.

  • Expertise in best practices for carrying out effective voter contact programs.

  • Experience managing a multi-layered statewide organizing program — whether in an electoral or issue setting — preferred.

  • Ability to manage a multi-layered staff structure and ability to manage and support program remotely.

  • Willingness to travel and work long hours

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is performed in an office environment, however there may be times when the Field Director may have to travel to turfs to ensure all field programs are operating accordingly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands of the job include bending and sitting, and walking for extended periods. 

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

  • Normal hours of business are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday, however employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends, holidays and nights.

  • Employees may be required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle, and generally not allowed to take more than 2-3 days off consecutively. Emergencies are not affected by this policy. 

 





About For Our Future Fund

About For Our FutureFounded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run the largest, permanent progressive field program across key states. Our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure and advance economic prosperity for all, strong community schools, climate justice, and civil rights. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.In 2018, we made over 10 million door knocks and held 1.5 million face-to-face conversations with voters in 7 states. Our turnout operation and innovative program helped restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians, expand Medicaid coverage to 400,000 in Virginia, and resulted in sizable electoral progress at the state and federal level, including the pickup of 3 Governor’s mansion, 1 Senate seat, 13 Congressional seats, and 22 state legislative seats.FOF will continue to grow and win through 2020, building power across issue fights and elections. Headquartered in Washington, DC, our current state programs include Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.