Wisconsin Organizing Director

Website NextGen America

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.

The Wisconsin Organizing Director will manage our field team in Wisconsin as part of this ambitious effort. In Wisconsin, our work will focus on organizing young people to run a C3 voter registration program in communities and on campuses.

 

The Wisconsin Organizing Director will manage the Organizers and will report to the State Director.

 

The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in politics. 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.

 

This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Wisconsin.

 

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: Yes

Union Position: No

Travel Requirements: 25%

Position End Date: 11/15/2022

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Run a statewide organizing program focused on registering young voters. Support the State Director to develop and execute campaign plans with effective organizing tactics
Manage organizers in a statewide campus and off campus youth voter engagement program that will train volunteers in electoral campaigning and advocacy
Hold 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
Work with national data team to develop tools to track field progress
Work with national communications to tell the story of the youth vote program
Perform other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

3-4 years of organizing experience
Experience managing organizers
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
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 is a plus

 

BONUS POINTS:

Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
Experience managing union staff
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 Wisconsin at the local or state level

 

COMPENSATION:

Salary of $80,000/year plus a comprehensive benefits package. NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer.

 

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS:

In-person meetings are an essential part of this position. Consistent with NextGen America’s efforts to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, volunteers, and communities in which we serve, proof of full vaccination status at time of hire is an employment requirement for this position.

 

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America mobilizes young people to vote in crucial elections to make progress on the issues facing our generation. Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by supporting candidates who back climate action. With the values that drive our work on climate under attack from all directions, we’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality. We’ve registered more than one million young voters nationwide and ran the largest youth vote mobilization program in the country in 2018. We went even bigger and bolder to drive record young voter turnout for the 2020 elections.

To apply for this job please visit nextgenamerica.bamboohr.com.