The New Georgia Project Organizing Director will drive the organization forward with extraordinary passion and focus toward a powerful vision of long-term structural change and ambitious annual campaign, policy, communications, electoral, membership and power-building goals.
New Georgia Project Action Fund (501(c)(4)) and New Georgia Project (501(c)(3)) are seeking an Organizing Director to drive our statewide programs that will build bold, progressive policy change at the local and state levels, defending against the right-wing agenda, and building power together with affiliates and individual membership. The Organizing Director will invest deeply in a team of talented staff and work with them to align issue campaigns, policy, movement politics, communications, power building, and leadership training. This is the dream job of someone who wants to be on the front line of the opposition to Trump and the right, in an organization deeply committed to building power at scale through organized people, money, and ideas. This position reports to the Executive Director, the Chief of Staff, and works in partnership with other senior staffers.
- Create razor-sharp campaigns. Use your deep campaign, and power analysis skills to help campaign directors and the policy director and their staff to create and execute campaigns. There should be clarity in the organization and across the network about who our targets are and how we’re going to win. This is about building a culture of campaigning that electrifies and focuses people.
- Build independent political power. Together with our network and allies, we are building toward bold, progressive governing power in cities across Georgia. This focus should be baked into all of our programmatic work.
- Hiring, managing, training and mentoring Organizers. Invest in staff and network leadership. Demonstrate how a team approach is the right way to realize our ambitious campaign goals. Use agitation and compassion to bring out the best in people. Build a following on the staff and in the network that you are in deep relationship with.
- Assist in setting strategy and goals. Work closely with the Executive Director and senior staff to develop and articulate overall organizational strategy, goals, and plans.
- Be a public leader. Manage a portfolio of external ally and donor relationships and represent the organization with a variety of audiences.
- Build deep trust. Invest in relationships with staff in order to deeply understand their self-interest, including in-person time.
- Be inclusive. Recognize and appreciate different ways of working and being.
- Model our values and culture. Model optimism inside and outside the organization and reinforce our core values and culture. Model transparent and accountable decision- making, and build this culture on staff.
- Be an innovator and prospector. Cast around for the next big issue, electoral strategy, power building plan, etc.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience working with community, labor, or electoral organizations where you had success in developing and winning campaigns. Similar level of experience supervising staff, with a strong track record of building teams and developing staff leadership.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
- Management training and experience.
- Commitment to racial, gender and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside organizations.
- At least one cycle of field experience on issue or electoral campaigns, preferably one cycle managing staff
- Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure
- Experience with Votebuilder
- Willingness to work extensive hours, including nights and weekends
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Positive attitude and ability to motivate staff members
- Ability to problem solve effectively and creatively
- Valid Driver’s License and/or access to reliable transportation
Salary and Benefits: Salary is based on experience. You should put your desired range in your cover letter. Our competitive benefits package includes family, medical, dental, and vision insurance.
How to apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marcus@NewGeorgiaProject.org with “Organizing Director” in the subject line.
Position is open until filled. The New Georgia Project/New Georgia Project Action Fund is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.