Website NextGen America
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 Virginia Deputy Organizing Director will directly manage our field team in Virginia as part of this ambitious effort. In Virginia, our work will focus on organizing young people to run a voter registration program in communities and on campuses. The Virginia Deputy Organizing Director will manage the Regional Organizing Directors and Organizers and will report to the Organizing Director.
The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in America’s future. 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 economic and racial justice from a progressive perspective, we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others.
This role will report to the Virginia Organizing Director.
This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Virginia.
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Remote Position: Yes
Union Position: No
Travel Requirements: 30%
End Date: 11/15/2023
WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE:
Assist in the management of the statewide youth voter engagement program
Assist in holding organizers accountable to metrics and goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from field staff
In-person organizing, including voter and community engagement at businesses, campuses and NextGen-sponsored events
Support the state HQ management team to develop and execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots voter contact and some creative earned media actions.
Assist the Organizing Director with managing Regional Organizing Directors and Organizers
2-3 years of field organizing and managing organizers and volunteers
Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and to balance multiple priorities without sacrificing quality of work
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
Previous youth organizing experience not required, but a strong a plus
Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required. EveryAction experience is a plus.
Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
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
The final salary for this position is $70,000 and is non-negotiable.
Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission.
Taking Care of Your Future:
Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
401(k) plan – we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary
Setting You Up for Success:
$150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs
$100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
Flexible spending account for dependent care
Professional development opportunities to help you achieve your best self
ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more, delivering more than the margin of victory for progressives in key races and building an electorate that will lead American politics for decades to come.
To apply for this job please visit nextgenamerica.bamboohr.com.