Assistant Organizing Director
Change Corps seeks a dynamic leader and experienced organizer who knows that it takes an engaged and active citizenry to make democracy work, hold big business accountable, and win real results for the public. Change Corps is a group of experienced organizers who understand that new organizers need a place to start, learn, and make their mark.
The Assistant Organizing Director directs a group of six to 10 community organizers. This person will be an integral part of our management team, overseeing staff while driving forward our training program, planning and implementing strategic campaigns, and managing relationships with key campaign partner organizations. The Assistant Organizing Director will be based in Denver, CO and will report directly to the Executive Director.
Change Corps is a field academy for new organizers. We partner with some of the nation’s top social change organizations. This spring, organizers are working with Everytown for Gun Safety to advocate for background checks and safer gun laws that will save lives. And this past fall, organizers worked with MoveOn.org to “Save the Senate” by helping to turn out voters to the polls this election and lift up candidates for the Senate who support women’s health. Organizers work on 3-5 campaigns during the year, and our activists move around to where they are needed most. That’s where you come in. We are seeking an experienced organizer and manager who is ready to manage a team of high potential professional organizers in training.
- Staff management and training: You will oversee six to 10 organizers based in communities throughout the US. You’ll be responsible for providing them with the management, training, strategic advice, and support that they need to organize and win campaigns. You’ll travel one to two days every other week for site visits with your staff, you‘ll organize and run in-person staff meetings and trainings, and you’ll run conference calls and have frequent phone meetings with your staff.
- Strategic planning and program development: Be part of the team that sets the organization’s agenda. You’ll identify the biggest opportunities for making social change, and work with organizers to enter communities and coalitions. You will respond to threats as they arise and also seek new opportunities for campaign development.
- Coordinate coalitions: You will work with the traditional social change community, volunteer activists, and unlikely allies to build public support to influence decision-makers.
- Communications and organizational visibility: You will work to increase the organization’s media presence and name recognition through events, news releases, and one-on-one meetings, along with improving the organization’s online presence and printed materials.
- Fundraising: You will build lasting relationships in the funder community and build resources for your work through foundations, major donors, canvassing, event planning and other grassroots fundraising opportunities.
The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing and movement building and has a track record of accomplishment. Candidates must have at least two years of organizing experience, including community organizing, campus organizing, campaign coordination, advocacy, or coalition building.
Compensation and Benefits:
Pay for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Change Corps offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive health insurance, paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, and the opportunity to enroll in our college loan assistance and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
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Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.