Organizing Manager

Organizing · Remote (Flexible), Massachusetts
Department Organizing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $71,120 - $74,670, commensurate with experience, with competitive

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021, 11:59PM CT for full consideration


Instructions: Click the following link abortionfunds.bamboohr.com/jobs and upload your resume and cover letter. If you have any questions or trouble with the application process, send a message to jobs [at] abortionfunds.org


Estimated Date to Hire: May 10, 2021 


Are you looking for us?


You have a passion for movement building and organizing a base towards collective power. You are a skilled facilitator,  a bridge builder, a collaborative manager of leaderful teams, and experienced in clear, inspiring, and accessible strategies that cultivate and strengthen political home. You are extremely organized and detail oriented, comfortable with meeting deadlines, a good communicator, and a skilled problem solver. Working in local, regional, and national teams comes easy to you. You are excited to work toward abortion access and reproductive justice alongside our members. 


Organizational Overview:


The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic and reproductive justice. Together with our members, we advocate for cultural and political change to ensure access for people who face the greatest obstacles to abortion access: women with lower income, women of color, young women, and transgender and gender nonconforming people. This is an exciting time for NNAF as we grow, nurture new funds emerging in underserved areas, deepen our support for funds working within the reproductive justice framework, and co-lead a bold national coalition campaign to increase abortion access by restoring Medicaid coverage for abortion. We are working to make access to abortion a reality for everyone, no matter their resources. We are building a movement, mentoring young leaders, and working toward a world in which everyone can shape their own futures and families.  We invite you to join us as the newest member of our dedicated and growing team at a time when we are explicitly focused on scaling our network and building the infrastructure of abortion funds to be fully staffed organizations with robust abortion funding budgets.

 

NNAF is comprised of a multi-racial, multi-religious, gender expansive staff of 50, located across the United States. We know how important it is to support our remote staff to maintain connection and cohesiveness as a team. To this end, we ensure weekly one-on-one supervision, face-to-face virtual staff meetings, quarterly in-person meetings, and more.


Title: Organizing Manager

Supervised by: Organizing Director 

Supervises: Organizing Associate and Organizing Coordinator; various consultants

Status: The position is full-time, salaried, exempt 

Compensation: $71,120 - $74,670, commensurate with experience, with competitive benefits package

Location: Flexible

 

Benefits: Best in Class benefits package currently including 100% employer paid health insurance plus 50% for dependents/families, 4-day work week, a 5% employer retirement match, 32-hour work weeks, 3 weeks vacation, 13 holidays, generous sick time, and a commitment to professional development.


Position Description


The Organizing Manager is responsible for implementing organizing strategy within a grassroots network through movement building, capacity building, and leadership programming. Network members include abortion funds grassroots organizations that provide direct support to people who need access to abortions and who build power for cultural and political change at the root causes of access barriers - as well as individual members. They are a facilitator, collaborator, and capacity-builder supporting members to build strategies and leadership for coordinated, collective action at state/local level as well as network-wide scales. They hold vision, project management, and the supervision of coordinators and associates. 


Essential Job Functions 


Fund organizing capacity development  (approximately 40% of the position)

  • Collaborate with Organizing Director to lead efforts that build the organizing capacity of abortion funds, including:
    • Develop and implement programming for  funds to build organizing skills and strategies, collaborating with the Membership Department to support fund members’ organizational development needs
    • Coach funds and fund leaders with roles relevant to organizing and leadership development
    • Design and co-facilitate network wide webinars and trainings around relevant topics such as fundamentals of organizing, base building and member engagement, leadership development, political education, policy advocacy, coalition and alliance building, etc.


Organizing strategy & implementation (approximately 35% of the position)

  • Offer leadership to develop and implement organizing strategies, goals, and campaigns that leverage this network’s unique strengths and relationships by:
    • Coordinating the implementation of network-scale tactics and activities that advance the network’s organizing strategy including base building, member engagement, and digital and in-person action opportunities
    •  Co-leading or supporting task forces and learning communities in which members collaborate to form shared strategy, build skills, and exchange ideas.
    • Representing NNAF  in coalitions and partnerships
    • Serving as a bridge within broader movement spaces and networks to advance NNAF’s political and cultural agenda and build alignment within racial, economic, and reproductive justice movements
  • Individual Membership 
    • Develop and implement campaigns, educational series, and relationship-building efforts to grow the breadth and depth of individual membership
    • Manage cross-departmental systems that support individual membership
    • Track members’ activities and develop engagement ladders within funds and in the network 
    • Innovate opportunities for individual members to participate in network activities


Management (approximately 15% of the position)

  • Department Leadership: 
    • Collaborate with and support the Organizing Director in effectively planning and implementing department work plans in consultation with NNAF’s strategic plan. 
    • Serve as a channel for communication within the organization, such as major decisions of the Leadership Team and the main goals of the organization to assigned staff, in coordination with and complementary to organization-wide communications.   
  • Supervise assigned staff: 
    • Write position descriptions and hire assigned staff.  
    • Conduct supervision and evaluations and foster a relationship of mutual feedback. 
    • Provide ongoing mentoring to facilitate strategic growth for assigned staff and monitor individual work plans. 
    • Delegate responsibility and empower employees to take ownership over their roles and goals. 
    • Conduct necessary performance improvement plans, terminations, and other personnel actions in accordance with personnel policies.


Other (approximately 10% of the position)

  •  Actively participate in required convenings, summits, retreats, and staff meetings.
  • Protect the organization by keeping information confidential.
  • Update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities approved by NNAF, maintaining networks, and participating in professional organizations as relevant to your role.
  • Perform duties required of all staff to support smooth internal operations such as submitting timely expense reports, reimbursement requests, and timesheets. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Travel Expectations


Ability to travel as job requires, approximately eight times minimum per year. Travel will primarily be overnight, for approximately 3-5 days, and national. Regardless of where employee lives, and barring travel delays outside of an individual’s control, employee must be able to arrive at destination on-time.


Please note: Due to COVID-19, NNAF has suspended all travel to minimize risk of exposure for staff through the end of the year. This applies to all NNAF related work. We will update the travel suspension only when the pandemic significantly improves and conditions become safer.


Qualifications 


Job experience requirements

  • Three or more years experience  and track record in grassroots and/or community organizing, including experience developing, leading, and/or working on multi-faceted regional, and/or national campaigns 
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • One to two years supervision experience
  • One to two years project management experience
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in leadership development 
  • Track record working within communities of color and/or people affected by economic injustice 

              Preferred requirements

  • Familiarity with the legislative process, preferably at the state level 
  • Two to three years experience with curriculum development and/or political education


Specific skill sets 

  • Commitment to abortion access and racial, economic, and reproductive justice
  • Creative, proactive, and resourceful approach to planning and strategy formation, including strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Good judgment, political sensitivity and savvy
  • Demonstrated success in relationship-building both one-on-one and in groups, good communicator
  • Highly collaborative and able to thrive as part of a dynamic, generative, and fast-moving organizational culture; a stance that balances flexibility and rigor


Qualities

  • You are committed to abortion access and full reproductive health care for all.
  • You demonstrate a deep commitment to gender, economic, reproductive and racial justice for all.
  • You enjoy collaboration and being part of a dynamic, highly productive and integrated team; maintain flexibility and effectively manage ambiguity in a responsive work environment.
  • You are self-motivated, resourceful, creative, and able to work without significant day-to-day supervision.
  • You are open to giving and receiving feedback and practice this regularly.
  • You believe in bucking the trend through progressive policies to create a new vision for our future.
  • You enjoy working with diverse staff and board in an organization committed to racial justice.


Work Environment 


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Depending on location, a combination of in-office and virtual office at this time. Must be able to participate in online virtual communications including email, video conferencing, and other online tools used to facilitate virtual office culture and work sharing. 
  • This position is full time, with employee’s regular full time schedule to be approved by supervisor. Regular hours must include attendance during core business hours from 12:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time, Monday through Thursday. Occasional work on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to conduct business in English; however, fluency in languages other than English is a plus. 
  • Smoke- and drug (illegal or recreational)-free environment.
  • Some work at off-site locations may be required; NNAF aims for accessibility in any off-site location that we have control of, but some of them may not be fully accessible.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. Employee is regularly required to communicate effectively via computer, via phone, and in person.
  • This role requires frequent sitting. 


NNAF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual based on any non-merit factor, and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. In fact, NNAF actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, NNAF is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrant and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+, and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, people who have had abortions, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, people who have received funding for abortions, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply.

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  • Location
    Remote (Flexible), Massachusetts
  • Department
    Organizing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $71,120 - $74,670, commensurate with experience, with competitive