NCRC
  • 22-Aug-2018 to 21-Oct-2018 (EST)
  • M & P - Organizing
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS, LIFE/A&D INSURANCE, SHORT & LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE, 401(k) Plan, PAID HOLIDAYS


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Regional Organizer will recruit new, and help retain existing, partner organizations and other members of NCRC which serve communities and their residents seeking ways to gain access to credit and capital, workforce opportunities and small business and microenterprise development. The Senior Regional Organizer will serve as the liaison from the national organization to its members and provide consistent two-way communications and expertise to NCRC's state and local partners in all of its informational, legislative and other campaigns. The Senior Regional Organizer builds NCRC's national profile, identifies, activates, and trains a diverse constituency for NCRC in the United States, and helps build a diverse next generation of leaders and activists in the economic justice movement. The Senior Regional Organizer will be responsible for initiating and maintaining an active membership base, providing electronic and face-to-face interactions that drive the organization's goals and objectives at all levels of government and private sector involvement. The Senior Regional Organizer is also responsible for training staff on organizing practices relevant to our field and our work.

In addition to the duties of a Regional Organizer, the Sr. Regional Organizer serves as a lead on campaigns, mentors new organizers, and conducts more extensive research and strategic planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identify, recruit and build relationships with state and community-based organizations in selected states to broaden and strengthen NCRC's organizational reach at all levels and to increase ties to statewide and other coalitions in order to promote economic justice and security.
  • Develop existing and new coalitions in your region
  • Provide technical assistance both on-site and off-site, through the internet, telephone, conference calls and webinars to state partners and coalition members to support 1) developing, releasing and institutionalizing NCRC's program/policy agenda, 2) using NCRC goals as vehicles for organizing and advocacy, and 3) utilizing an economic justice framework to broaden local and national coalition membership.
  • Consult and advise members on organizing strategy related to campaigns
  • Perform annual strategic evaluations of the team's performance
  • Maintain ongoing contact with members to keep them up-to-date on policy and programmatic developments as well as communications strategies.
  • Organize, facilitate and participate in meetings with state partners and coalition members and with potential members.
  • Develop and implement training, outreach, and communications materials for the field including materials focused on NCRC's policies.
  • Develop and distribute technical assistance materials e.g. policy briefs, fact sheets, training curricula for state and local members.
  • Initiate and develop appropriate training for staff on successful organizing techniques in our field
  • Contribute to the professional development of Regional Organizers
  • Lead planning for the NCRC Annual Conference by staffing workshops, leading content development, contributing to strategic planning, and other tasks as needed

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect data and track membership recruitment outcomes at the national, state and community levels on the implementation of NCRC's organizing campaigns, public policies and membership needs and local activities; and implementation of NCRC's economic justice framework, messages and products.
  • Interest in traveling to, and interacting with, partner (and potential partner) sites, organizations, training programs and other regional and local activity for the purpose of representing NCRC Board and executive leadership or assisting the same during their travels, training, and addresses.
  • Organize and participate in national and state conferences/summits, meetings, trainings and briefings for NCRC's programs, framework and messages.
  • Ensure recruitment goals are met; coordinate recruitment efforts with other departments and teams within the organization to maximize results; ensure the successful development of recruitment-related materials and web content.
  • Provide administrative support to Membership staff'e.g., formatting and editing text and data; handling logistics of monthly and quarterly conference calls; securing travel arrangements; drafting agendas; assisting with grant reports; maintaining contacts in Salesforce; compiling research and media on federal policy; note-taking for meetings and conference calls, and other tasks as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings and activities for organization.
  • Manage one or more interns who will assist the Department with activities.
  • Contribute heavily to the development of NCRC's public policy agenda.
  • Support the Director and Chief Officer of the team and other NCRC team members.
  • Other special projects, where applicable, in supporting overall NCRC mission.
  • Serves as organizing lead on priority campaigns, including targets that cross regions.
  • Contributes to development of campaign strategy, working with the Director of Membership and other Membership staff
  • Conducts training of members and staff, including peer mentoring of other organizers, and represents the organization in the field.
  • Plays a leading role drafting department articles, fact sheets, memos and other written pieces.

COMPETENCIES: The knowledge, skills and behavioral attributes necessary for acceptable job performance.

COMPETENCY

 

KEY ACTION

Analytical Thinking

Knowledge of a wide variety of software tools, webinar technology, and the ability to adapt to new tools easily.

Project Management

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and work effectively with members, industry leaders, and other professional associations.

Communication

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional presentation and facilitation skills.

 

 

 

 

Team Building

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and work effectively with members, industry leaders, and other professional associations.

 

Management

Demonstrated ability to mentor and train others


QUALIFICATIONS:
 

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Minimum of three years' experience in community and/or labor organizing
  • Strong organizational abilities, including excellent attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and the ability to manage several moving and changing parts.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people and stakeholders.
  • Experience with national organizing networks
  • Experience managing others
  • Desire and ability to travel nationwide and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
 
Communication: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Includes activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to discern the differences in sound.
Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers to operate office machinery (computer, phone, copier, etc.)
Sedentary Work: Negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work involves remaining stationary some of the time. (up to 50%)
Visual Acuity: Close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer screen and extensive reading.

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS MUST SUBMIT RESUME, WRITING SAMPLE AND SALARY EXPECTATIONS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. ONLY APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED TO BE INTERVIEWED WILL BE CONTACTED. SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE.

NCRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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