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Director Of Organizing

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

DIRECTOR OF Organizing

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action is hiring a Director of Organizing to lead our talented, dynamic organizing team and help build a spiritually rooted Jewish climate movement.

The Director of Organizing will be responsible for overseeing Dayenu’s organizing program to build a multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-ethnic people-powered movement of diverse Jews to advance Dayenu’s climate justice mission.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior team of a progressive, young organization that is mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action.

Location: Flexible

Position Type: Full time

Reporting Structure: The position reports to the Deputy Director

To apply, go to: d.aye.nu/apply

Applications Due: February 9, 2024

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2024


Responsibilities:

Team Leadership (40%)

  • Lead and support five-person Dayenu Organizing Team to achieve individual and team goals, prioritizing equity and inclusion and promoting professional growth and development
  • Recruit, hire, and onboard new staff as needed
  • Manage departmental budget, annual goal-setting, and performance evaluations
  • Maintain and build strong team systems and culture.

Campaigns, Actions, and Organizing (30%)

  • Oversee the growth of Dayenu’s base and develop Dayenu Circles across the country
  • Lead and contribute to direct organizing and relationship-building with new and longtime Jewish climate leaders, including growing our Young People organizing and state-based organizing
  • Help lead and manage Dayenu’s campaigns, including strategy development, public actions, digital advocacy, in-person canvassing, and GOTV efforts
  • Build and navigate relationships with existing Jewish, multi-faith, and secular organizations and movements, including frontline communities and activists in the climate justice and broader progressive movements
  • Oversee and guide support to volunteer leaders through regular trainings, coaching, regional gatherings, workshops, and community building

Strategy and Organizational Leadership (30%)

  • Develop and implement organizing strategy to grow Dayenu’s base, including experimenting and iterating new organizing tactics, including the use of digital organizing tools, and empowering volunteer leaders
  • As part of senior team, contribute to overall organizational strategy-setting, decision-making, prioritization, and learning
  • Collaborate across teams to support Dayenu’s campaigns, partnerships, communication, and spiritual adaptation work
  • Promote a culture of integrity, equity, excellence, and effective collaboration


Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years demonstrated success in field organizing
  • At least 5 years experience managing organizers and strong supervisory abilities
  • Experience working on the climate crisis very strongly preferred
  • Experience designing and/or managing successful chapter-based organizing programs
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills, sound judgment, and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate across lines of difference, and a commitment to anti-racist and feminist practice
  • Experience using digital organizing tools such as AirTable, EveryAction, ControlShift, and others
  • Experience organizing on an electoral or ballot campaign a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience working in/with the Jewish community a plus

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $120,000, commensurate with experience.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick days, paid civic engagement and spiritual resourcing days, national and Jewish holidays off, healthcare, professional development, a generous home office subsidy, family leave, and more. This role requires full status to work in the United States and willingness to provide employment verification as required.

If you’re ready to join an ambitious team of passionate people
dedicated to building a powerful Jewish climate movement,
please fill out this application by February 9, 2024.