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Georgia Organizing Director

Working Families Party

Working Families Party

Georgia, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
About the Working Families Party
The Working Families Party (WFP) is the progressive party for the multiracial working class, fighting for a nation that works for the many, not the few. We recruit, train, and support transformational candidates up and down the ballot — and run them to win.
We believe that no matter where we come from or what our color, most of us want the same things. We want to earn enough to thrive, not just survive, and leave a better future for our kids. We want healthy food and clean water, safe neighborhoods and a safe world. We want to be free.
The Working Families Party is regular people coming together across our differences to make a better future for us all. We’re a multiracial party that fights for workers over bosses and people over the powerful. We want an America which realizes the promise – unrealized in our history – of freedom and equality for all.
The Working Families Party is building a national mass base working class party. We’re investing in building the base our country needs. The Georgia Organizing Director is part of a cadre of skilled organizers that help us build membership and elect transformative leaders to office.
GA Organizing Director engages, mobilizes, and activates WFP members, allies, and activists to advance our strategic goals.
The Organizing Director will build independent, progressive, political power by (a) developing, leading, and executing organizing drives and campaigns that build our leadership, membership, and supporter base, (b) winning electoral victories to advance the interests of WFP and working families in Georgia and (c) strengthening candidate campaigns by developing campaign services and endorsement processes using the best-in-class tools and support services for campaigns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership & Management (30%)
  • Serve as a senior leader on the team responsible for helping shape the vision of GA WFP and owning the creation and execution of the GA WFP organizing strategy.
  • Create a positive and healthy team and organizing culture that values collaboration, rigor, excellence, creativity, accountability and problem-solving.
  • Manage organizing staff and interns in Georgia responsible for executing the organizing program in the state
  • Manage hiring and development of organizing staff across the state and help make our organization widely seen as a terrific place to work, attracting and retaining diverse talent from across the progressive movement. Manage check-ins, goal-setting, and professional development for direct reports.
  • Base Building (including Bet on Us) & Party Work (60%)
  • Lead and manage GA WFP’s base building programs to include membership recruitment, retention and programming, advocacy campaigns, and opportunities to build supporter base.
  • Build and manage a robust volunteer and membership program with chapters in key geographies across the state. Provide leaders with WFP tools and support needed to grow local chapters that will run field programs (direct voter contact, mass meetings/convenings, door knocks/lit drops, house parties, etc), champion progressive issues and organize the multi-racial working class into the WFP.
  • Manage membership recruitment to ensure active participation in WFP endorsement process and interview committees, member meetings, and build leadership within our membership body. Turnout goals will be determined in consultation with the Georgia State Director
  • Build a team of local leaders that ensure all gatherings have strong attendance (benchmarks to be assigned) and utilize a WFP 2.0 culture grounded in creating radically welcoming and engaging spaces. Goals will be determined in consultation with the Georgia State Director.
  • Manage the training program for the state, including Bet on Us, in partnership with State Director, Elections Director and Political Director. Identify the needs of partners, members and supporters and work with the senior leaders on GA WFP’s team to plan and execute training programs and coaching opportunities to meet their needs.
  • Represent (and/or manage organizers who represent) WFP on coalitions connecting the issues most important to working families to WFP’s north star of building progressive governing power.
  • Understand issues and how they connect to the Working Families Party platform. Identify opportunities that will move members to action, electoralize issues and grow the power of WFP in the state.
  • Manage GA WFP texting and direct voter contact platforms working in partnership with the GA Elections Director and the national team. Stay abreast of updated systems and processes in the p2p texting program, phone bank program and other DVC tactics. Train other SE staff and interns on new systems.
  • Conduct candidate assessments and research potential candidates for endorsement.
  • Ensure tracking of supporters and members and their leadership development in CRM/database and build a team of members capable of this.
  • Drive the political and ideological development of themself and any staff they supervise.
  • Fundraising (10%)
  • Work with Georgia State Director, Southeast Regional Director and other appropriate staff to write proposals and raise $100,000 for the organizing and training programs (including Bet on Us, candidate training programs and issue campaigns)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Six to eight years of previous organizing and electoral experience. Electoral organizing in a lead role required as well as management experience and organizing experience in communities of color (preferably the south)
  • 3 years of experience in progressive management roles in a nonprofit or political organization
  • Deep understanding of political landscape in Georgia with a preference for candidates with strong Georgia relationships and a history of organizing other leaders and coalitions
  • The Southeast region is focused on building a base of womxn of color, gender non-conforming, LGBTQI+ and people of color. Experience working in the south and with these communities is preferred
  • Ability to track and connect issues to an organizing and electoral strategy
  • Must have a driver’s license and car or be willing to purchase or lease a car
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work independently and be accountable to your team in a remote, entrepreneurial work environment
  • Proficiency using constituent relationship management systems and VAN
  • Pre-existing commitment to progressive politics or community issues

What Else Should You Know

  • Compensation: The final salary for this role is $75,000 - $97,000 and will be determined based on our Pay Scale, which takes into consideration years of experience, geographic location, and final job description. We also offer a robust benefit package for full time employees including paid time off; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan options; professional development funding; and remote work support.
  • Location and Travel: This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia and will require some travel.
  • Schedule: The position is permanent and full time.
  • Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a managerial position, not included in our bargaining unit. WFP's union employees are represented by the New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, Workers United union.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Working Families is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to economic and social justice. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to apply for or perform the essential functions of the job should contact us at jobs@workingfamilies.org with the subject line "Application Accommodation" to request such an accommodation.