Deputy Director, Organizing

Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $50,000 - $65,000
Program Area: Organizing
Reports To: Executive Director

Our Voice, Our Vote - Arizona and Arizona Coalition for Change are Equal Opportunity Employers.

We strongly encourage womxn, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply.

To Apply: Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Sena Mohammed, Chief of Staff at sena@azc4c.org
Position Description:
In 2021, the time for organizing our communities is more important than it has ever been. Our family of organizations Arizona Coalition for Change (501(c)3), Our Voice, Our Vote - Arizona (501(c)4), and Our Voice, Our Vote - Arizona PAC is seeking an experience Deputy Director who will lead our organizing team. This individual must be passionate about developing relationships and building grassroots power for Black and other POC communities in the state.

We have undertaken a new strategic direction, doubling down on transformative organizing by establishing a culture which leaders are liberated through collective movement building, leadership development, and risk-taking.


The Deputy Director, Organizing, will drive an ambitious program to build a base of grassroots leaders to fight for bold progressive policy change at the local, state and national levels in the areas voter justice, economic justice, racial justice and youth justice. The Deputy Director will invest deeply in a team of talented organizing staff and develop them to align base building with issues campaigns, policy, movement/electoral politics, communications, and leadership
training.


This is the dream job for someone who wants to be on the front lines of the opposition to the current attacks on communities of color, in an organization deeply committed to building power at scale through organized people, money and ideas.


The Deputy Director will serve on the senior leadership team while directly supervising a team of six organizers. This role is perfect for someone who is self-motivated, dedicated to investing in the leadership of their team, creative, results-oriented, and eager to operationalize transformative organizing. This person will bring a deep understanding of grassroots leadership development, power building, and an ability to lead strategic issue campaigns that ensures the
voices of those most impacted by systemic inequities are at the center of solutions.

Responsibilities:​

  • Grassroots organizing and leadership development

    • Support organizers to build a powerful base of leaders across the state by training staff to: conduct deep one-on-ones, make propositions, build a leadership team, identify issues, and conduct research visits and power analyses, and agitation.

    • Develop and support a leadership training power focused on building power. o Create systems to track growth in leadership and strength of base.

    • Create systems to track growth in leadership and strength of base.

  • Create and drive issue campaigns

    • o Lead strategic direction of issue campaigns with a focus on building power, by aligning campaigns to civic engagement and elections, narrative and ​communications, and growing organizations base.

    • Use deep power analysis and issue-cutting skills to help organizers and senior managers create and execute razor-sharp campaign strategies by building a culture of campaigning that electrifies and focuses people. Work closely with Senior Policy and Political Manager to hone and run bold state legislative and electoral campaigns.

    • Lead process to develop long-term agendas and power analysis for various campaign areas (immigrant rights, education and democracy reform) with staff, grassroots leaders and coalitions.

    • Plan and lead direct actions with staff, leaders and coalitions.

Team Management and Leadership:

  • Effectively build a team of organizers invested in building power and establishing deep relationships with grassroots leaders.

  • Manage five organizing staff and develop their leadership. Ensure that the team has clarity at all levels by modeling, building, and supporting effective communication, coordination and a performance-oriented culture. Use agitation and compassion to bring out the best in people.

  • Support implementation of the organization’s theory of change by serving on the Executive Team and driving the organization to strategically build power in every aspect of our work.

  • Be a public leader by managing a portfolio of external ally and donor relationships, and represent our organizations to a broad variety of audiences and settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ or comparative experience working with community, labor, or electoral organizations with success in developing and winning campaigns.

  • Similar level of experience supervising staff in an organizing setting, with a strong track record of building teams and developing staff leadership.

  • Strong interpersonal, relational and organizational communication skills.

  • Strong track record of operationalizing a model for transformative grassroots organizing.

  • Commitment and passion for racial, gender and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside organizations.

  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

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Phoenix, Arizona 85034
USA

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