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New Virginia Majority - Democracy, Justice, Progress

New Virginia Majority


Distributed Organizing Director

Based out of Richmond, or Hampton Roads, VA

 

New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization that builds power in working-class communities of color by mobilizing and organizing thousands of voters and residents across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

POSITION:
Distributed Organizing Director

POSITION TYPE:
Full-time

LOCATION:
Richmond or Hampton Roads

DESCRIPTION:
New Virginia Majority is hiring a full-time Distributed Organizing Director who will lead New Virginia Majority’s distributed organizing pilot project. This campaign will prioritize the creation and launching of decentralized ‘right to vote’ chapters in key Richmond and Hampton Roads communities. The ‘right to vote’ chapters will be led by formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones who are waging a multi-year campaign to amend the constitution of Virginia so that people with felony convictions are no longer disenfranchised. This work will involve the creation and testing of a new structure of member engagement and leadership body that is replicable. We aim to apply this model to our statewide deep organizing work, as it proves successful.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead New Virginia’s distributed organizing model, including supervising and coaching lead community organizers
  • Training and coaching core formerly incarcerated leaders and developing those leaders to create and run their respective ‘right to vote’ chapters that allows them to grow their membership and conduct local organizing and campaign activities
  • Conducting mass trainings for members on organizing skills and the grand strategy for amending the constitution
  • Develop the political consciousness of leaders and members through popular education, reflection, leadership development and developing appropriate educational materials
  • Support actions, trainings and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists
  • Participate in campaign development, strategizing and implementation internally and with statewide coalition partners

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial and economic justice
  • At least 2 years of full time experience supervising and developing community organizers
  • At least 2 years’ experience with leading and executing issue campaigns successfully
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy
  • Self-motivated and works well both independently and on a team
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback
  • Experience organizing in / with communities of color and/or formerly incarcerated people
  • Driver’s license and access to a car
  • A minimum one-year commitment to the position
  • Experience with distributed organizing forms of organizing preferred

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary range is $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience and comes with an excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental and stipends for phone use.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and résumé and contact information for three references to: https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/jobs.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls or email please.

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