Regional Organizing Director - Central/NEPA

Central/NEPA Pennsylvania /
Field – Pennsylvania Directors /
Full Time
Position: Regional Organizing Director
Job Location: Central/NEPA
Position Type: Fulltime, Exempt 
Travel Percentage: 50%
Reports to: Organizing Director

Job Summary
Want a job with impact? Want to help make a change in Pennsylvania? Then come join our team in Central  and Northeast Pennsylvania. For Our Future Pennsylvania seeks a motivated, outgoing, and results-driven Regional Director to manage our organizing, political, digital, and voter contact programs in Central/NEPA. You will be responsible for building robust volunteer and grassroots organizing operations, engaging in coalition building activities, coordinating with key stakeholders, regional communications, and supervision of organizer and volunteer operation(s) within your assigned region. Responsibilities may grow to include managing a regional team and a paid canvass operation. This position may require frequent travel throughout your assigned region.  Candidates should have familiarity with the Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, York, Lehigh, Northampton, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe area, experience working in political campaigns, experience managing staff or volunteers, comfort working long hours, basic digital skills, and access to reliable transportation. 

This is a full-time position through at least November 11, 2022

Essential Functions

    • Managing & training regional staff and volunteers to execute a comprehensive field and digital organizing program.

    • Building positive long-term relationships with progressive minded civic, activist, and faith leaders and organizations in the region.

    • Training and assisting local and regional partners and volunteers to build stronger long-term progressive strength in the region.
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Conducting regular volunteer recruitment calls, volunteer management activities, and direct voter contact calls and door knocking.
    • Working with our communications team to plan, coordinate, and implement regional media events including op eds, letters to the editor, press conferences and other events as required.

    • Working with our digital team to plan, coordinate, and implement regional digital organizing outreach and events.
    • Monitoring metrics at regularly assigned intervals. These metrics include, but are not limited to: volunteers recruited, voter contact attempts per shift, flake rate, completion rate, confirmation rate, hiring metrics, etc.
    • Implementing systems to ensure regionally assigned metrics are met or exceeded.

    • Responsible for timely and accurate reporting utilizing VAN & Google Suite.
    • Working with state leadership to implement the state plan in the region and giving feedback to improve the quality of our operations in the region.
Positively representing our organization at digital and in-person community events and meetings.

    • Hiring, training, and managing regional staff and volunteers to execute a comprehensive field and digital organizing program including potential paid canvass and caller operations. 
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

    • Proven experience managing a team including resolving conflicts and holding team members accountable; strong coaching skills and abilities.
    • Access to reliable transportation with a valid driver's license required.
    • Availability to work long and irregular hours in a fast-paced, metrics driven environment .
    • Adaptable to changing conditions requiring critical thinking skills
    • Good judgment and sound decision-making skills.
    • Proven experience building community relationships through individual and group-based meetings.
    • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
    • Commitment to For Our Future’s mission to build long-term progressive infrastructureRecord of organizational skills that demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects.

    • Communications experience preferredBasic computer literacy, database skills, and access to a reliable portable computer.
    • Experience utilizing campaign tools such as Votebuilder/VANBasic knowledge of G-Suite and Microsoft Office Suite; strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus.
    • Possess a winning mentality .

The salary for this position is based on experience and comes with a comprehensive benefits package

    • Health Insurance Coverage - 95% Employer Paid and 5% Employee
    • Paid parental leave
    • Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%
    • $150 Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement
    • 13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays

Expected Hours of Work

    • Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends, holidays, and nights.
    • Employees will be required to abide by certain blackout dates during the year, and generally not allowed to take more than 2 days off consecutively during blackout periods. Emergencies will not be affected by this policy.

Work Environment

    • So long as it is safe and appropriate to continue door-to-door and site-based canvassing, it will be a high priority. Employees may be required to work in extreme weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. Overseeing canvassing is considered an essential function of this job. This position is expected to interact regularly face-to-face with voters, volunteers or community partners. If state and government stay-at-home orders, phased reopening orders, or other factors related to the COVID-19 virus (or any other reason) limit For Our Future’s ability to engage safely in in-person work, employees may be assigned other duties to be conducted from their homes. 
Health and Safety
For Our Future Action Fund is committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and communities we serve. A condition of employment is that all employees are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines, which means: (1) fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (2) once eligible, boosted with a single dose of a COVID-19 booster shot. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon the individual proving they are fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation from hr@forourfuturefund.org. All medical information will be treated as confidential medical information, stored separately from employees’ personnel files, in accordance with applicable law.

Additional requirements include sharing your vaccine record in the employer’s vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing and social distancing. Requirements may change in the future with evolving public health guidance and applicable laws. 

Additional exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement are available for roles with a work location in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia in accordance with applicable state law. 

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement does not apply to roles with a work location in Montana or Tennessee. All qualified applicants for roles with a work location in Montana or Tennessee will be considered regardless of vaccination status as required by applicable state or local law.

About For Our Future Action Fund
Founded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run the largest, permanent progressive field program across key states. Our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure and advance economic prosperity for all, strong community schools, climate justice, and racial and social justice. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.

For Our Future Action Fund is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law, including race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, arrest record, conviction record, ancestry, military service, or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Should an applicant need reasonable accommodation in the application process, they should contact a company representative.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
The relationship between you and the For Our Future Action Fund is referred to as “employment at will.” This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without notice, by you or the For Our Future Action Fund/For Our Future. No representative of For Our Future Action Fund has authority to enter into any employment agreement with you that is contrary to the foregoing “employment at will” relationship. By signing below, you hereby affirm that your employment is “at will”, and that you acknowledge that no oral or written statements or representations regarding your employment can alter your “at will” status, except for a written statement signed by you and our Executive Director or duly authorized representative as determined by a resolution of the Board of Directors of For Our Future Action Fund.