Deputy State Director - Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA /
Field – Pennsylvania Directors /
Temporary Full Time

Position: State Deputy Director - PA
Job Location: Philadelphia
Position Type: Full Time/Exempt
Travel Percentage: %50
Reports to: State Director

Job Summary
For Our Future Pennsylvania seeks a full-time Deputy State Director to manage the day-to-day activities of multiple departments within the organization and assist the State Director in directing the implementation of the program. The Deputy State Director will be responsible for helping with the development and execution of strategic statewide issue advocacy and electoral programs by driving state-specific issues and electoral organizing around our core issue areas. They will be directly responsible for the management of department heads focused on running the For Our Future’s organizing programs. The Deputy State Director will report directly to the State Director.
This position runs through at least November 11, 2022

Essential Functions

    • Works collaboratively with the state director to lead a results-driven organizing program.
    • Manages the day-to-day work of the program and operations departments at the direction of the state director; this includes the direct management of department heads.
    • Supports our work at partner tables to build robust and effective strategies that work toward issue advocacy and electoral success in 2022.
    • Aids in the development of robust programming designed to provide expertise and resources to partners to engage our broad constituency of impacted communities, and win progressive victories.
    • Implements rigorous systems to meet assigned goals associated with metrics.
    • Evaluates the impact of all in-state For Our Future programs, and ensures innovation as necessary, to guarantee success.
    • Assists in maintaining the relationships with partnering organizations, policymakers, opinion leaders, funding partners, and other community leaders.
    • Collaborates with senior staff to ensure that internal HR and Operations systems are in place which meet the highest standards of professionalism and rigor.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

    • 4-6 years experience in electoral and/or non-profit work.
    • At least 5 cycles of competitive field experience.
    • Exceptional managerial experience of  a department or organization.
    • Experience managing a team of more than 10 staff members.
    • Strong knowledge of Vote builder/VANStrong knowledge of Microsoft office suite, basic computer literacy, and database skills.Strong coaching skills and abilities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to voters and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects.
    • Superior verbal and written communication.
    • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

    • This position includes supervisory responsibilities.

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 a campaign cycle, and generally not allowed to take more than 2 days off consecutively during blackout periods. Emergencies will not be affected by this policy.
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 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.

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.