Organizer - WI

Milwaukee, WI
Organizing
Full-time
Indivisible is developing a nationally coordinated network (NCN) of community-based Indivisible groups to build a nationwide movement for change. As part of NCN, Indivisible groups organize locally to impact key national issues. By making a sustained commitment to acting together as a network, Indivisible groups can better hold elected officials accountable, and shape the message in the local and national media.

Indivisible is seeking creative, experienced Organizers to organize, support, and grow the NCN. Organizers will be primarily responsible for organizing NCN groups to build long-term power across a priority state or region. This includes working with Indivisible group leaders and activists to build a strong volunteer infrastructure, developing and supporting group leadership, growing our volunteer base, and executing strategic turf plans in collaboration with team leadership.

We are building an exciting model for distributed movement organizing and powerbuilding. This role presents a unique opportunity for dynamic, self-starters who excel in relationship building, project management, and leadership development - and who want to grapple with how to build a powerful social movement..

Candidates may be based anywhere in Wisconsin, with up to 20% travel over the course of the year.  We are hiring for this position immediately, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is full-time, with a salary starting at $51,500, commensurate with experience. Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a professional development stipend, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.

Please note, this is not an entry-level position.

Responsibilities

    • Program Management
    • Create strong, trusted relationships with NCN group leaders and activists. Provide the guidance, feedback, structure, and support they need to organize effectively.
    • Identify and develop new NCN leaders. Work closely with group leaders and activists to build leadership skills and structures within Indivisible groups and state networks. 
    • Build power. Develop stronger statewide coordination among groups and activists. Recruit and activate volunteers and members to join Indivisible’s efforts.
    • Build capacity. Train groups and members on Indivisible’s theory of change and knowledge resources, and equip them with the tools they need to execute local strategic actions.
    • Build capacity. Recruit and develop volunteers and regional organizers to grow our reach and ability to organize at scale. 
    • Deliver results. Develop and execute strategic turf plans to hit short term campaign and long term power building goals.
    • Actively build the Organizing Department. Take part in department projects and special initiatives to build our structure and long term capacity.
    • Report, track, and record real time data. 
    • Debrief and reflect.  Proactively engage in critical, data-driven analysis to unearth lessons learned and best practices.

    • People and Culture
    • Collaborate effectively with team members and leadership to coordinate work internally, surface insights, provide feedback and thought partnership to peers, and help foster a team culture of learning and mutual support.
    • Contribute to a safe, welcoming, and inspiring organizational culture for staff to excel in, and provide ongoing opportunities for team members to lead and grow
    • Accountability is at the heart of our success. Be accountable to our movement, our organization, and our team.
    • Uphold Indivisible’s values of creating an inclusive and equitable working environment. 

Required Qualifications

    • Field Expertise & Strategy
    • Strong understanding and analysis of power, and at least 2-3 years/cycles of demonstrated experience in community, labor, movement, or electoral organizing
    • Experience developing and implementing field plans, tracking and assessing progress, and adapting as needed
    • Ability to train activists in skill development, power-building, and strategic planning
    • Ability to tackle problems with actionable plans, generate smart, innovative approaches, not afraid to think outside of the box.

    • Ability to Manage in Complexity
    • Relentlessly results oriented; strong track record of meeting or exceeding goals
    • Thrives as a team player and collaborator, particularly when problem-solving cross-team issues, thinking through lessons learned, and planning and executing departmental projects
    • Ability to juggle multiple streams of work, prioritize, and problem solve in complex and nuanced situations
    • Comfort operating in complex and fluid environments, responding innovatively and rapidly to emerging opportunities or concerns
    • Demonstrated ability to thrive year-round in a fast-paced, dynamic grassroots campaign environment while managing a heavy workload. 

    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Strong people skills; effective communicator both verbally and in written communications
    • An exceptional team player; exemplifies a work style that is flexible, respectful, collaborative and nimble;
    • Can build trust, confidence, and followership of diverse range of staff, volunteers, field partners - across race, gender, and other identities

    • Cultural Competency
    • Understanding of race, gender, sexuality and other aspects of identity, and their intersections, and how that plays out in the work
    • Demonstrates self awareness of their own multiple group identities and their attendant dynamics, and can adapt approach as needed
    • Ability to build strong relationships and trust across race, gender, class, and other group identities, both internally and externally
    • Experience organizing in communities of color and/or building multiracial organizing efforts and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion
About the Indivisible Project

We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election and rapidly scaled nationwide, with thousands of volunteer-led local groups covering every state in the country. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it.   
                           
We’re changing what’s politically possible. Indivisible is part of the powerful progressive movement reaction to Trump, fighting the racist, misogynistic, plutocratic, and authoritarian agenda trumpeted by Trump and the GOP congress. Don’t take our word for it; Indivisible has been featured on the Rachel Maddow show multiple times, as well as in the New York Times and in pretty much every other major news outlet in the country.

We’re building together. We’re building a new organization every day - a rare opportunity to model what we want to see in the world. We’re deeply committed to equity and building a diverse and inclusive organization.

We’re looking for you. If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about resisting the Trump agenda and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.

Every one of us on the national team is here because we believe this movement is the best way to retake and build progressive power in this country. Does that ring true for you? If so, great - throw your hat in the ring to join our team. Let’s start #winning together.

Indivisible Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.