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Red Wine & Blue: Sr. Director, Strategic Organizing

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United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Red Wine & Blue: Sr. Director, Strategic Organizing




Red Wine & Blue



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Interested candidates should submit their application at http://www.redwine.blue/careers to apply. You’ll be asked to include a resume and cover letter describing specifically why you want to work at Red Wine & Blue (we’re unique – we want to know why you think you’d love it here. Have fun!)

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**Department**: Organizing **Amount of Travel Required: **Occasional **Positions Supervised: **5 **WHO WE ARE:** Red Wine & Blue is a national community of diverse suburban women working together to defeat extremism, one friend at a time (best explained by this Washington Post profile, [‘Blue’ suburban moms are mobilizing to counter conservatives](https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/02/09/suburban-women-voters-organize/) and this NYT episode of “The Daily,” [Why Suburban Women Changed Their Minds](https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/podcasts/the-daily/suburban-women-trump-biden-election.html)). We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Sr. Director, Strategic Organizing to oversee the day-to-day operations of our on-the-ground organizing teams in our five target states (Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia). RWB works year round to develop organizing infrastructure in key suburban areas in our target states. We empower women to engage in local organizing by providing the training, support and resources they need to be successful. RWB’s focus is on relational organizing and building a program where volunteers mobilize and persuade women in their networks to win elections in key geographies. The Sr. Director, Strategic Organizing will be integral in helping us address the challenges of relational organizing including; 1) scaling the program to meet volunteer recruitment goals; 2) consistent reporting of relational outreach by volunteers; and 3) successfully integrating a relational program into a year round organizing strategy. **WHO YOU ARE: **You thrive in planning, organizing, and executing strategic initiatives to achieve organizational goals. You are often described as a passionate leader with strong communications skills who pays attention to the details and knows how to get stuff done. You have a proven track record in political field operations. This full-time role directly supervises five team members, reports to the Head of Organizing, and can be performed from anywhere in one of 13 current operating states (FL, GA, IA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA) and Washington, D.C. Preference will be given to candidates who live in or near one of our five target states (MI, NC, OH, PA, VA). Some travel is required for in-person meetings and all-staff gatherings, and for important events and meetings in key states. **WHAT YOU’LL DO:** - Collaborate with State Program Directors on the day-to-day on-the-ground organizing operations in our five key states. - Assist state team leadership in developing metrics and reporting structure to achieve growth and relational organizing goals - Oversee the implementation of comprehensive strategies that advance organizational objectives and are designed to accomplish growth and electoral goals - Conduct regular assessments of each state program and monitor and analyze key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of field activities. - Leverage data from EveryAction, VAN, and our relational organizing platform Rally, to inform decision-making, track program outcomes, and evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives - Monitor and analyze the relational organizing actions in Rally to ensure they are clear, effective and align with organizational objectives - Coach, empower and lead the State Program Directors to ensure effective execution of state-focused programs - Maintain regular communications with State Program Directors on progress-to-goals and ensure there is a feedback loop of timely information to RWB leadership to help shape national strategy; - Support state teams in the selection, training and management of high-performing field staff. - Manage budgetary resources effectively, ensuring optimal allocation for community organizing programs and campaigns. - Serve as the primary point of contact and coordinator for rapid response initiatives, working closely with State Program Directors to effectively execute rapid response needs. - Provide training to team members on effective organizing techniques, recruitment and retention of volunteers, and deepen their understanding of organizational goals and impact - Exemplify a commitment to diversity and inclusion within the organization and community engagement - Foster an inspiring team environment with open communication and effective cross-functional collaboration. - Demonstrated ability to navigate coaching conversations with team members - Other duties as assigned **WHAT YOU’VE GOT:** - **Education & Experience** - You have a proven track record in leadership roles with experience in political field operations, campaign management, or community organizing. You have deep knowledge of data management tools and techniques. Experience using Rally and Relentless is highly preferred. Previous experience with Every Action CRM is highly preferred. - **Community Organizing - **Strong background in community organizing and experience in relational organizing, with a deep understanding of grassroots mobilization, coalition building, and advocacy strategies. - **Communication** - You possess a knack for relational leadership and can manage a team through consensus building and positive motivation strategies. You have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. - **Inclusive** - You can work effectively with people regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political background or job type. - **Flexible** - You are comfortable navigating sometimes ambiguous work with competing priorities. You are nimble and can effectively shift focus when the need arises. - **Organized & Productive** - You have the ability to radically prioritize tasks and plan your days to meet goals. - **Growth Mindset **- You have the ability to fail fast and win fast because you know that we learn as much from failure as we do success. You are not afraid to take risks, think outside the box and give or receive feedback. - **Playfully Passionate**: Your ability to get sh\*t done is accompanied by your love for fun. You understand that we can do serious work without taking ourselves too seriously. **WHAT WE OFFER** The salary for this position is $85,000 and commensurate with related experience. We take pay equity seriously and work hard to ensure our team members are paid fairly regardless of their gender, race, or other demographic backgrounds. In addition to a competitive salary, we cover 75% of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums and a generous portion of dependent premiums. We are 100% remote and allow for a flexible work schedule. Starting RWB employees receive up to three weeks paid time off, up to three weeks paid sick time, and a generous holiday schedule, including all federal holidays off and at least a one-week winter break. We strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, non-binary candidates, and LGBTQIA candidates to apply. All Red Wine & Blue staff members work remotely, running virtual operations nationally and on the ground in five states. Preference will be given to candidates who live in one of our five target states (MI, NC, OH, PA, VA).