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People's Action Institute: Senior Regional Organizer

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People & HR
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

People's Action Institute: Senior Regional Organizer




Level E - $88,749 – $122,412, salary commensurate with experience / Yearly


People's Action Institute



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**About People’s Action/Institute** People’s Action Institute (501c3) and its sister organization People’s Action (501c4) are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections. With offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 29 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively coming together to change national policy and politics. People’s Action/ Institute has a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organizations have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. For more information on PAI, please visit[ https://peoplesaction.org/](https://peoplesaction.org/). **The Opportunity** Do you enjoy engaging and coordinating with progressive member organizations to develop organizing fundamentals through coaching, training, and developing organizational staff? If you’re interested in preparing our member organizations to build the people power needed to produce substantial wins, this position is for you! **Overview of the Position** This is an amazing opportunity to grow the power of People’s Action/Insititute’s network through supporting and growing our national base of member organizations across the country. The Senior Regional Organizer will work in partnership with the Regional Director at a pivotal moment of the organizing revival to ensure the growth, support, and anchoring of base building and the Organizing Revival – both crucial pieces of work that the network and movement at large need to ensure the success of our long term agenda **_As Senior Regional Organizer, your typical day will include (but isn’t limited to): _** **Work with the Regional Director to support the Western Region** - Support the Regional Director’s analysis to guide our work and priorities. - Support and pipeline leaders into the Weeklong Training and “Training for Trainers” program - Support the development of local training programs with priority organizations **Topline Engagement with Member Organizations in the Western Region** - Support the Regional Director with maintaining relationships with Executive Directors, Organizing Directors, and other staff through 1:1s to support and foster connective tissue across the region - Work with organizations in the Western region to develop and implement 10-year plans toward impactful power-building - Track and report critical member organization information and metrics in Salesforce - Build a shared understanding of national and member orgs goals/priorities for the year ahead - Provide deep Movement Politics support, specifically for C4 development of affiliates **Communicate and turn out staff and members to significant network moments and events** - Assess, navigate, and connect member organization staff to relevant national events, staff, campaigns, cohorts, etc. - Take Leadership in Critical Power-Building Events and Moments - - **Other Duties as Assigned** **_The ideal Senior Regional Organizer should have the following experience and qualifications: _** - Strong commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside the organization. - Ability to work with diverse people and organizations - A minimum of **five** years experience working in community, labor, or electoral organizations in power-building roles, electoral work, and working with poor and working-class people, specifically in immigrant and/or refugee issues. - Skilled at managing multiple projects simultaneously - Ability to keep commitments and not allow things to slip through the cracks - A strong orientation toward movement building that centers relationships and equity - Ability to work independently without close oversight and as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside People’s Action/Institute - High energy and passion for People’s Action/Institute’s mission are essential **Strongly Preferred but not required** - Bilingual in Spanish - Residence in the West **Compensation and Benefits:** **Status:** Full-time, Regular, Exempt, benefits-eligible **Union Position (Yes/No)**: Yes **Salary Range:** Level E - $88,749 – $122,412, salary commensurate with experience **Location: **Can be based in our Chicago, IL or Washington, D.C. office but remote locations may be considered anywhere within the continental United States. **Reports to: Western Regional Director** **Supervises: None** **Travel Requirements: Yes**. **2 Times a Month. Frequent travel to national events and to be with organizations in your designated region is required. Monthly travel is expected, with some months requiring additional travel.** **Benefits include: **Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical, on the first day of employment, and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account after 90 days, 401(k) plan after 30 days, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 4 floating holidays (Presidents Day, May Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans Day, 10 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year of employment. **Our Commitment to Equitable Compensation:** We believe in fair compensation for your work - no matter where you live. Our salary scale is comparable to salaries you would find in Chicago, IL, where our headquarters is based. It is based on your months/years of work experience. While we do not determine education as a factor in whether we hire someone to work for People’s Action Institute, we do factor in any relevant higher education experience that you have. To further counter pay inequities and inequality on the team, we have a non-negotiable compensation practice and provide opportunities for advancement for full-time employees based on performance evaluation. Your starting pay reflects where you sit within our salary scale and is based on the information that you provide us on your resume. PAI continues to monitor wages through triennial compensation analysis to ensure that we continue to offer our prospective and current employees fair wages. **Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:** People’s Action/Institute is an **Equal Opportunity Employer**; womxn, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. **Union** People’s Action Institute recognizes our staff bargaining unit affiliated with **Chicago Midwest Regional Join Board, Workers United (CMRJB)**. Any position that is indicated as included in People’s Action Institute’s bargaining unit will be covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. **Close date**: April 1, 2024 No phone calls, please.