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North Carolina Deputy Organizing Director

NextGen America

NextGen America

Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

North Carolina Deputy Organizing Director:

THE ROLE:

NextGen America is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional to join our youth organizing program that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity for all Americans, and expand access to the ballot box for young Americans.

The North Carolina Deputy Organizing Director will directly manage our field team in North Carolina as part of this ambitious effort. Our work will focus on organizing young people to run a voter registration program and mobilization program in communities and on campuses. The North Carolina Deputy Organizing Director will manage the Regional Organizing Directors and Organizers to ensure program success.

The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in America’s future. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice--and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and economic and racial justice from a progressive perspective, we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others.

This role will report to the North Carolina Organizing Director.

This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to North Carolina.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: Yes

Union Position: No

Travel Requirements: 40%

End Date: 11/15/2024

WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE:

  • Assist in the management of the statewide youth voter engagement program
  • Assist in holding field staff accountable to metrics and goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from field staff
  • In-person organizing, including voter and community engagement at businesses, campuses and NextGen-sponsored events
  • Support the state HQ management team to develop and execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots voter contact and some creative earned media actions.
  • Assist the Organizing Director with managing Regional Organizing Directors and Organizers

ABOUT YOU:

  • 2-3 years of field organizing and managing organizers and volunteers
  • Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and to balance multiple priorities without sacrificing quality of work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
  • Previous youth organizing experience not required, but a strong a plus
  • Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required. EveryAction experience is a plus.

BONUS POINTS:

  • Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
  • Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing
  • Experience working on youth organizing programs
  • Experience on one or more campaigns in North Carolina at the local or state level

SALARY INFORMATION:

The salary for this position is $75,000.

BENEFITS:

Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission.

Taking Care of Your Future:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan - we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary

Prioritizing Your Work/Life Balance:

  • Generous PTO and leave policies
  • 18 paid organization-wide holidays

Setting You Up for Success:

  • Up to $150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs
  • $100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care
  • Professional development opportunities to help you achieve your best self

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and educated many millions more.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.