Care in Action, the c4 arm of the National Domestic Workers Alliance seeks a Georgia State Director to build a strong statewide electoral organizing campaign. The State Director will supervise the day-to-day operations of our integrated civic engagement work in Georgia, leading one of the most important projects in our organization. She will manage the hiring and coordination of staff, manage the state budget, and coordinate with civic engagement tables and groups in Georgia. Our Georgia civic engagement program will include field/organizing, communications, digital, data, and political programs, and the State Director will oversee the success of this work. Working in close coordination with our We Dream in Black staff nationally and in the state, the State Director will lead our testing and experimentation of our electoral organizing model, and serve as chief architect of our state-based electoral organizing work.
This is an election cycle hire and the end date for this position is December 1, 2018.
- Create a powerful electoral organizing operation, including volunteer and paid voter contact, focused on activating and mobilizing women of color in Georgia.
- Support candidate endorsement process by identifying, vetting, and supporting prospective and endorsed candidates.
- Hire relevant staff and potentially consultants, including paid voter contact operation.
- Serve as a representative at appropriate meetings and tables, coordinating closely with our partners across the state.
- Integrate seamlessly with We Dream in Black organizing project, focused on base building work of Black domestic workers, including successfully expanding the project to Savannah and Macon areas.
- Support and shape message of our statewide campaign, including serving as organizational spokesperson, with support of Communications staff.
- Lead experimentation and innovation work around electoral organizing, and analyze and report on results.
- 3-4 cycles of electoral campaign experience with increasing responsibility;
- Expertise in electoral voter contact, including paid canvass, voter registration, volunteer management and phone banking;
- Deep knowledge of the South and political organizing. Georgia ties are strongly preferred, especially in the Atlanta, Savannah, and Macon areas;
- Commitment to racial, social, and economic justice;
- Belief in the leadership and political power of women of color, especially Black women;
- Commitment to support Black organizing and civic engagement, including following the leadership of Black women;
- Ability to forge strong relationships with relevant partners, groups, and leaders across the state;
- Willingness to work long and unusual hours, including nights and weekends;
- Willingness to travel, reliable access to a vehicle is required;
- Strong understanding of messaging and communication for electoral campaigns. Relationships with relevant media are a bonus;
- Work with the national NDWA staff and attorneys to meet all legal and ethical requirements of a political organization;
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess threats and recommend actionable solutions;
- Relentless drive, tenacity and a willingness to do whatever it takes to advance our mission and values;
- Attention to detail and the ability to manage the technical aspects of a project such as paperwork, deadlines, etc.
- Ability to work effectively with strong personalities, peers, public officials, and allies; and
- Experience running data driven, digital first campaigns strongly preferred.
Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com and indicate “Georgia State Director” in the subject line. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. This position will remain open until filled.