Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking a Statewide Field Director to help build a strong membership base, lead the development of a powerful field organizing program, strengthen the capacity and leadership of Neighbor to Neighbor members, and grow our electoral muscle to advance our issue and electoral campaigns.
The successful candidate will be a proven community, labor, or political organizer. The successful candidate is adept at the art and science of leveraging time, resources, and relationships into concrete campaign victories that build power with and for LGBTQ+, women, immigrants, the working class, and communities of color. The Statewide Field Director directly supervises the organizing staff. The Director will work with the organizers to set base-building metrics, troubleshoot organizing issues, and collaborate with the organizers to build power across the state. This position reports to the Executive Director.
About Neighbor to Neighbor
We are the New Majority: people of color, immigrants, women, and the working class on a path to liberation. N2N’s statewide membership organizes to put people and the planet before profit. In an era of income inequality, environmental degradation, and racism, our chapters build power to confront this triple crisis in Massachusetts. We fill the ballot boxes with our votes. We fill the streets with our voices. We seed the new alternatives that put power, and decision-making in our hands. We are certain that a new world is possible, and that we are the ones to build it.
- Supervising and supporting N2N field organizing team
- Co-creating strategic campaigns with members and staff team
- Strengthening current systems to run effective field operations and establishing new programs as needed
- Ensuring organizers meet the field program goals and objectives
- Modeling best practices for organizing team by engaging in some direct organizing work
- Providing technical support to organizers, including cutting walk lists, recording results and data using advanced targeting methods, and ensuring that chapter organizers are regularly entering data using the Voter Activation Network (VAN)
- Representing the organization in statewide coalition spaces
- Working with the Development Director to set annual fundraising goals, and to cultivate a list of 30 donors
- Working closely with the Executive Director, Policy Coordinator and Training and Education Coordinator to ensure field plans integrate campaign goals and all necessary logistics and staff team is prepared to execute effectively
- Collaborating with the Executive Directors, Associate Director and Development Director in providing information for grant writing, and reporting
Qualifications: We are seeking applicants who have most, if not all, of the following qualifications and experience:
Organizing: Strong track record working with grassroots organizations, unions or political campaigns; demonstrated experience developing an effective field program (door to door canvassing, phone banking, and table and community events) to advance organizing and campaign goals; demonstrated experience in working with a team of organizers or canvassers in developing, implementing and evaluating field plans; strong experience in using the Voter Activation Network (VAN) to build field plans, track progress and conduct data analysis.
N2N Alignment: Committed to N2N’s mission and values and to community organizing as a core strategy for building power among historically excluded communities; strong political analysis, including a grasp of the intersections of economic, environmental, racial and gender justice; willing and able to embrace N2N’s process-oriented, collaborative culture.
Leadership: Able to see the “big picture” and translate vision and goals into actionable plans; capable of taking initiative within a team-based organizational structure; able to connect, coach and inspire a team of organizers and canvassers; experience designing and facilitating meetings; creative problem-solver; intuitive listener, skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with a diverse range of people, across the organization, and with allies, donors and funders.
Management: Skilled planner, able to set clear goals and measurable objectives to meet goals; able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines; experience running a statewide or regional electoral or issue campaign, experience coordinating or supervising a team of organizers or canvassers, including working with others to reach common goals and objectives; strong organizational and time management skills; exceptional attention to detail.
Communications: Ability to clearly and simply convey ideas orally and in writing; comfort and ability to stay connected to the rest of Neighbor to Neighbor through our established internal communications standards, including staff meetings, supervisory meetings, use of project management software, and prompt use and response of e-mail, text and phone communications.
Fundraising: Some experience in individual donor cultivation and solicitation, or be open and enthusiastic to learning.
Travel: Must have a valid driver’s license and be able and willing to travel to N2N chapters on a regular basis.
Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000. Benefits include health insurance coverage for individuals and families; life and disability insurance; paid holidays, sick time, and three weeks vacation. We make a particular effort to recruit LGBTQ+, women, and BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) folks to apply for open positions.
How to apply:
Please email a cover letter, and resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the position in the subject line.