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State Organizing Manager Ohio

Employer
Black Voters Matter
Location
Ohio / Working from home
Salary
$72,000 - $76,000 plus unlimited PTO, health, dental, vision and life insurance.
Closing date
Apr 20, 2024

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Management

Job Details

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE REGION WHERE THEY APPLY TO WORK.*

Position Description:

The Black Voters Matter is seeking a highly motivated and experienced State Organizing Manager to join our team! The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing and leading a team of regional organizers to help partners achieve their goals. The State Organizer Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to build and maintain relationships with partners, as well as identifying new opportunities for collaboration.  The priority for this role is to ensure that grassroots leaders, community stakeholders, and their organizations are supported in driving long-term base-building work through civic engagement and voter participation.  The State Organizer Manager will provide support to BVMF’s statewide partners as they mobilize voters as well as BVMF’s broader objective of advocating for racial justice and building power by centering Black love, Black culture and Black joy.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead a team of organizers to help partners achieve their goals.
  • Develop and implement strategies to build and maintain relationships with partners.
  • Identify new opportunities for collaboration with partners.
  • Ensure that all activities are aligned with the organization’s mission and values.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the team’s activities.
  • Coordinating with field team to plan and implement convenings and/or training sessions.  
  • Identifying potential new partners and securing partnerships with organizations in the target counties.
  • Coordinating with BVM to aid with regranting to community partner groups.
  • Coordinating with field team to plan BVM bus tours and/or special events in state/counties covered.
  • Providing weekly updates/report to National Field Director
  • Coordinating ongoing communications via e-mail discussions, Zoom conference calls, etc with the network of BVM partner organizations in the target cities/counties.
  • Coordinating social media content related to statewide BVM/partner activities.
  • This position requires some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in organizing and campaigning, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns.
  • Experience managing campaigns and/or projects (in multiple counties preferred) and budgets.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced and collaborative team environment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt quickly.
  • Commitment to progressive causes and community organizing experience a plus.
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and verbal communications skills and close attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Commitment to social justice and equity.

Target Cities/Counties

Cleveland

Columbus

Cincinnati

Akron

Dayton

Toledo

Youngstown

This position reports to: National Field Director

Travel Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time. Valid driver’s license and available vehicle

Salary & benefits: Competitive pay depending on experience, plus unlimited PTO, health, dental, vision and life insurance.

ABOUT BVM:

Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” We operate with the following 5 core beliefs:

  1. The key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure.
  2. Black voters matter not only on election day, but on all 365 days of the year. This means we must support individuals and organizations that are striving to obtain social justice throughout the year.
  3. Black voters matter *everywhere*, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, political parties and the media.
  4. In order for Black voters to matter, we must utilize authentic messaging which speaks to our issues, connects with our hopes and affirms our humanity.
  5. The leadership, talent and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and, more importantly, *investment* in order to flourish and multiply.

This position also supports BVM Capacity Building Institute (BVM), an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization. While motivated by the same core values – power building, equity and justice – BVM and BVMF operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

BVM is an equal opportunity employer. BVM prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Company

PURPOSE AND CORE VALUES

Black Voters Matter goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

We seek to achieve our goals with the following 5 core beliefs in mind:

  • The key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure.
  • Black Voters Matter not only on election day, but on the 364 days between election days as well. This means we must support individuals and organizations that are striving to obtain social justice throughout the year.
  • Black Voters Matter *everywhere*, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, political parties and the media.
  • In order for Black voters to matter, we must utilize authentic messaging which speaks to our issues, connects with our hopes and affirms our humanity.
  • The leadership, talent and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and, more importantly, *investment* in order to flourish and multiply.
Company info
Website
Telephone
(470) 355-8295
Location
4751 Best Road, Suite 200
Atlanta
GA
30337
US

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