NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING

  • The Humane League
  • Sep 03, 2021
Full time Activism-Advocacy

Job Description

he worst forms of abuse and reduce the suffering of billions of animals. This position reports to the Senior Vice-President, Programs and Development.

As part of our entirely distributed team, you will work remotely and may be based anywhere in the contiguous United States with broadband internet and access to a major airport. You’ll love the flexibility and opportunity to do national work from your own community. 

This is a full-time remote position. This position requires occasional domestic travel, this is equivalent to approximately 3-6 trips per year. We are only able to consider applicants who reside in the United States and possess United States work authorization.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute campaign strategies

    • Collaborate with the Public Policy and Corporate Engagement teams to develop short-term and long-term strategies to achieve THL’s animal welfare policy goals. 

    • Direct the national grassroots campaign strategy. Assess possible campaign objectives, targets, partners, and strategies at the organizing level. 

    • Build the capacity and vision for national campaigns, manage the planning, implementation and coordination of all grassroots activity. 

  • Mobilize an expanding network

    • Direct efforts to strengthen our distributed organizing program to build a solid, engaged base that can be easily mobilized for advocacy and campaign work. 

    • Partner with our Development team to build fundraising and organizational capacity.

    • Partner with the Communications team in growing our overall supporter base and  increasing the engagement of our online activists to build power. Help move the growing online community into offline action.

    • Identify, build, and solidify relationships with coalition partners that align with and promote THL’s priorities and initiatives.

    • Incorporate use of technology (especially via EveryAction) and data to measure and evaluate capacity-building efforts. 

  • Train and develop leaders

    • Direct efforts to enhance our virtual training program for volunteer leaders, as well as potential annual or biannual training conferences.

    • Work with the Communications, Public Policy, and Corporate Engagement teams to develop compelling advocacy materials to support volunteer campaign engagement.

  • Oversee the Organizing team

    • Oversee the team of nine regional and city field organizers, as well as two regional organizing managers, and provide coaching, mentorship, and guidance.

    • Create and implement a professional development program for the organizing staff, including plans for developing peoples’ skills and increasing knowledge of farmed animal issues and campaigns.

  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to inspire, mobilize and empower diverse groups of people to execute new and complex projects

  • Solid field organizing background, ideally with a national or regional scope, including experience in grassroots campaign planning as well as both in-person and online organizing.

  • Ability to inspire the Organizing team to support grassroots campaigns and push forward campaign goals. Must demonstrate ability to present each part of complex projects as part of a shared mission.

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to build relationships and develop high-performing teams and set and achieve strategic objectives.

  • Experience in training, coaching, and mentoring.

  • Project management skills with the ability to oversee and structure complex projects, plan backwards, and ensure quality end-results are delivered on or ahead of schedule, without crises.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.

  • Highly proficient in using contemporary office software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and the like. Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly and objectively. Experience with any of the following is a plus: EveryAction (or comparable eCRM), Google Suite, Slack, Asana.

Salary range $66,555 - $86,450, to commensurate with experience.

Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, optional pet insurance, working from home, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible employees, paid holidays, flexible vacation time, professional development, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!

At The Humane League (THL), animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email People Operations (rhw@thehumaneleague.org) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Area of Focus

Animal Rights

Veg Type

Veg Friendly

Job Level

Management

Remote Position?

Yes