Working for March For Our Lives

We’re an organization run by youth with a staff that supports our volunteers and local organizers.

March For Our Lives Action Fund (501c4) is an organization dedicated to supporting the mobilization and leadership of March For Our Lives.

March For Our Lives Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for positions without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deputy Organizing Director, Network - Full-Time - Organizing

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: National Organizing Director

DIRECT REPORTS: Regional Organizing Directors

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

LIFE AT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes on the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration and valuing inclusion. We prioritize health equity with health benefits that are 100% employer-covered along with a robust paid-time-off policy that supports a regenerative environment. Here at MFOL, we are creating a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture and not ignoring the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching

POSITION SUMMARY

In 2018, out of tragedy, March for Our Lives (often colloquially referred to as MFOL, or simply March) was born. Survivors of the Parkland shooting went on to organize the single largest protest against gun violence in history with a historic march on Washington, D.C., joined by 800 sibling marches around the world. We turned a moment into a movement with 300 local chapters dedicated to eradicating gun violence in all forms. The Deputy Organizing Director, Network joins the leadership of our National Organizing Team, the team responsible for the strategy & execution of initiatives, direct actions, and programs to get closer to our vision of eradicating gun violence in all forms. With direction from the Organizing Director, the Deputy will be charged with leading the support arm for our chapter network, providing management of the Field Team, and maintaining boundaries for all our organizers. This role requires an incredible team manager, who knows how to listen, thoughtfully challenge, and uplift young people. Qualified applicants who are 25 years old (Gen-Z) and younger are highly encouraged to apply.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Regional Director Management (50%)
    • Supervise, train, and grow 7 Regional Directors, who are each responsible for membership growth and organizing strategy in ~7 states/U.S. territories
    • Hold space for accountability and guidance for Regional Directors to hit their recruitment & retention goals as well as their organizing objectives.
    • Liaise with other Deputy Organizing Directors of Programs & Membership to stay “in the loop” for work that relates to Regional Directors’ function.
    • Develop and maintain professional development plans / continued role clarity for all direct reports.
  • State Director Program Management (30%)
    • Serve as project manager and lead the strategy/execution of our flagship State Director program — youth volunteers leading organizing in each state/U.S. territory and receiving a stipend for their work.
    • Work closely with the Infrastructure team, including the National Training Manager, to elevate training needs for State Directors and chapters.
    • Work with the Deputy Organizing Director, Programs to ensure active participation in training activities that set up semi-autonomous chapters for success.
  • Movement Requests & Norms (20%)
    • Liaise with Regional Technologist Team to resolve requests from the chapter network, including grant requests, social media requests, and technology support
    • Maintain, develop, and set boundaries with youth organizers that prioritizes radical rest and care for each other.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You’re an organizer. You’ve been on the ground organizing your community in the fight for justice. You know how to move people and connect with them around key issues.
  • You’ve done this before: At least 2 cycles of experience either on a campaign or in a non-profit setting managing fellows, organizers, or other staff.
  • You know how to set boundaries: We believe in radical rest for all our organizers. You know how to bring people together to respect each others’ boundaries in a workplace and in an organizing landscape.
  • You know how to lead a team: You desire to mentor and grow young staff members on organizing strategy. Prior experience managing organizers, part-time staff, or fellows is required.
  • You’re a high value communicator: You over communicate. You hate the idea of your inbox crowding up and you serve as a model for how to communicate effectively in distributed environments.
  • You know how to prioritize: You know how to juggle multiple priorities, set expectations accordingly, and deliver high quality work against deadlines.

This position is remote, but March for Our Lives is a national organization, travel may be required.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Regional Organizing Director, Midwest - Part-Time - Organizing

March For Our Lives is conducting a nationwide search for grassroots organizers to provide leadership, guidance & advice to new and current MFOL chapters on a regional level. This position will be compensated.

The Midwest ROD will work directly with and alongside students. This is a part-time, position.

This position is currently only open to applicants based in Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin

Roles and responsibilities:
– Scale the on the ground chapter network in the region against specific, measurable goals set by the organizing team. Onboard new chapters and ensure ongoing chapter activity as a key retention tactic.
– Lead weekly phone banks, canvasses, and other recruitment tactics to funnel general youth supporters into chapters.
– Prepare reports on chapter & membership growth in the region, monitor KPIs, and implement pivots to meet acquisition/retention goals.
– Advise and guide the membership working group based on feedback, experience, and insights from the chapter network.
– Translate and adopt national priorities into regional-specific initiatives and campaigns that engage chapters and provide direction for their organizing.
– Develop localized organizing plans in conjunction with State Directors for region-specific or state-specific issues as it relates to gun violence prevention.
– Bi-Weekly calls with state chapters
– Lead a weekly sync with all State Directors in the region attending to align the region on the upcoming priorities/blockers/updates for the upcoming week.
– Lead monthly 1:1s with State Directors to check-in on state organizing strategy, chapter retention, and other key points of discussion for specific states.
– Provide ongoing strategic support to chapters — advising on actions, policy plans, etc.
– Be ready to fail forward, inspire convictions, and fight for justice for all people

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Life at March For Our Lives

Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes on the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration and valuing inclusion. We prioritize health equity with health benefits that are 100% employer-covered along with a robust paid-time-off policy that supports a regenerative environment. Here at MFOL, we are creating a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture and not ignoring the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching.

We live our values.

Robust Work From Home Policy

We have staff located across the country who work from home. If you’re near an office location, you’re able to work from home at least one day per week. During the pandemic, all of our staff are working remotely.

100% Covered Employee Assistance Program

Counseling sessions, training, coaching, work/life referrals and more. All 100% covered.

11 Paid Holidays

11 paid holidays & office closures after large campaigns/projects for rest and mental wellbeing.

Tech and Equipment Support

If needed, we provide essential equipment and technology to make your job easier.

Competitive Salaries

Not much to explain here! 🙂

Summer Fridays

Our office closes at 1pm on Fridays to encourage rest and rejuvenation during the Summer!

Part-time and Full-time Paid Time Off

We offer 20 days of paid time off for full-time employees. Part-time employees also enjoy this benefit through a full week of PTO hours that can be used throughout the year.

Full-time employees also receive traditional full-time benefits such as 100% coverage for health, dental & vision, & more.

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