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
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]