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Carolina Federation is Currently Seeking:

  • Lead Organizers in the Triad and Southeast Regions of NC
  • Lead Engagement Canvassers in Forsyth County
  • Engagement Canvassers in Forsyth County

 

 

About the Lead Organizer Positions

 

We are looking to bring on two (2) experienced Lead Organizers to guide our grassroots political power building in the Triad and the Southeast regions of NC. We are seeking Lead Organizers who would: 

 

  • be thrilled to be part of growing and innovative independent political organization
  • fit our culture of courageous leadership and playful camaraderie, and
  • share a deep love for people and a ferocious commitment to power and transformation.

 

These two positions will be the beating heart of our statewide base-building efforts, responsible for leading the innovation, implementation and expansion of our county-level work, while supporting and developing our talented county-level organizers and their exceptional member leaders.

 

Broadly, each Lead Organizer will be responsible for the following: 

 

  • Direct supervision of county-level organizers with weekly check-ins, regular coaching and deep attention to their development as movement leaders. 
  • Facilitation, coordination and development of county-level member leadership teams.
  • Support for member-led issue and electoral campaigns at the county and statewide levels.
  • Significant involvement in the formation of one to two new county-level chapters.

 

Qualities We're Looking for in a Lead Organizer

 

Our organization values the recruitment of staff with strong political alignment and key leadership qualities that match both the role and the kind of work we do. This is because we believe that skills and competencies can be taught, while values, alignment and leadership qualities are more deeply ingrained. Because the work we do is political, fast-paced, deeply relational, and about power, we look for many of the following qualities:

 

  1. Politically Clear: You know why building power through elections, issue campaigns, and transformative organizing is essential. You are convinced that racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice are what we need and you lift up the leadership and dignity of working-class people and people of color.
  2. A Leader Who Unleashes More Leadership: You take responsibility for motivating others, coordinating effective collective action and building powerful teams -- even in the face of obstacles. But most of all you unleash leadership in others, igniting responsibility and ownership in those you lead.
  3. Interdependent: You bring your best, rely on the strengths of others and know that we are responsible for each other’s well-being.
  4. Courageous and Determined: You draw from deep values and beliefs so you continue to take action towards goals, even in the face of change, fear, loss, conflict, and uncertainty
  5. Ambitious, Innovative, Relentless: You believe that you and others are capable of greatness. You believe not only that we can win but that we have a duty to win. When things get difficult you get creative and keep trying and learning until we succeed.

 

The Skills and Competencies We're Looking for in Our Lead Organizers

 

These are the skills and competencies that we are looking for in our Lead Organizers. Because these two positions will require close collaboration with our experienced county-level organizers and highly engaged member leaders, we see these skills as core prerequisites for success in this position. 

 

  1. Supervision: Experience advising, coaching and managing staff organizers, providing clear direction and support that enables their success and the success of their teams and organizations
  2. Base Building: Experience bringing others into community organizations and issue campaigns including growing participation and membership base, especially communities of color and working class communities. Experience in designing base-building efforts is especially welcome. 
  3. Local Campaign Development: Experience designing and implementing in two or more issue campaigns that combine short-term goals for winning specific victories with long-term goals for winning power for our people.
  4. Training and Leadership Development: Experience leading skills trainings for community members for their leadership development and organizing skills, experience in encouraging deeper engagement and learning from staff and members and experience identifying areas for new learning and development among staff and leaders.  

 

 

Benefits and Compensation

 

These are full-time, salaried positions at $55,000 to $65,000 annually, based on equity, experience and qualifications. 

Excellent benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, generous paid time off, and support for professional development. 

The Lead Organizers will report to our Organizing Director and will supervise chapter organizers.

 

Location and Travel

 

Candidates for these positions must be willing to relocate to or travel on a daily basis to Greensboro and Winston Salem (Triad Lead Organizer) or Wilmington and Fayetteville (Eastern NC Lead Organizer). These positions will require some availability during the evening and on weekends. 

 

 

How to Apply

 

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to jobs@carolinafederation.org by Thursday, October 7.  

 

In your email or cover letter, please include how you heard about this position.

 

About the Lead Engagement Canvasser Position

 

The primary responsibility of the Lead Engagement Canvasser is to assist the Engagement Director in recruiting, hiring, developing and supervising a team of Engagement Canvassers in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The canvassing team’s goal is to run an ambitious door-to-door outreach program that successfully motivates working-class communities and communities of color to vote and take action around important community issues. Lead Engagement Canvassers  may also be assigned to run offices or campaigns, or perform specific duties of the Engagement Director on a temporary or interim basis.

 

Lead Engagement Canvassers will work under the supervision of Engagement Director

 

We are seeking Lead Engagement Canvassers who would: 

 

  • be thrilled to help grow an innovative political organization across North Carolina
  • fit our culture of courageous leadership and playful camaraderie, and
  • share our deep love of people and ferocious commitment to power and transformation.

 

 

Qualities We're Looking for in a Lead Engagement Canvasser

 

Our organization places a priority on recruiting staff and leaders with strong political alignment and key leadership qualities that match both the role and the kind of work we do. This is because we believe that skills and competencies can be taught, while values, alignment and leadership qualities are more deeply ingrained. Because the work we do is political, fast-paced, deeply relational, and about power, we look for the following qualities:

 

  1. Politically Clear: You know why building power through elections, issue campaigns, and organizing is essential. You are convinced that racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice are what we need and you lift up the leadership and dignity of working-class people and people of color.
  2. A Leader Who Unleashes More Leadership: You take responsibility for motivating others and coordinating effective collective action, building powerful teams, even in the face of obstacles. But most of all you unleash leadership in others, igniting responsibility and ownership in those you lead.
  3. Interdependent: You bring your best, rely on the strengths of others, and know that we are responsible for each other’s well-being.
  4. Courageous and Determined: You draw from deep values and beliefs so you continue to take action towards goals, even in the face of change, fear, loss, conflict, and uncertainty
  5. Ambitious, Innovative, Relentless: You believe that you and others are capable of greatness and you believe that we can win so when things get difficult you get creative and keep trying and learning until you succeed.

 

If you fit these qualities, then you’re a strong candidate for the Lead Engagement Canvasser position. And while there are some important skills that we are looking for (see next section) we believe these qualities are the foundation -- out of which skills and competencies can be developed.

 

The Skills and Competencies We are Looking for in a Lead Engagement Canvasser:

 

The following are the abilities and experiences that the strongest candidates will possess:

 

  • Canvassing: You have done daily outreach for at least 2-3 months at a time
  • Recruitment: You have experience signing up members and having inspirational conversations about paying dues / making financial contributions
  • Organizing: You have participated as a staff member in at least one membership recruitment / organizing drive as well as at least one campaign. You are able to develop and implement goals based on critical thinking about grassroots organizing strategy and tactics.
  • Management: You have at least 1 year experience as the primary person responsible for management of two people (hiring, supervision, coaching, disciplinary action, and promotion)
  • Communication & Feedback: You are able to communicate verbally and in writing, using open and direct language as well as active listening. You are able to give and receive feedback -- positive and critical -- in ways that grow your leadership the leadership of people on your team.
  • Time & Project Management: You have experience effectively handling multiple projects simultaneously. You know how to manage your time well and can continue to be effective, even under pressure.
  • Administration: You have worked with voter engagement / contact management platforms (VAN and EveryAction are preferred but not required) and have a track record of rigorous data entry. You similarly have a record of rigorously tracking budgets, spending and receipts.
  • Solidarity & Cultural Competence: You have experience working in an environment where diversity based on race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability are important values. You are familiar with values and cultural traditions in working class communities and may have experience working specifically with African American, immigrant, and other communities of color.

 

Benefits & Compensation

 

This is a full-time position compensated at $20 an hour. The position includes employer-paid health insurance. The position is time-limited for 14 weeks, but there may be opportunities for continued employment.

 

How to Apply

 

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to jobs@carolinafederation.org.  

 

In your email or cover letter, please include how you heard about this position. 

 

 

About the Engagement Canvasser Position

 

We are hiring Engagement Canvassers based in Forsyth County in order to massively expand the number of people permanently engaged in our chapter membership (Forsyth Freedom Federation) and the political process. Engagement Canvassers motivate and empower community members to become involved in political change in their community, measured in an increase in our membership and the participation of community members in events and actions.

 

In order to recruit members and register people to vote, Engagement Canvassers will do daily door-to-door outreach in neighborhoods as well as outreach in colleges, community centers, and other institutions. The general schedule is likely to be 11am - 7pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Applicants must be able to work evenings and weekends and have their own transportation.

 

Canvassing and/or community service experience is a plus, but not necessary. Because we believe that leadership development is key at every level of our organization, we provide paid training experiences as a built-in part of our program.

Our Engagement Canvassers will work under the leadership of our Engagement Director and under the supervision of an Assistant Director.

 

We are seeking Engagement Canvassers who would: 

 

  • be thrilled to help grow an innovative political organization across North Carolina
  • fit our culture of courageous leadership and playful camaraderie, and
  • share our deep love of people and ferocious commitment to power and transformation.

 

Qualities We're Looking for in an Engagement Canvasser

 

We believe that skills and competencies can be taught, while values, alignment and leadership qualities are more deeply ingrained. Because the work we do is political, fast-paced, deeply relational, and about power, we look for the following qualities:

 

  1. Politically Clear: You know why building power through elections, issue campaigns, and organizing is essential. You are convinced that racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice are what we need and you lift up the leadership and dignity of working-class people and people of color.
  2. A Leader Who Unleashes More Leadership: You take responsibility for motivating others and coordinating effective collective action, building powerful teams, even in the face of obstacles. But most of all you unleash leadership in others, igniting responsibility and ownership in those you lead.
  3. Interdependent: You bring your best, rely on the strengths of others, and know that we are responsible for each other’s well-being.
  4. Courageous and Determined: You draw from deep values and beliefs so you continue to take action towards goals, even in the face of change, fear, loss, conflict, and uncertainty
  5. Ambitious, Innovative, Relentless: You believe that you and others are capable of greatness and you believe that we can win so when things get difficult you get creative and keep trying and learning until you succeed.

 

If you fit these qualities, then you’re a strong candidate for the Engagement Canvasser position. And while there are some important skills that we are looking for (see next section) we believe these qualities are the foundation -- out of which skills and competencies can be developed. 

 

The Skills and Competencies We are Looking for in an Engagement Canvasser:

 

The following are the abilities and experiences that the strongest candidates will possess. We offer them as a broad outline; it is not necessary that applicants have experience in all of these.

 

  • Experience in community or labor organizing is desired, but not required
  • Ability to develop and implement goals based on critical thinking about grassroots organizing strategy and tactics
  • Ability to work as part of a team, commitment to pitching in to help others
  • Experience working in an environment where diversity based on race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability are important values
  • Effective oral and written communicator, values and fosters open communication, uses and understands the importance of active listening skills
  • Values self-improvement, able to accept praise and critical feedback and seeks evaluation
  • Experience with and commitment to working on racial justice issues and / or working in communities of color
  • Strong personal time management skills and the ability to work under pressure

 

Benefits & Compensation

 

This is a full-time position compensated at $18 an hour. The position includes employer-paid health insurance. The position is time-limited for 14 weeks, but there may be opportunities for continued employment.

 

How to Apply

 

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to jobs@carolinafederation.org.  

 

In your email or cover letter, please include how you heard about this position.