Senior Regional Organizer - IL/NE
We’re not the leaders of this movement: you are.
- Program Management
- Create strong, trusted relationships with NCN group leaders and activists. Provide the guidance, feedback, structure, and support they need to organize effectively.
- Identify and develop new NCN leaders. Work closely with group leaders and activists to build leadership skills and structures within Indivisible groups and state networks.
- Build power. Develop stronger statewide coordination among groups and activists. Recruit and activate volunteers and members to join Indivisible’s efforts.
- Build capacity. Train groups and members on Indivisible’s theory of change and knowledge resources, and equip them with the tools they need to execute local strategic actions.
- Build capacity. Recruit and develop volunteers and regional organizers to grow our reach and ability to organize at scale.
- Deliver results. Develop and execute strategic turf plans to hit short term campaign and long term power building goals.
- Actively build the Organizing Department. Take part in department projects and special initiatives to build our structure and long term capacity.
- Report, track, and record real time data.
- Debrief and reflect. Proactively engage in critical, data-driven analysis to unearth lessons learned and best practices.
- People and Culture
- Collaborate effectively with team members and leadership to coordinate work internally, surface insights, provide feedback and thought partnership to peers, and help foster a team culture of learning and mutual support.
- Contribute to a safe, welcoming, and inspiring organizational culture for staff to excel in, and provide ongoing opportunities for team members to lead and grow
- Accountability is at the heart of our success. Be accountable to our movement, our organization, and our team.
- Uphold Indivisible’s values of creating an inclusive and equitable working environment.
- Field Expertise & Strategy
- Strong understanding and analysis of power, and at least 2-3 years/cycles of demonstrated experience in community, labor, movement, or electoral organizing
- Experience developing and implementing field plans, tracking and assessing progress, and adapting as needed
- Ability to train activists in skill development, power-building, and strategic planning
- Ability to tackle problems with actionable plans, generate smart, innovative approaches, not afraid to think outside of the box.
- Ability to Manage in Complexity
- Relentlessly results oriented; strong track record of meeting or exceeding goals
- Thrives as a team player and collaborator, particularly when problem-solving cross-team issues, thinking through lessons learned, and planning and executing departmental projects
- Ability to juggle multiple streams of work, prioritize, and problem solve in complex and nuanced situations
- Comfort operating in complex and fluid environments, responding innovatively and rapidly to emerging opportunities or concerns
- Demonstrated ability to thrive year-round in a fast-paced, dynamic grassroots campaign environment while managing a heavy workload.
- Interpersonal Skills
- Strong people skills; effective communicator both verbally and in written communications
- An exceptional team player; exemplifies a work style that is flexible, respectful, collaborative and nimble;
- Can build trust, confidence, and followership of diverse range of staff, volunteers, field partners - across race, gender, and other identities
- Cultural Competency
- Understanding of race, gender, sexuality and other aspects of identity, and their intersections, and how that plays out in the work
- Demonstrates self awareness of their own multiple group identities and their attendant dynamics, and can adapt approach as needed
- Ability to build strong relationships and trust across race, gender, class, and other group identities, both internally and externally
- Experience organizing in communities of color and/or building multiracial organizing efforts and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion
Our mission is to resist Trump’s agenda by empowering local activist groups to make their Members of Congress listen. Our work is premised on a simple idea: that Trump’s agenda doesn’t depend on Trump--but rather on whether individual Members of Congress resist. In short, we work to support the creative, local leaders driving the Indivisible Movement. Following the election of Donald Trump, a group of two dozen former congressional staffers and progressive advocates drafted a document called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” What is the Indivisible Guide? It’s a toolkit on citizen power, a set of local, defensive advocacy strategies and tactics for resisting the Trump agenda. Thousands of local groups have now formed in nearly every congressional district in the country to put the guide into action.