ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

About the CPC Center

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center supports policy, research and messaging for progressive reforms.  With the progressive movement on the rise and the Congressional Progressive Caucus growing in strength to more than 90 members, the Center sees an opportunity for major expansion. Now the Center is seeking an Organizing Director to move its field and organizing strategy forward.

Position Description

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center seeks an Organizing Director to work closely with progressive movement to coordinate field and organizing strategy to help move issues forward in the public in support of CPC Center policy priorities. This role presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced organizing leader to make an impact by building and leading an innovative program within a rapidly growing organization. The Organizing Director will be responsible for coalition building, community engagement, and the development, coordination, and management of priority campaigns.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Executive Director and serves as part of the senior leadership team.

  • Supervises one employee, an Organizing Associate.

  • Provides leadership, vision, and strategy for the overall organization.

  • Builds and supports an Allies Council, progressive organizations that work in coalition to drive a well-coordinated organizing and field strategy forward. Cultivates and maintains close relationships with coalition members.

  • Works in partnership with the Policy Director to ensure that organizing furthers the policy goals of CPC Center policy priorities and the progressive movement.

  • Drives high-profile, nationwide campaigns and outreach to build support for progressive policy goals, leading engagement efforts.

  • Works in partnership with the Communications Director to develop and implement digital campaigns to activate progressives nationwide, and build the CPC Center’s overall number of supporters.

  • Works in partnership with the Communications Director and Policy Director to plan high-profile events in support of CPC Center policy priorities, including press conferences, lobby days, town halls, and briefings.

  • Plans and supervises issue campaigns.

  • Works in partnership with the Policy Director and Communications Director to plan and execute the Annual Summit.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience with movement and coalition building.

  • Strong working knowledge of the U.S. House of Representatives, and organizing to achieve federal policy outcomes.

  • Deep political strategy knowledge and experience analyzing data and information to inform organizing strategy. 

  • At least 7 to 10 years of experience as a field organizer, with experience developing and implementing field strategies, digital and online organizing strategies, grassroots and grasstops strategic campaigns, coalition building, or electoral campaigns.

  • Experience integrating grassroots organizing and online/digital advocacy.

  • Experience working with and mobilizing progressive membership organizations in support of shared goals.

  • Experience writing advocacy emails, blogs, website copy, and social media content. 

  • Ability to develop and implement field plans, track/monitor/assess progress, troubleshoot and adapt as needed.

  • Strategic and analytical thinker with ability to pivot from big picture to detailed implementation as needed.

  • Ability to juggle multiple streams of work, prioritize, and problem solve in complex and nuanced situations.

  • Collaborative work style.

  •  Strong knowledge of and relationships within the progressive or labor community.

  • A demonstrated commitment to the progressive movement.

Salary

$80,000 to $120,000

Benefits

The Organizing Director will also receive excellent benefits including generous vacation, paid holidays, 403(b) plan upon hire, fully paid health insurance, fully paid life insurance, and fully paid long-term disability.

Commitment to Diversity

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply

Please send the following materials in a single PDF to jobs@progressivecaucuscenter.org with “Organizing Director” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee.