About Siembra NC
Siembra NC (and our c3 affiliate, Somos Siembra) is a grassroots organization focused on building power by organizing our Latinxs gente in North Carolina. We’re part of the movement to overturn the New Confederacy by electing candidates up and down the ballot who will back our campaigns to reclaim stolen wages, stop exploitative landlords and keep ICE, sheriffs and police from separating, jailing and abusing Black & Brown North Carolinians. In addition to successful campaigns to defend workers, stop evictions and free dozens from ICE jails, we’ve registered thousands of Latinos to vote each of the last three years and, with our partners at Mijente, led the largest Latino voter engagement door program in state history in 2020. We’re part of a movement ecosystem that successfully mobilized over 400,000 additional progressive voters in last year’s presidential election, in one of only six states to gain a congressional seat following the 2020 Census, and one of only two with a competitive US Senate race in 2022.
About the Position
Position Summary: Siembra NC seeks an Organizing Director who can lead our organization’s basebuilding and campaigns work in multiple counties across North Carolina. The Organizing Director will be responsible for developing a multi-level team that can effectively develop local organizing and campaign plans, while developing leadership and engaging of all of our gente, con y sin papeles.
- A minimum of 5 years in a Senior or Leadership level position working with community, labor, or electoral organizations where you had success in basebuilding and developing and winning campaigns.
- A minimum of 3 years supervising staff, with a strong track record of building teams and developing staff leadership.
- Willingness to work with a variety of digital tools to engage a diverse base.
- Commitment to racial, gender and economic justice and their intersections, both inside
- and outside organizations.
- Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
- Solid time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proven leadership skills, including the ability to mentor
- Experience with curriculum development
- Experience with direct action
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability and willingness to travel
- Bilingual English/Spanish
- Hire, train, coach, and manage a team of Lead Organizers, Organizers, and canvassers across the state, including overseeing day-to-day assignments, frequent worksite visits, meeting facilitation, debriefs, shadowing and leading trainings as needed
- Design, implement, manage, and evaluate plans, campaigns and programs designed to develop member leaders, grow membership, and transform material conditions for Latinx residents of North Carolina
- Evaluate programs using data collected by organizers and ensure adherence to data collection standards across teams
- Build an organizing team culture that is innovative, hungry to learn, and inspired to create tangible changes for Latinx communities--including rigorous basebuilding and multiracial, multigenerational campaigns
- Develop, design, and maintain resources, trainings, and systems to improve the functioning of the organizing team
- "Catch the wind"--recognize key moments or opportunities for basebuilding campaigns work and motivate staff and members around them
- Work with the Creative Director on interventions that combine organizing with narrative to shift public opinion on issues
We're ideally looking for an Organizing Director who:
- "Gets" North Carolina and has experience with Latinx communities here
- Believes that transformation happens at the intersection of member leadership, rigorous basebuilding, and creative campaigns and cultural disruptions
- Believes in deep investment in training and professional development for organizers and member leaders
- Has an organizing lineage they love but can also draw from other lineages when necessary
- Is fueled by a desire to learn and grow as a leader and organizer, and is also interested in exploring broader questions around maintaining and growing a basebuilding organization
The Organizing Director must live in North Carolina.
Benefits and Compensation
This is a full-time, salaried position at $60,000 – $70,000 a year, based on equity, experience and qualifications. We offer employer-based health care for the employee and their family and a generous paid time off policy. We are willing to offer a relocation stipend.