New York State Organizing Manager
Mothers Out Front is a dynamic social impact organization with ambitious goals to address the climate crisis. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, collaborative and energetic individual with organizing and management experience.
Mothers Out Front builds our power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. We are building a diverse national movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers dedicated to convincing elected officials and business leaders to work for a swift, complete and a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy. We know that mothers have an important role to play in the climate change movement, and when it comes to protecting their children, mothers are an unstoppable force for change!
Our goal is simple: to enable mothers to take active leadership in climate change work by providing the structure, training and tools for them to work together on campaigns in their communities and at the statewide level. We are a member-led, national organization that is growing quickly. Founded in 2013, this year’s operating budget is $4.3m. We currently have staff working in eight states and are a fast-growing movement with no plans of slowing down.
Mothers Out Front is seeking a talented organizer and staff manager to develop and lead our advocacy and empowerment work in New York. As the organizing manager, you’ll help build a diverse and powerful movement of mothers, grandmothers and caregivers advocating for a swift transition away from fossil fuels towards clean and renewable energy. You will recruit, train and manage staff working with member-led teams, and build and support the New York state member leadership team. You’ll work with and draw leadership from frontline communities who experience the worst effects of fossil fuels — from the dangers and challenges caused by extreme weather patterns, to devastating health effects like asthma and other respiratory illnesses — with particular attention to low-income communities and communities of color.
The OM supports the statewide membership leadership team in developing and implementing community and state-based campaigns, while coordinating with national organizing efforts to make urgently needed progress toward a healthy and livable climate for all. While the effects of COVID-19 are still emerging, current data suggesting a disproportionate health outcomes in communities of color offer suggest additional urgency and opportunities to local organizing.
Mothers Out Front is excited to expand our presence, power and grassroots organizing approach in New York. We know mothers, caregivers and grandmothers care about protecting public health and ensuring a livable climate for their children – and are ready for the progress that is so urgently needed.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leadership and Management
Use your management experience and skills to motivate and train a diverse team of staff and members, and ensure culturally-compentent, best-practice administrative procedures.
Recruit, train and manage community and senior organizers to ensure productive, strategic campaigns and to drive growth and leadership development.
Ensure that the organizers are effectively implementing annual goals, deploying training tools, coaching resources, data and membership support.
Train and coach staff to set and meet goals, provide ongoing feedback and conduct annual evaluation of staff; update job descriptions.
Partner with our development team to support the cultivation and procurement of sustainable funding for our work in the state.
Participate in the national Organizing Manager Team to ensure collective impact and growth goals are set and achieved.
Demonstrate organizational leadership within Mothers Out Front that is solution-oriented, strategic and results-oriented.
Work to build staff morale by setting clear expectations, celebrating wins and creating team-building opportunities in your state
Location: MOF is a virtual organization. You can be based anywhere in NY with access to Albany and NYC, and will work from a home office. This FT position reports to our Deputy Director of Organizing.
Salary and benefits: The salary range is $66,950 to $80,340, depending on experience. A generous benefits package includes health and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, Medical Flexible Spending plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick days and support for remote work set-up. We offer ongoing training opportunities, a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive and collaborative setting and we are proudly women-led!
Please send your résumé and a cover letter that specifically addresses why you want to work on this issue, for this organization.
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