DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING
The Director of Organizing position presents a unique opportunity for a strategic, dynamic, and thoughtful leader to advance this organization’s commitment to building the power of the immigrant community. The Director of Organizing will supervise all community organizing and civic engagement activities and lead campaign strategy for all organizational priorities, including coordination and engagement with PICC member organizations. As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Organizing will also be responsible for guiding organization-wide decisions, maintaining healthy organizational culture, and managing personnel. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.
- Work closely with the Executive Director and the senior leadership team to ensure that the organization is serving its mission, achieving organizational goals, and maintaining healthy culture;
- Supervise and manage organizing team members, including full-time staff, temporary staff, interns, and volunteers;
- Lead campaign strategy, which includes power analysis, policy research, direct action planning, media strategy, and legislative engagement;
- Hold primary ownership over PICC’s engagement with member organizations, including planning of member meetings, overseeing coalition decision-making process, and facilitating issue-campaign strategy formulation and implementation as needed.
- Represent the organization in key partnerships and coalitions on the local, state, and federal levels, including Shut Down Berks Coalition and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) network;
- Provide media interviews on key issues and current events, as needed;
- Work closely with the Executive Director on exploring possible formation of sister 501(c)(4) organization.
- Support and when necessary take lead on organization-wide events and activities including direct actions, press conferences, rallies, lobby days, and other events as needed;
- Provide regular updates to the PICC Board of Directors on PICC’s organizing and advocacy work;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong belief in the mission of the organization and commitment to advancing racial equity;
- At least 3 years of experience with community organizing/base-building, grassroots leadership development, and working on issue-based campaigns;
- Experience with effectively coaching or mentoring individuals for leadership and professional development purposes;
- Highly effective interpersonal, leadership, consensus-building, and coalition-building skills, with ability to forge new relationships and foster existing ones;
- Ability to effectively organize direct actions, build and coordinate coalitions, and lead electoral organizing strategy and activities;
- Ability to effectively supervise multiple individuals, including permanent and temporary staff;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism;
- Ability to effectively multi-task, work well with others under pressure, and creatively adapt strategies and tactics as needed;
- Ability to work collaboratively with multi-ethnic, multi-generational, or multi-sector communities;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to persuade others;
- Willingness to travel out-of-town and work evenings or weekends as needed.
- Strong understanding of how grassroots organizing serves the organization’s mission;
- Vision for how to build overall organizing capacity within PICC’s member organizations;
- Firm grasp of intersectionality and racial equity;
- Experience working in multilingual spaces;
- Experience or familiarity with staff-sharing agreements with a 501(c)4 organization;
- Demonstrated experience with budget tracking and projecting, grant reporting and writing;
- Fluency in a language spoken within Pennsylvania’s immigrant communities (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, etc.);
- Knowledge about U.S. history of immigration policy, immigrant communities, or Pennsylvania’s political landscape;
What we offer:
- Guided by PICC’s Employee Handbook, the minimum starting salary for this position is $60,000 and may scale upwards based on experience. PICC prides itself on having an equitable, transparent, and values-based pay scale for all its employees and strives to maintain a process to ensure pay equity at all levels of the organization.
- Competitive benefits package which includes full medical coverage, 5% employer 401k match, individual wellness fund, paid vacation, mental health days, and sick leave.
Location: Philadelphia, due to COVID-19 Temporarily Remote
Professional level: Managerial
Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Persons of color and from immigrant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position can be based anywhere in Pennsylvania and will require some travel statewide. This is a full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Organizing”.
Only complete submissions will be acknowledged and reviewed.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race or ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.