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California 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. Please follow application instructions in the To Apply section of this posting. 

 About Mothers Out Front:                                                                       

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 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 five states and are a fast-growing organization with no plans of slowing down. 

Job Summary:
Department: Organizing
Reports to: Deputy Director of Organizing
Supervises: California Community Organizer(s) and Senior Organizer(s) 

Mothers Out Front is seeking a talented organizer and staff manager to develop and lead our organization’s work in California. As the organizing manager, you will help build a diverse and powerful movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers advocating for a just  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 California  state member leadership team. You will work with and draw leadership from the frontline communities who are experiencing 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. You will support 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.

 

Mothers Out Front is excited to expand our presence and grassroots organizing approach in California. We know mothers, caregivers and grandmothers care about protecting their state and ensuring a livable climate for their children and are ready for the progress which is so urgently needed.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Leadership and Management 

  • Managing a diverse team of staff and members. 
  • Develop and support statewide teams of leaders to build power and win campaigns across the state.
  • Manage state organizers to ensure productive, strategic and equitable campaigns and to drive growth. Ensure that the organizers are effectively 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; and update job descriptions. 
  • Lead, in partnership with our development team, the cultivation and procurement of sustainable funding for our work in the state.
  • Manage the state budget in partnership with the state leadership  and national leadership teams.
  • Participate in the  Organizing Manager Team to ensure collective impact and growth goals are set and achieved.
  • Create annual statewide vision and SMARTIE goals with staff and members that are strategic, impactful,and inspiring. 
  • Serve as a compassionate, impactful, and decisive leader within the department of organizing and in California. 

Statewide Impact

  • Develop, train and maintain a state leadership team; work with the state leadership team to build a statewide movement that is engaging thousands of moms and partners for systemic and impactful climate change. 
  • Develop organizing systems and tools for your state to ensure that your staff and members are supported and that all work is functional. 
  • Coordinate communications resources to ensure that Mothers Out Front is visible across the state, that members are informed of our collective work, and that the campaigns at the local and state level have effective communications plans and support.
  • Work with the state leadership team and organizers to build state coalition and partner relationships.
  • Coordinate communications resources to ensure that Mothers Out Front is visible across the state, that members are informed of our collective work, and that the campaigns at the local and state level have effective communications plans and support.
  • Support community and senior organizers with organizing and campaign work to ensure local impact. 

Administrative Duties

  • Draft monthly and annual reports. 
  • Oversight of staff paid time off, expenses, lobbying reporting, etc.
  • Respond timely to emails, phone calls and slack messages. 
  • Timely submission of credit card receipts and reimbursements. 
  • Create and manage the state budget in partnership with the state leadership team, organizing staff and national leadership.
     

Education and Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in grassroots organizing or a campaign setting, including a background in staff management or demonstrated readiness to manage.
  • At least 3 years of experience organizing in low-income and communities of color, and managing people of color. 
  • Experience in organizing and movement building with an emphasis on effective leadership development and a co-collaborative style.
  • Experience and comfort with fundraising.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A strong understanding of campaign development, ideally including experience developing strategic and effective campaigns at the statewide and municipal level. Understanding of how strategic communications planning integrates into larger campaign plans.
  • High creativity and strategic action. An ability to thrive in a dynamic, goal-oriented, fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment. Ability to work remotely and be productively self-directed and personally organized.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, especially different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It’s also helpful if you have experience working with people from different religious, educational, generational, and gender identity backgrounds as well as those with physical disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed, and to travel across the state regularly, and to national staff and manager retreats.

 

Details: Mothers Out Front is a virtual organization. You can be based anywhere in California (but must be based in California and not an adjacent state) and will work from a home office. You will report to our Deputy Director of Organizing. This a full-time position.

 

Salary and benefits: The salary range is $66,950 to $80,340, depending on experience. Benefits include health and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, 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! 

 

TO APPLY: 

On the careers page of our website (https://www.mothersoutfront.org/career-opportunities/) please submit your resume and a cover letter that discusses:

  • what drew you to organizing,
  • any experience you have managing organizers,
  • any experience you have working in communities of color, and
  • a campaign you managed from beginning to end. 

 

Mothers Out Front is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.