Remote (temporarily); Minimum 20% travel to state offices, events, campaign opportunities, and more.
National Campaigns Director
To lead, recruit, and train a national network of grassroots and community leaders to help Common Cause accomplish its goals of building a democracy that represents everyone. Lead and support national, state and local campaigns by organizing, distributed grassroots campaign activities and mobilizations, and other advocacy to help us win and protect democracy reforms. Manage the Common Cause’s Action Team, spokesperson program, and leadership development.
- Manage Common Cause Action Team: Recruit and build engagement pipelines and practices for our digital activist community. Engage activists into volunteer leadership to take on community strategies like event planning, storytelling and federal advocacy, run training on basic organizing tactics, and community building. Help build up our base of activist leaders and leaders. Develop training and materials for our leaders to succeed.
- Recruitment: Develop creative ways to recruit new activists through innovative campaigns, social media, digital tools, and in-person recruitment (when and where safe to do so). Hold virtual one on ones with activists to build relationships and support recruitment and engagement
- Spokesperson Program: Recruit, manage and train hundreds of volunteers to become key spokespeople for the democracy issues that affect their lives. Develop and operationalize a training program to build activist skills in communicating about core Common Cause programs and campaigns to community audiences. Lead trainings on running distributed events and opportunities for public speaking like street canvass operations. Write volunteer-facing campaign guides, and manage our volunteer systems to keep activists engaged, through shifts, tactics, and communication.
- Program Testing: Explore, develop and pilot new strategic activist engagement tactics to promote advocacy on key Common Cause campaigns (including federal democracy legislation, fair local redistricting, fighting anti-voter legislation and election sabotage.) Work with our analytics team for continuous integration of tests, feedback and improvements.
- Campaign Leadership: Manage campaign strategy and implementation on short-term national campaigns.
- State Organizations: Support state organizations with priority campaigns strategy and incorporating organizing strategies into their programs and processes.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Minimum of two years’ organizing experience, or equivalent demonstrated campaign leadership.
- Experience working with diverse groups, including ability to reach across racial, ethnic, generational, political identity, and socioeconomic lines.
- Demonstrated commitment to expanding access to our democracy.
- Great interpersonal and collaboration skills.
- Strong problem solving, analytical and strategic planning skills.
- Self-starter, constantly aware of opportunities for engagement.
- Ready to innovate and try new strategies and tactics.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Bilingual speaking and writing skills in English and Spanish preferred.
- Digital skills in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom webinars, Canva and Slack preferred.
- Capacity for overnight travel up to 20%.
You’ll thrive If you have/are:
- Ability to work strategically to help create and implement winning campaign plans.
- Ability to lead an engaging training on a Zoom webinar or jump in front of a crowd of activists.
- Ready to innovate; strong ability to listen and provide support to the community.
- Familiarity with political advocacy and the legislative process and the ability to communicate about it with clarity and passion.
- Ability to write compelling emails that move activists to take bold action.
- Experience using CRMs and advocacy tools like ActionNetwork, Voter File, Hustle, Mobile Commons, and/or New/Mode.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
EQUITY & INCLUSION:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
$50,000-$60,000, depending on experience/qualifications.
Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “National Campaigner” in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE:
Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.