Title: Deputy Field Director for the Green New Deal Network

Application: GNDN Job Ancmt Deputy Field Director – Google Docs

Location: Remote, DC, or NY

Position Overview

The Green New Deal Network (GNDN) is looking to immediately hire a solutions-oriented comprehensive campaigner, experienced organizer, trainer, and exceptional communicator as Deputy Field Director to support state based powerbuilding in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with tribal nations, and in commonwealths and territories to win Green New Deal policies at the federal, state and local levels.

About the Green New Deal Network

The GNDN is launching a campaign across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, with tribal nations, and in commonwealths and territories to win local, state and federal Green New Deal legislation. The GNDN is comprised of national and frontline groups, networked with state-based and constituency partners, working in concert to build a powerful organizing, policy, and political campaign to demand and win bold change. At present, the GNDN includes fifteen groups as founding members.

Position Responsibilities

The Deputy Field Director supports state-based tables in power building, advocacy, and grassroots lobbying strategy. They will be supervised by the National Field Director to ensure working agreements with over a hundred geographic partner groups are supported and goals are achieved. The Deputy Field Director will be responsible for tasks that include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting regular calls to support the high impact work of state based tables — directly or via supervising other staff — to ensure campaign benchmark goals and objectives, including national collective mobilizations and aligned state campaign activities;
  • Working with state-based partners and tables to move skeptical members of Congress to open-minded, open-minded to supportive, and supportive to champion;
  • Developing and conducting trainings for lead state partners on building coalitions, narrative framing, policy, and more;
  • Tracking state campaign opportunities and potential victories to mobilize nationally as required;
  • Working with the Field Director to create systems to monitor and evaluate the field operation’s success and challenges; and
  • Working with the Field Director to develop a culture of transparency, collaboration, and joy in the field department and amongst state tables.

Required Experience, Skills, and Characteristics

The Deputy Field Director should have at least four years of state, regional or national issue or political experience that includes building coalitions, mobilizing organizations’ members for actions, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, and monitoring progress against goals. In particular, they should possess the following skills, experience, and characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, focused coalitions or formations of organizations rooted in equity to achieve policy and/or political aims;
  • Comfortable with building accountable organizational relationships based on mutual trust, performance, and benchmarks;
  • Familiarity with community organizing networks, climate justice organizations, and/or past national policy campaigns;
  • Deep, nuanced understanding of inside/outside strategies, the interconnectedness between institutional power, mobilizing people, and movement support;
  • Excellent communications skills — listening, speaking, and written;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to exceptional quality of work;
  • Solid analytical skills, especially in the areas of assessing organizational strengths and weakness, identifying gaps, understanding political trends, etc;
  • Ability to juggle multiple complex activities at once;
  • Ability to “manage up” as well as to supervise staff;
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive values including but not limited to, racial justice, gender justice, LGBTQIA justice and other marginalized justice;
  • Experienced in working with, and demonstrated understanding of, the specific nuances associated with Indigenous peoples;
  • Willingness and ability to travel significantly, beginning in late 2021 or when safe to do so; and
  • Possesses patience and urgency all at once.

Compensation and Benefits Package

The annual salary range for the Deputy Field Director, depending on experience, is 80K-100K. The GNDN will provide a generous benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance; vacation, sick, and personal time off; a retirement plan; and assorted other benefits.

Location

This is a remote position; New York or DC is preferred.

Application Process

Submit a cover letter and resume, saved together as one single PDF attachment, at http://bit.ly/GNDNapplicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equity Statement

The GNDN is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

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