WORK AT RAD
Rights & Democracy is a member-led, people's organization in Vermont and New Hampshire. Our mission is to shift the political landscape through electoral and community organizing to ensure that the values and needs of our communities guide the policies of our government. We are doing this by building a popular movement to advance human rights, dismantle economic inequality, racism, and sexism, and to build a real democracy.
Below are our current job opening(s).
REGIONAL GRASSROOTS ORGANIZER
Locations: (NH/VT) – Sullivan County
Rights & Democracy’s Regional Grassroots Organizer is a full-time staff position that reports to the state Organizing Director. The Regional Grassroots Organizer lives and works in (or near) the geographic region where RAD is developing one or more regional chapters, which in this case is Sullivan County, NH.
- Working with the staff Organizing Team, under the direction of the state Organizing Director, to implement the organizing program and successful grassroots campaigns to build multi-issue regional volunteer member-led organizing chapters, through developing our dues-paying membership and volunteer base—with a leadership ladder based on vision set by the RAD Board—and outreach across multiple issue campaigns.
- Follow up on “hot leads” from outreach.
- Conduct 1-on-1 organizing meetings with prospective leaders and develop plans with emerging leaders for their growth in the organization and public arena.
- Communicate with community members and establish conversations about key issues facing their communities, in support of RAD issue campaigns.
- Facilitate or support regional chapter meetings, with regional steering committee members.
- Plan and/or conduct political education events and skill-based training in coordination with Organizing Director and issue campaign/program leads and Political Education Committee.
- Develop regional workgroups across RAD’s multiple issue areas in coordination with issue campaign/program leads and Policy Committee.
- Coordinate with Organizing Director, issue/program leads/campaign teams, and Policy Committee to plan and bottomline local issue campaign events.
- Coordinate any local endorsement processes with Movement Politics Committee and Organizing Director.
- Supervise regional electoral organizing.
- Bottomline other regional RAD events in coordination with the Executive Director, Organizing Director, and other senior staff.
- Support strong membership communications to engage in issue fights, advance our mission, and build a democratic base.
- Meet daily/weekly/monthly organizing goals.
- Meet daily/weekly/monthly reporting and data entry deadlines.
- Ensure strong/accurate data collection in our database.
- Support any RAD regional interns or Organizing Fellows, with the guidance and support of the Organizing Director. This may include serving as a canvass trainer, conducting skill-based trainings and political education, supporting interns or Organizing Fellows to develop work plans, and conducting supervisory meetings.
- Working with Organizing Director and issue campaign/program leads, identify potential strategic and solidarity partnerships with base-building organizations—labor and community-based organizations—and allies for movement building.
- Identify potential dues paying members of RAD and make regular small-dollar donor asks for leaders to invest in the organization. This includes participating in any and all fundraising campaigns that RAD conducts.
Experience and capacities needed:
- At least 1 year of campaign experience in support of an issue, initiative, candidate, or coordinated electoral campaign; experience in labor organizing is preferred
- Background in popular education is preferred.
- Experience using NGP VAN/VoteBuilder or a relational database
- Ability to efficiently enter data
- Proficiency with basic computer and smartphone applications, including Google Suite
- Goal-orientation and willingness to hold self accountable
- Excellent personal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Ability to work quickly and cooperatively under pressure and meet deadlines
- Ability to work well with coalitions and the staff and leadership of allied organizations
- Energetic outlook and commitment to the mission and grassroots approach to change
- Self-reflection: desire to improve your skills and willingness to reflect on your own experiences and your stake in this work
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Ability to work long hours including nights and weekends on a regular basis
- A team orientation that combines collegiality and creativity to drive and motivate others
- Must have regular access to a car; ability to travel to locally and within the state
The salary range for this position is expected to be $41,000 – $50,000 depending on years of experience with strong benefits.
Please send cover letter, resumé, and three references to the New Hampshire Organizing Director, Isaac Grimm at firstname.lastname@example.org
DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Location: New Hampshire or Vermont
The Digital Engagement Coordinator for Rights & Democracy (RAD) is a temporary, bi-state, full-time position. This person will work closely with our Communications Director and our organizing teams in New Hampshire and Vermont on earned media, social media, and digital outreach and membership engagement on a wide range of grassroots and political initiatives leading up to the Presidential Primaries. This is a project position through March 2020 with the potential to move to full-time, permanent staff at the end of the project. Applicants can live in either Vermont or New Hampshire.
The Digital Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the following:
- Maintain digital communication with the public and members through email, social media, and RAD websites;
- Work with communications director and staff organizers to advance issue campaigns for economic, social, and environmental justice using digital organizing tools;
- Work with communications and development staff to advance digital engagement and membership recruitment as part of our regional, chapter-building model;
- Work with communications and organizing staff to expand digital engagement with voters and members during the elections; and,
- Keep up-to-date on best practices for social media and digital engagement.
Must have strong writing and project management and be results-oriented. As well:
- 1+ years of work experience in one or more of the following: social media engagement, media creation and development, and online/offline organizing.
- Proficiency in one or more of the following: Adobe Suite, Canva, Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Proficiency in 2D motion graphics, typography, composition and color.
- A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders;
- Strong writing skills; and,
- A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
$41,000 – $54,000, depending upon experience, plus benefits.
To apply, please email a resumé, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to:
Shay Totten, Communications Director, at email@example.com
We believe rights and democracy are won when people come together to make their voice heard. Join Rights & Democracy a become a part of making positive change in our community!
Rights & Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. Rights & Democracy does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, gender identity, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.