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.

Digital Engagement Coordinator (Bi-state)

Location: Remote

Rights & Democracy Project (RAD)​ is a grassroots organization in Vermont and New Hampshire dedicated to organizing everyday people to make their voices heard and win real change for their communities.

The Digital Engagement Coordinator ​is a bi-state, full-time permanent staff position. This person reports to the Communications Managers and 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.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain digital communication with the public and members through email, social media, and RAD websites;
  • Work with communications managers and organizer staff to advance issue campaigns for economic, social, and environmental justice on digital platforms.
  • Work with communications managers and organizer staff to advance digital engagement and membership recruitment.
  • Work with communications and organizing staff to expand digital engagement with voters and members during the elections;
  • Assist the communications managers in content creation;
  • Keep up-to-date on best practices for social media and digital engagement.
  • Other duties as needed.

Required Experience & Skills

RAD seeks results-oriented candidates with excellent project management skills. As well:

  •  1+ years of work experience in one or more of the following: journalism, social media engagement, media creation and development, and online/offline organizing/advocacy;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: Adobe Suite, Canva, Illustrator or 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 grasp and analysis of political landscape and grassroots movements;
  • A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

Compensation

Projected full-time salary range of $42,848 – $50,890 DOE.

Supervisor

This position will report directly to the Co-Communication Managers at RAD.

Employment Period

Anticipated start date of August 24, 2020.

Applying

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, 1-2 writing samples, links to any relevant design work, and 2-3 professional references (including phone numbers) to Fronsy Thurman at ​fronsy@radvt.org

RAD 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. RAD actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIAA+ community.

Manchester/Nashua NH Regional Grassroots Organizer

Location: New Hampshire 

Rights & Democracy’s Regional Grassroots Organizer is a full-time staff position based in NH and reports to the state Organizing Director. The Regional Grassroots Organizer lives and works in a region where RAD is developing one or more regional chapters. RAD is currently seeking applications for Regional Grassroots Organizers who would be based in or near:

  • Manchester / Nashua NH

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 the 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, 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
  • 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

Compensation for a RAD Regional Grassroots Organizer is between $41,600-$50,890 depending on experience and relevant skills.

RAD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to isaac@radnh.org 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 and we are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work in an understanding of the multiple and intersecting ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, indigenous peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, previously incarcerated people, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work that we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities.

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.