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Organizing Manager

Job Title: Organizing Manager

Reports to: Co-Managing Director
Job Status: Full-Time

 

 

 

Arizona Center for Empowerment (ACE), is a community-led and driven organization committed to raising new leadership in Arizona through confronting the most pressing needs of its often-under- served communities. Its sister organization, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), is an organization led by changemakers fighting for social, racial, and economic transformation.

 

At ACE, we seek to create a more inclusive and just standard of equality in the state of Arizona through civic engagement and strategic efforts regarding issues such as immigration, democracy and voting rights, living wages, and education. By increasing opportunities for education, leadership development, technical assistance and training, ACE supports the work of community organizations and leaders who are transforming their communities to create a more sustainable future for all Arizona families.

 

At ACE, we organize low- and moderate-income and minority families to take action on the issues most important to them and advance the cause of social and economic justice for all.

 

Why you'll love this job:

This is a full-time position that requires building people power by building teams of volunteers who are directly impacted by core issues. With the power of our members and community we plan to find solutions to address these issues in our communities. 


What You'll Do:

  • Implement Campaign Plan(s) that are deeply rooted in base building, leadership development, and neighborhood team building

  • Evaluate and adapt the organizing plan that is informed by political landscape, community members, and manager  

  • Hold one on one conversations with possible partners, community members, and institutions 

  • Hiring, management, training (and/or releasing) of organizers:

    • Interview 

    • Onboarding

    • Training 

    • Coaching 

  • Manage and and hold organizers accountable to:

    • Metrics

    • Timeline 

    • Leadership Development

    • Volunteer Engagement 

  • Oversee creation and implementation of campaign tactics which include: 

  • Base Building 

  • Field canvassing 

  • Phone Banking

  • Neighborhood Team Development

  • Direct Action

  • Ensure that organizer data is being tracked by digital systems EVA, Moblize, etc. 

  • Support training of organizing staff on organizational trainings 

  • Work with the Manager and to manage, day to day design, and management of team 

  • Have regular check-ins with the Managing Director

  • Facilitate data blocks for the organizing team  and hold them accountable to complete their data

  • The organization reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

 

To succeed in this role, you need:

  • To be passionate about economic, social, and racial justice issues  

  • Solutions-oriented and willing to adapt and be a risk-taker 

  • Comfort with the implementation of a range of organizing strategies and tactics including phone banking, canvassing, and tabling

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with diverse groups and populations

  • Lead strategic direction of base building 

  • Effectively build and lead a team, establish deep relationships with grassroots leaders

  • Strong facilitation and training skills.

  • Capacity and willingness to work long, flexible hours and to travel extensively (including weekends).

  • Understanding and appreciating the urgent nature and time demands of actions and campaigns. 

  • Data management experience and knowledge, VAN, Mobile and Every Action Preferred.

  • Computer proficiency in Google Suites (E-mail, Docs, Drives, etc.)

  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift and carry 20 lbs. 

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

  • Customer service skills are needed

  • Management Experience of 3+ Years  

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Previous Campaign experience 


Your earnings and other perks:

  • This is a temp to hire position.

  • Pay starting from $58,000 annually

  • Phone stipend

  • 12- Company paid Holidays.

  • Generous paid time off, including a paid winter break.

  • Hybrid workplace- must be based in Arizona and available for in person events.

  • Waiting period 60 days

    •  25K life insurance

    • 100% employer paid Health, vision, dental.

    • Complementary access to therapy and counseling with AES (Jorgensen Brooks Group)

    • Wellness stipend

  • A team with diverse experiences

  • After one year of employment, we offer a generous paternity and maternity leave.

  • Passionate, fun, creative and innovative team.

How to Apply:

To apply, please visit www.luchaaz.org/apply and submit your application directly through our website. Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of professional references to your application. 

RECRUITMENT COMMUNICATION:

Human Resources may contact you at various stages of the recruitment process if you meet the qualifications for the position. This contact will be via email or phone only. Please make sure your email address and phone number are accurate.

 

We do not accept walk-in, or hand-delivered application materials nor applicant calls regarding open, pending, or closed positions.

 

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. LUCHA may, at its discretion, revise the job description at any time, and additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to illustrate the minimal standards required to successfully perform the position.

 

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staf are fundamental principles at LUCHA, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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