Local Progress is looking for a highly skilled Membership Organizer with a track record of recruitment, engagement, base and coalition building. The Membership Organizer will be part of the Organizing Team and will be responsible for organizing in non-staffed states, particularly in rural and small localities, supporting caucus formation and preemption programming, and co-leading the planning and execution of the LP annual National Convening.
This position will require the ability to project manage within the Organizing Team and across the organization, establish relationships and coordinate with state, regional and national partners, contribute to proactive and defensive strategies to push back against abusive state preemption while identifying trends and opportunities to organize across the network, and laying the groundwork and solidifying the infrastructure to grow capacity in non-staffed states. The Membership Organizer will work closely with the Deputy Organizing Director in planning the 2023 National Convening.
We are seeking a candidate who is an organizer who understands long-term base building, strategy and campaigns.
The Membership Organizer will report to the Deputy Organizing Director and will be part of the Organizing team.
Location: Remote, U.S.
The Membership Organizer will:
- Build and strengthen membership including developing and implementing a strategy to continue to both recruit new members & increase engagement of existing members in non-staffed states.
- Coordinate direct and consistent external communication that engages members and partners with the broader vision and goals of the network.
- Support the Policy and Legal Director and the Deputy Organizing Director on proactive and defensive strategies to push back against abusive state preemption while identifying trends and opportunities to organize across the network.
- Work closely with colleagues on the planning and execution of the 2023 National Convening.
- Coordinate the development of our caucus work including supporting existing caucuses.
- Position may include national projects (policy, organizing or campaign related), identified based on skills of the applicant and organizational need
- At least 6 years of experience, with at least 3 years of experience (paid or volunteer experience) with membership organizing
- Ability to manage multiple projects, create and execute work plans, anticipate obstacles and identify ways to navigate challenges, identify and involve stakeholders appropriately, and drive projects independently
- Strong communication and relationship building skills; experience in relational organizing and an ability to relate to a diverse group of people from a variety of local contexts and backgrounds
- A commitment to inside/outside strategy and movement governance that features deep partnership between “outside” organizing and “inside” elected officials.
- A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep interest in local policy, politics, and government
- Ability to travel at least once a month
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- Experience in issue campaigns, advocacy, base building organizing, electoral experience, and/or government.
- Experience with multi-stakeholder collaboration and/or coalition building.