Regional Field Manager - Color Of Change PAC

Various locations in NC, GA, CA, FL, MI, NV, OK, MO and MD Allows remote

Position Overview

Building on the successes of the volunteer organizing pioneered in recent primary and general presidential campaigns, Color Of Change PAC Field Organizing department is engaging volunteers across the country to execute a sophisticated voter contact plan using relational organizing, peer-to-peer texting and web-enabled phone banking. We are developing on the ground capacity and leveraging Color Of Change PAC’s expertise of employing digital tools to make real change. Regional Field Managers are key to leading the program to develop and supporting the leadership of Color Of Change members to engage with Black voters and get out the vote during this important election. 

 

About Color Of Change PAC

Color Of Change PAC helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world by ensuring that Black issues are addressed by candidates looking to win with our community’s votes. As a national, Black Super PAC we push candidates to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people and all people by going on the record about the policies they’ll support if elected and showcasing our volunteer capacity to help or hinder their political aspirations.  

In 2016-17, we established a digital voter contact program that attracted over 2000 volunteers and had multiple entry points for engagement.  This year, we’re looking to build on that work to expand the influence of Black voters in key down ballot elections, including elections for State’s Attorney and other national races. This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative team that challenges the way that the established actors engage with Black voters during elections.  

 

Responsibilities

The Regional Field Managers are responsible -- through leadership and stewardship of their organizing teams -- for achieving program objectives, be they grassroots lobbying and accountability objectives or electoral objectives. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Training and coaching organizers
  • Using data to monitor team performance and making changes as needed
  • Holding team members accountable when the work isn’t good enough, celebrating results when excellence is displayed
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Getting your hands dirty -- you’ll need to spend some time organizing alongside your direct reports
  • Ensuring that software tools are working well for team
  • Using all management and organizing skills at your disposal to get results

 

Qualifications

Since the Regional Field Managers will be managing other organizers, it’s pretty important that they have organizing experience. Specifically, we’re looking for experience organizing on electoral campaigns and/or grassroots lobbying campaigns. Here’s a little more detail on important qualifications, across a few categories:

Organizing

  • See yourself first and foremost as an organizer. Believe in people power, and if we can organize enough people we can win against powerful interests.
  • Understand the gold standard of any field program is a quality conversation between a volunteer and a voter.
  • Get that organizing at scale requires attention to details, logistics and math
  • Love having numerical goals and metrics that need to be hit on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to meet or exceed expectations.
  • Highly flexible and willing to iterate even if it means constantly revising your plans in response to real-world developments. Flexibility is your middle name.
  • Publicly represent Color Of Change PAC in a professional and engaging manner with staff, volunteers, and partners.

Technology

  • Have a comfort with technology that allows you to effectively use standard tools like VAN, video conferencing, and Google apps and are able to rapidly learn new tools for texting, phoning, or other organizing applications.
  • Know when a phone call, video call, or face-to-face is better than an email, text, or chat.
  • Believe that in-person interactions and digitally mediated ones can exist side-by-side, and be mutually reinforcing when done correctly.

 Management & Teamwork

  • Effectively manage staff and volunteers
  • A strong project manager and build relationships with movement partners.
  • Work well independently and as a part of a team that includes a combination of folks leading data, digital communications and volunteer engagement.
  • Able to work effectively in an environment where much of the team is not co-located with you.
  • Propose program strategy for your assigned region but at the end of the day you must take direction from leadership, align, and go out and execute.
  • Willing to lead by example and engage in the work in a hands-on manner -- through participating in voter contact yourself to coaching other staff and volunteers.
  • Able to uphold the Color Of Change PAC brand by demonstrating our values not just when you are on the job, but in all your interactions both in person and on social media.

 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume, COC PAC-tailored cover letter, and your response to the application exercise found here.

 

Apply today! Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

COMPENSATION: This is a full-time, temporary position (ending in November 2018). Salary is commensurate with experience.

Color Of Change PAC is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change PAC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.