Deputy Program Director
Organization: Community Outreach Group
Job Title: Deputy Program Director
Position: Seasonal Non-Exempt
Community Outreach Group, through the principles and practices of community organizing, scales and grows partner organizations to achieve their goals by organizing with, hiring from and building for the communities they serve.
Community Outreach Group envisions a world where people, including the most marginalized, can express their truest selves, imagine infinite possibilities and feel radical joy, vulnerability and empowerment.
About the Position
Community Outreach Group is seeking an enthusiastic Deputy Program Director, reporting directly to the National Program Director. The Deputy Program Director will lead a team of Campaign Managers that will manage multiple contracts to fight attacks on reproductive health and manage proactive campaigns across the country, in close collaboration with Planned Parenthood state and local affiliates and partners.
- Coach staff on the development of strategic campaign plans that accomplish immediate wins while building long-term capacity
- Build a strong team culture of learning and support among regional teams
- Ensure that directors, managers, organizers, and wage staff are well resourced to do their jobs (via training, logistical support, and facilitating communication between COG's DC leadership, our clients and stakeholders, and staff on the ground).
- Identify opportunities to develop new program areas related to organizing and paid canvassing.
- Participate in the organizational development of an innovative and scrappy start-up within a larger, established institution.
- Up to 75% travel may be required for trainings, site visits and national meetings or conferences.
- People Management: Work with the Program Director to support the work of State Directors (and indirectly, their teams, which can range from a dozen to thousands of employees in total) – . Conduct team and 1:1 meetings, support the development of campaigns and work plans, and hold employees accountable to quantitative and qualitative goals. Identify opportunities for ongoing training, professional development, and leadership development among current staff cohort. Recruit and hire additional staff as needed.
- Program Coordination: Resource staff to do the best job possible by identifying resources within Planned Parenthood or Community Outreach Group, facilitating communication, and keeping the logistical trains running on time for your team. This will include opportunities for new business development.
- Organizational Development: Identify opportunities for improvement within the organization by participating in discussion and offering feedback for high-level COG strategy, structure, and process. COG is still a new entity (created in mid-2014) and you will be a key contributor to our organizational growth and culture.
Successful applicants to this role will have the following qualifications:
- Demonstrated success managing complex projects and staff teams with multiple focus points
- Expertise in the management and execution of paid canvass tactics
- Creative and flexible approach to accomplishing goals in the face of changing tactics and multiple simultaneous priorities
- Ability to develop a campaign plan by identifying goals, developing strategy, choosing tactics, and evaluating progress, and the ability to coach staff to break down goals for individual team members
- Self-motivated to identify priorities for yourself and your team, complete work without micro-management, and hold employees accountable to deliverables
- Ability to navigate complex structures and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience managing a significant budget
- We expect that successful applicants for this role will have at least 6 years of organizing and leadership experience that has escalated over time.
We especially encourage applicants with the following qualifications:
- Experience with VAN and/or using data to analyze progress and optimize work
- Experience in both issue-based and electoral organizing
- Expertise is both volunteer organizing tactics and paid canvass tactics
- Experience in advance work
- Proven track record of managing remote-based employees
- Experience in electoral and/or community organizing
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position with the Community Outreach Group, with an annual base salary of $85,000 - $90,000. Full-time exempt employees are also eligible for a cell phone reimbursement of up to $75/month, and employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance.
How To Apply
Please apply on our website at www.knockdoors.org/jobs. We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply.
The Community Outreach Group, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Community Outreach Group, LLC is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values quality, equity, innovation, transparency, bravery, and sustainability.
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