National Engagement Manager, Organizing At Scale

Full Time
Mid Level

Position Title: National Engagement Manager, Organizing At Scale

Position Location: While candidates are welcome to apply from across the U.S., those that are near a CPD office in DC or Brooklyn may be asked to work from a CPD/A office one or two days/week if necessary. Applicants outside of those areas may be required to travel to a CPD/A office occasionally.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a National Engagement Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position.

About CPD + CPDA:

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

We are seeking a National Engagement Manager, Organizing At Scale to join our Base-Building Department. 

This position will work closely with the Organizing at Scale team within Base-Building, and will specifically support the National Canvass Program. The purpose of the National Canvass Program is to activate both new and existing supporters of our national campaigns and to connect them with our local affiliate organizing programs. The National Engagement Manager will also play a role in data management compliance, as well as support the development of the Canvass Cohort. The Canvass Cohort is a group of affiliates who are committed to building field canvass programs for the purpose of basebuilding and member recruitment. COVID-depending, it is expected that the National Engagement Manager, Organizing At Scale will travel approximately once a quarter for trainings, blitzes, and department/staff retreats. 

We estimate that candidates will have about 6 years of relevant experience for this position, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not just years of experience.

The National Engagement Manager, Organizing At Scale will report to the Director of Organizing at Scale.

Primary Responsibilities:

The National Engagement Manager, Organizing At Scale will:

  • Maintain and coordinate a central calendar of field work with the Organizing at Scale and Data teams;
  • Develop canvass scripts;
  • Set up phone banks and peer-to-peer text flows using digital tools;
  • Generate and analyze performance reports and monthly stat reports and share findings for continual learning and improvement; 
  • Develop training materials;
  • Facilitate campaign briefings with the National Canvass Team;
  • Coordinate with the Data Team to ensure compliance with data management, usage of CPD and shared lists, tool guidelines, applicable regulations, and internal CPD policies;
  • Provide support to the Senior National Organizing Program Manager in the development of the Canvass Cohort which includes but is not limited to participating in the facilitation of trainings for affiliates and utilizing the National Canvass to provide follow-up engagement capacity to affiliate field programs when necessary.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

  • 6 years of experience as a community or labor organizer;
  • A track record of effectiveness in base-building, campaigning, and electoral engagement;
  • Knowledge of and experience in using digital data tools such as EveryAction, ThruTalk, Hustle, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scaled recruitment and leadership development, especially of those most impacted. This includes a deep commitment to building base-building people’s institutions as a core element of building power;
  • The ability to collaborate with diverse organizations and partners;
  • Results-focused, team-oriented, organized, and responsive;
  • Willingness and ability to travel quarterly (COVID dependent) to support trainings and blitzes as well as occasional internal department/staff retreats;
  • A commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.

Hiring Process:

Applicants should expect to participate in two rounds of group interviews and a job simulation exercise. Final candidates will be asked to provide references.  

Salary and Benefits:

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Specific employment terms are subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Salary under the CBA will be determined according to a salary scale that takes into account years’ experience, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $68,000 -$78,000 and category 2. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.


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