National Organizing Manager, Voting Rights and Democracy

Full Time
Mid Level

Position Title: National Organizing Manager, Voting Rights & Democracy

Position Location: CPD/A has offices in NYC and DC, but for this role, we will consider candidates who live outside our office areas but within the US.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a National Organizing 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 an experienced organizer to advance power-building campaigns and initiatives with CPD affiliates to realize a high participation, multiracial democracy where organized communities at the center of harm can shape the conditions of their lives. This work includes working closely with affiliates on strategic planning, campaign design, recruitment strategies (online and in-person), leadership development, popular education, and collective action. COVID depending, this job will require occasional travel for meetings and actions with affiliates and partners. This position will contribute to the strategic direction and management in the Voting Rights & Democracy team.

We estimate that candidates will have about 10 years of organizing experience, preferably within a social justice organization or labor union, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not years of experience.

This position will report to the Director of the Voting Rights & Democracy Program.

Primary Responsibilities

The National Organizing Manager will:

  • Work closely with affiliates to build and wage local, state, and federal democracy campaigns, base-build, and develop leaders.
  • Co-lead the Democracy cohort, which includes organizing to maintain turnout, planning and preparing meeting agendas, and preparing affiliate speakers.
  • Contribute to planning and delivering popular education trainings.
  • Track metrics and progress to goals; recommend adjustments as needed. 
  • Collaborate with other CPD teams, including Research, Communications, and Base-Building.
  • Contribute to organizing and campaign-building tools, including research and policy briefs and digital and communications toolkits, to support affiliates.
  • Use feedback loops, research, and analytics to improve our narrative strategies, messages, raps, and tools.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations and coalitions to move relevant campaigns.
  • Contribute to reporting on grant deliverables and ensuring accountability in achieving goals.
  • Contribute to fundraising and team management, including strategic planning.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Deep familiarity and experience with community organizing and issue campaigns including a sophisticated understanding of organizing flow, raps, relationship building, committee development, leadership ladders, power mapping, and direct action;
  • Some experience with voting rights, election administration, money-in-politics, or other democracy issues;
  • Strong listening, persuasion, and facilitation skills – experience with popular education curriculum development and coaching is a plus;
  • Strong database skills and experience with tools such as Every Action, Hustle, and ThruTalk;
  • Problem-solving perspective and ability to work well in teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships of trust and mutual respect that move people into action;
  • Ability to work independently, navigate obstacles, discern priorities, and meet competing deadlines;
  • Ability to work in coalitions and alliances;
  • Spanish language skills preferred, but not required;
  • A commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of the challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.

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, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $75,000-$85,000 and category 3. 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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