National Organizing Manager, Climate

United States
Full Time
Mid Level

Position Title: National Organizing Manager, Climate 

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 full-time National Organizing Manager to help lead our climate justice base-building efforts.

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 seek an experienced, strategic, and creative organizer to help lead deep organizing at scale in Black, Latinx, and low-income communities nationwide on climate. This position is a powerful opportunity to help envision and grow the capacities required to advance the bold climate justice organizing that is required in this moment of history. COVID depending, it is expected that the National Organizing Manager will attend in person meetings and actions with CPD/A affiliates and partners.

We estimate that candidates will have about 10 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 Organizing Manager will report to CPD/A’s Director of Organizing.

Primary Responsibilities 

The National Organizing Manager will:

  • Partner with with fellow Base-Building Department staff and the Senior National Organizer for Climate Justice to develop multi-year goals and a workplan to significantly grow the number of Black, Latinx, and low-income communities engaged in climate justice organizing and campaigning; 
  • Support CPD/A affiliates with the growth of their climate base-building. This will include regular 1:1 support for affiliate organizers, helping to anchor a national community of community organizers on climate, work with affiliates to center base-building in their climate campaigning, and more;
  • Collaborate with CPD/A staff to drive scaled list-building and follow-up organizing engagement, to provide organizing skill and political formation training offerings to grassroots members and organizers engaged on climate, to support week-long climate organizing blitzes that bring together organizers and members from across affiliates to work together closely in a single place, and more;
  • Support CPD/A affiliates in launching and/or building out emerging climate organizing efforts and serving as the climate point person for a set of affiliates;
  • Engage with the larger climate justice movement to build transformational and deeply collaborative partnerships; 
  • Support fundraising work, including participation in funder meetings and preparing reports and proposals.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

  • 6-8 years experience as a community or labor organizer;
  • A track record of effectiveness in base-building, campaigning, and electoral engagement;
  • Meaningful experience in, and dedication to, work focused on climate change;
  • 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 regularly (COVID dependent) for site visits, training, and other affiliate engagement, as well as occasional internal staff meetings;
  • 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.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a union position. Salary 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 CBA 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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