Do you love supporting grassroots leaders and building power in communities? Do you want to be on the frontlines of organizing for progress on critical issues in Washington state? Are you passionate about racial equity and ready to work to make it a reality within the progressive community and our state? Are you ready to help progressives win our most important elections and bring communities together to develop and make change?
We are looking for a multi-talented individual to lead and manage our most important organizing campaigns across Washington State. This is an opportunity to be a part of an ambitious plan to help turn our country around and move Washington forward.
This position is based in Seattle. All Fuse staff are working remotely until further notice due to the pandemic.
The Fuse Organizing Director position is an opportunity to lead an ambitious and growing program that builds grassroots power in Washington state through on-the-ground field capacity. We’re looking for an Organizing Director dedicated to developing and driving an organizing strategy designed to add more people to the most important campaigns. This position aims to strategically build power for progressive causes ranging from making our tax system more progressive to voting justice, fighting climate change, and much more.
- Manage our talented team of organizers and provide direction on their campaigns and strategies
- Manage and organize local projects to develop and mobilize local grassroots leaders in South King, East King and Pierce, and Clark counties
- Develop and grow Fuse’s long-term civic engagement and leadership development work in target geographic areas
- Build and foster strong partnerships with statewide progressive organizations and groups based in the communities where we work
- Help organize actions aimed at promoting progressive policies on racial justice, climate change, tax reform, health care, immigration, and other issues
- Engage volunteers in election campaigns to win real changes for their communities
- Work with Fuse communications staff to create relevant communications materials for organizing campaigns
- Ensure our local organizing supports and reflects Fuse’s racial equity goals
- Work with organizers to identify and cultivate relationships with key community partners to further racial equity agenda
- Represent Fuse in coalitions as appropriate
- 3 years or more of community, political, or union organizing experience
- Interest and experience in Washington state and local level politics
- Passion for building power through political organizing and leadership development
- Passion for learning and trying new things
- Demonstrated ability to organize volunteers into highly functioning teams
- Significant experience managing and training other organizers
- Experience working alongside communities of color and/or immigrant communities
- Ability to thrive in a fast paced, campaign style work environment
- Innovative, creative, and data-driven
- Excels at working in teams and coalitions
- Flexibility to travel regularly within Puget Sound and Washington state, including to East King, South King, Pierce and Clark counties
- Strategic planning skills
- Technology friendly: proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, NGP VAN, auto dialer and peer to peer texting platforms
- Experience leading trainings and facilitating workshops
- Drivers license and access to a car or car share
COMPENSATION AND TITLE:
The title for this position is Fuse Organizing Director. Salary ranges from $70,000-80,000, depending on experience.
Fuse offers excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a retirement package with employer match and generous paid vacation and sick time.
HOW TO APPLY
Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Organizing Director.” We will consider applications as they arrive with priority consideration given to applications received by December 6th, 2020. This position will start as soon as possible. Please send all questions regarding this position to Jamielyn Wheeler, Jamielyn@FuseWashington.org. Please no phone calls.
Fuse Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly urged to apply.
Fuse Washington (www.fusewashington.org) is the state’s largest progressive organization – people creating change online, on the ground, and on issues that matter. Our goal is to make sure progressives win more often. We want the kinds of electoral and policy wins that build strong families, a secure middle class, and a better future for our children. Our work makes it possible to win important campaigns on critical issues – like defeating an ultra-conservative, homophobic, anti-environmental State Supreme Court Justice, electing a progressive majority in the state legislature, extending light rail to the Eastside, or closing a tax loophole for Wall Street Banks instead of cutting basic health care for children.