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ORGANIZER

Organization Overview

Aim Higher Now works to engage and educate citizens about issues of public concern, and to hold elected officials accountable to the values that have made North Carolina great. These include investment in public schools and universities, expanded access to the ballot, the protection of our natural resources, and economic opportunity that benefits all citizens.  We encourage the active participation of citizens in government by communicating directly with people in their communities through data-driven, strategic field and digital programs. 

Position Description

Aim Higher Now is seeking highly motivated candidates to serve as Organizers in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Wilmington. Organizers will focus on issue advocacy, voter engagement, and building long-term organizing capacity.

 Organizers will report to their respective Regional Organizing Directors and will focus on day-to-day field operations in their assigned turf. Organizers will be responsible for implementing a portion of the field plan, recruiting, training and managing fellows, interns and volunteers, and will be held accountable to quantitative and qualitative field and movement building metrics.Ideal candidates must be able to complete tasks on tight deadlines.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Recruiting, training, and building volunteer teams who will participate in and lead voter contact and other community engagement activities.
  • Engaging in direct voter contact through canvasses, phone banks, and events.
  • Developing and conducting leadership and activist trainings.  
  • Educating and engaging the public through grassroots outreach.
  • Assisting Regional Organizing Director in developing relationships with key community leaders, allied organizations, and coalitions to build a base of support within the region.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a knowledge of and strong commitment to progressive causes.
  • Candidates must have a general understanding of how power intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class in organizing and electoral settings.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a team environment and doing everything possible to make the team successful.
  • Experience managing volunteers is a plus.
  • Experience organizing in North Carolina is a plus.
  • Ability to travel and access to a vehicle is required.
  • Willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends, as necessary is required.

Compensation

The annual salary for this position is $40,000. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental, and vision insurance coverage.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Johnathan Garza at info@aimhighernownc.com. Please include Organizer in the subject line.

Aim Higher Now is an equal opportunity employer.


 

REGIONAL ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

Organization Overview

Aim Higher Now works to engage and educate citizens about issues of public concern, and to hold
elected officials accountable to the values that have made North Carolina great. These include
investment in public schools and universities, expanded access to the ballot, the protection of our
natural resources, and economic opportunity that benefits all citizens.  We encourage the active
participation of citizens in government by communicating directly with people in their communities
through data-driven, strategic field, and digital programs. 

Position Description

Aim Higher Now is seeking highly motivated candidates to serve as Regional Organizing Directors in
Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Wilmington. Regional Organizing Directors will focus on issue
advocacy, voter engagement, and building long-term organizing capacity.

Regional Organizing Directors will report to the Aim Higher Now Organizing Director and will manage the
day-to-day field operations in their region. Regional Organizing Directors will be responsible for
implementing the field plan, recruiting, training and managing organizers, interns, and volunteers, and
will be held accountable to quantitative and qualitative metrics.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring, training and managing organizers and managing a regional office.
  • Recruiting, training, and building volunteer teams who will participate in and lead voter contact and other community engagement activities.
  • Engaging in direct voter contact through canvasses, phone banks, and community events.
  • Implement the Aim Higher Now culture that values staff and volunteers invests in their
  • professional development, and prepares them for long-term success.
  • Developing relationships with key community leaders, allied organizations, and coalitions to build a base of support within the region.

Qualifications:

  •  An applicant’s approach to managing and coaching staff will be the primary criteria by which applications are evaluated.
  •  Previous experience as an Organizer on either a political campaign or issue advocacy campaign.
  •  Ability to build strong relationships with staff, volunteers, partners and allies and to cultivate those relationships over time.
  •  A general understanding of how power intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class in organizing and electoral settings.
  • Strong attention to detail and a pattern of consistently following through on commitments even
  • during periods of increased workload.
  •  Demonstrated willingness to lead by example in setting a high standard for quality of work and
  • professionalism.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to working in a team environment and doing everything possible to
  • make the team successful.
  • An understanding of targeting and metrics and experience with database management,
  • including the VAN/VoteBuilder.
  • Access to a vehicle is required.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends, as necessary is required.
  • Compensation

The annual salary for this position is $45,000. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, health,
dental, and vision insurance coverage.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Johnathan Garza at
info@aimhighernownc.com. Please include Regional Organizing Director in the subject line.

Aim Higher Now is an equal opportunity employer.