State Manager, Georgia

72% Flex
Full Remote
Full time
100 - 110 K yearly
Remote from:United States
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State Manager, Georgia

72% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Contract: Full time
Salary: 100 - 110K yearly
Work from: United States...

Offer summary

Qualifications:

5-6 years of field organizing, Experience in Georgia's black communities, Knowledge of VAN tool.

Key responsabilities:

  • Develop and execute statewide programs
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Provide people and project management
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Startuphttp://blackfutureslab.org/
11 - 50 Employees

Job description

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Your missions

The Black Futures Lab is a 501(c)3 that transforms Black communities into constituencies that wield independent, political power at the municipal, state, and federal levels. The problems Black communities face is complex; the solutions to those problems require imagination, experimentation, and political power. The Black Futures Lab combines strategies that help us imagine the alternatives we deserve while building political power at the local, state, and national levels to implement those alternatives.

The Black Futures Lab is hiring a State Manager, GA. This is a remote and shared position with Black Futures’ Lab sister organization Black to the Future Action Fund.  The State Manager, GA is managed by the Field Director and works closely with all staff within the organization.

The State Manager,GA manages and carries out the programmatic work of the Black Futures Lab by building strong relationships with organizers and organizations in the state of Georgia; activating and mobilizing those relationships to meet the programmatic and strategic goals of the organization; and developing new relationships, partnerships, and collaborations.

The State Manager is supervised by the Field Director. In addition, this role will manage the Lead Organizer, temporary staff and state organizers in Georgia. This role is fully remote but will require travel throughout Georgia and in our other four priority states during elections and quarterly in-person all-staff planning sessions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizing

  • Develop and lead the execution of strategy for statewide civic engagement, advocacy, and year-round electoral organizing programs in Black communities.
  • Serve as chief strategist on local and state issues and elections through providing thought partnership on developing and executing statewide long term and short-term strategic campaigns.
  • Engage, educate and activate current and potential Black voters across Georgia.
  • Motivate, inspire, and mobilize new people to become politically engaged in ways that ultimately results in the expansion of the Black electorate and their ability to wield independent, Black political power.
  • Collaborate with organizational leadership to create synergy & alignment across Georgia focused issue campaigns, policy, movement politics, communications, and power building efforts.
  • Develop and lead activities that connect current and potential supporters to the Black Futures Lab community, while moving them up the ladder of engagement.
  • Conduct nonpartisan voter education and turnout efforts targeting Black voters.

Partnerships

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with elected officials, activists, organizations and identify opportunities to partner to build and wield independent Black political power.
  • Represent the organization publicly and in coalitions, in addition to identifying, managing, and growing a portfolio of external allies and partners.
  • Facilitate and maintain relationships with Black-led grassroots organizations.
  • Regularly track and document active campaigns and priority issues for Black Futures Lab’s partner organizations, identifying and implementing ways for the Black Futures Lab to support
  • Maintain regular communication with and engagement of partner organizations.
  • Represent Black Futures Lab at local and statewide coalition tables.
  • Facilitate and provide technical assistance on civic engagement with local partners and the greater, Black-led organizing community in Georgia.

People Management

  • Provide supervision and support to direct reports through weekly check-ins and weekly planning calls.
  • Works with the Lead Organizer to develop statewide metrics and activities for volunteer-led organizing program focused on engaging and activating Black voters.

Project Management

  • Develop and execute state field plans outlining clear strategies, tactics, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of organizational goals and priorities.
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies to keep organizing initiatives on track.
  • Utilize project management tools and techniques to track milestones, tasks, and dependencies.
  • Regularly communicate with stakeholders to provide updates on project status, address concerns, and solicit feedback.
  • Conduct post-project evaluations to assess the effectiveness of organizing initiatives and identify areas for improvement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 5-6 years of demonstrated field organizing and managing organizers and volunteer canvassers.
  • Demonstrated previous experience organizing in black communities in Georgia,
  • Demonstrated experience with both issue and electoral organizing.
  • Experience working with VAN is required. EveryAction platform experience is a plus.
  • Very well organized; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

  • All staff work remotely. Office hours are 10 am - 6 pm local time. Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate team members in other time zones.  
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including evening and weekend events, as necessary. Willingness to travel.   
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

  • The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.   
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information and to work with students, staff, administration, and families in person and on the telephone.   
  • Seeing to read and write, exchange emails, conduct work, and prepare documents and reports.   
  • Lifting moderately heavy objects and handling and/or transporting equipment and tools needed for the position.   
  • Kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.  

COMPENSATION

  • The estimated salary range is $100,000-$110,000 depending on experience. We offer a competitive health benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and a generous paid time off schedule.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit your resume and complete the application questions.

The application deadline is May 8, 2024. While we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, we encourage you to submit yours before the deadline to ensure timely consideration. Rest assured, all applications will be thoroughly evaluated against the requirements of the role. If your qualifications meet our criteria, we will promptly reach out to discuss the next steps in the process. We appreciate your attention to this deadline and look forward to receiving your application.

We are committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please reach out to our team at people@blackfutureslab.org.

Black Futures Lab contracts with Resilient Strategies LLC for backend and operational support including hiring and employment. Resilient Strategies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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  • Great communication
  • Organized and collaborative

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