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Now Hiring: Manager of Organizing

by WREN on Dec 14, 2023

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in
South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit partners, elected officials, business leaders, donors, and the general public.

The Manager of Organizing is a member of the Organizing Department and reports directly to the Director of Organizing. This will be a full-time position. They will collaborate closely with staff across departments and partners across the state. They will be expected to travel to WREN headquarters in Columbia approximately once per month, with additional travel to other parts of the state.

Level, Compensation & Benefits
• Salary range is $45,000-$69,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
• This is a full-time position with flexibility for remote work within the state of South Carolina.
• Competitive benefits package includes medical and dental coverage (100% of coverage for employee), 12 weeks parental leave, paid time off and holidays, contribution to retirement plan, and support for professional development.
• Regular in-state travel and some additional domestic travel will be required. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Position Responsibilities

Overview of Responsibilities

Develop and Execute community outreach plans in key legislative districts around the state (20%)
• Facilitate weekly outreach team orientations.
• Host monthly training and co-learning opportunities for network members and WREN staff.
• Host weekly phone and text banks.
• Supervise neighborhood canvasses (and Deep Canvasses).
• Supervise tabling volunteers.
• Plan and execute crowd canvasses.
• Represent WREN Organizing Department at speaking engagements.

Facilitate skill shares and Train-the-Trainers sessions including, but not limited to, the following topics (10%):
• SC Legislature 101
• Dismantling White Supremacy
• Marshaling
• Care Bear (peer emotional support)
• Testifier Training
• Best Practices for Communicating with Legislators
• Deep Canvassing

Lead short-term mobilizations and build long-term organizing infrastructure (40%)
• Travel to key regions around the state to recruit and engage local advocates.
• Educate the public on our priority issues.
• Participate in shared learning with our constituents and build the base and
leadership capacity for individual network members and volunteers.
• Recruit, train, coordinate volunteers.
• Attend meetings for Coalition for Healthy Families, SC United for Justice and Equality, and SC Pro-Truth.
• Plan direct actions and quick statehouse mobilizations.
• Lead issue-based relational organizing campaigns.
• Assist the Director of Organizing in implementing healing justice and community care practices.
• Assist with constituent and advocate outreach to state legislators in key districts as communicated to the organizer by the Director of Organizing.

Manage data collection and program evaluation (15%)
• Collect and analyze data to track the progress of campaigns and make informed decisions. Maintain accurate records of voter information, volunteer hours, volunteers trained, to keep campaigns organized.
• Collaborate with the Director of Organizing to develop an evaluation plan to track impact and reach of campaigns.

Supervision of contract organizers (15%)
• Lead a team of up to four contract organizers.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
WREN seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and motivated person with a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive movement for gender justice. An ideal candidate is an actively anti-racist, self-motivated person who believes in community care and enjoys working as part of a fast-paced team in a political environment and advocating for gender justice. Fluency speaking about issues affecting transgender and gender marginalized people and working with transgender and gender expansive people is
essential for this position. Community and or electoral organizing experience is preferred but not required. BIPOC, Transgender, Gender Expansive, and LGBQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate:
• Experience in community and electoral organizing.
• Proficiency with NGP-VAN, Phone2Action, and volunteer CRMs a plus.
• Conflict resolution skills.
• Commitment to community care.
• Commitment to self and community accountability.
• Collaborative spirit.
• Willingness to engage in challenging and rewarding work.
• Willingness to occasionally work outside regular office hours in the evenings and on some weekends when many people are home.
• Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while communicating effectively and collaboratively with a remote team.
• Superior communication skills, including writing and speaking persuasively for diverse audiences.
• Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to juggle competing demands and tight timelines.
• Ability to travel occasionally throughout the state.
• Demonstrated commitment to and experience in building a diverse and inclusive movement for human rights and social justice.

How to Apply
WREN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity),
national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.

Deadline for applications is January 5, 2024. Please email cover letter, resume,
three references, and any accommodations requests to jobs@scwren.org, with “Manager of Organizing” in the subject line.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.

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