Field Director
Washington DC, DC
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

Field Director

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. The Task Force has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and Miami. More information at http://www.thetaskforce.org

Location: Washington, DC

Reports to: Director, Advocacy and Action Department

Supervises: Sr. Field Organizer, Field Organizer

Travel: up to 75%

Summary: This position will be part of the Advocacy and Action Team, a department working to build power, take action, and create change. Our work is aligned under three pillars: Queering Democracy, Queering Equity and Queering Faith. In close coordination with Advocacy and Action leaders and staff and other Task Force staff, The Field Director manages and directs the Task Force’s efforts to mobilize activists and supporters to participate in political and public education campaigns that promote equity for LGBTQ people. This includes developing organizing strategies and tactics that align with our overall legislative and electoral strategy, and to build political power. 


Responsibilities:

The Field Director:

  • Leads the creation and implementation of a      comprehensive field plan to meet our defined strategic goals and turn      those goals into tactics, timelines and metrics. Track progress, produce      reports, and adjust plans as necessary.
  • Manages      the Task Force’s field team and organizing infrastructure to achieve our      strategic goals, including training, supervising, and coaching field staff,      interns, and volunteers. 
  • Develops      and implements strategies to expand our base of volunteers, supporters,      and activists though recruitment, training, appreciation, and ongoing      engagement, ensuring that we can successfully mobilize      when needed. 
  • Works      with field organizers and coalition partners to coordinate actions and      activities to engage and influence decision-makers and stakeholders on our      campaign objectives. Works collaboratively with our policy team to engage      members and volunteers on legislative and policy work.  Assists in the creation of public      education materials for organizing purposes.

· Collaborate with the Task Force’s communications team to develop tactics including to expand the reach of people who know about the organizing work of the National LGBTQ Task Force. Ensure that our work and vision is strategically shared with the Task Force’s shareholders including public speaking engagements and social media.

  • Works      collaboratively with our Creating Change team on organizing efforts to      support our annual conference.
  • Serves as the point person for field efforts and      coalitions at multiple national, state, and local tables, working in      partnership to define and develop strategies and campaigns to advance our shared      goals. Leads efforts to improve field organizing among LGBTQ coalition      partners at the state and local level. 
  • Ensures      successful implementation of advocacy technology tools to increase      engagement by organizing staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinates      field organizing with fundraising operations.
  • Develops,      implements, and manages the field budget.

· Engages with our Development department to fundraise, support events and develop donor relationships for the Task Force.


Requirements

 Qualifications: 

  • Experience      planning and implementing effective field organizing strategies for political,      ballot initiative, and/or legislative campaigns.
  • Experience      supervising field organizing staff and volunteers.
  • Experience      building big teams of volunteers to take collective action to build power      towards a specific, measurable goal.

· Understands the intersections of oppression and has a Power, Privilege and Oppression analysis, demonstrated ability to apply analysis to team building and strategic planning.· Knowledge of the political landscape, including opportunities for cross-movement coalition-building and a deep understanding of the LGBTQ community, especially with regards to trans justice, communities of faith and communities of color.· Comfort with organizing and engaging clergy, faith leaders, and other people of faith.· Experience working closely and effectively with media platforms and familiarity with social media as an organizing tactic.· Strong written and oral communications skills.· Strong task and time management, problem-solving, and follow-through skills.· Great relationship builder and the ability to inspire others to take action.· Demonstrated ability to give and receive critical feedback.· Desire and ability to travel extensively, sometimes on short notice.· Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the National LGBTQ Task Force.