Organizing Director

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The National Black Worker Center (NBWC) is seeking a high-level candidate to become a member of our leadership team. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the Director of Organizing will support the development and execution of a national movement strategy rooted in holistic organizing and centered around eradicating oppressive, harmful, and unsafe workplaces for Black people. This position is responsible for leading and directing the next phase of the NBWCP’s organizing program. This position requires someone who is policy literate, with significant experience in labor, political and or community organizing, and strategic campaign development, as well as supervisory experience.


  • Work as a member of the senior leadership team to develop and implement long term strategic growth plans
  • Supervise and lead the Policy Director in developing and executing policy strategy
  • Hire, train and supervise organizing staff around national organizing campaigns
  • Supervises staff in developing and maintaining organizing committees, including training, guidance, oversight, and accountability of staff in performance of their duties
  • Develops and executes field and political strategy to end worker structural racism
  • Leads planning, strategy, and implementation of all organizing drives
  • Leads strategy that influences and informs community and public policy awareness
  • Develops political and community support for organizing campaigns
  • Develops uniform standards for review and evaluation of campaigns
  • Acts as a spokesperson with allied organizations, community groups and media
  • Coordinates the development of a member organizing committee
  • Ensures the tracking, reporting and analysis on all membership activity in her/his purview
  • Evaluates field, policy, and political program for effectiveness
  • Develops and manages departmental budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and implements program activities as appropriate

Perform any related responsibility as assigned by Deputy Executive Director.


  • Six (6) years of organizing experience preferably running campaigns, with at least two (2) years political and policy experience
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Digital organizing experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful mobilizing, organizing and recruitment drives
  • Knowledgeable about nontraditional routes to mobilizing, organizing and leadership development
  • Dedicated to Black people, workers’ rights, and social justice and alignment with NBWCP’s mission and values
  • Dedicated to the mission of the NBWC including securing worker’s rights and social justice
  • Knowledge of Black workers, the workplace, and racial justice issues
  • Leadership and Supervisory Experience:
  • Experience team building and leadership development
  • Proven ability to lead and work with a team
  • Proven ability to track and report effectiveness of strategy and growth
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish, and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines
  • Effective, demonstrable oral, written, and listening skills
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills – demonstrable by the ability to assess information and evidence and act strategically
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed; adept at dealing with conflicting/changing priorities
  • Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
  • Experience with program planning and demonstrate effective administrative skills
  • Experience with VAN voter database and other organizing databases
  • Efficient working knowledge of computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and databases
  • Occasional travel both in state and out of state with overnights and periods away from home may be required
  • Work may include nights and weekends
  • Required to have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and a working automobile


National Black Worker Center Project is a project of and fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy. This position is offered a full benefits package, including 100% medical coverage for the employee and 90% medical coverage for dependents; 100% coverage for vision, dental, life/AD&D, long-term disability. NEO also offers a 401K retirement savings plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Medical FSA, Dependent Care FSA, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, other supplemental benefits and paid time off. Salary range is $70,000 to $90,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Provide a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates must also present a 2000 to 3000-word writing sample or campaign strategy that answers the question: How do you bring about change via community organizing?

These elements will make up your candidate profile. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

NEO Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Yes