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Community Mobilization Field Director

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health


Description
Reporting to the Senior Director of Community Engagement, the Field Director is a management position. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience leading successful campaigns, including civic engagement efforts, at the state or nationwide-level and supervising field staff in various locations throughout the country. They will have experience using digital media technologies, in particular leveraging civic engagement tools such as the Voter Activation Network (VAN), and will have management and training experience. We seek a Field Director with experience working with diverse communities and cultivating relationships who is highly motivated in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have knowledge and commitment to reproductive health and rights and/or social justice issues.

Responsibilities:
Overall program management and implementation of programs related to Latina Advocacy Networks (LANs): personnel development and management, budgeting and strategic planning; Ensure successful development and implementation of local campaigns, in particular civic engagement campaigns that leverage NLIRH resources including Salesforce and Voter Activation Networks; Coordinate and plan campaign activities and events; Prepare reports from campaign activities and events; Develop and manage annual work plans for field staff, confirming adherence to established goals and benchmarks; Oversee capacity building for Latina Advocacy Networks (LANs); Provide technical assistance to field staff to achieve goals and benchmarks established in annual work plan; Develop and manage systems and processes for inter-field communications and sharing of best practices; Support in developing key strategic partnerships with organizations in key states to incubate campaigns and mobilization strategies; Develop innovative organizing and advocacy strategies and leadership development initiatives; Collaborate in the planning and execution of our signature LOLA (Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy) Trainings; Present at national conferences and engage other complementary training efforts; Support NLIRH’s capacity to integrate new media technology and strategies into campaigns and increase online engagement; Represent the organization at coalition meetings and media outlets, as needed.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field, Master’s preferred; 5-8 years of experience in managing field operations and community organizing, including supervising volunteers, interns and paid staff; Must have excellent communication and writing skills in both Spanish and English; Demonstrated success integrating technology into campaigns and engaging activists online; Experience with civic engagement tools (working knowledge of Voter Activation Network and Salesforce a plus); Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, especially: excellent judgment, strategic thinking and problem solving and high levels of initiative, creativity, flexibility and humor; Project management experience, and ability to coordinate multiple elements of a fast-paced environment; Strong time-management and budgeting skills; Extensive coalition-building and field-building experience; Dedication and commitment to reproductive justice is a must; Must be willing to travel up to 40-50% of time; driver’s license required.

How TO APPLY:
If you are interested in applying please send your resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to humanresources@latinainstitute.org. Please write Community Mobilization Field Director in the e-mail subject line.

About Organization:
Our Mission

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for the 26 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.


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