The Texas Freedom Network (TFN) seeks a full-time Texas Rising DFW Field Director based in Dallas. Texas Rising is a project of the Texas Freedom Network, a statewide grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement of young Texans working toward equality and social justice.
The DFW Deputy Field Director will oversee TFN’s programming for voter registration. The primary responsibilities of the DFW Deputy Field Director will be to manage a team of full-time staff, plan and coordinate Texas voter registration programming, and create/implement systems for the voter registration team in the DFW area. The DFW Deputy Field Director should be passionate about coaching staff, progressive organizing, and implementing systems. The Deputy Field Director will report to the Statewide Director.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
40% - Recruit, train, and manage a team of under 5 full-time voter registration leadership staff (who oversee teams of part time organizers in their regions, or manage our quality control systems) to organize effectively and efficiently in their communities to reach their voter registration goals. Travel to supervised regions.
20% - Work closely with leadership to develop a plan to register voters in their region, and assist in implementation/delegation of tasks specific to these campaigns
20% - Help with oversight and administration of canvassing programs
15% - Prepare and lead trainings organizing structure development
5% - Develop relationships and partnerships with partner organizations, allies in the community, and campus administrations in order to achieve programming goals
Qualifications and Skills
Experience in electoral organizing and managing organizers
2+ years of management experience preferred
Strong attention to detail
Must be a highly motivated self-starter who is able to work independently and in a team environment
Demonstrate a commitment to the progressive values, mission and goals of the organization, including experience working with communities of color and a desire to be part of an anti-racist organization.
Weekend and irregular work hours required
Ability to travel statewide and within region
Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations, and multi-task without sacrificing quality of work
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to foster a cooperative, team oriented work environment
100% employer paid medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer contribution, paid vacation, personal, sick, and parental leave.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Texas Freedom Network is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LGBTQ community to apply.