About the Center for Community Change Action
Center for Community Change Action (CCCAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of the Center for Community Change. CCCAction’s mission to build the power and capacity of low-income people,. especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. CCCAction is empowering the people most affected by injustice to lead movements to improve the policies that affect their lives. The focus of our work includes jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. CCCAction launched an innovative campaign that is galvanizing resources to empower low-income people to advocate for the policies, legislation and leaders who will significantly reduce poverty over the next 10 years.
The Center for Community Change Action, in partnership with America’s Voice and Latino Victory Project are seeking a national campaign director to lead its 2016 Immigrant Voter Project.
The campaign director will oversee and coordinate all functions within the project, including field, communications, and coordination with national partner organizations. This is a full-time temporary position with benefits, that will last for 10 to 11 months.
Candidates should have at least 7-10 years of experience running and working on political campaigns, ideally with both candidate and issue advocacy campaigns; and experience managing a political staff. The position is based in Washington, DC, and will require significant travel. This position reports to the CCCAction Chief of Staff. Here are more details about the position and responsibilities:
Overall National Campaign Management and Partner Coordination
- Coordinate overall strategy development and execution for 2016 immigrant vote field and communications program — at the national level and in targeted states.
- Manage national staff and consultants in executing overall plan.
- Manage a coordinating committee of principals from four core national partners in their strategic oversight of campaign.
- Manage an advisory board of national and local partners and allies, experts, donors, and supporters in providing targeted advice and support on campaign design and implementation.
- Manage campaign budget.
Developing and Implementing State Campaigns
- Work with CCCA’s National Political Field Director in developing and implementing state-based campaigns, including hiring state-based staff and consultants, to engage and inspire targeted voting groups, particularly in Colorado, Nevada and Florida.
- Work with core national partners’ communications teams and in-state partners to develop and execute coordinated strategies for message development, earned media and issue advocacy that is integrated with voter field work.
- Build and maintain existing relationships with state organizations and oversee an integrated plan to leverage existing infrastructure and innovate where needed.
Managing National and State Campaign Communications
- Develop strategic communications narratives about targeted voter groups; work with core national partners’ communications teams to inject narrative into media at the state level and with national outlets.
- Oversee research plan and message development process to craft compelling issue-based communications to motivate targeted voters, working with field and communications teams.
- Support the efforts of partner groups to drive national political narrative with elites and political media; coordinate activities and press opportunities with coalition partners.
- Develop effective social media plans, websites and other digital media assets to drive voter contact.
- Participate in implementation of the fundraising plan as needed, working in coordination with Executive and fundraising teams to secure financial support from political donors.
- Significant electoral and community organizing experience — preferably at the national level.
- Knowledge of, and relationships within, local and national immigrant rights movement.
- Comfort with and passion for electoral politics and strategy.
- Demonstrated success in coalition and movement building.
- Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to grassroots organizing and electoral work.
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups and people.
- Self-motivated, independent, willing to work long, flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
- Good communication, writing and administrative skills
- Familiarity with reporting and metrics
- Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics and willing to work in a team environment
- Strong commitment to social justice and social change
- Up to 35% travel
- Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly preferred
Salary & Benefits: Highly competitive monthly salary — and generous benefits package including health/dental/vision, four weeks of vacation annually, and employer contribution to retirement after six months of employment.
Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled.
How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations and a writing sample to [email protected].