To Apply:

Submit your application on our website at We're Hiring, and send any questions to Jobs@strongerus.org with “State Director” in the subject line. We’ll review your application and contact you if we we are interested in discussing your candidacy.

Summary

Stronger U.S. works to advance a multi-issue economic fairness and pro-democracy agenda using an integrated citizen engagement model that focuses intensive attention year-round on recruiting and training volunteers to become “whole citizens” who participate fully in civic life as voters, issue advocates and community leaders–and who can train others to do the same. Stronger U.S. envisions an America in which all citizens have access to the middle class and the American Dream; with a responsive government; in which everyone does their fair share and plays their part.

As a Stronger U.S. State Director you are responsible for leading a collaborative planning process that defines the strategic direction for your state. You will develop and maintain relationships with a variety of state-level stakeholders including coalition allies, donors, and grasstops leaders. You will ensure that the capacity-building, earned media, and digital plans for your state hang together well, are tailored for your state, and achieve both long and short-term objectives. You and your team will build a long-term grassroots/grasstops and fundraising infrastructure capable of executing both issue and electoral campaigns. You will oversee the State Organizing Director in crafting the capacity building plan for your state and hold your staff accountable to metrics-based goals. You must be a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit capable of identifying power-building opportunities. You are responsible for developing a fundraising program in your state.

Key Responsibilities

  • Staff management, training, and coaching: Provide state staff with the management, training, and coaching that they need to organize, fundraise, and build a powerful volunteer infrastructure capable of winning short-term campaigns and shifting the balance of power in your state over time. You’ll travel for site visits and conduct one-to-one meetings with your staff and manage in-person staff meetings and trainings.

  • Coalition Organizing: You will build relationships with allied organizations and develop strategic partnerships that help Stronger U.S. build power in your state.

  • Strategic planning and program development: Manage a collaborative process that develops the organization’s state-based agenda within the national framework. Manage and coach the State Organizing Director who will work with organizing staff and volunteers to figure out how grassroots organizing can meet the strategic power building goals in your state. You and your team will respond to policy threats as they arise and also seek new opportunities for campaign development.

  • Public speaking and engagement: Represent Stronger U.S. at public events, conferences, and community meetings.

  • Communications and organizational visibility: With assistance from central staff, work to increase the organization’s media presence and name recognition through earned media events and digital organizing. Keep up with current issues in your state to identify opportunities for brand building.

  • Fundraising: Build lasting relationships in the funder community and build resources for your work through foundations, major donors, event planning, and other grassroots fundraising opportunities. Manage and train organizers to develop power in volunteer leaders through a program of grassroots fundraising.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of team-building, setting metrics for success and holding teams accountable to meeting those goals. Equally important is a passion for developing people and a passion for social justice. Candidates must have at least 4 years of issue advocacy, campaign or grassroots organization-building experience, including managing large teams, community organizing, organization building, political outreach, constituency outreach, earned media, resource management, and campaign coordination. Non-traditional leadership experience may be applied to meet this requirement on a case-by-case basis. Relationship-based organizing and leadership development experience with personal story, one-to-one meetings, and building volunteer teams is a plus. If you have less experience, you are encouraged to apply for our State Organizing Director or Community Organizer positions.

Compensation and Benefits:

Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Stronger U.S. offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply:

Submit your application on our website at We're Hiring, and send any questions to Jobs@strongerus.org with “State Director” in the subject line. We’ll review your application and contact you if we we are interested in discussing your candidacy.

Stronger U.S. is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.