Management / Nonprofit / Research

Director of Engagement

Full Time

UnifiEd

Bold Action for a Brilliant Future

Please email a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to lakweshia@unifi-ed.org and elizabeth@unifi-ed.org.  We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. We encourage people to apply as soon as possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish a strong professional culture within the field organization focused on accountability, reporting procedures, specific goals, utilization of best practices, innovation, and sense of purpose
  • On occasion, coordinate field organizing with fundraising operations
  • Strategically update and improve the organizations engagement plans to maximize results.
  • Communicate the field strategy to volunteers through presentations, new media, organizing meetings and training sessions.
  • Develop and supervise a team of engagement coordinators
  • Set up, manage and hold staff accountable to organizational wide organizing systems and a culture of database usage to enhance effectiveness of organizing.
  • Play a partner role with the ED in fundraising with donor s and foundations.
  • Prepare written reports, meetings summaries, and related materials as required.
  • Ability to implement a comprehensive, data-driven field plan and train, coach, and manage a field team to execute the plan
  • Set, meet, and exceed benchmarks for voter contact, volunteer recruitment, grassroots engagement, and GOTV
  • Responsible for managing and evaluating the UnifiED community project plans, working with the UnifiEd Education Engagement Coordinators to facilitate the community groups
  • Clearly define project roles and responsibilities, determine necessary resources, and monitor project performance through appropriate systems and procedures.
  • Assist members of UnifiEd Education Engagement Coordinator team as needed (research, participation in calls/canvasing, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • Skilled in coaching and empowering staff to improve their performance.
  • Experience with and ability to train on Votebuilder (VAN)
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills; successful at motivating staff to meet recruitment and voter contact goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent deadlines
  • Ability to inspire action in others, lead by example and instill purpose into daily campaign operations
  • Relentless dedication to the organization’s success and willingness to work long hours and the passion to inspire others to do the same.
  • Positive attitude and solution based approach in high pressure or difficult situations.
  • Experience managing staff and volunteers.