The Black Futures Lab is a 501(c)3 that transforms Black communities into constituencies that wield independent, political power at the municipal, state, and federal levels. The problems Black communities face are complex; the solutions to those problems require imagination, experimentation, and political power. The Black Futures Lab combines strategies that help us imagine the alternatives we deserve while building political power at the local, state, and national levels to implement those alternatives.
The State Manager carries out the programmatic work of the Black Futures Lab by building strong relationships with organizers and organizations in Atlanta, Georgia; activating and mobilizing those relationships to meet the programmatic and strategic goals of the organization; and developing new relationships, partnerships, and collaborations. The State Manager is supervised by the Organizing Director. In addition, this role will manage organizers. This role is remote but will require travel throughout the state.
The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this manner. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Provide supervision and support to volunteers, temporary staff and state-based organizers through weekly check-ins and weekly planning calls
- Train volunteers, temporary staff and state-based organizers to lead effective and efficient organizing campaigns in Black communities
- Oversee a volunteer-led organizing program focused on engaging and activating Black voters
- Oversee statewide civic engagement, advocacy, and electoral programs in Black communities
- Serve as chief strategist on local and state issues
- Engage, educate and activate current and potential Black voters across Georgia
- Motivate and inspire new people to become politically engaged in ways that ultimately results in the expansion of the Black electorate and their ability to wield independent, Black political power
- Provide thought partnership on developing and executing statewide long term and short term strategic campaigns
- Mobilize Black communities to drive policy change efforts at the local and state levels
- Collaborate with organizational leadership to develop synergy & alignment across Georgia focused issue campaigns, policy, movement politics, communications, and power building efforts
- Develop and lead activities that connect current and potential supporters to the Black Futures Lab community, while moving them up the ladder of engagement
- Conduct nonpartisan voter registration, education and turnout efforts targeting Black voters
- Design and achieve metrics and goals
- Build Black Futures Lab’s supporter community
- Build a local volunteer base through outreach, 1-1 relationship building, leadership development, political education, and regular engagement
- Other duties as assigned
- Develop relationships and collaborate with elected officials/activists/organizations, and identify opportunities to partner in an effort to build and wield independent Black political power
- Represent the organization publicly and in coalitions, in addition to identifying, managing, and growing a portfolio of external allies and partners
- Facilitate and maintain relationships with Black-led grassroots organizations
- Regularly track and document active campaigns and priority issues for Black Futures Lab’s partner organizations, identifying and implementing ways for the Black Futures Lab to support
- Maintain regular communication with and engagement of partner organizations
- Represent Black Futures Lab at local and statewide coalition tables
- Facilitate and provide technical assistance on civic engagement with local partners and the greater black-led organizing community in Georgia
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- 5-6 years of demonstrated field organizing and managing organizers and volunteers
- Very well organized; excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work
- 4-5 years of demonstrated experience utilizing traditional and new organizing tactics/strategies to engage black communities (i.e canvassing, house meetings, SMS campaigns & virtual events)
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
- Demonstrated previous experience organizing in black communities in Georgia,
- Demonstrated experience with both issue and electoral organizing
- Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required. EveryAction experience is a plus.
The estimated salary range is $80,000 – $90,000 depending on experience. We offer a competitive health benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, and a generous paid time off schedule.
How to Apply:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, using the “Apply” button at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c858a322-00a0-4526-9713-59699ec1e4bf&ccId=9200104414316_2&jobId=433091&lang=en_US&source=CC4
Applications received via email or outside of the designated process will not be considered.