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Field Director

Field Director

Part-Time - 30 hours per week
Contract
Remote (U.S. only)


About Impactive

Impactive, backed by YCombinator and Higher Ground Labs, was founded in 2017 as a get-out-the-vote tool for Democrats. Impactive has since expanded to become a distributed organizing platform allowing anyone to make an impact for the causes and candidates they care about. Our thesis is that grassroots activism at scale is better at changing hearts and minds than political ads. We empower activists with technology to make it easy to mobilize in a way that is both impactive and coordinated with the campaigns and organizations that have been doing this vital work for decades.

Columbia University’s Data Institute recently estimated Impactive's cost per vote at $2, making our method the single most effective form of organizing. Impactive has been covered by The New York Times, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and many more.

In 2020, Impactive worked with over 900 campaigns and organizations including Planned Parenthood, SEIU, Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, DCCC, DSCC, DNC, and presidential campaigns.

About the Role

Impactive is leading a new initiative in partnership with the CDC Foundation that aims to increase vaccine trust and uptake in communities of color, specifically the Black and Latinx communities. The initiative will launch in a number of pilot cities, beginning in Las Vegas, NV and expanding to additional cities.

Impactive’s Field Director will oversee this strategic partnership during its initial twelve week pilot, with the possibility of extension throughout our six month partnership. The initiative will leverage field tactics, including paid canvassing and relational outreach, as well as mobilization tactics such as volunteer and paid SMS and broadcast texting programs to reach communities of color. The Field Director will manage a small staff of organizers and volunteers to implement the initiative alongside local partners.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Field Strategy: Lead on the strategic implementation of mobilization efforts in communities of color across the country.
  • Manage Nationwide Partners: Build trusting relationships and collaborate with vendors and partners to expand vaccine access directly within local communities.
  • Oversee Campaign Efficacy and Reporting: Create and implement systems for accountability, tracking, and reporting progress on goals and metrics.
  • Provide Strategic Perspective: Recommend programmatic shifts as needed in accordance with program objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidates for this position have 4-8 years of campaign experience, understand turnout and mobilization in communities of color, and have a demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collaboration and teamwork. This is a remote, short-term campaign that will end in Sept 2021, with the possibility to extend.

  • At least four years of campaign leadership experience in organizing and/or mobilization, either in electoral politics, ballot measure or issue advocacy.
  • Strong network within the political, advocacy and/or nonprofit communities.
  • Led and managed campaign work in the electoral, advocacy, or public health sectors.
  • Commitment to racial justice and equitable campaigning.
  • Extensive lived experience working with communities of color, in particular Black and Latinx communities.
  • Empathetic to the daily rigor and short-term demands of a startup and able to tie these to long-term, strategic initiatives.

We don’t expect each candidate to have expertise in every single one of these areas — we’re looking for candidates who are strong in a couple of areas, and are passionate about learning and growing in others.

We eagerly accept applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Impactive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our employees’ differences, and know that differences⁠ — of all kinds⁠ — make us infinitely stronger.

Compensation and Work Environment

  • $1,500 - $2,000 per week stipend, depending on experience
  • Flexible work hours and environment
  • Collaborate with a dedicated and inspiring team of passionate activists, organizers, and technologists working to make a difference
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