Rapid Response Organizing Manager

Virtual Req #436
Monday, April 4, 2022

Title: Rapid Response Organizing Manager

Position: Temporary

Location: Remote


About COG


Community Outreach Group, through the principles and practices of community organizing, scales and grows partner organizations to achieve their goals by organizing with, hiring from, and building for the communities they serve.


Community Outreach Group envisions a world where people, including the most marginalized, can express their truest selves, imagine infinite possibilities, and feel radical joy, vulnerability, and empowerment.


Program Overview


Over the next 12 months, numerous attacks will likely be made on access to healthcare at the federal level and in state legislatures across the country. Planned Parenthood is partnering with Community Outreach Group to staff Rapid Response Organizers to help fight back and protect access to reproductive care in key states. 


General Description


Community Outreach Group is seeking a highly motivated Rapid Response Organizing Manager to supervise eight Rapid Response Organizers in key states. Organizers will work in close coordination with Planned Parenthood’s national campaigns team and deploy to target states to help seize key moments, organize supporters, win state legislative fights, and build power for Planned Parenthood and the reproductive freedom movement. Each Rapid Response Senior Organizer will be assigned to a region of the country and will work with Planned Parenthood's existing infrastructure to develop and execute campaign plans in their assigned states. Rapid Response Senior Organizers will deploy to a single state for a several-month assignment and be responsible for driving the work on the ground in that placement. These are in-person organizing positions.


The Rapid Response Organizing Manager reports to Regional Program Director at Community Outreach Group. While every assignment for the Organizers will be different, campaign elements for the Organizers might include direct constituent contact, volunteer engagement, building coalitions, and planning or managing events like press conferences or rallies. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Lead a team of organizers to create and execute campaign plans for state fights and other campaigns.
  • Liaise with the client and multiple stakeholders to set clear goals for up to 10 states with different programmatic priorities.
  • Work with leadership to break overall goals down into smaller goals, develop timelines and work plans, and produce reports to tell the story of your team’s progress.
  • Supervise organizers by setting clear goals, developing work plans, acting as a coach and mentor to ensure employee development, conducting regular check-ins, and offering feedback.
  • Conduct daily and weekly reporting on metrics and goals for the organizing program.
  • Ensure data collection integrity through enforcement of quality control measures.
  • Effectively use technology tools to ensure accurate and timely data entry.
  • Provide on-site event support for organizing events as needed.
  • Ensure client and organizational satisfaction and completion of all program goals and obligations.


Job Requirements


  • The ideal candidate will have a mix of grassroots, legislative, electoral, paid, and volunteer organizing.
  • At least one year of management experience.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage and track multiple projects at once.
  • Has managed multiple programs simultaneously.
  • Has developed campaign or field plans (strategies to accomplish a goal).
  • Demonstrated success in meeting goals and expectations and managing others to goals.
  • Knows how to use the VAN voter database software.
  • Comfortable with, knowledgeable of, and enthusiastic about discussing topics related to sexual and reproductive health, politics, and public policy.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to progressive causes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including comfort meeting and talking with new people.
  • Effective communicator face-to-face and in writing.
  • Curious and excited about movement building and grassroots organizing.
  • Flexible and self-motivated to identify priorities and complete work independently.
  • Comfortable with technology, and can learn new tools quickly.
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce and with/for communities of color.
  • Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.
  • Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Maintain a solutions-oriented attitude in tough situations.
  • Licensed driver with access to a vehicle.

There is no formal education requirement for this position.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt, senior-level position with the Community Outreach Group, with an annual base salary between $72,000 and $77,000 depending on skills, experience, and qualifications. Full-time exempt employees are also eligible for a cell phone reimbursement of up to $75/month, and employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. This is a short-term position with an expected end date of December 31, 2022.


Please apply on our website at www.knockdoors.org/jobs. We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply.

The Community Outreach Group, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Community Outreach Group, LLC is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values quality, equity, innovation, transparency, bravery, and sustainability. 


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  • Employment Indicator Seasonal