Digital Organizing Manager

Food Bank
City
Portland
State
Oregon
Title
Digital Organizing Manager
Description

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with first review on July 25, 2022

A cover letter is recommended for consideration.

This position is currently remote with preference for candidates residing in Oregon or SW Washington.

The pay range for this role is $75,207-$84,876

Note: Proof of COVID-19 fully vaccination status or exception per OFB policy will be required as a condition of employment.

Out-of-state selected candidates may be required to relocate to the Oregon/SW Washington area within 30 days of their start date.

Who You Are

You are an experienced field and digital organizer who cares deeply about people in our community who are experiencing food insecurity. You bring the spirit of an advocate and campaigner to your work, and aren’t afraid to think beyond the way things have ‘always been done’. You are known for your ability to innovate strategic tactics that drive action in alignment with policy campaign goals. You bring several years of experience mobilizing communities through digital and traditional field outreach — preferably in advocacy organizations, political campaigns, creative agencies or a similarly dynamic environment.

In addition, you are committed to apply equity as both a process and an outcome, with an interest in disrupting systems that drive hunger — including racism, sexism and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve a future where communities never know hunger.

Position Summary

Oregon Food Bank’s digital organizing team serves as the bridge between digital engagement/mobilization efforts and on-the-ground organizing work in communities throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Digital Organizing Manager provides strategic leadership and guidance to this team, coordinating cross-department work that deepens supporter relationships and moves community members toward meaningful online and offline engagement.

In this role, you’ll work with a talented team of community organizers, communications professionals and related vendors to drive our growing digital organizing and advocacy efforts. You will co-create constituent ladders of engagement across policy advocacy and civic engagement campaigns — using the latest digital, email, phone, social media, peer-to-peer-text, canvass and relational organizing strategies to achieve mobilization goals.

Category
Other
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

Collaborate with our Strategic Communications team to identify and develop digital campaigns that engage, motivate, and grow a people of color-led leadership core — with a particular focus on moving supporters from online to offline engagement.

Coordinate aligned digital organizing practices and constituent ladders of engagement across advocacy, communications, development and program implementation teams.

Supervise up to five staff including two digital organizers and a data coordinator.

Co-lead strategic approach, implementation and evaluation of social media communities managed by the Advocacy, Volunteer & Organizing team.

Measure, analyze and report performance metrics of online-to-offline organizing strategies.

Participate fully in data and technology systems development — as well as lobbying and finance tracking processes.

Participate fully in OFB’s Management team, leaning into collective responsibility for developing managers’ skills and a strong, equity-centered organizational culture.

Collaborate in preparation and management of the annual department budget.

Participate fully in cross-department teams as assigned or as critical to position responsibilities.

Other related duties as assigned; we know it's impossible to convey every single task or responsibility for the job description. Our hope is that as we work together to fulfill the job responsibilities above as essential job functions, should the primary duties evolve with significant job responsibility changes over time, EPCA will periodically evaluate the updates through the job evaluation and classification review processes.

Organizational-level responsibilities of exempt employees include:

To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good.

In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:

cross-departmental efforts

work culture activities and programming

advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others

plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.

Application qualifications

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate

Five or more years (5+) years of experience leading digital organizing efforts in social change settings — including two or more (2+) years supervising staff, building teams and developing leadership.

Significant experience in organizing, civic engagement or policy campaigns that advance race and gender justice.

Demonstrated success running digital campaigns that engage people in multiple languages across digital organizing tools (e.g. targeted email, peer-to-peer texting, phone banks, social media platforms, and relational organizing).

Administrator-level expertise in using EveryAction/NGPVAN — our core integrated digital engagement platform.

Full understanding of the latest techniques in analyzing and optimizing campaign performance

Excellence in managing projects from concept to evaluation — including proposal development, campaign activation and maintenance, and post-initiative analysis.

Ability to write creatively and structure compelling copy for a wide variety of formats and audiences.

Willingness to train, mentor and develop colleagues’ digital engagement skills.

Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities.

Organizational-level skills and experience for exempt employees include:

Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.

Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.

Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.

Self-directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.

Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications

Personal lived-experience of systemic hunger and/or its root causes (racism, sexism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, ableism, ageism, size-ism, ethnocentrism, and classism)

Written and/or oral proficiency in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chuukese, Simplified or Traditional Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Samoan, S’Gaw Karen, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Working knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or similar design software

Awareness of current events and news in anti-hunger efforts, federal food assistance programs (SNAP, WIC, etc.) or general social service initiatives

Organizational-level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:

Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.

Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.

Integration is defined as being able to or move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.

Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.

Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits are provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly through our website
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/

About the organization

Who We Are

Oregon Food Bank’s (OFB) mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that no one should be hungry — that food and health are basic human rights for all. And we know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of barriers to employment, education, housing and health care. That’s why we work systemically in our mission to end hunger in Oregon: we build community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today, and we build community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

Oregon Food Bank believes strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.

Additional information

The Fine Print:
Work environment: Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computers and phones extensively.

May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur. This role requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours. Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.

Background Check: This position does not require a criminal background check.

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