Career Opportunity

Lillian’s List seeks a passionate and dynamic organizer to expand our network and assist with identifying and recruiting future women leaders across the state!

About Lillian’s List

Since 1997, Lillian’s List has been at the forefront of changing the face of power in North Carolina: recruiting, training, and mentoring emerging progressive women leaders who support reproductive freedom and gender equity and are interested in running for state or local office.  Lillian’s List has identified over 800 progressive leaders, trained over 700 potential candidates, supported nearly 200 women running for public office, and helped elect over 160 women to the legislature or Council of State.

The Recruitment & Organizing Manager will work under the supervision of the Training Director and may be based out of our Raleigh headquarters or work remotely.  They will assist with recruitment of future women leaders in targeted areas by identifying or developing strategic networks, developing or deepening relationships with our existing volunteer base and Sisterhood and helping to broaden public awareness of Lillian’s List.  The successful candidate will be committed to reproductive freedom and nurturing women leaders with the ability to work with a diverse group of staff, supporters and volunteers to meet our determined recruitment and membership development goals.

Ideal Experience and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission of Lillian’s List and increased representation of progressive women, who are champions of gender equity and reproductive freedom, in elected office.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of educational and relevant professional experience.
  • 4+ years of community or relational organizing experience, preferably in North Carolina and in rural communities, that has contributed to advanced knowledge of the requirements of organizing work.
  • Demonstrated success managing an advocacy, political or issue campaign or equivalent project that required field, community or relational organizing to be successful.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts; willingness and ability to speak in public and to facilitate meetings and trainings. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and coalition partners and a proven track record of successful, mutually respectful relationships with diverse allies.
  • Experience supervising staff preferred.
  • Knowledge of NGP or another constituent relationship management (CRM) tool for organizing and managing campaigns, volunteers, etc.
  • Knowledge of issues related to reproductive justice and reproductive freedom.
  • Knowledge and experience in North Carolina politics preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and addressing sexism, racism, oppression, and inequity in the context of political work or issue or policy advocacy.
  • An energetic team player with strong self-motivation, excellent organizational and time management skills and willingness to work outside the “normal” 9 to 5 workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events.
  • Extensive in-state travel will be required. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

Essential Functions:

Under the direction and supervision of the Training Director, the Manager will be responsible for:

  • Using principles of community and relational organizing, develop and build relationships and networks in strategic parts of the state as identified collaboratively with appropriate staff.
  • Identify existing statewide and local organizations or networks that share our values and develop and maintain relationships that may result in mutually beneficial partnerships to advance our shared interests, values, and goals.
  • Collaborate and assist the staff in identifying future women leaders in strategic regions, counties or districts of the state to meet organizational recruitment goals.
  • Manage, cultivate and develop the Lillian’s List Scout program, a statewide team of volunteers who assist Lillian’s List in identifying and recruiting potential future leaders or candidates for elected office, including organizing and facilitating Scout meetings that engage the Scouts and identify and connect Lillian’s List to future women leaders.
  • Consult with and refer future leaders or candidates to appropriate Lillian’s List resources.
  • Work with the Training Director and Communications Director to raise the profile of Lillian’s List training offerings and recruit potential candidates or future leaders to attend appropriate trainings.
  • Actively seek out opportunities for Lillian’s List to participate in public discussions regarding women’s representation in political life and reproductive freedom, particularly to communities where women are currently underrepresented in local elected office.
  • Develop and maintaining strong relationships with coalition partners, volunteers, Board, and staff.
  • Other activities as assigned.

Compensation:

  • Salary range $50,000 – 56,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent benefits include: paid vacation and sick leave, health and dental insurance, a matching simple IRA, generous paid holidays.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter describing relevant experience and why you want to work for Lillian’s List
  • Resume
  • List of at least two professional references, including contact information for each.

Submit email applications to:

Sarah Preston, Executive Director
Lillian’s List
Sarah@lillianslist.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Lillian’s List is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from all interested persons, including people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons.

Pia Nargundkar

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