Full-Time Field Director
Role: Field Director – 501(c)(3)
Managed by: Chief of Staff
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Terms of Employment: Full time, grant funded through Dec 2024. Pending grant funding 2025-26.
Timeline: ASAP, first application review May 1, 2023, ideal start date June 1, 2023
Compensation: This position is full time with a salary range of $75,000 – $90,000. Benefits package includes: $500 professional development; $250 office stipend; monthly internet (while we’re remote $50) and $60 cell phone reimbursement; 80% coverage of medical, dental, vision, this includes dependent/spouse healthcare; paid holidays, maternity/paternity leave, flexible PTO & flexible work hours, and matching 401k.
One Arizona is a coalition of 501c3s focused on year-round voter registration, voter engagement, voter mobilization, election protection, and issue advocacy. We coordinate, provide tools and technical support, and fundraise to ensure our partners have the resources they need to meet their goals and our collective goals. Our mission is to improve the lives of Arizonans, especially people of color and young people, by building a culture of civic participation. By working together, we’ve created deep and lasting change in the state we call home.
One Arizona’s coalition partners advocate for a broad range of issues including, but not limited to: climate crisis and environmental protection, community organizing and voter engagement, economic justice, human and civil rights, immigrant rights, labor and worker’s rights, public education, reproductive choice, and voting rights.
Commitment to Racial Equity
One Arizona sees its commitment to racial equity as an integral part of its success. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how they see themselves contributing to our work on advancing racial equity.
The Field Director will hold relationships with 9-12 statewide partner organizations that conduct grassroots voter registration (VR), get out the vote (GOTV), Election Protection (EP), and Democracy Defense (DD) programs to engage communities of color in non-partisan civic engagement outreach. This role will support on-the-ground efforts through site coordination, in-office and field training. The Field Director will also lead on overall program alignment, team-building, and campaign coordination statewide. They are also responsible for managing and supporting the leadership development of the One Arizona field team who is responsible for conducting regular visits to partner offices in the field, run regular field reports, and lead weekly calls with groups. The Field Director coordinates the overall structure that supports partner organizations to implement best practices and meet 2023-24 program goals.
Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic, professional approach to problem-solving in work with partners and while working internally, independently or on a team.
The responsibilities of the Field Director will include, but are not limited, to:
- Strategic Leadership: Oversee and drive the statewide VR and GOTV plan, hold a problem-solving attitude to ongoing challenges, and communicate these plans and updates to the One Arizona team.
- Organizational Leadership: Oversee and drive internal organizing plan for meeting statewide goals, including but not limited to, VR, GOTV, Election Protection and Democracy Defense.
- Relationship Management: Build relationships with Arizona partners and election officials.
- Staff Management: Manage a team of 1-4 VR Field Coordinators/Quality Control (QC) coordinators in their work to support the VR program.
- Hiring and Onboarding support: Hire, onboard and with help from national partners – train new VR and QC staff.
- Training: Provide and coordinate general capacity-building support for partners as needed, including but not limited to canvasser training, BLOCKS, VAN, Google Suite training, management training, and other organizational tools.
- Site Visits: Support the field team to conduct regular site visits with groups to provide support, feedback and course correction as needed.
- Field Coordination: Drive progress-to-goal and quality control on weekly calls with groups. Organize and facilitate coordinated and/or collaborative partner events, including field meetings, training, and direct voter contact activities and events.
- Analysis: Analyze regular reports in order to recommend course corrections, lift up best practices, and collaborate with the Data Team One Arizona data team to ensure partners are making data informed decisions
- Turf Coordination: Administer turf coordination system and bring a solutions orientation to any turf-related conflicts that arise.
- Travel: Will vary depending on the needs of the partners and season of the program.
- Crisis Comms: Serve as point-person for crisis response in the state.
- Budget: Track spending and develop program budgets as needed with leadership support.
- Health and Safety: Adapt existing health and safety plan as needed with support and lead rapid response changes as needed.
- Proficiency with canvass operations and VAN (Voter Activation Network), know how to create lists, cut turf, train others how to, etc.
- Attention to detail and ability to develop efficient systems to deliver intended results.
- Demonstrated experience managing and developing staff members in a team setting and the ability to manage a team both remotely and in the office.
- Experience in campaign/community organizing, including but not limited to the following roles: field director, field manager, regional organizing director, canvass director, campaign manager.
- Willing or able to build strong relationships quickly and cultivate those relationships over the long term.
- Ability to work diplomatically in a coalition setting, delivering results from a diverse set of stakeholders including organizers to Executive Directors at partner organizations – must be able work with all levels of roles
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects at once.
- Ability to work well under pressure, collaborate with team members, resolve conflicts, and meet deadlines.
- Access to a vehicle and willingness to drive long distances within Arizona.
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings with prior notice, especially during the four weeks leading up to the VR deadlines at the end of September 2023, February 2024, and September 2024.
- Demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented and/or diverse communities, racial equity and social justice.
- Strong communication skills in person, on the phone, and in writing.
- Training background
- Knowledge of state structures of the progressive infrastructure and coalition partners
- Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets and Word/Google Docs, with an ability to learn online database platforms and general comfort with tools
- Proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required
- Ability to translate technical instructions into easy-to-follow language for non-technical audiences
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to in**@on********.org. Please include “Field Director, YOUR NAME” in the subject line.
One Arizona is committed to creating a dynamic, multicultural, diverse working environment. Candidates of color, women, gender-diverse individuals, differently-abled, and those with other diverse backgrounds and experience are encouraged to apply.
One Arizona is an equal-opportunity employer.
How to ApplyPlease submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Field Director, YOUR NAME” in the subject line.
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