National Campaign Manager
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director, Programs and Powerbuilding
Location: The National Campaign manager may work remotely. This position can also be based in GLSEN’s headquarters in New York City or from our Washington DC office. This position will require domestic travel (20%).
Annual Salary: $65,000 - $75,000
GLSEN is a national education 501c3 non-profit organization, leading the movement to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for all since 1990. We work tirelessly to ensure that all children can have a high quality education where they are safe and affirmed. We envision a world in which every child student learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and in turn is respected and accepted themselves.
Each year, GLSEN reaches millions of students and educators via action at the national, state, and local levels, with leadership from a national network of volunteer GLSEN chapters. Over three decades, GLSEN has improved conditions for LGBTQ students across the United States and launched an international movement to address LGBTQ issues in education and promote respect for all in schools. For more information on GLSEN’s policy advocacy, student leadership initiatives, school-based programs, research, and professional development for educators visit www.glsen.org.
GLSEN seeks a dynamic leader with national organizing, campaign development, and management experience to support the strategic implementation of GLSEN campaigns. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a talented leader with strong organizing acumen and a commitment to the work and values of GLSEN to play a central role in implementing the GLSEN’s vision and mission. The National Campaign Director will work closely with the Deputy Executive Director of programs and powerbuilding to lead, direct and manage GLSEN’s national mobilization efforts which consists activating GLSEN’s chapters, student leaders, educators and advocates across the country to participate in various campaigns, days of action and advocacy efforts to advance our mission and strategic priorities.
- Provide strategic leadership to support GLSEN’s organizing efforts, across the United States:
- Clarify and strengthen existing campaigns including but not limited to impact evaluation, messaging, materials & outcomes.
- Assess and identify opportunities for bringing existing campaigns to scale.
- Plan, monitor and track campaign related budgets.
- Identify new campaigns/strategies and organizational targets
- Provide reports Deputy Executive Director of Programs & Power Building on a regular basis.
- Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to support program operations and organizational decision making including, but not limited to:
- the Policy effort to develop and execute strategies in support of legislative and policy advocacy
- and the Development and Communications departments to coordinate communications to our audiences.
- Manage the GLSEN’s current mobilization initiatives, which includes (but is not limited to) campaign workshops, skill-based trainings, and other presentations.
- Collaborate with the Communications & Education department to develop educational and organizing materials.
- Work in coalition with key community/chapter members, groups, and grassroots organizations to achieve shared goals.
- Expand the GLSEN’s network of support and alliances by identifying strategic allies and building new partnerships that will strengthen and broaden our impact.
- Support Directors to supervise organizers in coalition and movement building activities designed to strengthen strategic partnerships and broaden our movement and base.
- Support engagement with a diverse set of policymakers, stakeholders, and thought leaders from across the ideological spectrum.
- Closely coordinate with the Policy department and other departments to develop and implement GLSEN’s campaigns on ongoing priorities and rapid response to urgent, unanticipated threats to civil & human rights.
- Work with Departmental leadership to oversee the development and implementation of organizing campaign plans.
- Work closely with the Chapters on local and statewide campaigns.
- Plan and execute lobby days and community engagement events.
- Lead the management and development of GLSEN’s volunteer network in participating states.
- Assemble and hold cross departmental campaign/programs team meetings.
- Actively support the GLSEN’s internal and external commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A combined minimum of 7 years of experience in political, community or issue advocacy organizing, including substantial demonstrated experience leading organizing campaigns at the local, state or national levels and 2 years supporting a team.
- This includes experience working with organizational membership, volunteers, directly impacted communities, and/or community organizers.
- Track record of training, developing and supporting new organizers.
- Demonstrated success in building organizational infrastructures.
- An understanding of and commitment to the nonpartisan mission and goals of GLSEN.
- Excellent communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
- Strong analytical ability, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and collaborative work style.
- Demonstrated experience in applying principles of racial justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Experience with digital organizing tools including e-mail-, call-, and text-to-action tools.
- Experience with Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software (i.e., NPG VAN, salesforce).
- Availability and willingness to travel, as necessary, and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities.
Ideal candidate will also possess:
A love for the challenges and rewards of working for a multiracial, intergenerational organization. Existing relationships with a diverse set of policy makers and/or constituencies. Familiarity with the cultural and/or political landscapes within different regions in the US. Familiarity with media strategy, including social media. A great sense of humor, a collaborative disposition, patience, and flexibility.
GLSEN offers a generous benefits package, including: five weeks paid time off for new employees in addition to 10 paid holidays per year; 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance for staff and optional benefits for family members; life insurance; and a 401k plan with increasing employer contributions based on staff tenure.
The National Campaign Manager may be a remote position GLSEN has offices in NYC and D.C.,up to 20% of this position will include travel when it is safe to do so. During the Coronavirus pandemic this role is 100% remote while social distancing orders are in place.
To apply, submit your resume and letter of interest at www.glsen.org/apply-work-glsen
GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people with disabilities, women, and non-LGBTQ people to apply.