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Organizing Director - Ohio Organizing Collaborative

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative


Posted: 09/24/2019

Application Deadline: 01/01/2020


Youngstown, Ohio

Ohio Organizing Collaborative

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is an innovative statewide organization that unites community organizing groups, labor unions, faith organizations and policy institutes to build a transformative base of power to achieve social, racial and economic justice in Ohio. OOC employs approximately 30 organizers and staff in seven offices across the state, and anchors a network of 18 member organizations with leaders in all major metropolitan areas and some rural areas in Ohio. For more information, visit

Required Skills and Abilities

The Organizing Director is a self-motivated and detail-oriented critical thinker with a strong track record of successfully managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently. S/he is committed to the principles of social justice, has a strong leadership background, and knows how to manage assignments and solve problems quickly and efficiently.

The Organizing Director possesses excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent time management skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Ideally, s/he must have at least five to ten years of related organizing experience and is proficient in office software, database software, and web-based communication/collaboration tools.

Position Responsibilities

The Organizing Director reports to the Executive Director. S/he plays a key role on a talented and dedicated team that minimizes weaknesses, shares strengths and maintains high standards. S/he is able to work effectively with diverse staff, leaders, partners, and the general public. The Organizing Director:

  • Develops and implements quarterly campaign/work plans and a yearly professional development plan

  • Functions as a member of the senior management team, training team, and other teams as assigned
  • Oversees the successful development and management of all organizing campaigns, including strategizing and cutting issues for short- and long-term campaigns on local, regional and state platforms
  • Works with team leads to manage organizing staff and oversee the recruitment and training of organizers
  • Oversees the successful development and management of the organization’s leadership base, including the production of turnout for statewide leadership meetings, direct actions and community meetings
  • Integrates community organizing with long-term, community-driven policy change efforts
  • Prepares weekly reports, campaign briefs, meeting summaries, and all related materials as required
  • Assists communications staff with campaign framing and messaging, including collaborating on talking points, press releases, reports, blogs, social media, and other communications materials as necessary
  • Assists development staff with membership and fundraising efforts, including the solicitation of dues, event sponsorships, foundation grants and individual donations as necessary
  • Attends and actively participate in team and statewide meetings, meet at least biweekly with campaign supervisor, submit all reports in a timely manner, and attend professional organizer trainings as required
  • Performs all other duties as required

Position Details

The Organizing Director is a full-time position. A Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience is required. Salary is dependent upon experience, and includes health/dental insurance, vacation, and retirement match.

The Organizing Director must be bondable, possess an Ohio driver’s license, and have access to a reliable Automobile. In-state and national travel is required. Work-related expenses are reimbursed according to policy. OOC is an equal-opportunity employer.

25 East Boardman Street 6XLWH - Youngstown, OH 44503

EEO/AAP Policy Statement

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, criminal history, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion,termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and 3 references to Marissa Murphy, Managing Director, at

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