Higher Heights, a rapidly growing national organization is preparing to expand its work and leadership team to harness the organizing power of Black women in 2020 and beyond at the polls and on the ballot. Black women continue to play a pivotal role in America’s democracy and the road to the 2020 elections provides an opportunity to build on Higher Heights' impact to influence elections, elect Black women and advance policies.
Higher Heights is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to harnessing Black women’s collective political power to elect Black women, influence elections and advance progressive policies.
Higher Heights for America, a 501(c)4 organization, and its sister organization Higher Heights Leadership Fund, a 501(c)3, are rapidly growing and expanding their leadership team.
Higher Heights seeks a high-level experienced National Director who will work directly for the Co-Founders and is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen Higher Heights’ political and program strategy.
The position of National Director requires working with key stakeholders at the local, state and national level to set plans and programs that achieve multiple, shared objectives.
The position requires a candidate to be highly collaborative, to function with a high level of autonomy, to help lead and manage multiple projects and work on time sensitive deadlines.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
- Develop and implement short and long-term strategies and plans to recruit, train and support Black women running for office as well as engage and organize a rapidly growing membership on the national, state and local levels.
- Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization as well as develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
- Identify and develop relationships with key organizational partners and stakeholders nationally and in key states.
- Supervise process to identify and assess potential political and cultural opportunities.
- Promote a culture of rigor and metrics-based evaluation alongside qualitative data and develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
- Integrate and manage the most up to date online organizing technology.
- Manage staff, vendors and consultants.
- Other responsibilities and tasks as needed.
- At least 6-8 years of advocacy and electoral campaign experience in organizing and management.
- Knowledge of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations and experience building power with both types of organizations.
- Commitment to gender and racial justice and social justice values. Extensive familiarity with women’s and social justice organizations and actors a plus.
- Must be a self-starter with strong organizational skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Significant travel required.
- A strong commitment to rigor and metrics-driven work, including using experimentation to measure impact.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects, develop work plans and meet target goals and objectives.
- Desire to work in and foster a culture of high output, open communication, low ego, and no drama.
- Experience working for a membership organization.
- Willing to travel.
This is a full-time exempt position in the Brooklyn, NY office. The National Director can work remotely with travel to office. Please submit resume and cover letters in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: email@example.com. Applicants of color and women are encouraged to apply. Visit www.higherheightsforamerica.org to learn more about the organization.
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position.
Higher Heights is an equal opportunity employer. Higher Heights prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.