Director of Organizing

Location: Remote with travel throughout Maryland 


Summary: Progressive Maryland was founded to empower communities to act for social and economic justice by developing leaders and cultivating allies in order to build a grassroots movement with the power to advance economic, racial, and environmental equity. We are made up of over 125,000 individual members and supporters and dozens of affiliated religious, community and labor organizations statewide. 

Director of Organizing: The Director of Organizing takes responsibility for building a network of cohesive, effective, and relational member leaders and volunteers for the organization by managing our team of six region-based community organizers. The Director of Organizing oversees recruitment of new supporters and the development of volunteer member leaders who both a) identify with and support the mission of Progressive Maryland, and b) commit to power building for the world as it should be. Under the supervision of our Executive Director, the Director of Organizing develops basebuilding and electoral campaign strategies and leads the planning, execution, and debrief of grassroots outreach plans to further the ideologic and programmatic goals of the organization. The Director of Organizing also manages the execution of periodic grassroots fundraising and membership drives.


  • Supervise a team of 6 regional organizers and work with them to grow at least one Progressive Maryland chapter in their turf
  • Develop and implement basebuilding and leadership development plans for our local chapters
  • In coordination with the Campaigns Director, develop Progressive Maryland’s power-building methodology to be of the highest levels of rigor and impact and ensure that each member of your team is fully bought into and able to carry out our methodology
  • Ensure organizational base building and grassroots fundraising goals are met and tracked in a consistent and accurate fashion
  • Manage our candidate training and development program, the Maryland People’s Leadership Institute
  • Manage our organizing and leadership development trainings for members and staff


  • Strong commitment to building grassroots power by organizing individuals to take collective action
  • Experience with managing teams of organizers on a social justice issue and/or progressive electoral campaign
  • Ability to design and run trainings covering basic community organizing skills
  • Experience building and implementing issue-based and electoral campaign plans that are driven by grassroots organizing and leadership development
  • Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms 
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects 
  • Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, and as a team lead 
  • The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments    in complicated situations, and show flexibility
  • Experience with Votebuilder/VAN and other campaign platforms 
  • Experience with and/or understanding of a broad range of racial, economic, gender, social, and environmental equity issues
  • A clear sense of the challenges our communities face, impatience in the face of those wrongs, and a drive to address them

Pluses (but not required) 

  • Familiarity with Maryland political systems on the city, county, and state level
  • Residence in or a desire to move to Maryland or Washington, DC.

Travel: All positions require reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, laptop, phone, and willingness to travel throughout Maryland (25% of the time). 

Salary, Benefits, and Position Details: Salary is commensurate with experience between $75,000-$80,000. Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, 2 weeks paid vacation, 6 personal days, and 15 sick days per year, and holidays.  Relocation assistance available. 

To Apply: Please submit your resume and application on our website.  Complete applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a hire is made. 

This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group, contact [email protected] with any questions. 

Progressive Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQ people, Returning Citizens, and Immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.