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.

Responsibilities 

‚óŹ Supervise a team of 6 regional organizers and work with them to grow at least one Progressive Maryland chapter in their turf

‚óŹ Develop and implement basebuilding and leadership development plans for our local chapters

‚óŹ In coordination with the Campaigns Director, develop Progressive Maryland‚Äôs 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

‚óŹ Ensure organizational base building and grassroots fundraising goals are met and tracked in a consistent and accurate fashion

‚óŹ Manage our candidate training and development program, the Maryland People‚Äôs Leadership Institute

‚óŹ Manage our organizing and leadership development trainings for members and staff

Qualifications 

‚óŹ Strong commitment to building grassroots power by organizing individuals to take collective action

‚óŹ 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

‚óŹ Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms¬†

‚óŹ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects¬†

‚óŹ Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, and as a team lead¬†

‚óŹ The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments¬† ¬† in complicated situations, and show flexibility

‚óŹ Experience with Votebuilder/VAN and other campaign platforms¬†

‚óŹ Experience with and/or understanding of a broad range of racial, economic, gender, social, and environmental equity issues

‚óŹ 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) 

‚óŹ 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 the written application. 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.

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Climate Policy Analyst 

Location: 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. 

Climate Policy Analyst: The Climate Policy Analyst is responsible for legislative analysis and bill drafting in support of our work to end environmental racism and eliminate sacrifice zones in Maryland. As our resident expert on all things climate policy, the Analyst will represent Progressive Maryland in coalition spaces and build relationships with allied organizations, elected officials, and other stakeholders. They will also educate our grassroots leaders, community organizers, and senior staff about policy questions and collaborate with our communications team on developing accurate and compelling messaging that will drive our membership base to take action with us on climate justice issues. Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the Analyst will develop winning legislative strategies to advance our environmental policies.

Responsibilities 

‚óŹ Lead research and analysis of climate policy with a special focus on strategies to end environmental racism, eliminate sacrifice zones, and ensure a just transition to renewable energy sources

‚óŹ Utilize both written material and presentations to brief Progressive Maryland colleagues and grassroots members and leaders on climate policy issues

‚óŹ Collaborate with our communications team to develop messaging for social media, letters to the editor, and interviews with press

‚óŹ Analyze and track pending climate legislation at the state and local levels

‚óŹ With the support of the Deputy Executive Director, develop and implement strategies to advance our legislation

‚óŹ Represent Progressive Maryland in coalition spaces with allies and other climate stakeholders

Qualifications 

‚óŹ 3-5 years of professional experience in climate policy

‚óŹ Strong written and verbal communication skills, an ability to translate policy issues to non-specialist audiences

‚óŹ Strong attention to detail

‚óŹ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects¬†

‚óŹ Ability to work independently, as a member of a team with both internal and external partners, and a team lead¬†

‚óŹ Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms

‚óŹ The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments in complicated situations, and show flexibility.

‚óŹ Willingness to participate in occasional civic engagement activities such as canvassing, phone banking, and text banking during election years.

‚óŹ 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) 

‚óŹ Familiarity with Maryland political systems on the city, county, and state level¬†

‚óŹ Direct experience in grassroots community organizing, canvassing, and phone banking

Travel: All positions require reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, laptop, phone, and willingness to travel to Annapolis, MD (regularly during legislative session from mid-January to mid-April) and elsewhere in Maryland (as needed). 

Salary, Benefits, and Position Details: Salary is commensurate with experience between $60,000-$70,000. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, 2 weeks paid vacation, 6 personal days, 15 sick days, and holidays. Progressive Maryland is a proudly unionized workplace. This position is in the bargaining unit, which is represented by UFCW Local 1994. 

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

 

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Baltimore City Organizer

Community Organizer Job Description 

Location: Baltimore City

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. 

Community Organizer: The Organizer will work to sustain and expand Progressive Maryland's organizing work in their region by developing the local PM chapter(s) and engaging community members in ongoing campaigns. They build an ongoing base of members, volunteers, and grassroots leaders who identify with and support the mission of Progressive Maryland and participate in statewide issue campaigns in solidarity with Progressive Maryland members from other chapters across the state. The Organizer also builds relationships with allied organizations, elected officials, and candidates for office in their region. Under the supervision of the Director of Organizing, the Organizer works in concert with our team of organizers across the state to execute grassroots power-building plans that further Progressive Maryland’s programmatic and electoral goals. 

Responsibilities 

‚óŹ Build a base of members, volunteers, and grassroots leaders in Baltimore City

‚óŹ Recruit, develop and train Progressive Maryland members to take positions of leadership within their local Progressive Maryland chapter and on statewide issue campaigns

‚óŹ Work with our members to grow their local chapter of Progressive Maryland

‚óŹ Recruit, manage, and train Progressive Maryland members to canvass and phone bank before, during, and after election season

‚óŹ Mobilize our base to take action (turning out to events, submitting testimony during legislative session, signing petitions, etc.)

‚óŹ Use phones, social media, and community outreach techniques to recruit and identify prospective members¬†

‚óŹ Invite folks to become dues-paying members of Progressive Maryland

‚óŹ Meet base building and outreach goals, which are tracked and reported in an accurate and timely fashion each week¬†¬†

‚óŹ With the support of the Director of Organizing, develop and implement grassroots basebuilding plans

‚óŹ Represent Progressive Maryland at community events and meetings across their region

Qualifications 

‚óŹ Experience leading on a social justice issue and/or progressive electoral campaign¬†

‚óŹ Direct experience in grassroots community organizing, canvassing, and phone banking

‚óŹ Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms¬†

‚óŹ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects¬†

‚óŹ Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, and a team lead¬†

‚óŹ Ability to train and manage member volunteers

‚óŹ The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments in complicated situations, and show flexibility.

‚󏬆 A clear sense of the challenges our communities face, impatience in the face of those wrongs, and a drive to address them

‚óŹ Residence in or a willingness to relocate to Maryland or DC

Pluses (but not required) 

‚óŹ Familiarity with Maryland political systems on the city, county, and state level¬†

‚óŹ Experience with Votebuilder/VAN and other campaign platforms¬†

Travel: All positions require reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, laptop, phone, and willingness to travel throughout your region regularly and elsewhere in Maryland as needed.Salary, Benefits, and Position Details: Salary is commensurate with experience between $50,000-$65,000. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, 2 weeks paid vacation, 6 personal days, 15 sick days, and holidays. Progressive Maryland is a proudly unionized workplace. This position is in the bargaining unit, which is represented by UFCW Local 1994.

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

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Senior Organizer, Seven Ten Black Worker Center 

Location: Prince George’s County, 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. 

Worker Center Organizer: The Organizer will work to develop a worker center program as a core component of the work of Progressive Maryland. The 7/10 Worker Center will focus particularly on the needs of Black workers as well as formerly-incarcerated people. The Organizer will build connections with employers in the region and tap into networks of service providers to connect justice-impacted individuals and other low wage Black workers with jobs and other supports they need to build a successful career. They will build a base of Black workers who are seeking to improve working conditions and develop them as grassroots leaders that will self-determine what their needs are and build power for policy reforms which will increase the availability of quality jobs and increased rights at work. In addition to this organizing work, the Organizer will work to hold events to educate workers on their rights and events that increase their job prospects. The Organizer also builds relationships with allied organizations, elected officials, and other stakeholders. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Organizer works in concert with our team of organizers across the state to execute grassroots power-building plans that further Progressive Maryland’s programmatic and electoral goals.

Responsibilities 

‚óŹ Build a base of Black workers that includes formerly-incarcerated workers, volunteers, and¬† other grassroots leaders

‚óŹ Recruit, develop and train members to take positions of leadership within the worker center and to advocate for their rights

‚óŹ With support from the Executive Director, collaborate with our formerly-incarcerated members to develop and implement campaigns to address the challenges and barriers they face in accessing high-quality employment.

‚óŹ Mobilize our base to take action (turning out to events, submitting testimony during legislative session, signing petitions, etc.)

‚óŹ Meet base building and outreach goals, which are tracked and reported in an accurate and timely fashion each week¬†¬†

‚óŹ Represent Progressive Maryland at community events and meetings

‚óŹ Build relationships with community organizations and advocates to generate support for the worker center's efforts

‚óŹ Invite people to become dues-paying members of Progressive Maryland

‚óŹ Recruit, manage, and train members to canvass and phone bank before, during, and after election season¬†

Qualifications 

‚óŹ Several years of experience leading on a social justice issue and/or progressive electoral campaign¬†

‚óŹ Several years of experience in grassroots community organizing, canvassing, and phone banking

‚óŹ An understanding of the challenges faced by returning citizens, especially regarding employment

‚óŹ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects¬†

‚óŹ Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, and a team lead¬†

‚óŹ Ability to train and manage member volunteers

‚óŹ Experience with Votebuilder/VAN and other campaign platforms¬†

‚óŹ Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms¬†

‚óŹ The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments in complicated situations, and show flexibility

‚󏬆 A clear sense of the challenges our communities face, impatience in the face of those wrongs, and a drive to address them

‚óŹ Residence in or a willingness to relocate to Maryland or DC

Pluses (but not required) 

‚óŹ Familiarity with Maryland political systems on the city, county, and state level¬†

‚óŹ Experience working with justice-impacted individuals

Travel: All positions require reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, laptop, phone, and willingness to travel throughout your region regularly and elsewhere in Maryland as needed.

Salary, Benefits, and Position Details: Salary is commensurate with experience between $59,000-$65,500. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, 2 weeks paid vacation, 6 personal days, 15 sick days, and holidays. Progressive Maryland is a proudly unionized workplace. This position is in the bargaining unit, which is represented by UFCW Local 1994. 

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

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Justice Reform Organizer

Location: 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. 

Campaign Organizer: Under the supervision of our Campaigns Director, the Organizer will sustain and expand our criminal justice reform campaign by developing grassroots leaders to take on key roles as decision-makers and drivers of the campaign. The Organizer collaborates with our team of regional organizers to build a statewide grassroots base supporting their issue from across Maryland as well as on meeting additional organizational programmatic and electoral goals. They also seek out and build partnerships with potential ally organizations.

Responsibilities 

‚óŹ Build a base of members, volunteers, and grassroots leaders in support of criminal justice reform

‚óŹ Recruit, develop and train Progressive Maryland members to take positions of leadership on their campaign

‚óŹ Recruit, manage, and train Progressive Maryland members to canvass and phone bank before, during, and after election season

‚óŹ Mobilize our base to take action (turning out to events, submitting testimony during legislative session, signing petitions, etc.)

‚óŹ Use phones, social media, and community outreach techniques to recruit and identify prospective members¬†

‚óŹ Invite folks to become dues-paying members of Progressive Maryland

‚óŹ Meet base building and outreach goals, which are tracked and reported in an accurate and timely fashion each week¬†¬†

‚óŹ With the support of the Campaigns Director, develop and implement campaign plans

‚óŹ Represent Progressive Maryland and/or lead in coalition spaces related to their issue campaign

Qualifications 

‚óŹ Experience leading on a social justice issue and/or progressive electoral campaign¬†

‚óŹ Direct experience in grassroots community organizing, canvassing, and phone banking

‚óŹ Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms¬†

‚óŹ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects¬†

‚óŹ Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, and a team lead¬†

‚óŹ Ability to train and manage member volunteers

‚óŹ The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments in complicated situations, and show flexibility.

‚󏬆 A clear sense of the challenges our communities face, impatience in the face of those wrongs, and a drive to address them

‚óŹ Residence in or a willingness to relocate to Maryland or DC

Pluses (but not required) 

‚óŹ Familiarity with Maryland political systems on the city, county, and state level¬†

‚óŹ Experience with Votebuilder/VAN and other campaign platforms¬†

‚óŹ Experience working on and/or understanding of criminal justice reform and progressive approaches to drug policy reform

Travel: All positions require reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, laptop, phone, and willingness to travel throughout your region regularly and elsewhere in Maryland as needed.Salary, Benefits, and Position Details: Salary is commensurate with experience between $50,000-$65,000. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, 2 weeks paid vacation, 6 personal days, 15 sick days, and holidays. Progressive Maryland is a proudly unionized workplace. This position is in the bargaining unit, which is represented by UFCW Local 1994.

To Apply: Please send a 1-page or less story of self that tells us why you want to be or became an organizer, resume, and three professional references. Only complete applications submitted by email will be considered. Complete applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled.

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

 

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Operations Specialist

Location: 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.

Operations Specialist: The operations specialist will be a key part of Progressive Maryland, helping to implement the vision of the Executive Director and management team. The Operations Specialist will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, including human resources, event planning, scheduling, and budgeting. This position reports to the Deputy Executive Director.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the logistical aspects of the hiring process such as creating job descriptions and posting them online, setting up interviews with candidates, conducting reference checks, and other similar tasks
  • Onboard new staff to our digital platforms
  • Oversee office management and manage office supplies
  • Ensure compliance with operational policies
  • Foster teambuilding among staff by arranging group activities to cultivate a healthy organizational culture
  • Track departmental spending and ensure it falls in line with budget, provide monthly updates to management team on departmental spending
  • Schedule, confirm attendance, prepare digital and/or printed materials, create agendas, and take and distribute notes for key organizational meetings
  • Maintain accurate contact information for our members
  • Manage logistics for major organizational events such as our annual Membership Assembly, Board and staff retreats, fundraisers, etc.
  • Assist the Development and Organizing teams with processing donations, ensure donors receive appropriate documentation for tax deductions
  • Organize Shared Google Drive
  • Create and maintain an organized system for our database.
  • Liaise with external vendors
  • During the annual legislative session, track the filing and status of bills and hearing dates¬†
  • Other duties as assigne by supervisor or Executive Director

Qualifications:

‚óŹ Strong attention to detail

‚óŹ Strong written and verbal communication skills

‚óŹ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects¬†

‚óŹ Ability to work independently, as a member of a team with both internal and external partners, and a team lead¬†

‚óŹ Basic computer literacy and a willingness to quickly learn and use new digital platforms

‚óŹ The ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments in complicated situations, and show flexibility.

‚óŹ Previous experience in an office assistant, operations, logistics, or similar position

‚óŹ Willingness to participate in occasional civic engagement activities such as canvassing, phone banking, and text banking during election years.

‚óŹ 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): 

‚óŹ Familiarity with Maryland political systems on the city, county, and state level¬†

‚óŹ Direct experience in grassroots community organizing, canvassing, and phone banking

‚óŹ Familiarity with Asana, Google Suites, EveryAction, NGPVan, Discord, Spoke, and/or Zoom

Travel: All positions require reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, laptop, phone, and willingness to travel to Prince George’s County, MD and elsewhere in Maryland (as needed). 

Salary, Benefits, and Position Details: Salary is commensurate with experience between $50,000-$55,000. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, 2 weeks paid vacation, 6 personal days, 15 sick days, and holidays.

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

 

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