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Mobilization Manager

Seattle, WA, USASeattleWAUSA
Full-time

The Washington Mobilization Manager is responsible for developing advocacy infrastructure in target legislative districts by identifying, cultivating and organizing Save the Children Action Network’s supporters and volunteer leaders. In addition, he/she will also be responsible for developing key relationships with coalition partners, local elected officials and grasstops in the targeted districts to help with Save the Children Action Network’s high-priority policy action campaigns. Current SCAN campaigns are focused on maternal, newborn and child survival globally and early childhood education domestically. In partnership with the mobilization team the Manager will help assess Save the Children Action Network’s supporter base, determine key audiences and demographic segments to target, selecting strategies both online and offline to educate and engage targeted individuals and groups to meet our annual goals and deliverables. This position is virtual-office based position with a preference for candidates based in the Seattle area.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Build and develop an advocacy structure and SCAN presence in key districts. This includes but is not limited to recruiting and maintaining: an expanded supporter base, activists, leader base in each targeted district; outreach to coalition partners; a grass tops/influential network, and others as may be necessary. Conduct face to face interactions with grass tops and leaders as needed in the districts. (30%)
  • Recruit and build a leader model that supports outreach to elected officials through letters, phone calls, social media, and in-person meetings, letters to the editor, and blog posts. (20%)
  • Work collaboratively with SCAN’s young leaders outreach to build an infrastructure on targeted campuses and support the outreach efforts of the high school Ambassadors (20%)
  • Conduct trainings and provide ongoing support for volunteer leadership development. (15%)
  • Promote SCAN’s brand and agenda through planning of events at the local level as well as working with leadership on the ground to be visible at high-profile events throughout the region with ongoing use of social media and other targeted communications strategies. (15%)
Educational Background: 
High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
Skills/Experience: 
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in developing and executing on-the-ground issue advocacy campaigns, with tangible evidence-based results.
  • At least one election cycle field experience, whether on a political campaign or working an issue-advocacy campaign preferred.
  • Knowledge about developing and executing integrated online organizing, field based events, and grassroots recruitment for advocacy campaig
  • Working understanding of legislative and electoral process.
  • Ability to work well with coalitions and the staff and leadership of
  • allied organizations
  • Strong public speaking and training experience
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Team-player with excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Significant comfort level with social media and technology
  • Highly professional, motivated, energetic, and well organized
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize a number of ongoing projects
  • Ability to travel frequently to priority districts, and additional travel to meet campaign-specific needs when required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, strongly preferred
  • Experience recruiting, leading and motivating a diverse group of volunteers
Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
  • A family friendly work environment
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers
  • Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities as well as language learning opportunities

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Overview
Headquarters: 
Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1964
About Us
Mission: 

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 28 2018
Active Until: 
Dec 28 2018
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US
industry: 
Nonprofit