Resource Generation (RG) is recruiting for 2 full-time Regional Organizers who will organize our New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, respectively.
The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for systemic change.
The success of a chapter organizer is measured by the strength of our chapters. A strong chapter has a cohesive leadership team, takes action and makes external impact, and recruits, retains, and develops new members with a particular focus on building our base of young people of color with wealth, anti-racist and anti-classist leadership development with our multiracial base, and building our base of young people with family foundations and who are high net wealth.
In New England, RG has chapters in Boston, Western Massachusetts, and Vermont, with opportunities for expansion in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. In the Mid-Atlantic, RG has chapters in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, with opportunities for expansion in Baltimore, MD. The New England Regional Organizer will report to the Membership Director and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer will report to the Campaign Director.
Resource Generation is a national non-profit organization mobilizing young people (age 18-35) with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. The broader Resource Generation community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change. RG has 18 chapters in cities around the U.S., and our chapters engage in base-building, political education programming, running giving circles, engaging in local and national campaigns, and building local organizational relationships.
Building strong chapters and member leaders aligned with national goals – 70%
- Organize 3 regionally based chapters to set annual goals; have a cohesive leadership team; take action and make external impact; and recruit, retain, and develop new members, with a particular focus on young people of color with wealth and people with high net wealth or high incomes.
- Be proactive and responsive to new chapter building opportunities in the region, including members and prospective organizational partners not in current chapter areas.
- Build power in their chapters and region, in relationship with poor and working class-led organizations, that can be leveraged toward collective wins. In particular, build capacity in chapters to participate in national and local campaigns.
- Integrate resource mobilization into chapter work and goals, making sure our organizing is moving more money into movements and supporting our national priorities around resource mobilization. Support the relationship between chapters and local social justice funds.
- Integrate fundraising into day-to-day organizing, making effective membership asks and recruiting members to do the same.
- Support the development of members’ leadership through one-on-one coaching, group meetings, chapter visits and trainings. Effective member leadership development results in building local chapter organizers who can do the day-to-day work of the chapter (recruit new members, build power, collective action, fundraising) without intensive supervision from the staff organizer.
Support national organizing priorities and special projects as needed (work that organizers need to do that is not based in their chapters) – 30%
- Is responsible for elements of program planning and outreach for our National Retreats – including Making Money Make Change, Transforming Philanthropy, and the Transformative Leadership Institute
- Responsible for meeting individual fundraising goal. Manage individual major donor list and consistently develop members to become major donors, pushing members to give more boldly to movements through our Giving Pledge.
- Responsible for owning the accuracy and regular input of data for assigned chapters and donors; as well as core administrative functions such as uploading and tagging receipts for expenses, and filling out timesheets.
Core qualifications and required skills
- Is an organizer. Has demonstrated at least 2 years of experience (paid or unpaid) developing leaders and mobilizing a base toward collective goals.
- Able to build strong relationships across difference. Collective-oriented. Skills working and building trust with a wide range of people across class, race, gender, etc.
- Self-directed and able to work remotely. Persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented. Can work-plan effectively to meet goals, communicate in a timely and responsive way, and can spend many hours a day on video calls and on a computer.
- Desire to do transformative organizing of a multiracial base of young wealthy people. Has a demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice. Believes in the stake young wealthy folks have in collective liberation, and the possibility and necessity of cross-class and multiracial movement building.
Our ideal candidate would have…
- A basic understanding of class, classism, and their own class identity
- Familiarity with organizing in their region and existing relationships with local and regional grassroots organizations
- Experience working on issue-based campaigns
- Experience doing grassroots and/or major donor fundraising
- Familiarity with healing justice; commitment to own transformation & healing from oppressive systems
- Some fluency in digital tools such as Google Suite, Zoom, organizing databases, Slack, Hustle, etc.
The candidate must be based in their region or willing to move. 30-40 days a year of travel required, both nationally for retreats and conferences and around the region to support chapters.
This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $56,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. Benefits include 100% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance; medical and transit flexible spending account; 403(b) retirement plan and an employer contribution after one year of employment; professional development funds; home office/co-working allowance; and annual paid vacation (15 days), sick leave (15 days), and personal days (5 days).
How to apply:
Submit your resume and cover letter through Breezy (Mid-Atlantic Application and New England Application) by Sunday, January 26th, 2020. (Note: if applying for both organizing positions, submit two applications.) RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color; trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people; and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.