Jul 26, 2019
Support the Executive Director in setting organizational vision and strategy and managing the organization to achieve its organizational and programmatic priorities
Work with the Chief of People and Organizational Development to lead and oversee longer-term strategic planning processes, developing clear processes that engage the staff, boards, members and key partner organizations
Shape and consult on the program work of the organization
Ensure strong collaboration among teams and staff to drive program, maximize impact and nurture organizational health
Create and support spaces and practice in the organization to debrief and learn from our work and the movement
Serve as a thought partner and sounding board to the Executive Director, other senior leaders and a resource for all staff to voice ideas, suggestions and/or concerns
Organize convenings of and communications between senior staff and cross-org bodies to ensure strong internal coordination and alignment, surface questions and concerns; ensure that we have the right makeup of cross-organizational bodies, with an eye toward equity
Refine and maintain internal communication processes, systems, and norms to ensure that staff have the information they need and have clear ways of providing feedback into organizational decisions, and work is managed and executed transparently.
Act as a surrogate for the ED both internally and externally as needed with key external stakeholders (e.g. partners, the press, donors, etc)
Partner closely with the Executive Director and the Special Assistant to the ED to ensure that the ED’s time aligns with priorities
Manage special projects that arise related to organizational health, change management, and program
At least 3-5 years of organizational-level leadership experience in an advocacy campaigning and/or electoral context with a proven track record of setting, supporting, and leading a team, teams or organization in achieving priorities
Deep understanding of and commitment to organizational equity, and experience managing to implement equitable practices and culture, and demonstrated track record of success in this area
Acts with high integrity, professionalism, low ego, and camaraderie
Preferably at least 1-2 years or 1-2 electoral cycles digital campaigning and organizing experience
Demonstrated leadership skills, especially in relation to aligning multiple departments and/or stakeholders outside of their line management
Significant experience working across an organization to achieve complex goals
Deep commitment to MoveOn’s vision
Strong people, project, and change management experience
Inclusive, consultative decision-maker with demonstrated commitment to listening to team members and changing course when needed based on feedback
Has a substantial and nuanced understanding of power as it relates to the United States political process and systems and the progressive movement
Is an organized systems thinker who brings an organizational architecture lens
Detail-oriented -- ability to get into the minutiae of the work to problem solve
A relational manager with high emotional intelligence and experience being emotionally supportive to staff during stressful or difficult periods
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: MoveOn is a virtual organization. The Chief of Staff can live anywhere in the United States. Must be willing to travel domestically for up to 25% of their time.
Classification, Salary, and Benefits : Full-time. Competitive salary including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 12 weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of home office expenses.
To apply: Please submit a resume and writing sample (ideally an internal email or document explaining a process or a change; feel free to redact any confidential portions). A cover letter does not need to be included in the application. The application deadline is August 12, 2019.
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Senior Management - Director