Mass Alliance Deputy Director
Mass Alliance is a coalition of 21 progressive political and advocacy organizations* that work together to build a more progressive Commonwealth. We build infrastructure and develop leadership in the progressive community. We build power around the progressive agenda in the State House by making a difference in state legislative elections and organizing our legislative allies to promote and pass progressive pubic policy.
Mass Alliance is searching for a talented and dedicated organizer to serve as Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will report to the Director and support all aspects of the Mass Alliance work. In particular, the Deputy Director will support coalition building, research candidates and campaigns, lead some of the grassroots electoral work, and manage low to mid-dollar fundraising as well as outreach and electronic communications.
Research state legislative districts, voting trends, issues, and candidates
Help manage the candidate evaluation, interview and endorsement process
Coordinate with member organizations and help them build effective political programs
Consult with targeted legislative campaigns on strategy, field, fundraising, and media
Maintain positive relationship with campaigns and track, evaluate, and regularly report on this progress
Write and produce fundraising communications, including email and direct mail
Organize Mass Alliance fundraising events
Keep donor database up to date
Build and maintain relationships with low and mid-dollar donors
Outreach and Communications
Manage and update the organizations website and other electronic media
Prepare and send regular email communications to the Mass Alliance mailing list
Support for Coalition Organizing
Prepare research and briefing materials for Mass Alliance meetings and members
Respond to requests from Alliance members
Build relationships with coalition members, allied organizations, and legislative allies
Supervise 4-8 Summer Political Interns
Depending on interest and skills, help plan and execute trainings for activists in grassroots campaigns and candidate trainings
Help recruit from diverse constituencies for training and individual development opportunities
Commitment to progressive values, coalition building, diversity, and the democratic process
2-5 years of experience in grassroots organizing or grassroots campaigns
Demonstrated success in all aspects of political campaigns
Experience working with diverse groups and building consensus
Fundraising experience with individual donors, including event planning
Excellent written and verbal communications
Strong computer skills
Ability to drive throughout the state (mileage reimbursed at $.40 per mile)
Ability to work long and/or irregular hours, including nights and weekends
Salary and Benefits
$36,000-40,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including full health care, IRA, and three weeks paid vacation per year. This is a full time contract position through the end of 2010, renewable subject to the availability of funding.
Please submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2010.
Mass Alliance strives to reflect the diversity in the communities we serve. Candidates of color and LGBT candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
*Mass Alliance member organizations include: 1199SEIU, American Federation of Teachers-MA, Boston Teachers Union, Clean Water Action, Coalition for New American Voters, Coalition for Social Justice, Democratic Socialists of America-Boston Chapter, MassEquality, Mass Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, Massachusetts Peace Action, Massachusetts Teachers Association, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, National Association of Social Workers/MA-PACE, National Organization for Women Massachusetts, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, SEIU Local 509, Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter, UAW Region 9A, Young Democrats of Massachusetts.