Southern Regional Organizer, Resource Generation
Resource Generation (RG) is recruiting for a Southern Regional Organizer.
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 building the leadership of others, 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.
RG has southern chapters in Atlanta and the Triangle area of North Carolina, with opportunities for expansion in Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, and New Orleans, LA. Our southern chapters have a strong culture of collaboration and regional identity, and there is also potential to organize an at-large southern chapter.
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 a 20 person staff team and 18 chapters in cities around the U.S. Our chapters engage in base-building, political education programming, running giving circles, engaging in local and national campaigns, and building local organizational relationships.
Location: The candidate must be based in the U.S. Southeast or willing to move. Due to COVID-19, our staff travel is paused until it is safe to resume. If travel schedules fully resume, up to 40 days a year of travel is required, both nationally for retreats and conferences and around the region to support chapters.
Compensation: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $61,00-$68,000 depending on experience and regional cost of living. Full-time at Resource Generation is 32 hrs/week. 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).
Build strong chapters and member leaders aligned with national goals - 60%
- Organize with 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 the capacity of chapters to participate in national and local issue campaigns.
- Integrate resource mobilization into chapter work and goals, making sure our organizing is moving money into movements and supporting our national priorities around resource mobilization. Support the relationship between chapters and local & regional 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
- Participate in the base-building and leadership development team to collaborate with other regional organizers on fundamental skills trainings, key decisions related to our base building strategy, and implementing creative organizing tactics across chapters in response to an ever-changing landscape.
- Do transformative fundraising with RG leaders to become dues paying members, create plans for redistribution, and move money to movements. Manage individual major donor list and consistently develop members to become major donors, pushing members to give more boldly to movements through our Redistribution Pledge.
- Responsible for owning the accuracy and regular input of data for assigned chapters and donors in our EveryAction database; as well as core administrative functions such as uploading and tagging receipts for expenses, and filling out timesheets.
Contribute to Resource Generation’s collaborative staff leadership structure as needed - 10 %
- Represent the base-building and leadership development team on cross-team decision making bodies and ad-hoc teams
- Participate in staff caucuses, political education, staff retreats, our participatory budgeting process, and other team building & collective decision making processes.
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. Able to manage flexible hours, with some evening and weekend work.
- 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 also have some of the qualifications below, though these are not required criteria for the position:
- 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.
A college degree is not a required qualification for this position.
If reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact us through Breezy HR.
Further Information: RG hosted an open house for applicants to a comparable position last year. You can view the recordingto get a better sense of our organizational culture and/or if written information is not your preferred way of processing information. For this position, we will not be asking for a written assessment.
How to apply: Submit your resume, cover letter, and answers to our screening questions throughby May 18th, 2021. 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.
- Week of May 17, 2021 select candidates will be invited to interview for first round
- Week of May 24, 2021 1st round candidates will participate in interview with hiring team.
- Week of June 1, 2021 finalists will be invited to participate in a final interview with staff and select members.
- Week of June 7, 2021 hiring team will conduct reference checks and finalize offer letter.
- Week of June 28, 2021 new candidate begins orientation with RG!
- We will begin interviews in late May with a desired start date the week of June 29th.