We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.
The Volunteer Leadership & Development Organizer will rapidly build and expand HRC's local, volunteer-led steering committees and army of volunteer advocates in an assigned portfolio of metropolitan areas ahead of the 2018 mid-term election for the nation's largest civil rights organization working for LGBTQ equality. In collaboration with these teams, the Volunteer Organizer will ensure HRC's fundraising, membership and community engagement goals established for each community are achieved.
The Volunteer Organizer's primary role will be to identify, recruit, and cultivate/develop high-profile volunteer leaders and diverse, cohesive and productive steering and sub-committee teams (Committees) to expand long-term, organizational capacity and impact utilizing HRC's best practices and new strategies. They will provide in-person, hands-on guidance, training and support for HRC's volunteer leaders to generate organizational resources, cultivate relationships with the grasstops and mobilize the grassroots as formidable volunteer political organizers and fundraisers.
The Volunteer Organizer will set up and execute results-oriented membership, fundraising and volunteer action events/activities while building teams in new communities and transition those responsibilities to Committees as they are being built. They will coordinate efforts with colleagues responsible for political, education and electoral volunteer programming and engagement in those communities.
In working to grow and support HRC's existing Committees, they will work to rapidly increase the number, diversity and talent of each committees' membership, grow the number and diversity of events/activities and ramp up leadership capabilities to achieve desired results in collaboration with colleagues. In both new and current communities, the Volunteer Organizer will identify prospective volunteers and donors, set up and hold one-on-one meetings and solicit/secure the community's best talent for key Committee roles and donors to HRC, establishing a firm foundation for long-term success.
Reporting to the Director, Volunteer Leadership & Strategic Development, the Volunteer Organizer will be a member of HRC's fast-paced and high-performing Development Department. As a core member of a cross-organizational state equality initiative, the Volunteer Organizer will interface, partner and collaborate both with colleagues on-the-ground and in Washington, DC, community and business leaders and volunteer leaders ensuring the short and long-term interests and needs of both HRC and its volunteers are respected and met.
HRC is hiring 3 Volunteer Organizers. These are temporary, full-time positions ending approximately November 30, 2018. Possible extension depending on funding.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
- RECRUIT VOLUNTEER LEADERS, MEMBERS & DONORS: Identify, cultivate, recruit and coach highly effective volunteer leaders, members and donors.
- CREATE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES: Create and manage meaningful, productive and rewarding experiences for HRC's army of volunteer advocates and leaders that achieve organizational goals and desired outcomes.
- EXECUTE WORK PLANS: Develop, execute, monitor and adapt work plans for and with each steering committee to deliver desired organizational goals in collaboration with colleagues and local board leadership.
- ACHIEVE GOALS: Conduct activities to ensure organizational membership, community engagement and fundraising goals are met or exceeded.
- FACILITATOR AND TRAINER: Organize, facilitate and follow up on meetings and retreats and prepare and deliver engaging, highly effective in-person and on-line training, presentations and discussions on a wide variety of topics.
- REPRESENTATIVE: Serve as an HRC representative at HRC's volunteer activities, meetings and events and provide positive enthusiasm for HRC's mission and programs that result in inspiring volunteers to fundraise and advocate on behalf of HRC.
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Impart HRC's commitment to diversity & inclusion, engage the diversity & inclusion staff to advise on increasing individuals' and Committees' abilities to engage within diverse groups and effectively manage conflict. Work and relate successfully with people from diverse backgrounds to accomplish key goals and objectives of HRC. Contribute to an inclusive work environment.
- OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
- Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) plus two to four years' in volunteer and volunteer leadership engagement/management within a large, complex organization
- Knowledgeable about and demonstrated commitment to or interest in HRC's mission, LGBTQ equality and volunteerism
- Demonstrated ability to inspire and influence individuals and teams to take desired action
- Proven experience in recruitment of volunteer leaders, donors and volunteers
- Effective team member, leader and demonstrated record of being able to work independently, including with both co-located and remote colleagues with a positive, team-spirit and can-do attitude
- Superior communications skills, including: interpersonal and intra/inter-group, public speaking, business and technical writing, strong aptitude to understand and communicate complex and nuanced situations and proven capability to anticipate needs and proactively include, communicate with and engage others in a team-oriented organization
- Proven learning and development skills using approaches best suited for adult learning
- Excellent customer service and proficiency with conflict management and de-escalation
- Experienced in organizing and managing small- and large-scale membership events
- Well-organized, detail-oriented, goal-driven and confirmed ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with a positive attitude, meeting tight-deadlines in a high-pressure, fast-paced and collaborative environment quickly and accurately with a high-level of professionalism, organization and collaboration at all times
- Competence in fostering inclusive environments and working within diverse communities
- Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize, facilitate and manage meetings/retreats, adult-learning/training and membership/volunteer/fundraising events, start-to-finish, including event promotion, logistics and operations
- Established strong professional ethics and acumen with a demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
- Demonstrated, direct experience with personally soliciting individual financial contributions for non-profit membership and sustained donor programs
- Intermediate level of expertise using computers to complete work, including high-quality, professionally organized and formatted reports, analysis and presentations using Microsoft Office, Google Apps and other computer software/tools is required
- Prior experience using volunteer management and learning management systems, online training development tools and membership databases is highly desired
- This position requires a willingness, ability and flexibility to regularly work hours that vary from standard office hours), including weekends and evenings.
- Must be able to travel extensively, including regular, overnight, multi-day, multi-week and weekend travel (75% of time, on average).
- Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
- Fluency in Spanish is preferred
All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.
No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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