Positive Women’s Network-USA is hiring an Organizing Director. This is a full time, exempt, salaried position that can be based anywhere in the US. 

About Positive Women’s Network – USA

Positive Women’s Network-USA (PWN-USA), is a national membership body of women and people of trans experience living with HIV. We are dedicated to leadership development, movement building, and intersectional policy advocacy to advance human rights and dignity for all people living with HIV. 

PWN-USA is a non-traditional HIV organization committed to building power for women and people of trans experience living with HIV at the local, state and regional level. From an organizing perspective, we do this by:

  • Developing skills in community organizing and advocacy, with an emphasis on developing leadership in communities most impacted by the HIV epidemic;
  • Creating and supporting rapid-response and long-term organizing structures led by our constituency;
  • Supporting state and federal issue-based campaigns in line with PWN-USA’s policy priorities, vision and values;
  • Integrated voter engagement; and 
  • Solidarity with intersectional social justice movements.

About the Position

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Organizing Director is a member of the senior staff, and as such, contributes to visioning and planning for the overall organization, while participating in creating organizational culture, sustainability, wellness and a productive and constructive work environment. The Organizing Director creates, manages and evaluates effectiveness of the organizing program and strategy, to ensure that it is aligned with our strategic priorities and goals. Current elements of PWN’s organizing infrastructure include a robust national membership; six statewide chapters; and member leaders in an additional thirteen states. 

To maximize organizing impact and building power with and for our constituency, the Organizing Director serves as a liaison between the organizing infrastructure (members at large; chapters; state leads) and PWN’s policy, training, and communications departments. The Director’s specific areas of responsibility include the following: 

  • Align our organizing strategy with other organizational goals, including policy priorities, leadership development, base-building; racial, gender and geographic equity goals;
  • Develop and monitor the organizing department work plan, including setting and tracking progress on goals and benchmarks;
  • Manage grant deliverables related to the organizing department; 
  • Participate in fund development activities for the organizing program;
  • Create and implement systems to ensure alignment, quality, and impact of work from PWN chapters; state leads; and other member leaders;
  • Contribute to developing and implementing rapid-response mobilization activities as needed;
  • Ensure that chapters, state leads, and members at large are supported to plan and lead advocacy campaigns and awareness activities aligned with PWN-USA policy and culture change priorities;
  • Maintain and update tools and resources to support organizing activities;
  • Supervise and delegate responsibilities to organizing staff, volunteers and consultants;
  • Work closely with other PWN-USA staff to support overall PWN-USA vision and strategy; and 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate is a independent and self-motivated team-player with personal knowledge of HIV and its impact, who is  dedicated to human rights and an intersectional analysis of social justice, highly organized, enjoys multi-tasking, excels at strategy development, demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, and has a track record of building collaborative and inclusive relationships within and outside of the HIV field.  We strongly encourage all self identified women, including women of trans experience, living with HIV, to apply for this position.

Values Alignment and Analysis: Commitment to PWN’s values and policy agenda. Progressive and demonstrated political analysis rooted in building power for communities of color, trans folks, gender-nonconforming individuals, and low income folks.

Supervision and Project Management: High level of attention to detail. Experience managing and supervising staff. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement project timelines, build consensus among project stakeholders, and keep projects on track. Ability to work in team environment and ability to delegate.

Organizing, Facilitation, Capacity Building and Basebuilding Experience: At least 3 years of community organizing experience. Experience working on and leading advocacy campaigns and base building efforts. Experience with facilitation and training. Experience with capacity building, mentoring and supporting leaders in communities of color and low-income communities. Proven track record of working in low resource communities and with diverse constituencies and understanding of racial justice principles.

Budget and Grants Management: Ability to manage department budget; write and contribute to grant proposals and reports; manage grant reporting and tracking processes

Other skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google docs, web-based training platforms and conference calls; able to create and deliver presentations; Experience conducting in person, web and phone-based trainings

Other important characteristics: Values and understands the connection between policy and organizing. High level of interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.  Comfort working remotely. Willingness to travel and work during unconventional hours.

Additional skills that would be a plus: 

  • Healing oriented, supportive and compassionate
  • Experience with digital organizing
  • Experience with civic engagement or electoral organizing
  • Experience with policy advocacy
  • Experience managing conflict

Compensation: Annual gross starting salary range: $50,000-65,000 per year depending on experience and skills. Excellent benefits with fully employer sponsored medical insurance for the full-time employee. Dental and vision coverage with employee pre-tax contribution. 100% employer sponsored basic life, short- term and long-term disability insurance coverage. Generous paid time off. 

To apply: submit a cover letter that directly addresses your qualifications for and interest in the position along with a CV or resume to jobsatpwn@gmail.com. Please put “Organizing Director Application Materials” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be considered, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We seek to fill this position as soon as possible. 

PWN-USA is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC), a values-based alliance with a deep commitment to building transformative culture and challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and oppression in all its forms. PWN-USA is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds and challenging patterns of political marginalization and oppression. 

Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.