Alaska State Director - Alaska Grassroots Alliance

Job Announcement: Director, Alaska Grassroots Alliance, a project of Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action

Location: Alaska

Summary: The Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action has been providing technical assistance, campaign support, and revenue generation to a group of talented grassroots activists in Anchorage Alaska. We seek a savvy, experienced movement leader to drive the development of a people’s institution in Alaska to accelerate the existing efforts on the ground, build a base of members and launch successful campaigns for social change.

Job Description: The Director would be lead staff person on this project and over time will be expected to:

  • Hire staff, coordinate onboarding and manage their work

  • Lead organizers to identify, recruit, train and develop leaders from your base and impacted communities

  • Develop successful campaigns rooted in the pursuit of racial, economic, and social justice

  • Build relationships across the state and country to support your organizational aims and to contribute more broadly to creating a stronger progressive movement

  • Manage organizational infrastructure: budgets, staff work plans, fundraising plans, etc.

  • Create a healthy organizational culture

  • Drive a fundraising plan which would include private donors, institutional philanthropy, member contributions with an eye towards organizational sustainability

The person will receive substantial support, supervision and coaching from a deep and experienced team at CPD.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least seven years of experience doing community or labor organizing or similar work;

  • Experience with policy campaigns around economic justice and workers’ rights, education and youth justice, healthcare...

  • Belief that community organizing is a powerful and effective tool to make change;

  • The ability to move people to action;

  • A strong desire to listen and develop others’ leadership;

  • An understanding of the political and organizational landscape of Alaska

  • The ability to work on your own in flexible and potentially fast-paced circumstances.

Benefits and Salary: Competitive annual salary depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. CPD offers a generous benefit package including health insurance and 401K.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position to Sochie Nnaemeka, Director of Emerging Organizing snnaemeka@populardemocracy.org with the subject line “Alaska State Director” by May 31.

CPD/A is an equal opportunity employers. Women, LGBTQ people and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.