As organizing director, you will play a leadership role building people power in Wyoming, helping to spearhead the movement for Medicaid expansion and other policies that ensure Wyoming can look toward a just, equitable, and prosperous future.
We offer a supportive and flexible work environment, competitive salary and benefits, opportunities for professional development and growth, and access to a network of badass Wyomingites fighting for the world in which they want to live.
This position is based in Laramie, Wyoming, a university town and adventure outpost at the foot of the Snowy Range. We will also consider applicants based in Cheyenne.
SALARY + BENEFITS
Better Wyoming staff members earn a range from $20/hr. (field organizer, temporary) to roughly $34/hr. (executive director, 5+ years in the position).
The organizing director’s starting annual salary is $50,000 – $54,000 (roughly $26 – $28/hr.), depending on experience, with opportunities for increase.
In addition, Better Wyoming offers health insurance as well as paid vacation and leave.
ABOUT BETTER WYOMING
How it started
Better Wyoming began in 2017 as a scrappy, two-person advocacy team duking it out at the state legislature over issues like tax reform, cannabis policy, LGBTQ equality, and public education funding.
How it’s going
Today, we are a hybrid communications and organizing hub that produces groundbreaking content on state politics, trains Wyoming’s progressive leaders of tomorrow, and organizes the largest grassroots movement for healthcare access this state has ever seen.
We are a growing and dynamic nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for issues that are critical to young people, working families, and the well-being of our state.
As organizing director, you will:
- Design and manage statewide and local issue-based campaigns
- Direct and supervise organizing staff, including a Laramie-based statewide community organizer and part-time field organizers in dispersed locations
- Develop and implement training for staff and volunteers on public actions, recruiting new grassroots leaders, storytelling, and other organizing skills
- Coordinate outreach events (canvassing, tabling, phone banking, etc.) to recruit new movement members who are directly impacted by the issues we address
- Organize actions (such as rallies and town halls) to pressure lawmakers and increase public participation in our campaigns
- Conduct one-on-one organizing conversations to build relationships with new volunteers, assign tasks, and develop grassroots leaders
- Communicate with statewide constituents through Better Wyoming’s digital tools, including SMS, social media, and email
The ideal candidate will have:
- Grassroots organizing experience either in a volunteer or work capacity
- Experience facilitating trainings, meetings, and group discussions
- Experience managing teams of volunteers
- The ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to be a strategic problem solver
- The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
- A commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and an understanding of challenges facing marginalized Wyoming communities