About the Texas Organizing Project (TOP): Founded in 2009, TOP is the leading statewide organizing group in Texas, advancing racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing. Our programs are anchored in the three largest metro regions of the state: Houston, Dallas And San Antonio. TOP has a base of more than 300,000 members and supporters who reflect Texas Growing population of Black and Latino families. Through on the ground organizing, grassroots leadership training, direct action, policy advocacy and electoral engagement, TOP has made substantial gains in policy solutions and public investments in neighborhood infrastructure, family sustaining jobs, affordable housing, community schools, health access and immigrant rights that have improved the lives of our communities. TOP also runs the largest independent grassroots electoral field operation in the state, engaging hundreds of thousands of voters of color each election cycle.
Job Description: TOP is seeking a Housing Justice Campaign Director that is highly motivated, creative and committed to social, racial, and economic justice. The Campaign Director will report directly to the Organizing Director. The main role of the Campaign Director is to collaboratively create and implement a comprehensive campaign plan to accomplish TOP’s campaign goals at the state level and in each county. The Campaign Director will convene a team of staff and members to accomplish this in a way that advances the overall goals of the organization and improves the lives of Texas families of color.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
● In coordination with key staff and member leaders, map out comprehensive strategic campaign plan to accomplish both internal and external goals of the campaign. The strategic campaign plan will include the following key areas of work (and potentially others): overall strategy, field, leaders/campaign committee, political/electoral, communications, public events, research/policy, and allies.
● Integrate the campaign with overall strategic direction of the organization.
● Work directly with staff campaign team on their pieces of the campaign – providing strategic support, reviewing campaign calendars and work plans, etc. to achieve campaign’s goals. This will include a robust base-building plan to recruit and engage families directly affected by housing issues on a large scale and develop new contacts into leaders.
● Build strong relationships with member leaders working on the campaign.
● Work closely with member leaders—ensuring that they play a key role in both the internal and external activities of the organization.
● Create and coordinate a master calendar for all campaign activities.
● Work with Organizing Director as well as TOP political and communications staff to ensure the campaign is properly resourced and staffed, communications needs are met, and political work can be accomplished.
● Fundraise the campaign’s budget from foundations, individual donors, membership dues, and unions.
● Responsible for providing direct development and management of some or all campaign staff.
● Build and manage relationships with key strategic partners and other allies on the campaign.
● Make sure the organization is properly represented in coalition meetings or meetings with outside organizations and individuals – politicians, unions, etc.
● Drive culture among staff that embodies the values of the organization: visionary, solidarity, and regeneration.
● Regular reports and updates to supervisor and other staff.
● Participation in electoral organizing during election season on an as needed basis, including canvassing/door-knocking, phone-banking.
● Ensure housing justice team maintains data integrity by entering data for their work consistently
and accurately into EveryAction database.
Qualifications & Competencies:
● Requires significant experience in base building community organizing and strategic campaigning.
● Ability to think strategically and flexibly and to implement that thinking together with a campaign team to move a campaign plan in the midst of a sometimes rapidly changing environment.
● Proven manager and supervisor capable of building high performing teams and motivating and developing staff.
● Takes initiative and has a strong work ethic. Willing to put in the time necessary to get the work done.
● High level of organization with an ability to manage multiple tasks. Has an ability to identify, organize and prioritize organizational work tasks.
● Can exercise high level of autonomous decision making and problem solving.
● High level of facilitation and leadership skills in collaborative work.
● Exemplary proficiency in interpersonal communication, listening and conflict resolution; diplomatic in resolving issues.
● Strong written communication skills.
● Demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and economic justice.
● Emotional intelligence and professional self-management under pressure.
● Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
● Personal connection to issues of housing justice a plus.
Annual Salary Range: $80,000-95,000; Generous benefits package includes: comprehensive medical,
dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays including a weeklong summer break and a weeklong period of
rejuvenation at the end of each calendar year, vacation, parental leave, sick leave, and travel
This position supervises positions that are within a bargaining unit that is represented by a
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Women of color and directly impacted individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.