Campaign ManagerBlack Leadership Action Coalition of Kentucky Website
Black Leadership Action Coalition of Kentucky (BLACK) is an inclusive network of Black activists and organizers across the Commonwealth of Kentucky who are abolitionists, anti-capitalist, and believe in representative and collective decision-making. BLACK organizes to transform and realign current systems of power to meet the needs of all people through the belief that we can work together to build just, equitable, and inclusive socio-economic systems by building relationships with one another, growing in our leadership, and expanding our base. BLACK centers and organizes with Black Kentuckians of all regions, faiths, generations, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and immigration statuses.
BLACK is seeking a Campaign Manager to work with Black organizers and Black-led organizations from across Kentucky to support the planning, implementation, and management of BLACK’s 2024 issue-based campaign and electoral organizing program. The campaign we are running this year is focused on passing policy and garnering support for investment in community care and community-led safety solutions. The Campaign Manager will develop ongoing relationships with people in the community in order to identify grassroots leaders in their respective counties, manage a team of campaign leaders and organizers, and develop the leadership of these leaders through the campaign. Ultimately, the Campaign Manager will work with BLACK’s staff, leadership team, campaign leaders, and campaign organizers to collectively advance a local organizing strategy, and win campaigns dismantling systems and policies that create barriers to building communities of care and community-led safety solutions.
This position is mostly remote but based in Louisville and will require statewide travel as necessary. We will consider out of state/city applicants who are able to move to Louisville. In this event, a moving stipend of up to $3,000 will be offered. The BLACK office is located in Louisville and is shared with local organizations.
Although training will be offered, candidates who have issue-based campaign management and voter engagement experience are preferred for this position.
The projected timeframe for this position is April 8, 2024 through April 8, 2025. The timeframe for this position may be extended depending on future funding.
Duties & Responsibilities
Hold regular 1:1s and other organizing conversations; recruit new leaders through community events, door-to-door outreach, and more; develop people into leaders by moving them into meaningful roles on the campaign, collectively shape campaign strategy and tactics, and coach people to identify and hone their leadership and campaign goals.
Facilitate regular organizing and campaign meetings with BLACK’s Organizing Director, staff, campaign leaders, and campaign organizers, including weekly campaign strategy meetings, organizing trainings, political education sessions, and more.
Keep track of metrics, input data accurately, and understand where the campaign stands on progress as it relates to the campaign goals.
Attend weekly meetings with BLACK staff to report on the progress of the campaign and discuss what’s working well and how we can improve our efforts.
Work closely with BLACK’s Organizing Director and grassroots leaders to develop communications and a social media strategy to move forward BLACK’s 2024 campaign goals.
Work closely with BLACK’s Organizing Director and grassroots leaders to develop literature and campaign specific political education materials.
Support the campaign tactics listed below by recruiting, supporting and retaining volunteers for:
Meetings with power holders
Mobilizing public comments, press conferences, town halls, etc.
Online and in-person voter registration
Tabling at community events
Door to door canvassing
Phone and text banking
Cut and assign turf effectively using BLACK’s voter universe and local knowledge and run canvasses that scale up over time, eventually to be led by member leaders.
Be prepared to support group canvassing activities and assist with statewide phone and text banking efforts on a regular basis that scales up over time.
Execute an effective Get Out The Vote program that is integrated within the issue campaign goals, in the weeks prior to 2024 primary and general elections.
Plan and work with members to execute events for community building, relational organizing, and cultural organizing events (block parties, cookouts, house parties, etc) specific to the target region.
Develop region specific printed & online voter education materials.
***The preferred qualifications and experiences listed below are ideal but not required, as long as applicants are willing to build new skills around any areas of growth. Please don’t hesitate to apply for this position even if you don’t think you embody every single one of the qualifications listed below ***
Demonstrated commitment to social justice and racial equity, and experience working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Kentuckians, poor and working class Kentuckians, LGBTQIA+ Kentuckians, formerly incarcerated Kentuckians, and young Kentuckians.
Two (2) or more years working in the fields of civic engagement, voter engagement, community organizing, or issue advocacy and/or a demonstrated willingness and dedication to learn about these fields.
Good organizational and time management skills.
Outgoing personality, excellent people skills, and the ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds.
Emotionally intelligent, politically mature, and relationship-oriented, with the capacity to develop authentic relationships built on trust and accountability.
Demonstrated ability to bring strategic thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and a solutions-oriented work style.
Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent judgment and discretion in a politically sensitive and high-pressure environment.
Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
Proven ability to manage competing priorities and the ability to support volunteers in a fast-paced environment.
Good communication, reading, research, writing, and analytical skills
An adaptive leadership style, with the ability to problem-solve, navigate complex situations and relationships, and take advantage of strategic opportunities.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel throughout Kentucky, as needed.
Three (3) or more years of experience in movement/community organizing or base building, with at least 2 of those years leading and coordinating political, social justice and/or human rights focused campaigns.
Proficient in Zoom and Google Suite
Comfort using data tools
Comfort with social media and digital communication
Informal graphic design skills (i.e. Canva)
The salary range for this full-time (32 hours a week) position is $50,000 – $65,000 depending on experience and potential. Benefits: 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan with 6% employer match, thirteen paid holidays, and three weeks paid vacation and three weeks paid sick days annually. Any travel beyond Louisville required for this position will be reimbursed at the Commonwealth of Kentucky mileage rate each pay period.
How To Apply
Please click here to complete an application and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “BLACK Campaign Manager” in the subject line.
If you don’t have a resume, please send an example of your work history to email@example.com (e.g. video, website, work portfolio).
The priority deadline for applications is Friday, February 9, 2024; interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
The start date is Monday, April 8, 2024.
Black Leadership Action Coalition of Kentucky is fiscally sponsored by Kentucky Civic Engagement Table and Commonwealth Alliance Voter Engagement. Kentucky Civic Engagement Table is a registered 501(c)3 organization and Commonwealth Alliance Voter Engagement is a registered 501(c)4 organization.
Kentucky Civic Engagement Table and Commonwealth Alliance Voter Engagement are equal opportunity employers committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. Kentucky Civic Engagement Table and Commonwealth Alliance Voter Engagement do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other bases protected by federal, state, or local law.