job: field director, DC

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Tue May 30 08:13:23 CDT 2006

From: "McKee, Cassandra" <cmckee at>

USAction and its sister organization USAction Education Fund (USAEF) are 
seeking a full-time field director. USAction, a national progressive 
grassroots organization with over three million members and statewide 
affiliates in twenty-four states, works to mobilize citizens around a 
wide-range of progressive issues, including health care, public 
education, consumer rights, democracy reform, and voter participation. 
USAEF provides information, training, and technical assistance to 
grassroots organizations working on these issues.

The field director will work closely with the national program staff to 
design and execute USAction’s and USAEF’s campaigns. S/he will be one of 
six field directors providing direct support to USAction affiliates and 
USAEF partner organizations. This is an ideal opportunity for someone 
with both organizing and training experience. For more information about 
USAction and USAEF, please visit


Campaign Support

· Contribute to the planning and shaping of USAction and USAEF’s issues 
and elections program.

· Assist state partners in 4-6 states with developing strategic issue 
and civic engagement campaign plans, as well as capacity-building.

· Work with the assigned states to implement the national program in 
targeted states and Congressional Districts.

· Participate in all program conference calls and trainings, as 
scheduled and appropriate.

Capacity Building

· Strengthen the relationship between USAction and its affiliate and 
USAEF and its partner organization in each assigned state.

· Communicate weekly and, in some cases, daily with state partners.

· Act as the point person with state partners on all organizational 
issues, including contract compliance, financial matters and disputes.

· Participate in regular Field Directors’ briefing call and attend 
regular field staff meetings, issue briefings and trainings as scheduled.

· Travel to each state, as appropriate.


· Minimum five to eight years of multi-issue and elections organizing 
experience with nonprofit, advocacy or political organizations.

· Well-developed communication skills, including excellent writing 
ability and interpersonal skills. Must be creative and able to develop 
new ideas.

· Experience working with state-based advocacy and political organizations.

· Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and 
Power Point experience necessary.

· Commitment to social change.

· Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

· Available for occasional travel.

Salary & Benefits: Salary based on experience. Benefits include full 
health and dental insurance, excellent leave policy, and pension plan.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2006. Applications will be reviewed on an 
ongoing basis.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, three professional 
references and one relevant writing sample (no more than three pages) to 
Field Director Search Attn: Cassandra McKee, 1825 K St. NW, Suite 210, 
Washington, DC 20006 or cmckee at No phone calls, please. 
Only complete applications will be considered.

USAction and USAction Education Fund are equal opportunity employers. It 
is our policy to not discriminate against any individual for any reason 
including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, ethnic background, 
gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, or persons with 
disabilities. We work hard to recruit, retain, and identify leadership 
positions for staff members who represent these communities and/or who 
are from low-income backgrounds.

Cassandra McKee
USAction/USAction Education Fund
1825 K Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 263-4526
Fax: (202) 263-4530
cmckee at

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