Regional Field Manager

Website Let's Grow Kids

Summary

Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) seeks an energetic, motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills to build strong support for LGK’s 3-year legislative campaign by organizing and activating supporters across the northern region of Vermont.

The primary role of the Regional Field Manager is to engage Vermonters across the northern region of the state to advocate for and take action on behalf of our child care campaign. Working among a team of Field Managers under the supervision of the Field Director, this position will recruit and train volunteers to plan and run events, develop leaders, and track engagement in our database. The Field Team is organized in North, South and Chittenden regions. This position will coordinate volunteers as part of the northern team, primarily working remotely and out of our Montpelier office, requiring extensive in-state travel, including nights and weekends. This work is highly collaborative and coordinated with LGK’s Policy, Development, Programs, Communications, Business Strategy and Health Care Strategy Teams.

LGK values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Please submit one document containing a cover letter and resume through Aquire4Hire. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 30. Desired start date is early July.

 

Duties
The position responsibilities include:

Engage current volunteers in their advocacy development, supporting their outreach activities by delivering materials, conducting one-on-one or small group trainings, and coordinating logistics, to cultivate strong supporters and leaders of the movement.
Recruit volunteers via phone, email, and text to support priority campaign initiatives and activities, such as contacting legislators, letter-to-the-editor campaigns, direct action events, volunteering at events or phone/text banking.
Identify and recruit new parent supporters statewide through campaign outreach activities and train and support them to become organizers and leaders of the movement in their communities.
Support LGK Action Team leaders in planning meetings and events, sending out monthly Action Team agendas and other calls to action.
Collaborate with internal and external partners to plan, co-create, conduct, and participate in important regional outreach events such as community forums, public speaking opportunities, door-to-door conversations, and online activities.
Support planning events, media events, virtual events, meetings, and trainings by delivering materials, coordinating logistics, and offering brief presentations about LGK/LGKAN strategies and calls to action.
Support Communications Team in drafting materials and tools to support campaign actions for early childhood education.
Support Policy and Communications Teams in recruiting parent and family voices as needed to take action on legislation, testimony, and story collection.
Accurately track and report supporter and volunteer engagement in our database.
Meet quarterly and yearly benchmarks and goals.
Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements
A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

Interest in and passion for the LGK mission and core values.
1-2 years of campaign field work, community organizing, or electoral work is preferred.
An understanding of the challenges Vermont’s child care crisis presents for parents and caregivers.
Ability to listen well, communicate, and relate to others personally and professionally.
Ability to motivate, train, and lead others to take action.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
Highly self-motivated, detail and goal-oriented.
Experience working in a team environment and ability to work independently.
Proficiency using basic software-Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, SharePoint, Every Action/NGP-and ability to learn new software and database management skills.
Interest in and ability to work across diverse cultures and constituencies and participate actively in the organization’s diversity and equity efforts.

While the position is currently remote, in-person meetings in LGK’s Burlington and Montpelier offices will be required.

Nice To Haves

A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

Interest in and passion for the LGK mission and core values.
1-2 years of campaign field work, community organizing, or electoral work is preferred.
An understanding of the challenges Vermont’s child care crisis presents for parents and caregivers.
Ability to listen well, communicate, and relate to others personally and professionally.
Ability to motivate, train, and lead others to take action.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
Highly self-motivated, detail and goal-oriented.
Experience working in a team environment and ability to work independently.
Proficiency using basic software-Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, SharePoint, Every Action/NGP-and ability to learn new software and database management skills.
Interest in and ability to work across diverse cultures and constituencies and participate actively in the organization’s diversity and equity efforts.
Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage work with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
Access to reliable transportation and availability for frequent travel across Vermont, including nights and weekends.
Reliable internet required.
Able to lift and carry materials up to 40 lbs.
Vermont residency required.

Benefits

Salary range is $50,000-$53,000 plus a competitive benefits package that includes paid family leave and contribution to child care costs.

About Us

Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure affordable access to high-quality early childhood education for all Vermont families who need it by 2025.

 

To accomplish our mission, Let’s Grow Kids is piloting innovative solutions in Vermont to strengthen the existing child care system for the children of today and build a grassroots movement calling for long-term change for the children of tomorrow. We are inspiring Vermonters from all walks of life-families, early educators, employers, philanthropists, health care providers, legislators-to join the movement and support statewide policy change and increased investment in children when it matters most.

 

In January 2021, LGK and Let’s Grow Kids Action Network (LGKAN) publicly launched a three-year legislative campaign to enact new long-term, sustainable funding for Vermont’s birth to five child care system

Our culture is guided by these core values:

Commitment to Children: We believe that investing in the wellbeing of children birth to five is a catalyst for positive social change.
Inclusion: We are building an organization, movement, and system that promote equity and diversity.
Collaboration: We support each other and our partners to realize shared success.
Agility: We adapt readily to our environment in order to achieve our goals.
Strategy: We take a focused, coordinated, data-driven approach to our work.
Transparency: We are intentional about sharing clear and timely information about our work, priorities, mission, and values.
Our Commitment to Anti-racism

We commit our organization, our movement, and ourselves to being anti-racist in all aspects of our work, to use our platform to raise Black voices, and to create an equitable early childhood education system that advances racial justice for the next generation of Vermonters. We commit to listen actively, to learn openly, and to examine and question our privilege and tolerance of systemic racism, in order to disrupt structures of oppression.

Let’s Grow Kids is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, place of birth, citizenship, military or veteran status, HIV status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected status as defined and require by state and federal laws.