NATIONAL ORGANIZING DIRECTOR (remote) 

About Us

Future Doctors in Politics (fDIP) is a recently established national 501 (c)(4) nonprofit working to build the next generation of doctors into a political force for patient-centric, equity-oriented change. fDIP originated at Harvard Medical School and now has multiple chapters in development at medical schools nationwide to motivate, educate, and train medical students to participate in the political process, impact public policy, and seek elected office. 

 

Organizing Priorities

 

Doctors enjoy enormous public trust but have rarely mobilized to translate this trust into effective patient-centric political and policy advocacy. At fDIP, we are fighting to change that and working to turn physician voices into the powerful organizing vehicle they should be.

fDIP is launching a historic, national initiative to deploy medical students in their white coats to connect with voters on the ground across the country and get them motivated to vote and volunteer for patient-centric, equity-oriented candidates and policies in the 2022 cycle.  Medical students are trained in medical school to meet patients where they are. We think this is a skill ready to be harnessed to drive voter turnout for patient-centric, equity-oriented change.  

About the Role

We are seeking a National Organizing Director to build out and lead our White Coats to Votes Grassroots Organizing Program. This role will be responsible for growing our organization by developing,  building and managing chapters, as well as identifying and elevating leaders across the United States. They will also serve a critical role in developing our long-term organizing strategy. They will craft and execute a grassroots organizing plan this year that utilizes in-person tactics and digital  tools, while laying the foundation for future cycles. 

This role is responsible for integrating deep and scalable organizing practices across the country in order to build political power for driving lasting patient-centric, equity-oriented change. The Director will supervise the organizing work happening at the chapter level, and will work hand-in-hand with organizational leadership. This is a leadership role within the organization with responsibility for recruiting and managing a growing number of staff.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume with a cover letter to president@futuredoctorsinpolitics.org with subject line “fDIP Organizing Director”

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work closely with  the fDIP President, Executive Director and Organizing consultant team to develop overall vision and strategy for the fDIP White Coats to Votes medical student-driven voter engagement program;

    • Create national field plan for 2022 cycle, mapping key benchmarks, deliverables, milestones, and timelines. 

    • Oversee execution of field plan, including recruiting and managing teams to implement program.   

    • Determine metrics for evaluating impact of program strategy, monitor progress on metrics, and refine strategy for successive cycles based on lessons learned in 2022.

 

  • Build digital strategy to complement and further field plan priorities,

    • Identify appropriate digital engagement targets and institute process for tracking progress toward targets and optimizing digital strategy in real-time

    • Oversee progress towards achieving digital engagement priorities and eventually recruit personnel to support and expand efforts

  • Manage chapter development and integrate emerging best practices into engineering a scalable and sustainable chapter model

    • Standardize chapter development process and create a Launch Your fDIP Chapter Toolkit to enable the fDIP chapter model to quickly scale

    • Increase number of fDIP chapters and grow national membership

    • Build organizing trainings to power chapter-driven grassroots mobilization

    • Identify promising student leaders within chapter network, partner with them to hone leadership and organizing skills, and elevate them within the organization 

Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 cycles of experience in political campaign/issue organizing

  • Deep organizing experience with demonstrated success building grassroots support

    • Statewide advocacy, electoral, ballot initiative, lobbying experience, community organizing, issue-based voter engagement is a plus

  • Past experience building and scaling programs

  • Experience working with student groups or past experience with campus organizing 

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meeting frequent deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with demonstrated success training diverse audiences on complex organizing strategies

  • Demonstrated experience managing partnerships and relationships with multiple stakeholders especially funders, campaign partners, consultants and volunteer leaders

  • Passion for fDIP’s mission to empower the next generation of doctors with the mindset and skillset to drive patient-centric, equity-oriented political and policy action 

  • This is a remote position, and candidates must have consistent access to reliable internet and phone.

Compensation and Benefits 

The annual salary range for this role is $58,000 - $72,000 depending on experience.

  • Start Date of August 1st, 2021

  • This role will be through December of 2022. 

We offer competitive salaries and health and dental insurance. 

At fDIP, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. fDIP believes that a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our success as an advocacy organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.