Regional Field Director (Western U.S.)

Human Rights Campaign
Mission Statement: 

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. 

Position Description: 

Position Summary:The Regional Field Director (Western U.S.) is a regular, full-time position who reports to the Deputy Field Director and is based in Washington, DC. The states included in the Western Region are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.The Regional Field Directors are responsible for developing and implementing HRC’s field activities in a multi-state region. For their region, the Regional Field Director works with the Deputy Field Director and the National Field Director to maintain and expand HRC’s ability to mobilize grassroots advocacy on behalf of federal and state LGBT legislative priorities and design and implement grassroots electoral and campaign strategies in support of federal and state candidates, and ballot initiatives, in the region. The Regional Field Director will increase HRC’s visibility and presence in the region and improve contacts with other state and local LGBT organizations. Position Responsibilities:Specific duties of the position are as follows:Strategic Political Plans: Develop and implement Strategic Political Plans for each state in their region, ensuring the integration of these plans into HRC’s strategic legislative, electoral, membership, communication, and education goals. Federal and state electoral activities: Working with HRC’s PAC team and other HRC staff as needed, develop and implement electoral strategies to support endorsed HRC candidates in federal and state elections, as well as provide assistance to HRC-supported ballot initiative campaigns in their region. Oversee development and implementation of strategic, multi-year plans in targeted states in their region.Federal and state advocacy: Develop and implement strategies and campaigns for supporting federal and state legislation and national advocacy efforts in their region. Ensure that field staff and volunteers provide technical support and assistance to maximize HRC’s local (in-district) lobbying efforts, with special attention to targeted areas. Volunteer grassroots support: Manage all work in their region related to volunteer advocacy in the field, including board members, overseeing political and volunteering activities of steering committee members (as they relate to the political and legislative activities) and other activists as outlined in the state’s Strategic Political Plan. Ensure that state and local volunteer networks are vital and growing in support of HRC’s goals. Ensure that local HRC leadership receives adequate communication and support from the national office. Develop methods to increase our grassroots network.Special constituents: Oversee efforts in their region to reach out to selected constituencies, including people of color, religious communities, youth, and others. Develop strategic partnerships with other organizations and groups to support HRC’s outreach and increase HRC’s visibility.Field Presence: Create a field presence in their region for HRC that serves as a point of access to HRC and supports HRC’s organizing efforts.Training: Oversee the design and implementation of training programs for volunteers and supporters in their region.Coalition work: Lead strategic partnerships with state organizations in their region, both LGBT and straight allies, to collaborate and develop efforts to advance the goals of HRC and the LGBT movement. Lead regional efforts to improve field organizing among coalition partners; lead HRC’s efforts to partner effectively with state and local LGBT organizations in their region.Management: Manage field organizers, and work with National Field Director, Deputy Field Director and other HRC directors to determine how best to meet HRC’s strategic legislative, electoral, membership, communication, and education goals for the states in the region.Additional duties/responsibilities as assigned in accordance with anticipated growth and expansion of the HRC field program.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree is required with at least 5-7 years of experience in managing electoral campaigns or directing field operations, organizing, managing staff, and a demonstrated record of successful coalition-building experience.
  • Candidates must be able to travel extensively. Candidates must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidates must also have excellent speaking and writing skills, computer proficiency, and strong verbal communication skills
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to advancing HRC’s goals and objectives and to the organization.
  • Bilingual; Spanish preferred.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Country/US Territory: 
United States