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Deputy Director (Growth & Campaigns)

The Deputy Director of Growth will lead a multi-level organizing teams composed of staff and member leaders to develop and execute comprehensive organizing plans and campaigns that grow membership density, among other organizing efforts.

Position: Deputy Director (Growth & Campaigns) with North Carolina Association of Educators

How to apply:

Required Materials: Please submit your resume, at least 3 references, cover letter and a short writing sample that demonstrates skills relevant to this role to

  • Writing Sample Instructions: Please provide a short description of the context of your writing sample.
  • Subject Line: Please make the subject line of your email: “FirstName LastName Deputy Director of Organizing and Field Services Application.”
  • Salary Range: $85,000 - $105,000/yr, depending on experience
  • Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The position

Position Summary: The North Carolina Association of Educators seeks a talented, dedicated, and experienced union organizing manager/campaigner to fill the position of Deputy Director of Growth & Campaigns, Organizing and Field Services. The Deputy Director of Growth will lead a multi-level organizing teams composed of staff and member leaders to develop and execute comprehensive organizing plans and campaigns that grow membership density, win a formal voice of educators, and transforms our schools. The Deputy Director of Growth, Organizing and Field Services, will report to the Director of Organizing and Field Services.

About North Carolina Association of Educators:

The North Carolina Association of Educators is the state’s largest advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members. We are building a movement to defend and transform public education in our state. In the last three years, we've led the largest educator mobilization in state history and mobilized thousands of voters across the state to the polls as part of our successful campaign to halt the privatizer-controlled General Assembly’s eight-year legislative assault on our educators, students, and communities. In that same time, several of our locals have also fought for and won historic pay increases for custodians and other staff, secured #shotsforsafereturn for their staff and harnessed the momentum from those wins to propel themselves into ranking among the fastest-growing National Education Association affiliates in the country. 

We're on the cusp of restoring North Carolina as a national leader on education policy and are making moves from the Sandhills to the mountains to win the schools our students deserve.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Hire, train, coach, and manage a team of organizing managers and organizers across the state, including overseeing day-to-day assignments, conducting frequent worksite (ride-along) visits, meeting facilitation, and debriefs
  • Evaluate and systematically develop organizing staff team
  • Coordinate and track the development of member organizers
  • Participate in statewide planning and training
  • Design, implement, manage, and evaluate organizing and field plans, campaigns and programs designed to grow membership and win objective improvements in educators and students lives
  • Oversee and coordinate resources of comprehensive local campaigns aimed at winning a voice for educators in their workplace
  • Utilize data to evaluate staff and programs
  • Ensure adherence to data collection standards
  • Build an organizing team culture that is innovative, hungry to learn, and inspired to fight to defend and transform our public schools
  • Develop, design, and maintain resources, trainings, and systems to improve the functioning of the organizing team
  • Provides strategic analysis on campaign communications,
  • Utilizes research for member leadership, staff and stakeholders
  • Develops across departments comprehensive campaign plans that include legal, research, communications, government relations and community work.

Skills and Qualifications:


  • At least 5 years of organizing experience in labor organizing or comparable environments in electoral, community, or movement organizing
  • At least 3 years of management experience; experience managing in an organizing and union staff context preferred
  • At least 3 years experience designing union, political accountability, legislative, electoral or issue-based campaigns
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a deep understanding of trust-building, and the ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be adaptable and flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of and commitment to the kinds of trainings, resources, and organizing management support systems that set organizers up for success
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meeting frequent and tight deadlines
  • An excellent collaborator and team player
  • A willingness to work nights and weekends


  • A track record of running successful organizing campaigns
  • Effective people, project, and program management practices
  • Excellent training, coaching, staff development, delegation, and follow-up/accountability skills
  • Experience with the use of communications, research, community and political engagement, and the law to advance the rights of workers
  • Deep experience creating and managing leadership development programs, comprehensive campaigns, and strategic research.
  • Familiarity with online-to-offline organizing models and best practices
  • Experience starting an organizing program

In particular, we’d be thrilled about a Deputy Director who:

  • Shares our core commitment and has experience building power through supporting, investing in, training, and coaching member leaders
  • Believes that rank and file members are the core of our union and are best positioned to lead our work and is deeply committed to member leadership
  • Believes in deep investment in training and professional development for organizing staff
  • Is invested in the political project of rebuilding our union and reclaiming our state
  • Is fueled by a desire to learn and grow as an organizer, manager, and leader
  • Is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in organizing
  • Is creative, solutions-oriented, and excited about designing a unique and innovative program and adapting it to fit locals across the state


Location: Must live in North Carolina or willing to relocate. Has the ability and willingness to travel


  • Salary: $85,000 - $105,000/yr, depending on experience


    • 100% employer paid healthcare coverage for the employee
    • 100% employer paid dental and vision coverage for the employee and family
    • Employer provided FSA/HRA monies
    • 401k Plan
    • Pension Plan (if a temp. position-not eligible until 1/1 or 7/1 after 1 year of service
    • Cell phone and internet reimbursement
    • Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel
    • Relocation costs
    • Paid holidays, employer paid life and LTD coverage, voluntary life insurance
    • A generous personal, sick, and annual leave policy, and more

NCAE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected.

Current and former/retired NCAE members and applicants committed to a strong public educators’ association who meet many, but not all, of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call Angela Schell in Human Resources @ 919-755-5541.


An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.