New York State Organizing Coordinator – Mothers Out Front – Rochester, NY

Mothers Out Front is building a diverse, national movement of mothers to call on our leaders to take bold action on climate change. We are reaching across culture, class, race, politics, and other divides to create a better world for our children – a world beyond fossil fuels. Using a time-tested organizing approach, we engage mothers in their communities. We build power by developing leadership teams community by community (and state by state) that design and execute campaigns to help us achieve our broader goals. We are looking for an Organizing Coordinator to support staff and volunteers across New York State and to maintain systems and organizing tools. The position reports to the New York State Organizer and is based in Rochester, NY.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in social enterprise and movement building and grow our Massachusetts-based work across the country.


New York State house parties, events, and volunteer support

Coordinate house parties as needed, providing materials and supporting volunteers with logistics.
Coordinate facilitators for house parties, including communicating the schedule and enlisting volunteers to serve as facilitators. Work with volunteer leaders to maintain and distribute house party kit and materials.
Schedule and coordinate meetings for New York Leadership Team, including set up of Webex.
Coordinate special meetings such as trainings and strategy summits, including space, food, and audio-visual tools.
Take minutes of New York Leadership Team and special meetings and distribute to team members.
Communicate with volunteers for expense reimbursement.
Provide staff support to larger events, where necessary; includes reserving space, acquiring permits, coordinating payment to vendors (where these functions are not done by volunteers).
Build and facilitate volunteer engagement and leadership development as appropriate.
Assist New York State Lead Organizer as needed.

Data and Metrics

For New York State, input/upload house party attendees in communities without local Community Organizing Teams and other new volunteers and provide reports to staff and volunteers (Leadership Team and Community Organizing Team) on a regular basis. Track event attendees, assign new members to community teams when appropriate, and maintain overall system.
Manage New York-wide data tracked within movement-building database, Nationbuilder. Implement metric tracking by training others and following up to ensure quality control.
Produce New York State-wide metric reports and analysis.

Communications and Materials

Oversee, maintain, and apply organization-wide tools to New York State and act as a liaison to Massachusetts Coordinator for materials and tools on an on-going basis so that lessons and best practices are incorporated and shared across Mothers Out Front.
Coordinate printed materials for volunteer network (flyers, banners, posters, etc)
Coordinate merchandise (T shirts, etc) for volunteer network.


Assist New York State Lead Organizer in training New York State staff and volunteers to ensure standardization of certain processes and sharing of learnings and best practices.

Office Operations

Perform basic administrative tasks, coordinating with Massachusetts-based Operations Manager.

Assist New York State Lead Organizer as needed


Minimum of four years of related work experience
Ability to succeed in a changing, fast-paced environment, to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects, and to meet competing demands and deadlines
Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
Strong communication and relationship-building skills
High level of professionalism and maturity
Willingness to “roll up your sleeves” in a start-up nonprofit organization
Demonstrated intermediate experience with database software used for fundraising, organizing, or something similar and standard office software
Demonstrated project management experience
Ability to work independently and as team player
Ability to attend some evening and weekend meetings
Experience working with volunteers and planning events a plus
Ready to learn about movement building and excited about continuous learning in general
Passionate about what we do

Salary commensurate with experience.

Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.