The One America Movement (One America) was founded by faith and community leaders after the 2016 election to challenge the toxic divisiveness and polarization plaguing American society. One America brings people together across religious, racial, political and cultural divides to address pressing issues in their communities. Through this joint action, we build relationships across divides, address difficult topics through dialogue and create unlikely coalitions that challenge the toxic, divided status quo. We are building a national, transpartisan movement of Americans who are frustrated with broken politics and divisive narratives and believe we can do better.
The One America Movement’s parent organization is the Jewish service organization Repair the World, which is dedicated to making deep and meaningful volunteer service a central part of American Jewish life. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, cities and lives through meaningful service experiences in partnership with directly impacted communities and rooted in Jewish values, history and traditions.
All employees of the One America Movement are legally employees of Repair the World.
ONE AMERICA REGIONAL DIRECTOR (Mid-Atlantic):
The One America Regional Director (Mid-Atlantic) (RDMA) will spearhead the organization’s efforts to bridge religious, racial, political and cultural divides between communities and individuals across Virginia and North Carolina. The RDMA will work with existing community organizations, faith communities, individuals and any relevant entity to create projects that bridge divides through joint action on pressing community issues and to communicate that work to the media, donors, potential partners and more.
Specifically, the Regional Director will:
- Organize events, meals, joint service-projects and other activities to connect communities and individuals across divides in Virginia and North Carolina.
- Create on-going chapters led by local community and/or faith leaders and supported with resources, advice and other forms of support by the RDMA.
- Support existing One America projects within the two-state region.
- Work with One America national partners to implement science- and research-informed programs and dialogues.
- Communicate this work to donors, the media and other stakeholders.
People who were raised in or have spent significant time in Virginia and/or North Carolina are particularly encouraged to apply. This position will be based out of OAM’s office in Washington D.C or be remote in Virginia or North Carolina.
REGIONAL DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
The RDMA will be responsible for:
- Meeting with faith and community leaders and groups across Virginia and North Carolina to build relationships and gage interest in One America’s work.
- Bringing those communities together across divides to build relationships and explore potential projects.
- Implementing projects bringing these communities together, working with One America national staff and partners on design.
- Raising funds to support One America’s efforts and specifically from within Virginia and North Carolina.
- Coordinating with One America’s Program Associate to create social media and communications work for projects taking place in the region.
- Keeping abreast of relevant research and trends related to polarization.
- Representing One America at events and conferences, including potentially outside the region.
- Speaking to community groups, faith communities and the media about One America’s work.
- Creating and then maintaining new One America chapters working in local areas across divides to address community issues.
- Administrative duties as needed.
- Community organizing experience.
- Strong organizational skills.
- High attention to detail, including strong proofreading skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. An ability to relate to people respectfully and with acumen across political, religious, economic, and racial divides.
- Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience and at least five (5) years of professional experience. Eight to ten (8-10) years preferred.
- Comfort working remotely and with minimal structure but with high expectations for performance.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Twitter, Facebook.
- Commitment to building a trans partisan movement to heal our country.
- Fundraising experience is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to:
- Thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities
- Grasp complex ideas quickly
- Create positive professional relationships across a wide range of working styles
- Be resourceful, proactive and positive in problem-solving
- Manage confidential conversations and information
ADDITIONAL USEFUL QUALIFICATIONS
- Flexibility, good humor.
- Fluency in Spanish (not required).
- Understanding of and experience working with executives.
- Knowledge of specific religious traditions, cultures and practices.
- Experience working with faith communities and/or political and religious institutions.
- Basic understanding of the dynamics of divisiveness in American society and intersections with issues of race and religion.
Salary range is $60,000 – $65,000 annually depending on experience with potential for growth.
Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during travel, professional development support, and much more.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online using this link. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in January 2019. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the One America Movement and Repair the World.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The organization provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.