Citizen Action of New York

Citizen Action of New York

Regional Director
(Capital Region/Hudson Valley)

Based in Albany or Kingston, NY


Citizen Action of New York is a statewide, grassroots, member-led organization that fights for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. We organize in communities across New York State to build power. We collaborate with organizations and coalitions to win on key issues and elect progressive candidates at the local, state and federal levels.

The Regional Director is responsible for the development and overall management of Citizen Action of New York’s organizing and grassroots lobbying efforts throughout the Capital District and Hudson Valley (additional areas of the state may be added to the responsibilities of this position in the future), and actively leads and manages while providing support and supervising. The Regional Director will report to the Organizing Director. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of organizing and fundraising, organizational and chapter building techniques, and electoral strategy.

The Regional Director must have organizing knowledge, a bold vision, and demonstrated skill in developing the leadership of staff organizers. The Regional Director will ensure that Citizen Action achieves its organizing and political goals in the field by supervising, training and developing the skills of organizing staff, and developing and implementing fundraising plans. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse staff, local leaders and members are critical qualities for success in this position.

Location: This position is based in either Albany or Kingston, NY.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff to develop and execute electoral and issue-based campaign plans.
  • Supervise a team of lead organizers who supervise community organizers.
  • Promote and build support for Citizen Action’s initiatives through oral and written communication with its members, organizers, influencers, and the public.
  • Work with lead organizers to create and implement robust regional fundraising plans.
  • Supervise, lead, assign, and evaluate staff including ensuring individual work plans meet the goals of the organization and overseeing the implementation and evaluation of those work plans.
  • Work cooperatively with other organizations, elected officials, unions, and their political/field representatives to build relationships.
  • Recruit, interview, and recommend hiring staff.
  • Mentor staff in building political power, training among staff as it relates to organizing, and fundraising growth.
  • Monitor member leadership development goals and work with staff to meet them.
  • Make strategic assessments about chapter building initiatives.
  • Weekly and other periodic work reporting. Maintaining an awareness and documentation of work happening in assigned regions.


  • Thorough knowledge of organizing and political campaign strategies, planning and execution. Demonstrated success in organizing communities on issue campaigns through activities like list building, phone banking and canvassing, committee creation and support, direct action event planning, and membership recruitment.
  • Experience in fundraising.
  • Ability to work independently with members and elected leaders in complex political situations.
  • More than three years of experience in supervising and leading a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with voter files, modeling and targeting, and the Voter Action Network (VAN).
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and to work in a team.
  • Ability to manage and assess multiple high-priority programs and priorities in different regions of the state.
  • Ability to manage and help develop electoral and grassroots campaign plans, logistics and timelines.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with leaders, staff, partners and operate with a high level of judgment and discretion.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team, recognizing that compromise may be necessary in order to move the work forward.
  • A deep commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice.

Salary and Benefits: $60,000-$65,000. Competitive benefits package including a quality family health plan, 401k, paid holidays, paid time off and more.

Additional details: This Organizing Team position will require working on nights and weekends with some frequency. Frequent travel between the regions will be required. Occasional travel within New York State will be required.

Citizen Action of New York is an equal opportunity employer and we seek to build an organization that aggressively pursues a racial justice agenda. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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