NACA seeks a seasoned organizer, base-builder, and leadership developer to serve as National Organizing Director. This person will implement the organization’s vision for its future growth and development as a catalyst for change through direct action. NACA has a rich history of effecting transformative change in achieving affordable homeownership and in changing lending practices. The National Organizing Director will build on that record of success to drive lasting, structural change on issues of economic justice through empowering and mobilizing communities across the U.S. Rooted in NACA’s large and active membership, this strategy will develop communities’ capacity to flex political muscle and create a critical change mechanism through NACA’s outreach and advocacy efforts. This includes engaging Members in their communities and involvement in activities and campaigns addressing student debt, criminal justice, political fairness and economic justice issues.
The National Organizing Director will design and implement a national strategy to empower and engage NACA’s over two million Members (individuals who participate in NACA programs) and a broader coalition working toward NACA’s mission to fight for economic justice and secure the right to affordable homeownership for all. The Organizing Director will work closely with NACA’s CEO and management team to build and manage a nationwide department responsible for outreach while overseeing community organizers located in some of NACA’s 45+ local offices who will engage NACA’s Members and increase participation in NACA’s programs. In keeping with its deep roots in advocacy and leveraging its Members, NACA will continue to increase the number of individuals and families it serves with an expanded leadership team, headquartered in Boston, MA.
NACA’s campaigns and advocacy efforts involve extensive research, targeted litigation, regulatory advocacy, legislative and ballot initiatives, and demonstrations and actions directed against individuals, corporations, and government entities that are on the wrong side of fair lending and economic justice issues. NACA’s advocacy approach is based on confrontational, aggressive direct action to confront the CEOs and decision makers where they live and socialize. These sometimes require non-violent civil disobedience, and the National Organizing Director and staff will be at the forefront of these actions and will be responsible for involving Members and supporters.