National Field Coordinator

The National Field Coordinator works directly with medical cannabis advocates across the nation to develop and implement a national field strategy to support state efforts regarding medical cannabis legislation and regulations. This includes supporting and guiding ASA's national network of chapters, affiliates, action groups, and ambassadors. The National Field Coordinator builds ASA's field of organizers, and maintains communication between the field, ASA staff, and ASA campaigns.
This position also requires maintaining a patient database used to support federal efforts when targeting key legislators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing national field strategy for achieving federal legislative priorities
  • Organize ASA chapters, affiliates, and allies to advocate for ASA federal issues
  • Organize and develop materials for grassroots online and offline activism: action alerts, letter writing campaigns, lobby visits, and other campaign materials
  • Provide strategic guidance to ASA Chapters and Ambassadors on addressing local community needs
  • Hold regular conference calls, meetings, trainings, and strategic consultations to help ASA Chapters and Ambassadors achieve shared ASA goals
  • Maintain records of ASA organizers and activists, including updating contact information and tracking communication and activities
  • Recruit new volunteer organizers and manage their development
  • Reach out to field organizers from other organizations and to other key allies
  • Schedule and staff tabling outreach at public events and conferences 
  • Implement strategies to follow up with new contacts

Skills and Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in grassroots organizing (volunteer experience a must)
  • Passion for ASAs mission of providing safe and legal access to medical cannabis for all patients in need 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Efficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and comfortable with acquiring new skills
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization skills; calm under pressure
  • Flexible at setting (and re-setting) priorities and managing multiple projects
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Dedicated to working closely and cooperatively in a community-based organization with diverse staff, volunteers, and community members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred:

  • Political campaign and/or lobbying experience 
  • Multi-cultural experience 
  • Knowledge of current medical cannabis state and federal laws and regulations
  • Able to work flexible hours

This is a full-time salaried position. ASA provides competitive benefits including health care options and personal and sick leave. This position will be located in our Washington, D.C. office, but may require up to 25% travel. Send resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to: HR@safeaccessnow.org.