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8th Congressional District Organizer Application

The Washington State Democrats are hiring Organizers in Federal Way, Auburn, and Issaquah to help Flip the 8th CD!

 

Apply using the form below

** Preference Given to Applications Received by Wednesday, January 24th **

 

The Washington State Democratic Party is working to develop the State’s biggest army of grassroots volunteers to organize and win elections.  We are committed to recruiting and supporting Democrats to run in every race in every place in our state, to build the long-term resistance to Trump and the GOP agenda, and move our State towards a brighter future. We are hiring hard-working, independent, motivated individuals with strong social skills to join our campaign as a Field Organizer in Federal Way, Auburn, and Issaquah to lead our efforts to flip the 8th Congressional District.

 

The Field Organizer will work closely with their Regional Field Director to implement our organizing plan in their turf. S/he should be skilled in managing multiple, competing priorities simultaneously and maintaining a sharp focus on details.

 

Our Field Organizers will earn a starting salary of $3,000/month.  Organizers will work as part of our Rise and Organize organizing and leadership development program through June, and fold into our Coordinated Campaign campaign to GOTV Democratic voters and support Democratic candidates for the primary and general elections. This position lasts from the hire date through the end of November 2018.

 

Responsibilities

The Field Organizers will work on the ground in their turfs, and be responsible for recruiting, training, and developing teams of volunteer leaders and activists to engage in direct voter contact to win elections up and down the ballot in their regions.

 

Duties Include

  • Grow our network of supporters and volunteers through various tactics, including 1:1 meetings, phone calls, and texting

  • Recruiting volunteers to become Precinct Committee Officers, join deep-listening canvasses, and perform other critical field functions to help elect Democrats

  • Recruit, train, and develop activists as volunteer leaders who can lead every aspect of our voter contact efforts

  • Track and enter data in an accurate and timely manner in Votebuilder, our campaign database

  • Leading and assisting half-day Organizing Academy trainings in your turf

  • Developing and maintaining strong, trusting relationships with local party leaders, activist groups, and partner organizations

We value experience with campaigns, campus groups or student government, academic or professional achievement, and outstanding verbal, written, listening, and leadership skills, although we’ll consider applicants without previous professional organizing experience.

 

Requirements

  • Motivated and self-directed – ability to stay motivated and energized to meet goals through long days and weeks of hard work

  • Able to effectively design and execute a work plan to meet ambitious goals on a weekly and monthly basis

  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with voters and volunteers, and move them to action

  • Ability to inspire activists and volunteers to focus on a common goal and own a common plan

  • Ability to work remotely from a main office setting, and be a self-starter

  • Ability to work independently and creatively to meet difficult goals

  • Ability to problem-solve and independently overcome hurdles to your work

  • Willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends

  • Effective oral and written communicator, values and fosters open communication, uses and understands the importance of active listening skills.

  • Familiarity with, or ability to learn, database systems VAN/Votebuilder as well as a comfort with basic technology

  • A valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle

  • 1-2 years of labor, political, student, or community organizing experience preferred

  • Ability to work as part of a team, commitment to being a strong team player

  • Demonstrated commitment to fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice.

  • Experience working in an environment where diversity based on race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability is an important value.

  • Ability to speak a second language desired, especially Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Tagalog, Korean, or Vietnamese

  • Experience with and commitment to working on racial justice issues and/or working in communities of color.

  • Strong personal time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.

 

Our Party is committed to building a team of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, gender non-conforming people, and people from low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.   

 

The Washington State Democratic Central Committee provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 

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