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California State Field Organizing Coordinator

Forward Party

Forward Party

People & HR, Operations · Volunteer
California, USA · Remote
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2024

About Forward California:

Forward California is a new political party in formation that envisions the Golden State at its greatest - a vibrant and harmonious community relentlessly committed to integrity, justice, and opportunity.

Where the well-being of all people comes first and foremost.

Where our differences are celebrated as opportunities to build trust, rather than exploited to fuel polarization.

Where we advance society by unlocking people’s creative potential.

Where people have the security to pursue their dreams and the means to attain them.

Where Californians have a restored belief in their power to make a difference.

Position Overview

Forward California is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team and spearhead our Statewide organizing efforts as the volunteer Field Organizing Coordinator. This leadership position reports directly to the California Co-chairs of the Forward Party. You should expect to be able to allocate up to 8 hours/week in this position.

This role requires a skilled individual who can seamlessly blend digital and physical organizing strategies to engage and mobilize communities, build relationships, and drive participation in our party's initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

This position will lead a remote team of volunteers to assist with the following activities:

  • Strategic Planning:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive field organizing strategies to achieve campaign goals.
    • Collaborate with campaign leadership to align field activities with broader party objectives.
  • Digital Organizing:
    • Leverage digital tools and platforms to create targeted campaigns, mobilize supporters, and expand the party's online presence.
    • Coordinate virtual events, webinars, and social media campaigns to engage and connect with diverse audiences.
  • Physical Organizing:
    • Recruit, train, and coordinate a team of chapter leads and field organizers across various regions in California.
    • Plan and execute in-person events, canvassing, phone banks, and community outreach efforts.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Cultivate relationships with local community leaders, activists, and influencers to broaden the party's reach.
    • Identify opportunities for collaboration with grassroots organizations and community groups.
  • Data Management:
    • Utilize data-driven insights to inform organizing strategies, track progress, and adjust tactics as needed.
    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of field activities and metrics.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Contribute to the development of the party's long-term strategic plans, ensuring that field operations objectives are aligned with broader organizational goals.
    • Participate in strategic discussions to shape the party's overall vision and direction.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Communications, or a related field is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree.
  • Proven experience in both digital and physical organizing, with a track record of successful campaign engagement.
  • Previous leadership roles in political campaigns or community organizing efforts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate the party's message effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, and lead a team of field organizers.
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, social media platforms, and data management systems.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and evolving political landscape.
  • A genuine commitment to Forward values and an understanding of the unique challenges facing California.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience, motivation for applying, and vision for field organizing below.

Forward Party is an equal opportunity employer.

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