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National Field Organizer

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters

Operations
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

About LWVUS:
The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS, the League) is a nonpartisan political organization that has fought for more than 100 years to improve American systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education, advocacy, and litigation. The enduring vitality and resonance of the League as a trusted force for change and good government comes from its unique decentralized structure: a national organization with strong partnerships at the grassroots level with more than 700 state and local Leagues across the country including the District of Columbia. At the national level, League activities are coordinated and staffed by two distinct but complementary organizations: The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF).

POSITION SUMMARY

The National Field Organizer will be part of the dynamic Organizing Department. This person will play an important role in supporting the development and implementation of the organizing and movement-building strategy to build power at the State and Local level with a regional group of States and align it at the national level to secure transformational wins to create a more equitable, accessible, and participatory democracy for all.

Key components of the job include working with League affiliates, local state partners, and national staff to engage, empower, and mobilize voters through training, capacity building, coaching, and strategic campaign development; to build a strong volunteer infrastructure by growing our base of activists and organizers; developing and supporting new and current leaders; to support campaign implementation through direct digital and in-person activities; and to create a connection between national issue campaigns and local activities.

This position reports to the National Organizing Manager.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build strong, trusted, and authentic relationships with League leaders in the assigned target states.
  • Identify and develop strong relationships with key organizations and community leaders.
  • Work across departments to ensure that organizing goals complement other campaign and organizational goals.
  • Implement online and offline organizing strategies to build grassroots people-power to help LWV achieve campaign, legislative, advocacy, and program wins.
  • Support the expansion of the state and local League online, including digital relational organizing through League in Action (OutreachCircle), and offline presence to grow the base and supporters and meet organizational goals.
  • Strategize and support assigned target state and local Leagues to adopt and leverage League In Action to maximize state/local League goals and further LWVUS organizing goals within assigned states
  • Work to further develop and grow volunteer leadership and capacity at the state and local levels to advance organizing work.
  • Identify training and resource development needs.
  • Support the development and implementation of campaigns to continue to grow LWV’s members, power, and engagement with communities within the New American Majority, especially communities of color and young people.
  • Work with state Leagues to build out direct action programs.
  • Support the capturing and reporting of data to build a narrative of efforts and impact of program goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or comparable experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 2-years’ experience in community, labor, issue or political organizing, or leadership development, including an understanding of community organizing principles.
  • Ability to develop trainings and resources to train-the-trainers and leaders.
  • Experience implementing, monitoring, and assessing campaign and/or field plans.
  • Experience developing and driving calls to action.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent people skills.
  • Ability to engage diverse communities in an authentic way.
  • Familiarity with voting rights, election reform, and voter engagement is preferred.
  • Willingness and availability to travel; have a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience working with Office 365, Salsa-Engage, Salesforce, League in Action/OutreachCircle, and/or NGP VAN, Mini VAN is a plus.
  • Ability to use digital relational organizing platform to build power is required.
  • Experience in training others in organizing skills is a plus.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $65,000. We have a generous benefits package that includes 95 percent employer-sponsored health insurance, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation days, sick days, pre-tax transit benefits, and the opportunity to contribute to a 401(K) plan. This job is fully remote.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The person in this position is primarily sedentary and needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery. The person must also be available to travel and walk longer distances to offices and events. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, computer, and computer printer.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION The League of Women Voters of the United States is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace based on equal opportunity. The League is committed to hiring staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity; a workplace where true diversity is fostered, and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We actively seek and encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, including DACA recipients and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.