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Field Organizer

Organizing For Impact

Organizing For Impact

Washington, DC, USA · Washington, DC, USA · Ohio, USA · New Jersey, USA · New York, NY, USA · Wisconsin, USA · Arizona, USA
5,000 – 7,500 USD per month
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Organizing for Impact, a premier recruitment firm, is seeking dynamic and adaptable independent contractors to work as Field Organizers at all levels—from entry-level to experienced operatives—to be placed on impactful campaigns and programs across the country.

As a Field Organizer, you will play a crucial role in establishing and expanding canvass offices, launching effective canvassing operations, and ensuring accountability through meticulous data monitoring. This is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to be at the forefront of change, directly contributing to the success of campaigns that drive positive social and political progress.

Organizers work in teams of 2-4 to manage the day-to-day operations of field canvass offices around the country. Daily responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, and training paid canvassing staff, maintaining quality control and managing the logistics of a canvass, working with administrative teams to ensure smooth operations, and accurately reporting on progress to goal.

If you’re driven, resilient, and ready to create meaningful impact, let Organizing for Impact connect you with opportunities to help build a brighter future for all.

At Organizing for Impact, we are passionate about driving positive change through impactful campaigns. We specialize in recruiting and empowering field organizers who are on the front lines of political and outreach campaigns, progressive issue movements, and government service initiatives.

Our team thrives on the dynamic nature of campaign work, embracing both its intensity and the unique challenges it presents. We believe in the power of grassroots organizing and person-to-person outreach to create meaningful change, whether by launching canvass offices, registering new voters, or advocating for important issues. Each day brings fresh opportunities to make a difference and advance our shared goals.

We foster a supportive and inclusive environment where camaraderie and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. Our culture values grit, creativity, and a shared commitment to our mission. We know that the work can be demanding, but it's also incredibly rewarding.

If you're looking for an opportunity that merges purpose with passion, and where challenges are met with determination and innovation, join us. Together, we can build a brighter future for all.

Independent contractor duties and responsibilities may vary based on campaign goals, as well as your experience and initial skill set:

  1. Establish and grow canvass offices in targeted communities, including scouting an office location, setting up the office, and creating an engaging office culture.
  2. Recruit, train, and manage a team of canvassers who can effectively engage with voters, explain campaign messaging, and collect data.
  3. Lead field operations including door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, voter registration, and get-out-the-vote efforts to mobilize support for the campaign.
  4. Implement data-driven strategies to track and analyze campaign progress, voter engagement, and canvasser performance. Ensure accountability and optimization based on data insights.
  5. Build relationships with community leaders, stakeholders, and local organizations to foster support and collaboration for the campaign.
  6. Effectively communicate campaign goals, messaging, and updates to senior staff daily.
  7. Travel – potentially extensively – to varying locations, spending extended periods (months) to independently oversee campaign operations and drive engagement.
  8. Supervise and support canvassers, office staff, and supervisors, providing guidance, training, and mentorship to ensure a cohesive and motivated team.
  9. Onboard and accurately track canvasser hours worked; work with administrative team to ensure timely compensation of canvassers


Must Have:

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to create meaningful connections with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  2. Self-starter with the ability to spot problems and take action.
  3. Ability to critically solve problems and make decisions in fast-paced and dynamic environments.
  4. Flexibility to travel extensively and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.
  5. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to inspire and mobilize others.
  6. Passion for social and political change, with a commitment to advancing progressive values and causes.
  7. Interest in and ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  8. Ability to prioritize and manage your schedule and work with minimal supervision.

Nice to have:

  1. Strong time-management, communications, organizational and leadership abilities with experience in team management and development.
  2. Technological proficiency in data management, analysis, and accountability practices with Voter Access Network (VAN) and MiniVAN, Excel, and/or Google LookerStudio.
  3. Bachelor's degree in political science, public administration, communications, or related field a plus, but not required.
  4. Previous experience in campaign organizing, field operations, or community outreach a plus.

We seek applicants of all levels to fill available roles leading and supporting grassroots campaigns across the country. This position involves travel, with organizers often spending months in one location, depending on campaign timelines and needs. Salaries range from $5,000-$7,500 per month, commensurate with experience. All positions can last through mid-November, with opportunity to extend and/or advance.

The ideal candidate should be ready to hit the ground running; however, training and onboarding will be provided as dictated by the requirements of the underlying project(s) on which a Field Organizer will be providing their services.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

Organizing For Impact is an equal opportunity employer.

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