Overview

Job Opening: Field Manager

Who we are:
Activate America is a field-oriented Super PAC that harnesses grassroots power to elect Democrats to the U.S. House and Senate. We connect individual volunteers and organizations with opportunities for direct voter contact through postcards, phonebanking, texting, Instagram DMs, and canvassing. In 2018, we were known as Flip the 14, and helped flip 7 of California’s 14 Republican-held Congressional seats. In 2020, as Flip the West, our volunteers made over 13 million voter contacts, helping flip 4 Senate seats and gain a slim Democratic majority. Now, as Activate America, our mission is to hold and expand the Democratic House and Senate majorities. For the 2022 midterm elections, we are targeting U.S. Senate races in AZ, GA, NC, NV, PA, WI, as well as competitive House races in those states as well as California. We are looking for a talented, charismatic organizer to manage our voter contact programs. The Field Manager is integral to executing our vision of empowering volunteers and volunteer groups to engage in electoral action.

Job Description:
The Field Manager is responsible for facilitating our voter contact programs, including phone banking, textbanking, Instagram DMing, and canvassing. From volunteer recruitment, to retainment, to program development and creation, you will lead all parts of the engagement process. You will also lead our alliance of groups known as the A-Team, working directly with volunteer group leaders to engage their members in Activate America’s programming. The Field Manager will report to the Political Director. The ideal candidate will have at least two cycles of campaign and organizing experience, and is an outgoing and energetic leader, with good writing skills, strong attention to detail, and a creative approach to grassroots civic engagement.

Key Responsibilities:
Run/oversee Zoom phone banks (and eventually textbanks). This includes creating toolkits, writing scripts, and recruiting volunteers and trainers. Work with the Data Director to ensure that voter lists and data are prepared and uploaded as necessary.
Manage volunteer-facing Instagram DMing voter outreach program. Run Slack channel, recruit new volunteers and groups to DM, engage younger volunteers, build program to DM 100,000+ potential voters.
Manage the A-Team, our 300+ partner organizations. Work with group leaders to engage their volunteers. Plan and run monthly meetings for A-Team leaders, covering such topics as volunteer recruitment and engagement,and other training and strategy topics.
Lead intern program. Recruit, train, and manage a diverse group of summer interns.
Identify canvassing opportunities with partner groups in our target states/districts. Ensure a quality volunteer experience, including assistance with transportation and housing as appropriate.
Track progress towards programmatic goals and objectives.
Participate in staff and team meetings.
Contribute to development of overall campaign strategy and strategic decision making.

Qualifications and Experience:
Two or more cycles of electoral field organizing or managing
Computer skills: advanced user level/intermediate administrative level of experience within word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software. Previous experience with VAN or PDI a plus.
Demonstrated ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local allies and leaders and carry out required objectives.
Successful experience leading and managing diverse teams and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and will have intellectual drive, a progressive outlook to effectively conduct campaigns.
Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal, motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.

Bay Area resident or willing to relocate strongly preferred.

Salary Range: $45,000 – $62,000

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter though this Google form

We will begin reviewing applications on August 23. Position open until filled.

For more information visit ActivateAmerica.vote

About Activate America

Activate America is a field-oriented Super PAC that harnesses grassroots power to elect Democrats to the U.S. House and Senate. We connect individual volunteers and organizations with opportunities for direct voter contact through postcards, phonebanking, texting, Instagram DMs, and canvassing. In 2018, we were known as Flip the 14, and helped flip 7 of California’s 14 Republican-held Congressional seats. In 2020, as Flip the West, our volunteers made over 13 million voter contacts, helping flip 4 Senate seats and gain a slim Democratic majority. Now, as Activate America, our mission is to hold and expand the Democratic House and Senate majorities. For the 2022 midterm elections, we are targeting U.S. Senate races in AZ, GA, NC, NV, PA, WI, as well as competitive House races in those states as well as California.