Overview

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is seeking individuals to join our team as  Field Organizers for the 2024 Election Cycle and become an integral part of the team to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

As an Organizer, you will stand at the forefront of our path to victory, inspiring and mobilizing individuals to actively shape their communities and take part in this important election.

Organizers will report directly to their Regional Organizing Director. Positions will be physically based in field offices throughout the state. This position would start with a required, in-person, multi-day training on June 10th and run through the election. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, priority will be given to those who apply on or before May 15th, 2024.

Responsibilities

Direct Voter Contact: Execute comprehensive direct voter contact programs to increase DFL turnout in the General Election. Field Organizers will learn how to have effective conversations with DFL voters to turn them out to vote. Field organizers will spend a lot of time knocking on doors. Direct Voter Contact can also mean phone banking, text banking, or other methods of targeted outreach.

Direct Voter Contact Event Planning: Organize and execute Direct Voter Contact events multiple times a week to start, and every day/multiple events a day towards the end of the campaign.

Volunteer Recruitment: Recruit volunteers to join Direct Voter Contact events to amplify our grassroots efforts. Field organizers will spend a significant amount of time making phone calls to prospective volunteers to invite them to volunteer, but they may also attend local candidate/party events, or meet prospective volunteers in other progressive spaces to recruit volunteers for the MN DFL.

Volunteer Training: Train and empower volunteers with the skills and knowledge to door knock and phone bank to turn out DFL voters.
Community Engagement: Build strong connections with DFL activists and volunteers in the assigned community.

Data Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of voter contact information and engagement activities. Utilize data to inform decisions and measure the impact of outreach efforts.

Represent the DFL: Serve as the local representative for the DFL within the community you are assigned.

Other Duties: as assigned by supervisor, Coordinated Campaign leadership, Executive Director, or Chair.

Requirements:

Support all of our DFL endorsed candidates.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed goals
Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle
Ability to work long or irregular hours, including most nights and weekends
Proficiency with Google Docs, and Excel
Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work

Preferred but not required:

Minnesota experience or ties to the state.
Previous experience in grassroots organizing or political campaigns is a plus.
Familiarity with voter engagement tools and technologies, such as VAN and texting/dialer tools.

COVID Addendum: While many meetings and events can still happen virtually or over the phone, organizers will be expected to work in-person, within reason and with safety precautions in place, at events in the community. This means that the prospective staff will need to live in the area in the state that they are applying for.

Compensation: This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Minnesota DFL Party and IBEW Local 292. Compensation is an $18.50 base hourly rate with overtime at 1.5 times the hourly rate above 40 hours in a week. Equivalent salary is $2035/bi-weekly pay period, for a 50 hour work week.  Staff at the DFL are paid on a bi-weekly basis and receive a competitive benefits package including health care and dental.

To Apply: Send a one-page cover letter and resume to Coco Millard, at cmillard@dfl.org with the email subject line “Field Organizer”.

Note to Potential Applicants: If you are ready to channel your passion for democracy into action, but don’t think you meet all the qualifications, we still invite you to apply for this opportunity. We are looking for folks with a variety of backgrounds and experience and are dedicated to building a team that looks like America. Feel free to reach out to Coco at cmillard@dfl.org if you have questions about the position.

Diversity and Inclusion: The Minnesota DFL is an equal-opportunity employer. The DFL Party is committed to including groups historically underrepresented due to race/ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or ability. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply.

Voluntary Self-Identification Information (OPTIONAL)

Consistent with the DFL Party’s commitment to including groups historically under-represented in the DFL Party’s affairs, by virtue of race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or disability, we encourage members of underrepresented groups to seek jobs within the DFL Party. To help in this effort, we ask applicants to complete this self-identification form. Completion of this information is voluntary and is not a requirement of employment. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application for employment. This information will be kept confidential.

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To apply for this job email your details to sdiaz@dfl.org