Sister District GOTV Phonebank Fellowship
Applications are due by July 26, 2022. Interviews will be conducted the first week of August for an 11-week term beginning August 29th and ending November 11th.
About the GOTV Phonebank Fellow Role:
At 5.5 hours per week over 11 weeks, GOTV Fellows will assist staff and volunteer phonebank leaders on two virtual phonebanks each week for Sister District’s endorsed state legislative candidates. This program is designed to prepare aspiring organizers for staff and volunteer roles on campaigns and electoral-focused field programs. Through trainings, weekly cohort calls, and valuable hands-on experience, Fellows will learn how to be a great phonebank trainer, how to run an excellent phonebank program, and will help elect Democratic candidates in 2022. The specific work schedule is flexible. Pay is $15/hr for a total $907.50 stipend.
In collaboration with Organizing Department staff, Fellows will:
- Attend two 60-minute orientation & training calls to learn field-proven best practices of the Sister District phonebanking model
- Attend one 30-minute weekly Phonebank Fellow cohort call with Sister District staff focused on continuous improvement
- Co-host one recurring two-hour virtual phonebank each week, providing support for the phonebank leader, supporting new phonebankers, calling voters, providing tech support
- Host one recurring two-hour virtual phonebank each week, leading the volunteer training, delegating roles to co-hosts, initiating check-ins, answering questions, and calling voters.
- Track phonebank attendees, follow up and thank volunteers for their participation
- Follow up with volunteer sign-ups who did not attend the phonebank to re-invite them to a following phonebank
- Recruit new phonebankers
TIME COMMITMENT & LOGISTICS
- Work remotely
- 5.5 hours per week
- One weekly 30-minute call with cohort and staff cohort leader scheduled on cohort stated availability
- Two weekly 2 hour phonebanks assigned based on stated availability (4hrs total/ week)
- 1 hour of community building and volunteer outreach per week, flexible schedule
- Must have reliable, stable internet connection for Zoom + phonebank web interface
- Use personal computer and phone for calls and texts
- We use the Google Suite to track our work and Slack and Zoom to communicate
- Start: week of August 29th, 2022
- End: November 11, 2022
- Stiped of $907.50 (paid in two installments at week 7 and week 14)
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
This position is focused on voter contact and volunteer capacity-building through personal connection and conversation. If you are interested in learning more about campaigns or looking for an opportunity to have an outsized impact on local elections, please apply! We’re looking for applicants with:
- Strong passion for electing Democrats to state legislatures
- Energetic about engaging, appreciating, and building relationships with volunteers
- Good communication skills, including ability to present a training articulately in front of an audience and troubleshoot basic phonebanking tech issues
- Patient and detail-oriented approach, particularly in working with others of all abilities
- Desire to communicate effectively with voters over the phone
- Experience with OpenVPB a plus, but not required
Campaign experience not required
HOW TO APPLY
Please use the link below to access the application, then upload your resume and cover letter as PDF. You do not need to manually add resume information.
Format the file titles as follows:
firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_cover and firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_resume, e.g. Neal_Morgan_OR_cover & Neal_Morgan_OR_resume.
Your cover letter will in itself be a writing sample.
Please discuss in your letter:
- Why you are interested in this role
- Indicate how you found this role
- What experiences indicate your ability to connect with prospective volunteers, make compelling invitations to motivate their engagement, and help them make their way into leadership roles
Applications due by July 26th, 2022 for priority consideration.
ABOUT SISTER DISTRICT
Sister District’s 70+ volunteer teams provide grassroots (usually remote) field and fundraising support to progressive state legislative candidates to build Democratic majorities at the state level. We continue to build robust and effective teams to maximally help elect candidates in 2022. Fellows have a significant role to play.
For other opportunities for groups and individuals, check out Sister District Affiliates, Student Opportunities, and our State Bridges program.
For non-partisan research-based opportunities, please check out the Sister District Action Network led by Dr. Mallory Roman!
Sister District values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job email your details to email@example.com
About Sister District Project
Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, Sister District has grown to nearly 60,000 volunteers across the country. We have endorsed candidates in 131 races across 17 states, 73 of whom won and have gone on to fight for progressive issues in their state legislatures. We have raised $4.25 million in small-dollar donations directly for our candidates and reached out to 3.5 million voters through phones, texts, postcards, and door knocks.
Sister District’s programming also includes civic engagement, legislator support, and political research, housed at Sister District Action Network. Through these programs, we train newly elected legislators and former candidates, conduct academic-quality political research, support community-based organizations, educate the public about the importance of state legislatures through events and programs and work with our allies on innovative programs to build progressive state power.
We are proud to be an organization founded and led by women, including women of color.