We’re working to make sure Nevadans are engaged in elections this fall. As an Organizer, you will be responsible for running a focused and intense volunteer recruitment drive to recruit volunteers to mobilize voters across Nevada to turn out in the 2022 midterm elections.
Location and Timeline
We are hiring organizers to work in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, or Phoenix from September through November 8th, 2022.
What You’ll Do
Recruit and train dozens of volunteer activists
Call volunteers and recruit them to grassroots actions
Identify new volunteers by gathering petitions and making announcements in public
Run grassroots skills trainings to develop effective campaigners among volunteers
Keep meticulous track of a volunteer list so that no potential activist falls through the cracks
Volunteer leadership development
Host and help to run weekly campaign meetings to develop a community of leaders
Pitch and train volunteers to take on leadership responsibilities
Run a Get Out the Vote campaign
Recruit and train dozens of volunteer canvassers for daily calling or door-knocking shifts
Nail 100% of all administrative and legal requirements and ensure that volunteers do the same
Make thousands of Get Out The Vote contacts
Organize and execute Vote Tripling trainings for volunteers and supporters and schedule them into in-person Election Day shifts
Who You Are & Keys to Success (the must-haves): To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:
Drive to Achieve Results: You have experience planning backwards to accomplish ambitious goals and get results. When there are unexpected changes, you bounce back and adjust quickly, learning and improving from any mistakes.
Relationship Building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of local and statewide community members. You are attentive and empathetic to the communities we serve, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or ability, and can identify shared values across communities for collective growth.
Inclusive and Collaborative Leadership: You approach leadership with a “power with” mindset that recognizes the impact power hierarchies have in different settings. You can learn from others, see and hear other perspectives, and step in or step back as necessary.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: You have a proven ability to develop meaningful connections with diverse communities, including a wide range of campus organizations, leaders, and community members. You work with the community and within the workplace to identify areas of improvement for a more equitable environment.
Skills and Experiences we Expect of The Outreach Team employees:
Commitment to equity and justice
Experience bringing a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues and community members.
Passion for the role that your work plays in creating change in the world.
Kindness and consideration for others.
Drive to work collaboratively: learning from others; stepping-in or stepping-back when needed.
Transparency: comfort admitting what you do and don’t know, your capacity, and abilities.
Task management: Able to adapt to the evolving needs of a project. Able to tackle big-picture projects and break them down into smaller pieces
Organized and efficient: Experience or demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or goals at once in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Acute attention to detail: Track interactions and tasks with detailed notes. Plans ahead for roadblocks and bounces back quickly when problems arise.
Effective communication skills (written or spoken) that are clear, concise and honest.
Comfortable and excited to speak about the campaign publicly,
Coach and learning mentality: successful experience or willingness to learn new things and pick up new skills on the job. Able to learn from mistakes and try again.
Understanding of how your words and actions affect others, including an awareness of power language and communication accessibility.
Ability to work weekends and weekday evenings, occasional holidays.
Nice-to-Haves, but Not Required:
Experience working for nonprofits, electoral campaigns, and/or other issue campaigns
Data Management and Evaluation Experience: Experience working with various data management systems and tools, mainly Google Suite.
Experience with Relevant Campaign Tools and Technologies: Action Network, ThruText, MailChimp, eCRMs like EveryAction, VoteBuilder(VAN) or social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
Event or Project Planning & Management, Implementation or Evaluation
Knowledge on reproductive and sexual health issues and prior campaign experience are both plusses, but are not requirements for this role.
If you were here right now, you would be:
Recruiting, training and developing volunteers to register voters in Nevada through events, pledge to vote card collection, canvassing, and relational organizing
Engaging and expanding a volunteer support network through public visibility actions, voter outreach, and relationship building
Planning and executing Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts to turnout
Salary, Benefits and Perks
The salary for this position is $1,000-1,250 per week depending on experience. Salary within this range is determined through an equity calculator. As part of The Outreach Team’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement. We offer a generous benefits package, including:
Unlimited paid vacation and sick leave
Generous health, dental and vision benefits
A monthly cell phone stipend.
If you are interested in this position but don’t think you qualify for everything, please don’t let that stop you from applying! At The Outreach Team, we prioritize equity and inclusion and believe our work is better when it benefits from the knowledge, experience, and wisdom of people who have faced systemic barriers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.
The Outreach Team is the national engine of campaigners and organizers powering the progressive movement. With an on-the-ground presence in communities all across the country, our world-class team runs successful civic engagement campaigns on behalf of progressive organizations and campaigns—to build a future that’s fairer, greener, safer and more peaceful for everyone.
Our client list includes organizations like Democratic National Committee, Black Progressive Action Coalition, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Climate Action Campaign, Planned Parenthood, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, For our Future, Solar Rights Alliance, The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and more.
Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.