The battle for Democracy is urgent. To defeat the Right, the Left must unite at the voting booth. This November it is critical that we mobilize every Democratic voter we can to stave off an increasingly radical Republican Party at the polls. We are currently seeking Voter Contact Field Directors to help get voters to the polls in critical battleground communities for the 2022 midterm elections. Increasing voter turnout is one of the keys to Democrats winning in November, and we must win if Democrats are going to be able to address systemic issues impacting the most vulnerable communities in our country.
Directors will recruit, train, and manage a team of local canvassers on this voter contact campaign. Please note this is a temporary position that will run through the November election.
Locations: Bakersfield, CA
Canvass Management Responsibilities:
Manage a team of 20 – 30 canvassers, setting goals and holding staff accountable
Train and provide ongoing motivation and support to staff
Identify, promote, and train a leadership team
Build a diverse team where staff feel respected, while fostering a culture of equity and justice
Implement quality control measures to ensure integrity of the work
Go in the field yourself a few days per week to contact voters
Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all staff
Develop strategic plans to reach target voters/constituencies in assigned locations
Manage administrative duties, including reporting data, record keeping, processing payroll, and distributing materials
Strong management skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire a team while also holding staff accountable to goals and expectations
Can speak compellingly about campaign issues and strategy
Willing and able to listen to staff and solve problems
Committed to equity and inclusion
Strong work ethic; able to persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks
Attention to detail, ability to drive best practices critical for protecting the integrity of the process
Flexible; ready for the unexpected and willing to adapt to last minute changes
Eager to learn and open to feedback
Basic tech competency (G-suite or microsoft office, smart phone or computer)
Community or issue-based campaign experience
Experience running paid canvasses or managing paid employees
Experience running voter registration or petition signature-gathering efforts
Passion for social change and activism
Team building ability
Attention to detail
A track record of success meeting or exceeding goals
Experience working in underserved or marginalized communities
Salary: The salary range for this position is $1200 – $1423, per week. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, phone and data stipend, and hands-on training. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement and bonuses.
Equity: 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 Vote Blue, 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.
Who We Are: At Vote Blue, we mobilize progressive voters to get to the polls. Our field campaigns have provided the margin of victory in close elections at the local, state, and national levels. We mobilize voters to participate in democracy and fight for the most pressing issues of our time such as climate change, reproductive freedom, gun reform, racial justice and LGBTQ rights.
Our client list includes organizations like Democratic National Committee, Black Progressive Action Coalition, Black Futures Lab, 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, NARAL Pro-Choice, Planned Parenthood, 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.
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