Overview

The Position

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 Turf Directors to support our work in getting 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.

Turf Directors are expected to support the work of voter contact and registration campaigns by making sure we are reaching the right voters in the right areas. Successful candidates will bring expertise in the many features of VAN and GSuite, along with a willingness to learn new mapping and database management systems. We are looking for people who are familiar with the demographic profile and walkability of the districts we’ll be working in, as well as a deep concern for canvasser health and safety. Responsibilities of the Turf Director will include turf packet preparation and cutting; canvass results data entry and analysis; data integrity surveillance; turf and precinct tracking.

If you are passionate about using data to advance progressive politics, join our team as a campaign Turf Director.

This position will begin ASAP, with likelihood to run through November. Please note we accept applications on a rolling basis and conclude our hiring process as soon as the role has been filled.

 

Turf Director Responsibilities:

Identify both our target precincts and our targeted subsets of voters in those precincts
Track all voter registration information and voter registration campaign metrics with excellence that exceeds the expectations of our clients
Accurately and rigorously maintain on a daily basis our voter registration file
Train and provide ongoing motivation and support to staff
Identify, promote, and train a leadership team
Participate positively in a workplace where where staff feel respected, while fostering a culture of equity and justice
Implement quality control measures to ensure integrity of the work, with particular emphasis on validity of compliance-crucial data fields (e.g. ZIP, birthdate, full voter name)
Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all staff
Develop strategic plans to reach target voters/constituencies in assigned locations
Qualifications:

Must have

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
Flexible; ready for the unexpected and willing to adapt to last minute changes
Eager to learn and open to feedback
Advanced VAN/VoteBuilder and GSuite competency (including but not limited to bulk uploads; fully formularized project reports; voter registration-specific database features)
Nice-to-have

Electoral, community, or issue-based campaign experience
Experience running paid canvasses or managing paid employees
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
Facilitation experience
Local knowledge/experience
Job Details

Salary: The salary range for this position is $1058-$1346 per week depending on responsibility and experience. Performance bonuses may be awarded at the midpoint and end of the campaign. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, a monthly phone stipend, and hands-on, paid training. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement.

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, 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.

We are currently unable to hire people who reside in the following states: Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia

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