Overview

Field Organizers will build volunteer leadership and capacity both for both priority WFP-endorsed campaigns and the party as a whole with the long term goal of building our power and expanding our membership in the Bronx and Westchester. Field Organizers will split their time between capacity building through strengthening relationships with volunteers, training members on voter contact methods, and volunteer recruitment and doing direct voter outreach themselves. Field Organizers will receive training, including on field strategy, voter contact tools, persuasion, and volunteer recruitment and management throughout the program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Recruit, train and develop volunteers into field leaders; building campaign capacity and membership for the Party.
Plan and host events including phone-banks, canvasses, and other voter contact events.
Meet personal weekly door knocking, phonebanking, and volunteer recruitment goals.
Record data on a daily basis and provide the team with quantitative and qualitative results on your work
Support team with administrative tasks as needed.
Skills and Qualifications
Strong interpersonal communication skills & abilities.
Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a team environment.
Experience doing field organizing (including as a volunteer) at a community organization, at a union and/or on an electoral campaign. Experience recruiting and working with volunteers is preferred.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, one-on-one and in a group.
Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights/ weekends, depending on campaign needs.
Basic computer skills, experience working with VAN preferred.
Values alignment on our theory of change, which is that we are electing progressive champions to form a governing bloc to deliver material results for our people
Operating effectively in a fast-paced, “startup” environment with a lean team
Demonstrated commitment to, and experience in, centering equity and inclusion in your work – removing barriers to participation and engaging people across lines of race, class, age, language and geography.
What Else Should You Know
Compensation: The salary for this position is $4,500 per month for a two month period. Location: The position is full-time in the Bronx and Westchester with a preference for candidates who live in the area or within commuting distance. This is an in-person role that will require being in the Bronx and/or Westchester on a daily basis during the work week.
Schedule: Temporary, full time.
Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a non-managerial role, eligible to join WFP’s staff bargaining unit after six months of employment. WFP’s union employees are represented by the New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, Workers United union.

About Working Families Party

About the Working Families Party

The Working Families Party (WFP) is the progressive party for the multiracial working class, fighting for a nation that works for the many, not the few. We recruit, train, and support transformational candidates up and down the ballot — and run them to win.

We believe that no matter where we come from or what our color, most of us want the same things. We want to earn enough to thrive, not just survive, and leave a better future for our kids. We want healthy food and clean water, safe neighborhoods and a safe world. We want to be free.

The Working Families Party is regular people coming together across our differences to make a better future for us all. We’re a multiracial party that fights for workers over bosses and people over the powerful. We want an America which realizes the promise – unrealized in our history – of freedom and equality for all.