Working Families is seeking an Organizer based in the Sacramento area who will support our membership organizing and electoral programs for endorsed candidates and staff our regional steering committee of member affiliates and member representatives in Sacramento and the northern Central Valley. The Organizer will identify, recruit and support members and volunteer leaders to organize electorally in their region.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Grow and build our membership base through in person events, text/call programs, digital organizing and attending events in region
Build a base of activists to support our electoral priorities in Sacramento/Central Valley
Support facilitation of our regional steering committee of member organization affiliates and member representatives in Sacramento/Central Valley
Organize volunteer events that will support WFP’s work in the Capitol
Research and follow bills that are being passed in the state legislature
Reach party-building and organizing goals in an assigned region
Support team communications, monthly activist community events, and other WFP events
Develop knowledge and analysis of the political and community landscape in assigned regions of the state
Lead and recruit in person canvasses, virtual phone and text banks events for endorsed candidates in Sacramento/Central Valley
Coordinate with member affiliates and coordinate members to collaborate coordinated campaigns that build our electoral infrastructure and capacity to ultimately win elections and build the power of the multiracial working class in Sacramento/Central Valley
Manage contact lists and maintain up to date records in our database
Generate and share digital content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Discord and ActionNetwork
Lead a dynamic in person and virtual program to welcome new members into the Party through relational organizing, welcome gatherings and pipelines into membership meetings.
Skills and Qualifications
Minimum two years of in-person or virtual electoral/campaign or neighborhood-based organizing experience
Demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice
Self-starter with a strong commitment to in-person organizing to build or mission and objectives
Proven ability to engage volunteers and supporters with commitment to build a political journey for our membership
Ability to build and nurture relationships with local college/university student groups, political clubs and grassroots organizations and other social justice groups
Experience working with a diverse group of volunteers and supporters across all demographics and backgrounds
Knowledge of digital organizing tactics, including strategic use of social media platforms and email for organizing members/volunteers including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Slack, Discord and EveryAction Network platforms
Basic computer skills, including Excel, Powerpoint, Gmail, GSuite, Slack and Airtable
Attention to detail and the ability to manage and meet the technical aspects of a project including logistics and paperwork
Strong communication and listening skills
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to multitask in a fast-paced setting
Drivers License and access to a Car
Preferred (but Not Required) Skills:
Experience working in labor or with grassroots organizations in Sacramento/Central Valley
Political intelligence and judgment
Fluent and/or experience working with PDI, VAN, Votivate, or other voter file software and ability to cut turf
Experience working with phone bank tools including predictive dialer, broadcast SMS messaging (ThruTalk, CallHub, Hubdialer, Upland, Spoke, Hustle, etc.)
Experience using EveryAction for tracking volunteer activity
Strong command of Excel or other spreadsheet software
Bilingual Spanish/English, Mandarin/Cantonese/English, Korean/English, or Vietnamese/English is a plus
What Else Should You Know
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000. The final salary will be determined based on an internal equitable scale that takes into consideration years of experience, geographic location, and final job description. We also offer a robust benefit package for full time employees including paid time off; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan options; professional development funding; and remote work support.
Location: The position is a full-time, permanent role remotely based in the Sacramento/Central Valley counties of California. It will require travel throughout the state of California.
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.