The Delaware Organizer will help build our grassroots base and organizing operation in Delaware in support of our legislative, policy, and electoral campaigns. The Organizer will help drive a program to recruit, develop, and support members and volunteer leaders to advance the values of the multiracial working class. The Organizer also identifies and builds alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Build relationships with individual activists, members, and leaders
Assist in organizing opportunities for grassroots engagement on issue campaigns and in movement-building work
Work with other staff and member leaders to identify volunteer team needs and work with them to recruit members and activists to do that work
Design and manage member development and political education opportunities for activists, volunteers, and interns
Build durable relationships with key leaders of allied organizations to ensure alignment around campaign goals and tactics
Experiment with engagement strategies to reach out to potential supporters and current volunteers, move them up the WFP ladder of engagement, and deepen their leadership
Participate in the development of compelling narratives around our campaigns and ensure actions and messaging reinforce our brand and values
Manage contact lists and maintain up to date records in our database
Uses skills to contribute to development of party objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
Generally has authority to plan, prioritize, and handle duties within the assigned area of responsibility
Skills and Qualifications
2 or more years of experience organizing
Ability to train and develop skills of volunteer leaders
Demonstrated ability to cultivate powerful relationships, and build alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers
Belief in leadership development and that growth relies on an individual’s ability to own important projects and achieve success for themselves
Excellent communication and listening skills
Ability to work independently
Experience working with a diverse group of volunteers and supporters across all demographics and backgrounds–especially race, gender and class
What Else Should You Know
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $58,000. 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: Wilmington, DE.
Schedule: Full Time, Permanent
Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a nonmanagerial 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.