Ballot Access Organizer
About Cory 2020. Cory Booker is running for president because he believes the answer to our country's common pain is to reignite our sense of common purpose to build a more fair and just nation for everyone.
We're looking for passionate, talented people -- from all backgrounds and walks of life -- who share this mission and are passionate about bringing people together to join our team.
Organizers are the heart of our efforts. The primary responsibility of our organizers is to recruit, retain, and supervise teams of volunteers to help circulate signature petitions in order to qualify for the ballot in various states. Organizers will be accountable to specific goals including phone calls, high-traffic canvassing shifts, recruitment of volunteers, and events.
Volunteer Recruitment and Management. Ballot Access Organizers will identify, recruit, and support volunteers in circulating petitions and gathering signatures in order to qualify for the ballot. This includes:
- Identify and recruit volunteers directly through phone calls, texting, and events
- Utilize digital tactics to engage supporters and volunteers in online activities
- Lead volunteer trainings
Signature Gathering and Data Entry. Ballot Access Organizers will also participate in signature gathering events and petition circulation. They will collect signatures alongside volunteers will be responsible for collecting and logging all completed petition papers. Ballot Access Organizers will ensure all data is entered in a timely manner and will oversee the signature verification process when necessary.
Meet Goals. Organizers will be accountable to specific goals including phone calls, high-traffic canvassing shifts, recruitment of volunteers, and events. They will work within a metrics-driven environment to meet goals for volunteer recruitment and signature petition collection.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Strong attention to detail and goal-oriented
- Willingness to work within a diverse team with different experiences and perspectives
- Ability to take feedback and implement changes in real time
- Good listening skills
- Experience working or volunteering on electoral, union, or community organizing campaigns strongly preferred
- Ability to work in a high-pressure, on-call environment
- Must be self-motivated and willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends as needed
- Dependable transportation that can be used for work-related travel
- Willingness to be deployed to multiple states
Work Environment. There will be no physical meeting space for ballot access organizing. Organizers will operate from community spaces which requires routine automobile travel. This role consistently uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.
Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes high output, talking, driving, and working with other people. This job requires the use of cell phones, computers, and other technology.
Position Type and Classification. Full-time, Exempt.
Travel and Deployment. Organizers will be deployed to multiple states. Temporary housing will be provided by the campaign in the form of supporter housing for the ballot access portion of the campaign. If supporter housing is unavailable, hotel accommodations will be provided. The campaign will provide financial resources to cover deployment travel.
Reports to Regional Lead or Deputy National Organizing Director.
Other Duties. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Compensation and Benefits. Full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff, spouses/domestic partners, and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; 20 accrued paid days off each year; 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and 12 days accrued paid sick leave.
Cory 2020 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.