Field Organizer - Florida Coordinated Campaign

Florida /
2022 Florida Coordinated Campaign – Organizing /
Full-time
The Florida Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking skilled and passionate Field Organizers to join our growing team. 2022 will be a critical election year in Florida, with highly-competitive races up and down the ballot, including nationally-watched races for U.S. Senate, Governor and U.S. Congress in the most diverse battleground in the country. The Coordinated Campaign will build the statewide turnout operation needed to mobilize and persuade voters to support Florida Democrats in November 2022. Starting the earliest in a decade the Florida Coordinated Campaign will be engaging with voters where they are at, in the language that they speak to deliver votes for the Democratic Ticket!

The Field Organizers will report to a Regional Organizing Director.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

    • Field Organizers are vital to the success of our voter contact efforts. They are responsible for the day-to-day management of voter outreach teams
    • Field Organizers will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers, organizing events, and representing the party at community events
    • This is an in-person position that will require travel throughout an assigned turf
    • Identify, recruit, and train groups of volunteers to conduct voter contact, registration and more
    • Lead/train volunteers through the various phases of the campaign
    • Ensure accurate collection and entry of data
    • Provide the Regional Field Director with quantitative and qualitative reports as part of an ongoing evaluation of the program’s success
    • Cooperate with County Party leaders to achieve shared goals and grow local organizations
    • Hit all metrics/goals for volunteer recruitment, voter contact and other program elements
    • Support local Democratic organizations by keeping office hours and lending help when available

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • 1-2 cycles of Field, Labor, or Community Organizing experience
    • Familiarity with NGP VAN and other data infrastructure
    • Ability to create a strong, inclusive management culture that supports a talented and diverse staff
    • Capacity to create and operate advanced internal tracking systems
    • Attention to detail, highly-developed organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate with local county Democratic Parties throughout the region
    • Aptitude for balancing multiple projects and deadlines
    • Desire to receive constructive coaching and grow as a professional
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work long, irregular hours

Voter Outreach

    • Develop subject matter expertise in the voter outreach process and workflows
    • Effectively perform all required voter contact work
    • Demonstrate proficiency in tools provided by the party to execute voter contact program goals

Paid Canvasser and Volunteer Management

    • Recruit and train canvassers to execute voter outreach activities
    • Provide canvass teams with the positive leadership culture, resources, guidance and technical support required to succeed during each phase of the program while ensuring compliance with all policies and best practices
    • Ensure that all canvasses are launched and completed in a timely, orderly fashion

Accountability

    • Communicate all pertinent on-the-ground information to, and provide timely response to requests from, the canvassers under your direction
    • Ensure that canvass teams properly perform their roles and maintain accurate and reliable data
    • Complete daily and weekly reporting as part of metrics-based performance evaluation 

Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Field Director

    • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills 
    • Ability to interact with canvassers/petitioners with a wide variety of backgrounds.
    • Valid driver license and access to reliable transportation
    • Access to a laptop and cell phone
    • Previous grassroots organizing experience
    • Organizational and time-management skills
    • A strong commitment to the values of the Democratic Party
    • Desire to work as a team with a results-driven approach.
    • Willingness to work long hours and weekends
    • Ability to relocate as needed

Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minimum one cycle of field experience
    • Proficiency in VoteBuilder (VAN) and other direct voter contact tools
    • Proficiency in Google Workplace
    • Proficiency in Spanish, Haitian Creole or other language
    • We will have positions in diverse communities throughout Florida and welcome applicants who are members of the various communities we will be organizing in
Salary for this position is $15.90 per hour with employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance.

This role will be based in person regionally throughout Florida, and will require travel throughout an assigned turf. The ability to work remotely will not be available
  
The Florida Democratic Party is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The FDP is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.