Deputy Field Director-Wisconsin

Wisconsin /
Management – Wisconsin Management /
Temporary Full Time
Position: Deputy Field Director
Job Location: Wisconsin
Position Type: Full Time-Exempt
Travel Percentage: %50
Reports to: Field Director

Job Summary

For Our Future Wisconsin seeks a Deputy Field Director to execute the statewide field plan, chiefly by supervising the day-to-day operations of the voter contact team and program, and supervising the Regional Field Directors and their teams. This includes taking an active role in growing the pipeline of new applicants and ensuring a smooth hiring and onboarding process occurs. The Deputy Field Director reports directly to the Field Director. Candidates should have familiarity with Wisconsin, experience working on field campaigns, experience managing staff, comfort working long hours, basic digital skills,  reliable transportation and a working laptop.

This is a full-time position through at least November, 11 2022 with possibility of extension.

Essential Functions

    • Assist with management of a statewide team of Regional Directors, Senior Organizers, Canvass Managers, Canvassers, and other field staff.
    • Managing statewide special projects and coordinating directly with special project stakeholders. 
    • Take an active lead in maintaining the job applicant pipeline and help manage the onboarding and training process for new hires.
    • Set daily priorities and assign goals, metrics, and tasks.
    • Ensure that daily, weekly, and monthly goals are met and exceeded.
    • Ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted for each region.
    • Monitor metrics within each assigned region, including knocks/calls per shifts, flake rate, completion rate, and confirmation rate.
    • Implement rigorous systems to meet assigned goals associated with field metrics.
    • Champion relationship-based and paid canvass approaches to organizing.
    • Coach field staff through the challenges of implementing a voter contact program, and other programmatic priorities.
    • Work with organizational leadership to recruit, hire, and onboard new staff.
    • Assist with training and staff development.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

    • At least three cycles of competitive field experience.
    • Canvass management experience required.
    • Strong knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN.
    • Basic computer literacy and database skills, including strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    • Some familiarity with relationship-based organizing, leadership development, and team building.
    • Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast paced, metrics-driven work environment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects.
    • Strong coaching skills and abilities.
    • Strong problem solving with action-oriented decision-making skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to voters and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
    • Commitment to the mission, advancing progressive power, and a winning mentality.
    • Access to reliable transportation.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • This position will supervise members of the field staff and coordinate with partners on special projects.

The salary for this position is based on experience and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

    • Health Insurance Coverage - 95% Employer Paid and 5% Employee.
    • Paid parental leave.
    • Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%.
    • $150 Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement.
    • 13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays.

Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal hours of business are from 9:00 AM to at least 6:00 PM Monday thru Friday, however employees will be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and nights.
    • Employees may be required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle, and generally not allowed to take more than 2 days off consecutively during blackout periods. Emergencies are not affected by this policy. 

Work Environment

    • So long as it is safe and appropriate to continue door-to-door and site-based canvassing, it will be a high priority. Employees may be required to work in extreme weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. Overseeing canvassing is considered an essential function of this job. This position is expected to interact regularly face-to-face with voters, volunteers or community partners. If state and government stay-at-home orders, phased reopening orders, or other factors related to the COVID-19 virus (or any other reason) limit For Our Future’s ability to engage safely in in-person work, employees may be assigned other duties to be conducted from their homes. 
Health and Safety
For Our Future Action Fund is committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and communities we serve. A condition of employment is that all employees are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines, which means: (1) fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (2) once eligible, boosted with a single dose of a COVID-19 booster shot. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon the individual proving they are fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation from hr@forourfuturefund.org. All medical information will be treated as confidential medical information, stored separately from employees’ personnel files, in accordance with applicable law.

Additional requirements include sharing your vaccine record in the employer’s vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing and social distancing. Requirements may change in the future with evolving public health guidance and applicable laws. 

Additional exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement are available for roles with a work location in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia in accordance with applicable state law. 

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement does not apply to roles with a work location in Montana or Tennessee. All qualified applicants for roles with a work location in Montana or Tennessee will be considered regardless of vaccination status as required by applicable state or local law.

About For Our Future Action Fund
Founded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run the largest, permanent progressive field program across key states. Our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure and advance economic prosperity for all, strong community schools, climate justice, and racial and social justice. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.

For Our Future Action Fund is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law, including race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, arrest record, conviction record, ancestry, military service, or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Should an applicant need reasonable accommodation in the application process, they should contact a company representative.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
The relationship between you and the For Our Future Action Fund is referred to as “employment at will.” This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without notice, by you or the For Our Future Action Fund/For Our Future. No representative of For Our Future Action Fund has authority to enter into any employment agreement with you that is contrary to the foregoing “employment at will” relationship. By signing below, you hereby affirm that your employment is “at will”, and that you acknowledge that no oral or written statements or representations regarding your employment can alter your “at will” status, except for a written statement signed by you and our Executive Director or duly authorized representative as determined by a resolution of the Board of Directors of For Our Future Action Fund.