VCO - Montgomery County

Norristown, PA
Organizing – Pennsylvania Organizers /
Temporary Full Time /
On-site
Position: Voter Contact Organizer (Canvasser) - Montgomery County
Job Location: Norriwstown, PA
Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt 
Position Classification: Union Eligible
Compensation: $21.94 per hour
Position Travel Percentage: 75%
Reports to: Canvass Manager

ABOUT FOR OUR FUTURE
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.

POSITION CLASSIFICATION
Union Affiliated: For Our Future recognizes a staff bargaining unit, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 2304, a labor union. This position is part of the union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

Job Summary
For Our Future seeks motivated, outgoing, and results-driven Voter Contact Organizers to support our voter outreach efforts in Montgomery County. You will perform day-to-day canvassing in your assigned turf and work to engage area residents about the upcoming election. Candidates should have familiarity with Montgomery Counties, experience working in political campaigns or organizing environments, comfortable working long hours, and access to reliable transportation.

This position is anticipated to run through at least November 5, 2024.

Essential Functions

    • Engage voters in meaningful conversations at the doors in diverse communities with the core goals of:
    • Persuading them to vote for progressive candidates and issues
    • Motivating them to vote for progressive candidates and issues
    • Educating them about progressive candidates and issues
    • Perform voter contact door-to-door, online SMS texting or via phone daily to ensure that daily, weekly and monthly goals are met.
    • Meet assigned goals associated with each metric on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
    • Report daily on quantitative and qualitative metrics, ensuring timely and accurate data entry and reporting.
    • Table, engage in high traffic canvassing, and attend events as directed to further our presence in the community.
    • Assist with the execution of events and volunteer training as directed.
    • Attend weekly scheduled calls and meetings.
    • Attend training on voter contact tactics, program strategy and safety.
    • Adhere to all health and safety protocols and procedures.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

    • Previous campaign or other voter contact experience preferred, as a volunteer or staff member.
    • Knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN or a willingness to learn is preferred. 
    • Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid driver's license/insurance/registration, and clean driving record for at least 1 year, per organizations drivers policy, unless an accommodation has been approved that exempts you from driving for FOF/AF business purposes.
    • Ability to work long and irregular hours in a high-productivity, metrics-driven work environment. 
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects. Ability to work independently and in team settings. 
    • Strong interpersonal communications skills. 
    • Possess a winning mentality. 
    • Bilingual experience is a plus, but not required.

Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged periods of moving around for voter contact activity
    • This is an in-person position and will require a physical presence in the local office
    • Must be able to transport up to 15 pounds at times
    • Must be able to travel across Montgomery County.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

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

    • Expected Hours of Work
    • Normal Canvassing hours are 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday
    • Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends, holidays, and nights. 
    • Employees are required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle or other key deadlines, and generally not allowed to take off during blackout periods.
    • Emergencies are not affected by this policy.
Work Environment
Door-to-door canvassing could be considered an essential function of this job in the future. Employees may be required to work in extreme weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. 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 ("FOF") is fully committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and the communities we serve. We encourage all employees to stay “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines and once eligible, to get COVID-19 boosters; however, this is not a requirement for employment at FOF.

All employees are required to adhere to the health and safety policies and procedures, when appropriate as implemented by the organization. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation form by emailing Human Resources at hr@forourfuturefund.org

Be advised that health and safety policies and procedures around COVID-19 may change in the future to stay in compliance with public health guidance and applicable laws.

EEO Statement
For Our Future is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, age (40 and over), religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), gender dysphoria, marital or familial status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), creed, caste, national origin, citizenship and immigration status, consumer credit history, physical or mental disability, personal/outward appearance (including, but not limited to, hairstyle), family responsibilities, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), ancestry, matriculation, political affiliation, matriculation, status as a victim of domestic violence, or sexual offenses or stalking, arrest record, conviction record, military or uniformed service member status, or veteran status, or any other characteristic, trait or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Equal opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

We are also committed to the full inclusion of every qualified individual. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please contact hr@forourfuturefund.org.