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Swing Left: Organizing Program Manager

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United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Swing Left: Organizing Program Manager




$64,000 - $66,000 / Yearly


Swing Left



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The application includes a resume upload and two brief written responses. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We aim to close the application by April 5, 2024.

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**Overview** Swing Left and Vote Forward are hiring an Organizing Program Manager. This role helps to ensure that Swing Left and Vote Forward volunteers are engaged and mobilized to take action by supporting the grassroots organizing program and managing volunteer leaders and groups. Swing Left’s** organizing program** supports volunteer leaders to build, lead, and engage groups of volunteers in their communities to help elect Democrats in the most competitive races through canvassing, phone banking, and letter writing. The program aims to recruit volunteers to start new Swing Left groups, and provides support and high-impact voter contact opportunities to our community of about 450 existing, mission-aligned groups. The Organizing Program Manager reports to the Senior Director, Organizing and is an at-will position that we anticipate will end after the 2024 election cycle, with the possibility of extension. **About Swing Left** [Swing Left](http://swingleft.org) is a national grassroots organization working to elect Democrats in the most competitive federal and state elections. We make it possible for anyone to make a big impact on the elections that determine the balance of power in our country, by volunteering and donating in key races. Since launching in 2017, Swing Left volunteers have raised more than $80 million for Democratic candidates, civic organizations, and voter mobilization efforts, and made more than 44 million combined phone calls, door knocks, and handwritten letters sent to voters via its affiliate Vote Forward and their partners. **About Vote Forward** [Vote Forward](http://votefwd.org) is a nonpartisan organization that builds tools to encourage Americans to vote. We work to increase the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the electorate, and to increase civic engagement among the public at large by supporting the volunteers working to engage these voters. Since 2018, more than 250,000 grassroots volunteers have used the Vote Forward platform to send handwritten letters to more than 30 million prospective voters to encourage them to register to vote and turn out for elections. Vote Forward is closely affiliated with Swing Left. **Hiring process overview** - Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - We aim to close the application by April 5, 2024 - This process will include a short written exercise in addition to two interviews via Zoom - We aim for interviews to take place between April 8 - 26 - Expected start date: Early - Mid May - This timeline is subject to change. We will communicate about our expected timeline as the process progresses, and all candidates should expect to receive communication from our team regarding their application status. Our intention is to keep candidates in the loop as we work through each stage equitably and as efficiently as possible **Responsibilities** **Manage the development, implementation, and execution of organizing programs** - Manage Swing Left volunteer leaders and groups; provide support around organizing tactics and deliverables to develop volunteer groups in alignment with Swing Left’s mission and organizing strategy; communicate directly with volunteer leaders via Slack, email, and meetings to answer questions and address needs - Plan, recruit for, and execute in person and virtual volunteer events, including canvass launches, training events, and bus trips - Identify and manage new volunteer leaders and grassroots groups in collaboration with the organizing team - Manage the organization’s relationships and communications with campaigns and electoral entity organizing staff within assigned regions - Collaborate with the Senior Director, Organizing to track, evaluate and analyze progress, optimize organizing programs, and identify new strategies to continuously improve programs - Support the planning process as it relates to grassroots outreach and capacity building for the current cycle in collaboration with the organizing team and across departments - Support part-time Organizing Coordinators to ensure their success in supporting local volunteer leaders and the emergence and strengthening of new local groups **Successful Organizing Program Manager candidates will have** - A strong commitment to our [mission and values](http://swingleft.org/values) - A demonstrated commitment to equity and belonging across all identities including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. A specific track record of a commitment to BIPOC communities - One - two cycles of electoral organizing experience, and at least one cycle of experience specific to grassroots volunteer organizing - Demonstrated experience and understanding of voter contact (including door knocking, high traffic canvassing, and phone banking) and electoral organizing strategies (including recruiting volunteers, team building, and managing volunteer leaders) - Strong project management and organizational skills - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Strong time management and prioritization skills - ​​High level of comfort with tools and technology used to support organizing (including Slack, VAN, email, social media platforms, and phone banking platforms) **Working at Swing Left and Vote Forward** The Organizing Program Manager is a full-time, exempt, and remote position that we anticipate will end after the 2024 election cycle (end of year 2024), with the possibility of extension. The pay range for this position is $64,000 - $66,000/year. We provide cost of living compensation increases at the beginning of each year. There is minimal travel expected for this position. Our team plans to have an in-person meeting in early May, and there may be an opportunity to support an organizing event in the fall, depending on location. Organizing related travel plans are made in collaboration with the staff member. In addition to health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, Swing Left and Vote Forward’s benefits package includes a professional development fund, a remote work fund, and a technology stipend for all employees. We have an unlimited time-off policy, a flexible medical and parental leave policy, and our office is closed for approximately 25 business days each year. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our benefits and policies in interviews. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek applications from all qualified candidates who are [eligible to work](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZV2ZzJ43P3CbdMwoFJumkX6HUojfKOaw/view?usp=sharing) in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. We use [E-Verify](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TMC-B7tw5cRTNo3FQajPggIm-UpyM03o/view?usp=sharing) during onboarding to complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. We welcome all applicants regardless of age, citizenship, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other differences.