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The Outreach Team: Organizer

Job Post

Job Post

Martinsburg, WV, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Outreach Team: Organizer

Location

MI|OH|NC|VA|NE|NY

Salary

$50,000-$60,000 / Yearly

Company

The Outreach Team

Department

Organizing

Employer Type

Consulting Firm

Application Link

Application Instructions

Please apply here: https://www.theoutreachteam.net/jobs

Application Link

https://www.theoutreachteam.net/jobs

Job Description

**General Overview:**

The Outreach Team is partnering with Let it Resound to mobilize Black voters ahead of the 2024 Election. Black voters have proven they turn out to vote but they’re often forgotten when it comes to voter engagement and education. This year, Let it Resound is launching a campaign to provide authentic spaces to promote Black voter education and community connections so Black voters increase voter turnout ahead of the 2024 Election. We are looking for organizers who are local to their community to interact with Black voters through civic engagement, accessible voter education, and voter registration.

**Location and Timeline: **We are hiring organizers for this position beginning Spring 2024 and continuing through the November Election.
Organizers will be based near the following areas:
- Flint, MI
- Akron, OH
- Raleigh, NC
- Las Vegas, NC
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Omaha, NE
- Hempstead, NY
**Responsibilities**:
_Recruiting Activists and Working with Coalition Partners_
- Call thousands of local members to set up meetings and develop leaders
- Plan meet-ups and happy hours for activists
- Work with key organizational allies on the ground to plan events
- Recruit several members to meet with key coalition partners
- Work with volunteers to plan the logistics, make signage, and craft a run of show for each community event
- Debrief all volunteers and set up 1:1 meetings with event attendees to deepen investment
- Call and text supporters and recruit them into grassroots actions
- Run grassroots skills trainings to develop effective campaigners among volunteers
- Keep meticulous track of an accountability volunteer list so that no potential volunteer falls through the cracks
_Organize Community Events _
- Organize and execute in-person events for voter education, voter registration, and civic engagement
- Lean on bridge building relationships with community members to garner support and turn out
_Data Management and Reporting_
- Track every interaction with every community member
- Report vote plan and voter registration number and write detailed reports weekly on the results of the campaign
- Ensure that member data is kept secure and that data entry is done with all due care and attention
- Submit a nightly numbers report detailing progress to goal on key metrics
- Keep a pristine database of volunteers, updated daily
- Submit a weekly narrative report including photos of community events
- Send timely and compelling communications to recruit activists to accountability campaign activities
- Track every interaction with detailed notes in order to report numbers daily and write weekly reports on the results of the campaign
- Demonstrate public support by recruiting volunteers to post on their own social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Use peer-to-peer texting services and relational organizing tools to communicate with community members
- Send timely and compelling email campaigns to recruit activists to campaign activities
**Qualifications:**
- Experience in field and volunteer organizing either on advocacy or electoral campaigns strongly recommended
- Demonstrated experience putting on big events
- Self-starter and excellent problem-solving skills
- Personally organized
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends
- Experience with data and volunteer management tools like VAN, Actionbuilder, and Thru Text is preferred
**What we’re looking for in a candidate:**

- Passion for social change
- Dedication to diversity, equity, & inclusion
- Good with people
- Present well over video
- Good with technology - digital organizing experience
- Commitment to equity and justice, with an agreement to our North Star (below)
- Experience bringing a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues and community members.
- Passion for the role that your work plays in creating change in the world.
- Kindness and consideration for others.
- Drive to work collaboratively: learning from others; stepping-in or stepping-back when needed.
- Transparency: comfort admitting what you do and don’t know, your capacity, and abilities.
- Task management: Able to adapt to the evolving needs of a project. Able to tackle big-picture projects and break them down into smaller pieces
- Organized and efficient: Experience or demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or goals at once in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
- Acute attention to detail: Track interactions and tasks with detailed notes. Plans ahead for roadblocks and bounces back quickly when problems arise.
- Effective communication skills (written or spoken) that are clear, concise and honest.
- Comfortable and excited to speak about the campaign publicly,
- Coach and learning mentality: successful experience or willingness to learn new things and pick up new skills on the job. Able to learn from mistakes and try again.
- Understanding of how your words and actions affect others, including an awareness of power language and communication accessibility.
- Ability to work weekends and weekday evenings, occasional holidays.

**Some expectations for the job:**

- Expect some evening and weekend work
- Flexible daily schedule aside from 2-3 hours of calls during peak hours of operation

**Salary, Benefits and Perks:**

The salary for this position is $50,000-$60,000. Salary within this range is determined through an equity calculator. As part of The Outreach Team’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement. We offer a generous benefits package, including:

- Flexible paid vacation and sick leave
- Generous health, dental and vision benefits
- A monthly cell phone stipend.

**What Else You Should Know:**

Equity and Inclusion is our North Star: At The Outreach Team we believe deeply that equity and inclusion in our organization makes us better at our work and helps to build a stronger progressive movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community and people who identify with other underrepresented groups to apply.

Our organization is inclusive of POC, ethnic/culture minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, who are neurodivergent, regardless of educational backgrounds, previous incarceration or convictions. Our leadership team reflects our inclusivity and is reflective of the progressive community we work in and serve.

_Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution._