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For Our Future - Wisconsin: Senior Organizer - South Central Wisconsin

Job Post

Job Post

Davis County, UT, USA · Wisconsin, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

For Our Future - Wisconsin: Senior Organizer - South Central Wisconsin

Location

Dane and Rock Counties WI

Salary

$52,159 / Yearly

Company

For Our Future - Wisconsin

Department

Organizing

Employer Type

Non-Profit

Application Link

Application Instructions

Please apply directly on our careers website: https://jobs.lever.co/forourfuturefund/9b3e5428-7270-4939-89d4-56f012c46758

Application Link

https://jobs.lever.co/forourfuturefund/9b3e5428-7270-4939-89d4-56f012c46758

Job Description

**Position:** Senior Organizer - South Central WI
**Job Location:** South Central Wisconsin
**Position Type: **Full Time, Exempt
**Position Classification:** Union Eligible
**Compensation: **$52,159 per year
**Position Travel Percentage:** 75%
**Driving Percentage: **50%
**Reports to: **Regional Director

**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**
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 organizers to support our political organizing and voter outreach efforts in **South Central Wisconsin**. The Senior Organizer will work to engage area residents and activists on local and national causes, candidates, and campaigns that matter to them. Candidates should have familiarity with **South Central Wisconsin**, experience working in political campaigns or organizing environments, comfortable working long hours, and possess basic digital skills.

**This position is anticipated to run through at least November 8, 2024.**

**Essential Functions **

- Plan and oversee a robust volunteer recruitment, training, and management program, both virtual and in-person.
- Meet assigned goals associated with each metric on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
- Monitor personal and volunteer metrics including voter contact attempts per shift, flake rate, completion rate, and confirmation rate.
- Prioritize quality voter, volunteer, and community interactions without sacrificing quantity.
- Attend and facilitate trainings on voter contact tactics and program strategy.
- Collaborate with field/organizing leadership to plan and help implement new outreach strategies in your region.
- Build and manage community events in execution of our field and organizing strategy.
- Schedule and hold regular 1:1 meetings with potential and onboarded volunteers.
- Attend daily and/or weekly scheduled staff calls and meetings.
- Ensure timely and accurate data entry and reporting.
- Conduct voter contact activities such as door-to-door canvassing, phone banking and SMS texting.
- Represent the organization at community events and meetings, when assigned, either virtual or in person where possible.
- Assist Region in building a pipeline of community volunteers to become volunteer leaders or prospects for paid direct voter contact activities.
- Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

**Skills and Qualifications **

- At least one year of experience as a canvasser and/or organizer.
- At least one cycle of experience on a grassroots issue advocacy, legislative accountability, civic engagement, or electoral campaign (as a volunteer or staff member).
- Strong knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN.
- Knowledge of social media.
- Must have basic computer literacy and access to a reliable laptop is ideal.
- Must have strong problem solving skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Bilingual experience is a plus, but not required.