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Ilhan for Congress: Organizer

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Job Post

Minneapolis, MN, USA · Minnesota, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Ilhan for Congress: Organizer


310 E 38th St MN


4500 / Monthly


Ilhan for Congress



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Application Instructions

Submit a resume and two (2) references to jobs@ilhanomar.com

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Job Description

Ilhan for Congress is hiring full-time community organizers to be based in communities across the Fifth Congressional District. Organizers will work under the Deputy Organizing Director to implement the campaign’s voter contact program in order to build support, increase turnout for the primary election, and nurture relationships within the community.

**Compensation:** $4,500/month. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis with a competitive benefits package including health care and dental.

**Terms of Employment: **This is a temporary, full-time position starting ASAP extending through the primary election on Tuesday, August 13, 2024.

**Position Responsibilities: **
Organizers are responsible for driving election turnout by implementing the campaign’s voter outreach program and building relationships with volunteers and community leaders.
- Implement the campaign’s direct voter contact program to increase and turn out support for Rep. Ilhan Omar.
- Plan, lead and execute grassroots field activities for volunteers such as phone banks and canvasses (door knocks).
- Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers within your assigned districts.
- Must be able to hit metric goals on a weekly basis through making calls to potential volunteers and canvassing voters.
- Work with other organizers, campaign staff, candidates and DFL organizing units, and organizations from across the district.
- Additional duties as assigned by the Organizing Director and Deputy Organizing Director.

**Job Requirements:**
- Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed goals.
- Strong communication skills, both in person and via computer/phone.
- Detail oriented and comfortable working in a high pressure environment.
- Dedication to progressive social change through electoral political organizing.
- Sees diversity as an asset, and equity and inclusion are core values.
- Must be a self-starter, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Access to a car is not required; however, expect to spend significant time in the district. Team Ilhan utilizes and highly encourages public transportation and other modes of transportation.
- Ability to work remotely with access to the internet, and work long or irregular hours.

**Preferred but not Required: **
- Prior electoral organizing, community organizing, or volunteer recruitment and management experience preferred (paid, volunteer, or internship).
- Knowledge and experience using Votebuilder (VAN).
- Experience overseeing or supervising volunteers.
- Fluency in Somali, Spanish, or Hmong is appreciated.

**Application Process:​** Please email a resume and two (2) references to [jobs@ilhanomar.com ](mailto:jobs@ilhanomar.com)with the subject line “Organizer Application.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants should apply ASAP.

**Note:** Ilhan for Congress is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

**About Ilhan Omar:** Rep. Ilhan Omar represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. Rep. Omar’s service is built around co-governance with the 5th District, including monthly town halls, routine constituent service resource fairs and a brand new district office. She has brought over $40 million to the district in the form of community projects—including a brand new affordable housing facility for veterans in Robbinsdale. As a leader of the House Budget Committee and Progressive Caucus, she is helping to lead the fight for the progressive values Minnesotans sent me to advocate for—whether it’s fighting to codify _Roe v. Wade_ into law, pushing for historic climate legislation, addressing the opioid crisis or fighting for an assault weapons ban.

An experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate, Rep. Omar was sworn into office in January 2019, making her the first African refugee to become a Member of Congress, the first woman of color to represent Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress. Learn more at [IlhanOmar.com](http://ilhanomar.com).