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Progressive Turnout Project: Postcard Program Organizer

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Burr Ridge, IL, USA · Illinois, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Progressive Turnout Project: Postcard Program Organizer




$18.00 - $22.00 / Hourly


Progressive Turnout Project



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Postcards to Swing States recruits volunteers nationwide to write handwritten postcards to rally Democrats to vote. We work with volunteers and staff in our Illinois office/warehouse to pack and ship postcard orders to tens of thousands of volunteers. Since 2020, we have organized over 43 million postcards to voters. Reporting to the Postcard Program Manager, full-time Postcard Program Organizers are generalists who oversee in-office volunteers, process and pack postcard orders, and correspond with volunteers around the country via email.

**This is a full-time, fully in-person position based in Burr Ridge, IL.** Compensation offered will be commensurate with relevant experience. This position is eligible for benefits, including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, student loan repayment program, transportation stipend, and paid time off. Relocation expenses will NOT be provided.

- Train and supervise volunteers to pack and ship postcard orders
- Monitor volunteer accuracy and provide coaching
- Set up workstations, pack postcards, and stage completed packages
- Recruit in-office volunteers and confirm volunteer shifts
- Respond to volunteer emails using templated responses and guidelines
- Use the order tracker, volunteer database, and shipping software to make order changes and record updates as prompted by volunteer inquiries
- Review volunteer notes, filter and assign orders using Google Sheets
- Call or text postcard volunteers when appropriate
- Escalate volunteer questions or requests that need templates or weren’t already covered in training
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties will occur. In the dynamic world of election cycles, use our values of innovation, grit and excellence to align with the demands of the election as it evolves.

**Required Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):**
- Good verbal and written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
- A passion for volunteers and progressive grassroots activism
- Familiarity with spreadsheet filters and sorting functions
- Able to lift and move boxes up to 40 lbs., push carts, and similar material handling tasks
There are no formal education requirements for this position. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Questions about the position may be directed to info@turnoutpac.org.

About PTP:
Progressive Turnout Project is dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy. Our voter turnout initiatives are solely focused on motivating Democrats to exercise their right to vote. All our work at Progressive Turnout Project is to build power for the long term. Through data-driven research, we design, test, and deploy specialized voter turnout programs. We’re here to share resources, implement strategy, and offer our expertise for the advancement of Democrats and democracy itself.
Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. PTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is PTP’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.