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Sister District: Organizing Fellow Fall 2024

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United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Sister District: Organizing Fellow Fall 2024




3,120 / Yearly


Sister District



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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early. Please apply at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/sisterdistrict/jobs/3383747-807131.

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**FALL TERM 2024**
Interviews will be conducted in mid July 2024 for a 13-week term beginning August 5 and ending November 8. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early.

_“I am currently a Political Science and Sociology major and plan to go into campaign work in the future. This fellowship has been the perfect opportunity to take my first steps in and really solidify my passion for progressive politics.”_
– Ava Beggs[, Organizing Fellow 202](https://sisterdistrict.com/organizing-fellow-calling-volunteers/)3
This is a 13 week training internship/fellowship. At 12 hours per week over 13 weeks, Fellows will be trained to and then assist Organizing Department staff in supporting capacity development and volunteer recruitment for Sister District teams nationwide. Fellows will learn and hone vital organizing skills with the support of seasoned campaign operatives experienced in electoral organizing. All work is performed via remote communication using Google Suite, phone, Zoom conference calls, Slack, email, and text. The specific work schedule is flexible. This fellowship is unpaid and provides a cost of living stipend in the amount of $3,120.

Sister District’s 70+ volunteer teams provide grassroots field and fundraising support to progressive state legislative candidates to build Democratic majorities at the state level. We continue to build robust and effective teams to maximally help elect candidates in 2024. Fellows have a significant role to play.
In collaboration with Organizing Department staff, Fellows will:
- Learn and carry out field-proven best practices for volunteer recruitment and team-building
- Learn how to develop, and then practice developing organizing strategy, goals, and tactics with a focus on creativity and continuous improvement to meet Sister District goals
- Learn to and then practice drafting and editing effective recruitment scripts for phone, text, and email
- Learn to and then practice making volunteer recruitment calls to find new team leaders and assist with capacity projects for existing teams
- Learn best practices for phonebanking and practice those new skills by supporting team and national phonebanking efforts to maximize effective direct voter contact in critical state legislative districts

All cohort calls will be scheduled using a Doodle poll to accommodate fellow availability:
- **First two weeks:** Group training and orientation sessions led by Organizing Department staff. Goals: learn and practice essential organizing and phonebanking skills; understand Sister District’s systems and structures.
- **Organizing weeks:** 4 hours a week drafting/editing/executing project plans with a heavy focus on volunteer recruitment; 5 hours a week of attending, supporting, and co-hosting Sister District phonebanks plus follow up/recruitment with attendees; 1.75 hours of cohort meetings, to include a weekly hour-long group strategy/update call and a weekly 45-minute training workshop; weekly 30-minute 1:1 call with staff cohort leader. Total: 12 hours a week.
- **Final week:** project wrap-up and handoff, progress-to-goal review, program evaluations and exit interviews.

This fellowship is focused on training aspiring organizers in voter contact and volunteer capacity-building through personal connection and conversation, and specific campaign experience is not required. If you are a people person who wants to become an organizer, or an organizer who wants to hone your skill set, please apply! We are seeking applicants who are strong writers, good listeners, enjoy meeting new people, thrive in a team setting, and do well speaking on the phone. Applicants should be patient, diligent, and flexible, able to build and nourish personal connections, and ready to deliver compelling messages that are tailored to each volunteer. Must be fluent in Google Suite (e.g., Google Sheets, Google Docs).

- Strong passion for electing Democrats to state legislatures
- Energetic about engaging, appreciating, and building relationships with volunteers
- Good communication skills, including ability to present a training effectively and accurately in front of audiences of various sizes and skill levels
- Ability to troubleshoot basic phonebank tech issues, or willingness to learn
- Patient and detail-oriented approach, particularly in working with volunteers of all ages and abilities
- Experience with volunteer recruitment or management a plus, but not required
- Campaign experience not required
- Experience with OpenVPB a plus, but not required

- Start Date: August 5, 2024
- End Date: November 8, 2024
- 12 hours per week – specific hours are flexible. Standing weekly meetings and phonebanks will be scheduled/assigned according to Fellow availability
- Work remotely
- Attend weekly hour-long call with cohort and staff cohort leader
- Attend weekly 45 minute training workshop with Organizing Staff
- Attend weekly 30-minute call with staff cohort leader
- Attend 2 weekly Sister District phonebanks, totaling 4 hours
- Must have reliable, stable internet connection for Zoom + phonebank web interface
- Must have personal computer and phone for calls and texts
- We use Google Suite to track our work and Slack to communicate
- $3,120 cost of living stipend, disbursed in three equal payments over the term (September 9, October 14, and November 11).

For other opportunities for groups and individuals, check out [Sister District Affiliates](https://sisterdistrict.com/library/become-a-sister-district-affiliate/), [Student Opportunities](https://sisterdistrict.com/students/), and our [State Bridges](https://sisterdistrict.com/state-bridges/) program.
For nonpartisan research-based opportunities, please check out the [Sister District Action Network](https://www.sisterdistrictactionnetwork.org/data-and-research-team)!

Sister District values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Our Racial Equity statement is available on our About Us page at