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Field Organizer

Kentucky Democratic Party

Kentucky Democratic Party

Operations
Louisville, KY, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

The Kentucky Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign is hiring Field Organizers (FOs) for the 2023 general election cycle. We are looking for passionate, hardworking organizers committed to building a persuasion and turnout operation that will power Democrats to victory up and down the ballot in 2023, including reelecting Governor Andy Beshear. Field Organizers are responsible for recruiting, training, and managing volunteers and engaging in direct voter contact. The chosen candidates will be responsible for meeting goals and delivering the margin of victory in their region and will directly report to their Regional Field Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that daily, weekly, and monthly canvassing and call goals are met and exceeded;
  • Identifying, recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers to motivate and mobilize voters in key regions including canvassing door to door and phone banking;
  • Detailed regular reporting of daily activities and program results;
  • Representing the Kentucky Democratic Party and the campaign at community events and meetings, as needed;
  • Personally reach out to voters through door knocking, texting, and calling.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to voters and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds;
  • Must be able to work independently and in team settings;
  • Must be able to work long and irregular hours as needed including weekends;
  • Creative thinking and a “can-do” attitude for problem-solving;
  • Ability to adapt and remain flexible with work assignments that may change with short notice;
  • Previous community ties to your assigned region preferred;
  • Previous experience in electoral or issue campaigns in organizing is preferred, but not required;
  • Ability and willingness to engage in light physical activity including regular canvassing, and at times lifting/carrying boxes of literature and campaign materials, including up and down stairs when needed;
  • Applicants must have a laptop as well as a valid driver’s license and reliable access to transportation;
  • As a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This position is full time through the 2023 General Election and will require relocation to and in-person work in an assigned region within Kentucky. This is a bargaining unit position and is represented by Local 369 of IBEW.

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly rate for this position is $17, and overtime is paid at an hourly rate of $25.50. The Field Organizer position cannot be required to work more than 65 hours per week through the end of October. Hours will increase as we approach election day. All full-time employees are eligible for 100% employer-paid health insurance. Field Organizers will also receive a monthly cell phone stipend of $75 and a travel stipend of $130.

The Kentucky Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with the intention to start as soon as possible depending on availability.