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Community Organizer

Maryland Democratic Party

Maryland Democratic Party

Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Maryland Democratic Party is seeking experienced Community Organizers to manage our community organizing efforts.

As a community organizer, you execute the statewide organizing program for your targeted communities. This position is statewide and you will be connecting with key community leaders across Maryland. You should have or be able to foster a deep appreciation for the voters in your communities. You will recruit and develop a number of volunteer leaders to engage in direct and relational voter contact. You will collaborate with your volunteers to build and expand local volunteer infrastructure and connect communities with our field program. You will report to the Community Organizing Director and work to ensure voter contact goals are met. A community organizer connects and activates people; is ready to build relationships; loves talking to voters; and believes in developing and coaching others.

We are hiring the following community organizers:

  • Latino Community Organizer
  • AAPI Community Organizer
  • African Diaspora Community Organizer

This position is based in Maryland and reports directly to the Community Organizing Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Work to build local grassroots volunteer leadership and plug them into our field organizing program to engage in direct voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and retention;
  • Implement grassroots organizing tactics, including organizing and executing effective activities, such as community events, house meetings, tabling, high-traffic canvassing, door-to-door canvassing & phone banks;
  • Manage bilingual voter contact if applicable;
  • Build the local volunteer infrastructure necessary for success in November and beyond;
  • Meet and exceed goals for volunteer recruitment & retention as well as direct voter contact;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to Democratic values and enthusiasm for electing Angela Alsobrooks and Democrats up and down the ballot;
  • You love connecting with others, motivating action, and building coalitions;
  • You’re solutions-oriented and are able to take and implement feedback;
  • You’re competitive about hitting goals – you’re probably someone who took games with friends and family growing up seriously and wanted to win;
  • You’re able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. You understand how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work;
  • You have the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season including nights and weekends, rolling up your sleeves and getting the work done;
  • You have access to reliable transportation and are willing to travel frequently.

Employment Type: Full-time

Compensation: $16 per hour. Community organizers work at least 40 hours per week and will receive overtime pay above 40 hours per week with access to full benefits including health, dental, and vision. This position’s schedule will vary based on the needs of the campaign and will require evening and weekend work over the course of the election cycle. Housing will not be provided. This position is at-will employment.

Anticipated Start Date: July 15th or early August
Location: Various regional offices across Maryland

To apply, please fill out this forum: https://forms.gle/ygMMmZfYVHxtHpr97

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be subject to change based on campaign needs and priorities.

MDP prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the MDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a MDP employee. MDP is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. MDP’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the MDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a MD Dem employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the MDP. MDP is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country.