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Philadelphia Organizer

Working Families Party

Working Families Party

Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
About the Working Families Party
The Working Families Party (WFP) is the progressive party for the multiracial working class, fighting for a nation that works for the many, not the few. We recruit, train, and support transformational candidates up and down the ballot — and run them to win.
We believe that no matter where we come from or what our color, most of us want the same things. We want to earn enough to thrive, not just survive, and leave a better future for our kids. We want healthy food and clean water, safe neighborhoods and a safe world. We want to be free.
The Working Families Party is regular people coming together across our differences to make a better future for us all. We’re a multiracial party that fights for workers over bosses and people over the powerful. We want an America which realizes the promise – unrealized in our history – of freedom and equality for all.
The role of Philadelphia Organizer is key for building a base and to mobilize our members, supporters and community organizations around issues, our theory of change and our electoral campaigns. The organizer develops deep and lasting relationships with members and supporters by doing one-on-ones and by executing mobilizing strategies set up and envisioned by leadership. The organizer communicates efficiently and effectively with other staff while maintaining tracking data about our growing membership base. As part of the organizing team, the organizer coordinates with staff and other colleagues to connect our growing grassroots bases with the day to day strategic goals of PA-WFP.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a schedule of relational meetings each week with current and potential members, allies, partners, constituency/community leaders, some candidates and electeds at the discretion of our governance lead and the Senior Organizer, and other stakeholders to expand the Working Families base of support, build teams of local leaders, and identify new opportunities to act.
  • Track supporters and members and their leadership development in EveryAction and build a team of members capable of this.
  • Help build the supporter and member base of PA Working Families Organization and PA Working Families Party in consultation with other state staff.
  • Assist with the ongoing work of fundraising including but not limited to raising money from membership and individual donors. Meet yearly individual targets for new members of PA WFP.
  • Collaborate with Senior Organizers and participate in regular membership meetings for PA. Lead deeper engagement with our members to include but not limited to trainings, canvasses/door knocks, phonebanks, text parties, house parties, and other tactics that gather supporters and members, help elect WFP candidates across Philadelphia, and support issue campaigns as directed by the Senior Organizer and governance lead. Work with member leaders to ensure all gatherings and activities have strong attendance (benchmarks to be assigned).
  • Ensure all WFP events and activities display our WFP 2.0 culture, grounded in creating radically welcoming and engaging spaces.
  • Identify and develop volunteer leaders that work towards the larger goals of the Organizing team of PA. Be responsible for properly tracking individual goals around member/volunteer engagement & leadership development while reporting out on progress and establishing plans to stay on track. Work day to day with key individuals (institutional leaders and rank and file, individual supporters and members, and movement leaders) investing and cultivating their commitment to Working Families.
  • Working alongside the Senior Organizer of Philadelphia, support field operations on the coordinated side to carry out the organizing program for candidates seeking elected office. This will include canvassing, phone & text banks, relational organizing and developing key relationships within the community.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Organizer on the coordinated campaign to develop clear messaging that connects with voters in support of endorsed candidates within Lehigh County. Providing feedback and recommending changes when needed.
  • Make recommendations in scope of work for the coordinated campaigns field program and responsible for regular reporting of process to goals.
  • Have a strong working understanding of current WFP digital tools (EveryAction, Spoke, Hubdialer, Figma, Mobilize, Slack, Google Suite, Zoom) and attend regular trainings on new tools/updates.
  • Drive their own political and ideological development.
  • Interface with and reports to other state staff, the National Membership Organizing and Radical Education Team, and other Working Families staff and teams as assigned.
  • Additional Responsibilities (Optional)
  • Support other PA WFP staff in major organizational events throughout the year (ie. campaign schools, fundraising dinners, etc).
  • Contribute and attend planned team meetings within the PA WFP team.
  • Work with the communications director on written communications as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of organizing experience or similar experience
  • A passion and demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage organizing campaigns
  • Ability to communicate compellingly about WFP’s work and inspire others to action, whether one-on-one or in a large group
  • Willingness to learn and continually develop new skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Drive and tenacity to advance our mission and values
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage the technical aspects of a project such as logistics, paperwork, deadlines, etc.
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) common campaign tech tools like EveryAction and Spoke
  • Driver’s license, reliable transportation, and willingness for regular in-state travel
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key community members, organizations, elected officials and individuals
  • Familiarity with Pennsylvania politics preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

What Else Should You Know

  • Compensation: The salary range for this position as currently posted is $55,000 to $70,000. The final salary for this role will be determined based on our Pay Scale, which takes into consideration years of experience, geographic location, and final job description. We also offer a robust benefit package for full time employees including paid time off; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan options; professional development funding; and remote work support.
  • Location: The position is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Schedule: The position is permanent and full time.
  • Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a nonmanagerial role eligible to join WFP's staff bargaining unit after six months of employment. WFP's union employees are represented by the New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, Workers United union.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Working Families is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to economic and social justice. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to apply for or perform the essential functions of the job should contact us at jobs@workingfamilies.org with the subject line "Application Accommodation" to request such an accommodation.