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Milwaukee Organizer

Working Families Party

Working Families Party

Wisconsin, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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 Wisconsin Organizer is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating the WFP base by identifying and developing volunteers to participate in canvassing, phone calling, texting and our relational postcard program for the 2024 campaign cycle. The WI Organizer identifies and builds alliances with other organizations to support mobilization, volunteer, & partnership opportunities.
The Wisconsin Organizer has overall program responsibility and provides experienced leadership and strategic planning. All campaign strategies will be in coordination with the supervisor. Evaluates the success of organizing and electoral programs. Evaluates changing conditions and modifies plans accordingly.
Provides leadership along with supervisor in developing and implementing campaigns, and organizing processes that build grassroots power. Demonstrates ability to conceive, design, execute creative initiatives to build the party.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and monitors strategies, priorities, and all aspects of campaign vision, strategy, timeline, communication, community outreach, politics, timetables, and organizing strategies
  • Organizes and recruits volunteers to help with text banking, and or phone banking.
  • Organizes and recruits volunteers to get involved in campaigns
  • Works to organize direct voter contact opportunities, including phone banking and canvassing
  • Trains and develops volunteers
  • Seeks community outreach opportunities (tabling, events, etc.)
  • Identifies and builds alliances with other organizations
  • Evaluates changing conditions and modifies plans accordingly

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-3 cycles of experience organizing, including field strategy and management experience
  • Ability to train and develop skills of volunteer leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate powerful relationships, and build alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers
  • Aptitude with CRMs (Every Action, VAN/Votivate)
  • Digital organizing aptitude
  • Excellent communication and listening skills

What Else Should You Know

  • Compensation: The salary range for this role is $52,500-$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 and Travel: You may work remotely, but you must be located in or near Milwaukee, WI, in order to attend in person meetings and events approximately 2-3 days per week. You may need to travel for major events and all staff meetings a few times a month.
  • Schedule: This is a temporary, part-time position. This contract will end November 15, 2024.
  • Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a short term temporary role that is not eligible for inclusion in WFP’s staff bargaining unit. 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.