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Arizona Organizing & Campaigns Director
Working Families in Phoenix, Arizona
 
 
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Date Posted 06/26/2020
Category
Philanthropy-Campaign Organizer
Salary 60,000 - 70,000  USD Per Month
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Summary

As our first Arizona Campaigns Director, you will have the opportunity to build a strong organizing culture from the ground up. This position is part strategist, part administrator, and part organizer. We are looking for someone who has the skills and drive to organize the resistance to Washington’s attack on Arizona families, and build a strong, progressive, and durable political organization in the state. No one person can do all of that by themselves. You will need to develop and lead online and offline organizing drives and campaigns that build our base of activists, members, and leaders that became the state's largest political volunteer base. The main quality we are looking for in this position is a track record of organizing people from different backgrounds into meaningful, united action. The position is through the 2020 electoral cycle with a potential to extend depending on performance and funding.

Job Responsibilities

Member Organizing and Leadership Development

  • Develop and execute organizing plans that build the WFP’s activist base, membership and leadership cadre

  • Identify, recruit, train, and manage a diverse group of volunteers from Working Families-aligned organizations and communities as well as the broader public

  • Work with the WFP team and partners to organize and facilitate training workshops that develop the skills, knowledge, and analysis of our members, leaders, and candidates

  • Serve as Arizona WFP campaign lead and representative on campaign coalition tables

  • Supervise and mentor Field Organizers and interns in WFP field programs

  • Organize regular house meetings, membership meetings, and other local events to engage WFP members and activists

  • Build a team of local leaders that ensure all gatherings have strong attendance (benchmarks to be assigned) and utilize a WFP culture grounded in creating radically welcoming and engaging spaces

  • Work day to day with key leaders (institutional leaders and rank and file, individual supporters and members, and movement leaders) teaching, coaching, mentoring, and training them, and helping build their commitment to the party

  • Ensure tracking of supporters and members and their leadership development in CRM/database and build a team of members capable of this

Electoral and Field Work

  • Develop, organize, and facilitate a candidate endorsement process to identify WFP champions

  • Work with WFP endorsed candidates and ballot measure coalitions to develop campaign plans that build our base of supporters and lead to victory

  • Develop and execute a volunteer voter outreach program, including door-to-door canvass, phone bank, text operations, and ballot parties

  • Oversee field work implementation including writing scripts, cutting turf, and setting up phone banks, texting, and validator call operations

  • Produce regular and end-of-campaign reports to monitor progress toward goals and document outcomes for funders, organizational partners, and candidates

Governing Board Management (and Development)

  • Conduct outreach to progressive labor unions, social justice groups, and grassroots activists to build an Organizing Committee that guides the work of WFP in Arizona

  • Organize, facilitate, and provide strategic leadership for Organizing Committee meetings

  • Maintain productive communications and relationships with Organizing Committee members

Media and Communications

  • Serve as organizational spokesperson for community events and media relations including writing and delivering speeches to engage the public in organizational priorities

  • Work with national communications staff on op-eds, letters to the editor, and other earned media strategies

  • Oversee press releases, endorsement announcements, pre-election teasers, and other media outreach

  • Lead Arizona WFP’s digital presence including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and e-mail

  • Develop and implement a strategy that engages online activists to take offline action

Fundraising

  • Develop and lead local individual donor and foundation fundraising including organizational dues, political donations, house parties and events, appeal letters, and digital efforts

  • Work with national team on fundraising efforts including writing grant proposals, concept papers, and campaign descriptions

  • Work with the national fundraising team to complete grant reports in a thorough and timely manner

Administration

  • Create and manage budgets for campaigns and various tax statuses

  • Work with national finance team to ensure legal and campaign finance compliance

  • Oversee the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of state-based staff

  • Oversee the on-boarding and training of new staff

  • Oversee the supervision of staff including goal setting, weekly check-ins, professional development planning, and (when necessary) termination

  • Coordinate payroll, employee benefits, and employment policies with national human resource staff

  • Create a safe and open atmosphere for teamwork and cooperation to achieve organizational priorities and goals

Other Duties as Assigned

Skills & Qualifications

 

 

  • Strong grasp of contemporary political issues and current events

  • Deep and demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice

  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, one-on-one and in a group

  • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Capacity to multitask in a fast-paced setting

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights/ weekends, depending on campaign needs

  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and GSuite

  • Knowledge of digital organizing tactics, including strategic use of social media platforms & mass e-mail

  • Car and valid driver’s license (mileage reimbursed)

  • Three years of experience recruiting and working with volunteers

  • Five years of experience in political campaigns and/or community or labor organizing

  • Experience working with VAN, Votivate, or other voter file software

  • Experience working with phone bank (ThruTalk, CallHub, etc.) and texting (Spoke, Hustle, etc.) platforms

  • Bilingual Spanish/ English strongly preferred

Compensation

Salary for this position is between $60K to 70K annually, depending on experience. A competitive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick time.

About Working Families Party

The Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots political party. We are building a multiracial, feminist movement of working people to transform America into a country that works for the many, not just the wealthy few. We recruit, train, and support transformational candidates up and down the ballot — and run them to win.

The WFP is made up of our individual members across the country, along with our partners in unions, community organizations and social movements.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ~ COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE WORKPLACE

Working Families is an aggressive advocate of affirmative action and welcomes applications from everyone, particularly from people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, and people from low or moderate income backgrounds. If you require an accommodation to complete the application please reach out to us.

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