Job Openings

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Open Positions

Head of Research

The Head of Research oversees the day-to-day operations of the Sister District Action Network ("SD")'s Research Program. The Head of Research works closely with the SVP, Strategic Initiatives to define and execute SD research goals and plans. The Head of Research also forges and manages partnerships and relationships with key allies to establish collaborative research projects; presents research and represents SD in the progressive research and practitioner community; provides fundraising and development input; and consults on key areas of Sister District's internal metrics, and reporting and annual program evaluation process. This position reports to the SVP, Strategic Initiatives.

Phonebank Training Fellow

Applications due by April 1, 2023 for priority consideration. Interviews will be conducted in mid April. 14-week term begins May 15th and ends August 18th. Phonebank Training Fellows will assist staff and volunteer phonebank leaders on two virtual phonebanks each week for Sister District's endorsed state legislative candidates. This program is designed to train and prepare aspiring organizers for staff and volunteer roles on campaigns and electoral-focused field programs. Through trainings, weekly cohort calls, and valuable hands-on experience, Fellows will learn how to be a great phonebank trainer, how to run an excellent phonebank program, and will help elect Democratic candidates.

Development Manager

The Development Manager will work closely with the Development Director to implement the fundraising plan for Sister District Project (PAC, 527), Sister District Action Network (501(c)(4)), and our forthcoming 501(c)(3). The Development Manager will consistently produce a large volume of funder research to guide relationship cultivation by the Development Director and Executive Team; lead the implementation, enhancement, and oversight of several department programs; and provide support around other core fundraising tasks, as needed. This position reports to the Development Director.

Summer Organizing Fellow

Interviews will be conducted in late April and early May 2023 for a 12-week term beginning May 29. Deadline to apply is April 23. At 5.5 hours per week over 12 weeks, Fellows will assist Organizing Department staff supporting capacity development and volunteer recruitment for teams nationwide. Fellows will learn and hone vital organizing skills with the support of seasoned campaign operatives with a combined three decades of experience in advocacy and electoral organizing. All work is performed via remote communication using Google Suite, phone, Zoom conference calls, Slack, email, and text. The specific work schedule is flexible. Pay is $20/hr for a total $1,320 stipend.

About Sister District

Our Programs Work To:

  • Win Elections
  • Develop Legislators
  • Support Organizers
  • Educate and Empower Communities

Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 50,000 volunteers across the country. Our volunteers have raised over $3.6 million in small-dollar donations directly to candidates, and reached out to over 3 million voters via phones, doors, postcards, and texts. For a more detailed look at our work last year, check out our 2021 Impact Report.

We’re also proud to be an organization founded and led by women, including women of color. Four out of five of us quit our jobs to be with Sister District full time.

Electoral Program

Our flagship electoral program works to get Democrats elected to strategic state legislative seats by supporting campaigns with grassroots action. We “sister” volunteers from deep blue districts with carefully targeted races in swing districts, where flipping control of the state legislature will advance progressive policy. Our volunteers canvass, phonebank, write postcards, textbank, and fundraise for candidates. We welcome volunteers and candidates of all genders.

We have a strategic, targeted focus on

(1) flipping Republican-held state chambers

(2) holding fragile Democratic majorities in state chambers, and

(3) making blue inroads in badly gerrymandered states.