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Deputy Organizing Manager

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Deputy Organizing Manager

Description: Sister District Project (SDP) seeks to hire a talented organizer for the Deputy Organizing Manager (DOM) role. The DOM will work closely with the Organizing Manager (OM) to scale our volunteer capacity as we head into critical elections in 2019 and 2020. The DOM will provide SDP’s highest level of coaching and guidance to priority volunteer leaders, and accelerate the expansion of new teams and volunteer capacity.

The DOM will join an Organizing Department intent on winning. We are committed to the highest standards and best practices in organizing, passionate about continuous improvement, and dedicated to helping our volunteers create enduring, year-round teams that become part of the progressive infrastructure. Our twin goals are to provide meaningful field and fundraising support to our state legislative candidates, and to help activists become true organizers. We achieve the former through the latter.

Responsibilities

Coach and Develop Existing Leaders

  • Manage a portfolio of priority teams to increase volunteer capacity and support to candidates
  • Together with the OM, develop customized plans for each team detailing strategies, tactics and timelines for meeting quantitative targets
  • Report weekly to OM on progress-to-goal for each team
  • Supporting methods may include: creating and editing customized tools and scripts; tactical planning; coaching on leader development and ladder of engagement; assist with building and recruiting for events; developing and supporting cross-departmental initiatives to increase engagement.

Grow New Teams and Affiliates

  • Develop new volunteer teams in targeted areas across the country using SDP volunteer list
  • Conduct outreach to existing grassroots groups in targeted areas to recruit Sister District affiliates

Manage Organizing Fellows Program

  • Direct the volunteer outreach work of two Fellows each quarter to accomplish goals related to DOM priority teams and new team/affiliate growth responsibilities
  • Run weekly reporting check-in meetings with Fellows and monthly meeting with OM and all Fellows

Other

  • Assist OM with Audit and Updating of Guides, Templates
  • Perform additional duties as needed

What We’re Looking For

  • Passion for electing Democrats to critical seats across the country
  • Demonstrated success in volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Demonstrated ability to organize volunteers to achieve excellent results and meet goals
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Self-starter and team player who is willing to sometimes work long, irregular hours, travel, and is energized by a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work independently in a remote setting
  • Previous experience in electoral organizing as a staff organizer, intern, or fellow preferred but not strictly required

Start Date

We are looking to fill this position immediately.

Position and Pay

This is a full-time, remote position that can be fulfilled from anywhere in the United States. Salary $40,000-$55,000.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter as PDF attachments to careers@sisterdistrict.com with subject line “Deputy Organizing Manager.” Format the file titles as follows: firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_cover and firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_resume, e.g. Your cover letter will be considered a writing sample.

Sister District Project values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

The Organization

The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We have a strategic, targeted focus on critical down-ballot, state races that—if we win—will help us fight back against partisan gerrymandering, and expand progressive policies. We do this by “sistering” our volunteer teams with candidates who receive field and fundraising support. Each year, we support a portfolio of races, with the strategic goals of (1) flipping Republican-held state chambers (2) holding fragile Democratic majorities in state chambers, and (3) making blue inroads in badly gerrymandered states. In 2019 and 2020, we have a laser focus on states where it is our last chance to elect Democrats who will redraw district lines in 2021. We are open to volunteers and candidates of all genders.