Field Organizer

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Terra Strategies is seeking qualified, highly motivated individuals to fill the role of Field Organizer. Field Organizers serve an important role on the front lines of today’s progressive fights, and organizer experience is vital to any seeking a career in politics.

 

Terra Strategies is a national public affairs and political consulting firm that specializes in direct voter contact on behalf of progressive candidates and causes. Terra Strategies has had projects in 40 of the 50 states and our past clients include DCCC, DSCC, DGA, and everything from large statewide initiatives to small down-ballot campaigns.

 

We are searching for applicants that are looking to gain immediate managerial and political experience, while working to promote progressive ideas and ideologies. We currently have projects set up in multiple states throughout the country and expect to expand exponentially this election cycle. Thus, opportunities for rapid advancement are certainly available.

 

** We currently have openings in projects throughout the country! **

Field Organizers (FOs) are responsible for the day-to-day recruitment, instruction and management of canvass teams. Successful applicants will possess at least three months of canvass or field experience on a candidate or issue advocacy campaign. Canvass experience is preferred.

 

FOs report directly to the Regional Field Director.

 

Applicants for the position must possess strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. They must possess reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. The willingness to work extended hours and weekends is also required.

 

Field Organizer Responsibilities

Recruitment, Hiring and Training

Assisting the Regional Field Director in all canvasser recruitment activities and ensuring that recruitment goals are achieved throughout the duration of the program
Implementing, under the supervision of the Regional Field Director, the complete vetting, interviewing and hiring of all successful applicants
Ensuring the successful training and orientation of all canvassers
Canvasser Management

Providing canvass teams with the positive leadership culture, resources, guidance and technical support required to succeed during each phase of the program while ensuring compliance with all Terra Strategies policies and best practices
Ensuring that all canvasses are launched and completed in a timely, orderly fashion
Promoting the continued development of canvass teams in their day-to-day duties and responsibilities over the course of the program
Accountability

Communicating all pertinent on-the-ground information to, and providing timely response to requests from, the canvassers under your direction
Ensuring that canvass teams properly perform their roles and maintain accurate and reliable data
Providing the Regional Field Director with daily quantitative and qualitative reports as part of an ongoing evaluation of the program’s success

 

Desired Skills and Experience

Experience

A minimum of three months field experience.
Proficiency with VAN, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
Previous payroll experience a plus.
Skills

A strong commitment to progressive values, including diversity, equality for all and economic justice.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
An understanding and appreciation of the urgent nature and time demands of campaigns.
Miscellaneous

Willingness to work long hours and weekends.
A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and an ability to relocate as needed.

 

Compensation and Application Submission

 

Terra Strategies offers a highly competitive salary, based on experience. This position is salaried, full-time, short-term positions. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

 

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Application Deadline: Rolling

Terra Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer