National Relational Organizer
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Type: Full time
Application Deadline: Rolling
The Bernie 2020 campaign is seeking a motivated, dynamic relational organizer to join our national organizing team. Our campaign has an ambitious goal: to build the largest national grassroots organizing operation in presidential campaign history. This will require empowering volunteers, activist leaders, and supporters to organize their communities to take on Trump and the billionaire class at an unprecedented scale.
The relational organizer is responsible for empowering volunteers and supporters across the country to engage and organize their own personal networks (friends, family, colleagues, etc.) for Bernie and the political revolution.
The relational organizer uses distributed organizing methods to implement the campaign’s robust volunteer relational organizing strategy. This includes managing remote volunteer teams, leading mass digital trainings, and producing training materials that allow for grassroots organizing at a national scale.
We encourage you to apply for this position if you are excited about direct volunteer management and empowerment and are passionate about investing time and resources into deep organizing and trainings. The ideal candidate excels at volunteer team management, public speaking, and leadership development.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Design, build and manage distributed volunteer teams that train and empower campaign supporters to engage their personal networks.
- Manage and maintain training programs and instructional materials for the campaign’s mobile app, BERN.
- Work with relational organizing director to create content for large and small training webinars and well-crafted guides for your special volunteer teams.
- Host and lead national calls and mass training webinars.
- Empower volunteers to manage critical aspects of your distributed volunteer teams, while providing ongoing updates, frequent team calls, reporting results and recognizing super volunteers.
- Daily and weekly reporting on progress to goals on key relational organizing hard metrics.
- Plan and schedule text, email, and call campaigns to BERN users and national volunteers in coordination with the relational organizing director.
- This is a role on the national distributed organizing team, and duties may shift as program needs change, and may include other volunteer team management and support work.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Work a 6-day work week, maintaining Pacific Time hours.
- Manage at least one distributed volunteer team
- 1-2 campaign cycles with experience as an organizer working with volunteers.
- Experience with distributed volunteer teams, either as a staff organizer or volunteer, strongly preferred
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal and leadership communication skills.
- Comfort working in fast-paced environments, and ability to navigate complex and nuanced situations
- Articulate, compelling communicator in writing and in person.
- Comfortable with public speaking.
- Flexibility; every phase of this campaign will be different, and your responsibilities may shift over time.
- Experience with Slack, Google Drive (Google Sheets in particular), Go-To-Webinar or equivalent, iMovie or equivalent.
- Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment that may include long hours, nights, and weekends.
Full Time employees are eligible for benefits, including health care, vision, and dental insurance; sick leave, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and more.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:
- Building policies, procedures and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;
- Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;
- Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;
- Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership;
- Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;
- Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
- Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.