Job Opening

Coordinated Campaign Engagement Organizer

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is seeking individuals to join our team as  Field Organizers for the 2024 Election Cycle and become an integral part of the team to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

As an Engagement Organizer (EO), you will stand at the forefront of our path to victory, inspiring and mobilizing individuals to actively shape their communities and take part in this important election.

The EO plays a crucial role in recruiting and organizing volunteers through genuine engagement both within communities and online. The EO will focus on leveraging digital platforms and community networks to identify, recruit, and mobilize volunteers for various activities including Direct Voter Contact (DVC), community events, and social media content creation. 

Engagement Organizers will report directly to their Regional Organizing Director. Positions will be physically based in field offices throughout the state. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, priority will be given to those who apply on or before June 15th, 2024.

Key Responsibilities

Volunteer Recruitment:

  • Utilize social media platforms such as local Facebook groups, Instagram, and other relevant online communities to recruit volunteers.
  • Cultivate and maintain active engagement within the digital volunteer community.
  • Identify and engage with local interest groups and online networks (e.g., Indivisible, community forums) to tap into new pools of potential volunteers.
  • Attend local community events to cultivate relationships with leaders outside of the traditional party activist community.

Volunteer Mobilization:

  • Organize volunteers to create and post digital content that supports campaign messaging and goals.
  • Train volunteers on utilizing online platforms effectively for campaign organizing and outreach.
  • Support rapid digital response to engage with volunteers and community members online.
  • Track, follow up with, and coach volunteers who engage online to gather feedback and improve interactions.
  • Create and disseminate weekly newsletters to all volunteers within the assigned area to keep them informed and engaged.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Community Engagement: Build strong connections with DFL activists and volunteers in the assigned community.
  • Data Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of voter contact information and engagement activities. Utilize data to inform decisions and measure the impact of outreach efforts.
  • Represent the DFL: Serve as the local representative for the DFL within the community you are assigned.
  • Other Duties: as assigned by supervisor, Coordinated Campaign leadership, Executive Director, or Chair.


Requirements:

  • Support all of our DFL endorsed candidates.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed goals
  • Ability to work long or irregular hours, including most nights and weekends
  • Proficiency with Google Docs, and Excel
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work


Preferred but not required:

  • Minnesota experience or ties to the state.
  • Previous experience in grassroots organizing or political campaigns is a plus.
  • Familiarity with voter engagement tools and technologies, such as VAN and texting/dialer tools.

COVID Addendum: While many meetings and events can still happen virtually or over the phone, organizers will be expected to work in-person, within reason and with safety precautions in place, at events in the community. This means that the prospective staff will need to live in the area in the state that they are applying for.

Compensation: This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Minnesota DFL Party and IBEW Local 292. Compensation is $2,035.00/ bi-weekly, or $4,409.16/ monthly. Staff receive a competitive benefits package including health care and dental.

To Apply: Send a one-page cover letter and resume to Samantha Diaz, at sdiaz@dfl.org with the email subject line “Engagement Organizer”.

Note to Potential Applicants: If you are ready to channel your passion for democracy into action, but don’t think you meet all the qualifications, we still invite you to apply for this opportunity. We are looking for folks with a variety of backgrounds and experience and are dedicated to building a team that looks like America. Feel free to reach out to Andrew at abeeman@dfl.org if you have questions about the position.

Diversity and Inclusion: The Minnesota DFL is an equal-opportunity employer. The DFL Party is committed to including groups historically underrepresented due to race/ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or ability. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply.

Voluntary Self-Identification Information (OPTIONAL)

Consistent with the DFL Party’s commitment to including groups historically under-represented in the DFL Party’s affairs, by virtue of race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or disability, we encourage members of underrepresented groups to seek jobs within the DFL Party. To help in this effort, we ask applicants to complete this self-identification form. Completion of this information is voluntary and is not a requirement of employment. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application for employment. This information will be kept confidential.

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