Coordinated Deputy Voter Protection Director

Deadline:

Full Time

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) seeks talented Coordinated Deputy Voter Protection Directors to ensure that all eligible Minnesotans are able to cast ballots in 2022. This position will work closely with the Voter Protection Director to organize the Minnesota DFL’s statewide voter protection effort. We are seeking someone who, at their core, is an organizer, eager to work with a large group of volunteers to create meaningful change.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a robust Poll Challenger program for elections, including recruiting and training volunteers, precinct prioritization and assignment, and issue resolution processes.
  • Support the Voter Protection Hotline in volunteer training, operations, reporting, and issue resolution.
  • Ensure that all communications to voters include timely, relevant, and accurate information about voting.
  • Build relationships in communities that have been targeted for voter suppression.
  • Identify potential threats and support the mobilization of a coordinated response within the DFL.
  • Administer LBJ, VAN/Votebuilder, Google Forms and other database tools to track issues, volunteers, and voters.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated excellence in developing and leading multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
  • Prior experience working on electoral or issue campaigns.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • A strong, data-driven organizer and relationship builder who has familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, LBJ, Google Suite, and other tools.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.
  • Support the DFL’s goal to elect more Democrats up and down the ticket, including re-electing our constitutional officers, maintaining a majority in the Minnesota House, winning back a majority in the Minnesota Senate, and sending more Democrats to Congress.

Preferred but not required:

  • Minnesota experience or ties to the state.
  • Bachelor degree preferred or experience in public policy or elections administration.

Compensation: The salary for this position is $5,000 per month. Employees of the DFL are paid on a bi-weekly basis and receive a competitive benefits package including health care and dental.

To Apply

Interested candidates please send cover letter and résumé to Simone Frierson, [email protected]  with subject line “Coordinated Deputy Voter Protection Director.” Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

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.

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 turf that they are applying for.

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