Deputy Organizing Director - Coalitions


Full Time

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is hiring a full-time Deputy Organizing Director – Coalitions for the 2022 election cycle. This is a management level position with multiple support staff. This position reports to the Organizing Director and is based in Saint Paul.


  • Support and guide community engagement directors and coalitions organizers throughout the state to ensure they meet and exceed their metrics.
  • Plan, lead and execute grassroots field activities for a diverse group of volunteers such as phone banks and canvasses (door knocks).
  • Recruit, train, manage and support a team of organizers and volunteers.
  • Serve as the local representative for the DFL within the communities.
  • Help grow the local volunteer infrastructure.
  • Work closely with other departments in the Coordinated Campaign to meet and exceed metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor, Coordinated Campaign leadership, Executive Director, or Chair.
  • Meet or exceed metric based goals for volunteer recruitment & retention as well as mobilizing Democrats.


  • At least two cycles experience in electoral politics or advocacy.
  • Experience managing staff
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed goals.
  • Ability to work both diligently and independently as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.
  • Ability to work long or irregular hours.
  • Proficiency in VoteBuilder (VAN), 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience working on Minnesota politics.
  • Experience working on a successful campaign.

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.

Compensation: The salary for this position is $6,000 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: Send a one-page cover letter and resume to Enid Swaggert, at [email protected] with the email subject line “Deputy Organizing Director – Coalitions

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.

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