Political Organizer

Deadline:

Full Time Election Cycle

The Minnesota DFL is hiring full-time Political Organizers to work on behalf of state and local candidates, with a strong focus on re-electing Attorney General Keith Ellison. Political Organizers will work under the Organizing Director and work to build political events, house parties, and rallies.

Compensation: $4,062.50/month for a 55 hour work week. Employees of the DFL are paid on a bi-weekly basis and FTEs receive a competitive benefits package including health care and dental.

Terms of Employment: This is a temporary, full-time position extending through the election on November 8, 2022. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Implement the campaign’s political organizing program to increase and turn out support for Keith Ellison and other Democrats in 2022.
  • Plan, lead and execute grassroots builds for house parties, town halls, and rallies.
  • Must be able to hit metric goals on a weekly basis through making calls to potential volunteers.
  • Work with other organizers, candidates, campaign staff, organizing units, and organizations from across the state.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Organizing Director or Campaign Manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed goals.
  • Strong communication skills, both in person and via computer/phone.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a high pressure environment.
  • Dedication to progressive social change through electoral political organizing.
  • Sees diversity as an asset, and equity and inclusion are core values.
  • Must be a self-starter, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle. Travel will be required.
  • Ability to work remotely with access to the internet, and work long or irregular hours.

Preferred but not Required:

  • Prior electoral organizing, community organizing, or volunteer recruitment and management experience preferred (paid, volunteer, or internship).
  • Knowledge and experience using Votebuilder (VAN)
  • Experience overseeing or supervising volunteers or employees
  • Fluency in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong is appreciated.

To Apply:​ Please email a resume to Brayden Sorenson at [email protected]​ with the subject line “ Political Organizer Application.”  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants should apply ASAP.

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. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and members of other traditionally underrepresented and marginalized communities are strongly encouraged 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, and with safety precautions in place, at events in the community.