Schultz for Congress: Field Organizer

Deadline: 05/17/2024

Full Time

Full-Time: Field Organizer

Jen Schultz for Congress

About Jen Schultz for Congress:

Jen Schultz is running for congress in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. She is challenging current U.S. Representative Pete Stauber because she believes we deserve better from our leaders. The gridlock, attacks on women’s healthcare, and the threat to our democracy have to end.

In Congress, Jen will focus on growing our economy by growing the middle class, safeguarding retirement security, and protecting access to women’s healthcare. She has a long track record of achieving results by working across the aisle to get things done. Jen ran in 2022, entering the race late in the year and still managing to garner 141,009 votes. Running again in 2024 gives her the opportunity to have a longer on ramp to run a campaign to defeat Pete Stauber.

Jen is a former Minnesota State Legislator serving four successful terms representing Duluth and has earned a Ph.D in health economics. She lives in Duluth with her husband and two sons and is a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

You can learn more about Jen at

Field Organizer Role:

Field Organizers will organize local volunteer networks in CD08 and serve as the daily point of contact for the campaign. This role reports to the Lead Field Organizer.  The ideal candidate has experience working in competitive campaigns, strong organizational skills, and the ability to exercise independent judgment and hold themselves accountable to meet campaign goals.

Job Responsibilities:

●  Volunteer Recruitment and Direct Voter Contact: Recruit volunteers to be part of a growing volunteer network for Jen. This includes tactics like the friends for Jen volunteer leaders program, direct voter contact events to amplify our grassroots efforts, meet and greets, and other opportunities for engagement. Goals for organizers will be based on how many leaders you are able to recruit, how many trainings you facilitate for volunteers, how many voter contact events volunteers host, and how many voters they are able to talk to. Volunteers will be expected to help you execute comprehensive direct voter contact programs to increase DFL turnout in key precincts and persuade voters to support the campaign.

●  Represent the Campaign: Serve as the representative for the Jen Schultz for Congress campaign in all areas of your region. This includes DFL events, Schultz driven events, community events, and any other activity where you are representing the campaign in public. You will also be the point of contact for other elected officials and endorsers supporting Jen in your region.

●  Event Planning and Support: Organize and execute events in your region with Jen and the team to increase support for Jen and turn out voters in November. This includes meet and greets, parades, local events, and other activities that are important to the region.

●  Community Engagement: Build strong connections with DFL activists and volunteers in the assigned community. Engage new voters through community events.

●  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.

●  Team member: Serve as a productive and positive member of an evolving team. This includes proactive problem solving in a team environment, participating in bi-weekly team meetings, supporting your team members, and always putting your best foot forward as it relates to executing the operations of the campaign.


Qualified candidates must be highly organized, able to multitask, prioritize, manage multiple deadlines, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. An ideal Field Organizer candidate will possess:

●  At least one (1) cycle of campaign organizing experience (preferred but not required)

●  Quick problem-solving skills

●  Ability to take, give, and implement feedback

●  Ability to manage multiple projects/deadlines at once and keep calm in stressful situations

●  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

●  Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

●  Reliable access to a computer and personal transportation is required. Ability to travel within the district.

●  Experience with or willingness to learn and then use a voter database (VAN)

●  Experience in leading volunteer events preferred


Candidates must be willing to relocate within their assigned turf within 30 days of the start date, unless otherwise agreed to with Campaign Manager. We are hiring for the following regions:

●  Iron Range Region: (East) Koochiching, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

●  North Central Minnesota Region: Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, (West) Koochiching, Itasca, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen Counties

Physical Requirements:

The Jen Schultz for Congress is committed to an inclusive organization supporting employees of varying abilities and providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive with our campaign. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands described here, are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  •  Working from a computer for long periods of time;
  •  Flexibility to work hours outside of normal operating hours;
  •  Statewide travel is expected while following public health safety measures.

Compensation & Contract Length:

The salary for this position is $4,500 monthly. All staff are provided with a full health care benefits package, including vision and dental. This position is Full-Time. This position runs from June to November 15th, 2024.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and three (3) references to [email protected]. Please also send a few sentences about “Why you want to work for Jen Schultz for Congress”.

While the application deadline is Friday, May 24th, 2024, we will be considering applications on a rolling basis, so those interested should submit their application as soon as possible.