Field Coordinator Job Description
We have a huge challenge and a great opportunity in 2020. Together we can pass a historic ballot initiative, reclaiming $12 Billion a year from wealthy corporations, and investing it into our K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local community services like hospitals, libraries, parks, and transit. Now more than ever, we know we need to invest in our local community services and public education, especially in communities of color and low income communities that have been disproportionately impacted by decades of disinvestment.
Schools & Communities First is led by a broad coalition of organizations that have long histories of organizing in labor, education, communities of color, low-income communities, and more. The campaign staff work with members of our extended coalition, as well as unaffiliated volunteers.
We are building a statewide field program that will make millions of phone calls and use creative approaches to voter contact and education to ensure we pass Schools & Communities First in November. To do that, we are building a team of thousands of volunteers, hundreds of endorsers, trained speakers, and worksite activists to educate, persuade, mobilize, and get out the vote. We are hiring two Field Coordinators to contribute to the success of the Field campaign.
Field Coordinator Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Working with the Field Director and key stakeholders to plan and implement a state-wide field program;
- Helping lead organizing efforts through ongoing planning, training and capacity building, especially in the areas of
- volunteer recruitment and management, direct voter contact, using data and technological tools to support field
- efforts, setting up tracking systems, and coalition building;
- Taking primary responsibility for outreach to and management of unaffiliated volunteers statewide;
- Helping set up and manage all program logistics from setting up compliance call systems, to running regular
- phonebanks and other volunteer activities;
- Participating in daily check-in meetings or calls each day with Field Director and other campaign staff;
- Managing and supporting timely input of data and providing regular written, verbal and on-line reports to the Field
Ideal Experience Requirements:
- One or more years of organizing experience with political /electoral campaigns;
- Strong training experience;
- Be a motivated self-starter with a commitment to the goals of Schools & Communities First;
- Experience in working with coalitions and volunteer run organizations;
- Excellent listening and communication skills and good judgment in interacting and communicating with the public;
- Spanish fluency and/or another language in addition to English (with strong preference for Chinese or Vietnamese);
- Ability to work quickly and thrive under tight deadlines;
- Ability to be accountable for achieving campaign goals and to hold others accountable;
- Willingness and ability to take direction and function well within a team structure;
- Willingness to learn new skills and keep current on the news and issues that affect the campaign;
- Ability to project a positive image of the campaign;
- Good computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to create and update Google Documents and know
- or be comfortable learning to use voter data programs (PDI specifically);
- Flexibility and ability to "roll with the punches" in a fast-paced campaign;
- Familiarity with and commitment to racial and social justice.
- This is a full time position starting either July 1 or August 1 and ending on November 13, 2020. Staff are expected to be able and willing to work irregular hours to accommodate the needs of the campaign work, including weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Salary: $1,445/week. This position is not eligible for health benefits.
- This is a temporary position from July, 2020 – November, 2020.
- Staff in this position will be employed by GroundWorks Campaigns, Inc. to work on the Schools & Communities First
- This position can be based anywhere in CA.
- People of color, LGBTQI+ people, and formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.
- GroundWorks Campaigns, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or
- applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, economic status or any other protected class.
Reports To: Sophia Lanza-Weil, Field Director
- Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 3, 2020.