Role: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Campaign Organizer
Locations and Timeline: We are hiring organizers for this position beginning November 29th, 2021, and continuing through December 31, 2022. Organizers must be based in or near Madison, LaCrosse, Green Bay, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Who We Are:
The Outreach Team (TOT) is a political consulting firm specializing in field organizing. We partner with good groups doing great things. We are excited to be working with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin on a campaign to organize communities throughout Wisconsin to fight to keep open Planned Parenthood clinics, win state-level elections, and defend reproductive healthcare and freedoms.
The Campaign Organizer will hit the ground nearly one year before the 2022 midterm elections to develop grassroots and grasstops community relationships, recruit and train dozens of volunteers committed to defending reproductive freedoms, train leaders on the campaign, and show up for coalition and partner organizations throughout the process. In summer of 2022, the organizer will work with volunteer leaders to launch a summer training program dedicated to relational organizing before heading into the fall. Come August, the organizer and their volunteers will leverage their relationships and mobilize their community to launch a voter identification and Get Out The Vote operation through Election Day 2022. Finally, the organizer will debrief and re-activate everyone involved in the effort to tackle attacks on reproductive healthcare into the future.
What You’ll Do:
- Recruit and Train a Community of Volunteer Activists
- Call and text Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin supporters and recruit them into grassroots actions.
- Identify new volunteers by gathering petitions
- Run grassroots skills trainings to develop effective campaigners among volunteers
- Keep meticulous track of a volunteer list so that no potential fighter falls through the cracks
- Represent PPAWI in WI communities through participation in community spaces and events, while engaging and uplifting coalition and partner organizations.
- Develop Volunteer Leaders for Long-Lasting Change
- Pitch and train volunteers to take on leadership responsibilities
- Recruit for and run a Summer Relational Organizing Institute, a program dedicated to recruiting more volunteers, mobilizing grassroots support, and deepening local conversations by focusing intensely on relational organizing.
- Implement an Independent Voter Identification and Get Out the Vote operation
- Recruit and train hundreds of canvassers and phonebankers for daily shifts
- Nail 100% of all messaging and legal requirements and ensure that volunteers do the same
- Organize and execute in-person or virtual events demonstrating support for Planned Parenthood WI and reproductive freedoms, including educational events, trainings, rallies, and more.
- Manage Digital Campaign, Data Management, and Reporting Tools
- Demonstrate public support by recruiting volunteers to post on their own social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Use peer-to-peer texting services and relational organizing tools to communicate with community members
- Work with a digital campaigner to send timely and compelling email campaigns to recruit activists to campaign activities
- Track every interaction with detailed notes in order to report numbers daily and write weekly reports on the results of the campaign
Who You Are & Keys to Success (the must-haves): To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:
- Relationship Building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of local and statewide community members. You are attentive and empathetic to the communities we serve, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or ability, and can identify shared values across communities for collective growth.
- Inclusive and Collaborative Leadership: You approach leadership with a “power with” mindset that recognizes the impact power hierarchies have in different settings. You can learn from others, see and hear other perspectives, and step in or step back as necessary.
- Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: You have a proven ability to develop meaningful connections with diverse communities, including a wide range of community organizations, community leaders, and community members. You work with the community and within the workplace to identify areas of improvement for a more equitable environment.
- Drive to Achieve Results: You have experience planning backwards to accomplish ambitious goals and get results. When there are unexpected changes, you bounce back and adjust quickly, learning and improving from any mistakes.
Nice-to-Haves, but Not Required:
- Experience working for nonprofits, electoral campaigns, and/or other issue campaigns
- Data Management and Evaluation Experience: Experience working with various data management systems and tools, mainly Google Suite.
- Experience with Relevant Campaign Tools and Technologies: Action Network, ThruText, MailChimp, eCRMs like EveryAction, or social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
- Event or Project Planning & Management, Implementation or Evaluation
- Knowledge on reproductive and sexual health issues and prior campaign experience are both plusses, but are not requirements for this role.
Salary, Benefits and Perks:
The salary for this position is $45,000-52,200 depending on experience. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement. We offer a generous benefits package, including:
- Unlimited paid vacation and sick leave
- Generous health, dental and vision benefits
- A monthly cell phone stipend.
What Else You Should Know:
Equity and Inclusion is our North Star: At The Outreach Team we believe deeply that equity and inclusion in our organization makes us better at our work and helps to build a stronger progressive movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community and people who identify with other underrepresented groups to apply.
Our organization is inclusive of POC, ethnic/culture minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, who are neurodivergent, regardless of educational backgrounds, previous incarceration or convictions. Our leadership team reflects our inclusivity and is reflective of the progressive community we work in and serve.
Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.