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Ohio Field Organizer and Volunteer Coordinator

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Turnout Nation
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Franklin County, OH
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Published 12 days ago

Turnout Nation is a non-partisan, nonprofit startup project of the Social Good Fund. Our mission is to strengthen democracy and increase representation across government by turning out more voters. We specifically focus on friend-to-friend voter mobilization and relational organizing, and we work year-round to build a community of “Voting Captains” who commit to helping 10 of their friends vote in every election. We know this method works -- we have studied it in academically rigorous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and have an ongoing commitment to building research and iteration into our work.

 

Turnout Nation seeks an Organizer in Franklin County / Columbus, Ohio to lead voter mobilization efforts in the lead-up to the November 2021 municipal elections. This work will focus on activating a network of volunteer Voting Captains to help increase turnout in these traditionally low-salience local elections. Turnout Nation will be conducting research in the form of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), building upon our previous research on the effectiveness of the “Captain Method” and friend-to-friend voter mobilization. The Ohio Organizer will be the main person on-the-ground for Turnout Nation in Franklin County, leading a targeted Voting Captain recruitment & voter mobilization strategy as part of the research work for the RCT.

 

This position is a full-time contract role with flexible hours and opportunities for a full-time salaried position at the conclusion of the project. 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Liaise with Turnout Nation’s research team to review voter files and map out a project plan for targeted voter engagement as part of the Franklin County RCT 
  • Work with Turnout Nation’s Volunteer Coordinator to build a Voting Captain recruitment and training plan
  • Work on-the-ground in Franklin to recruit ~30-40 volunteer Voting Captains in targeted areas who can help mobilize people they know to turn out to vote
  • Train and oversee the Voting Captains, ensuring they have the information they need to help their friends vote, using the Empower app as the primary technology tool 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local nonprofits and community organizations
  • Serve as the main point of contact in Franklin County for Turnout Nation staff, academic researchers, and volunteers
  • Take overall responsibility for ensuring the success of Turnout Nation’s Voting Captain recruitment efforts and execution of the randomized controlled trial in Ohio

 

 

Your Experience: 

Required

  • 3+ years of experience in grassroots organizing, political campaigns, and/or voter recruitment; previous work specifically with relational organizing campaigns is preferred 
  • Previous experience recruiting, mobilizing, and overseeing teams of volunteers
  • A track record of success in engaging both voters themselves and volunteers who are helping to mobilize other voters
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, collaborating with other remote team members 
  • Problem-solving skills, in particular ways to engage a specific, targeted group of voters in getting to the polls and mobilizing their community to do the same
  • Strong connections with community organizations in Franklin County (e.g. nonprofits, community centers or programs, churches, other organizers, etc.)
  • Outgoing personality; comfortable engaging with diverse communities about both local and national issues of interest to them
  • Highly knowledgeable about voting laws in Ohio; strong interest in politics, governance, and civic engagement

 

Preferred

  • An understanding of voter turnout data, research, and randomized controlled trials
  • Experience with voter databases such as TargetSmart
  • Familiarity with relational organizing technology / apps (Empower, Reach, Outvote, etc.)
  • 2+ years experience of managing people and/or leading a team

 

 

Other Requirements

  • This position is based in or near Franklin County, Ohio

 

 

Benefits 

  • Flexible schedule; while this position is based in Franklin County, you will be remote from other members of the team and can work from home 
  • The opportunity to be a part of voter turnout research that has the potential to change the trajectory of progressive GOTV work
  • Possibilities for full-time employment with benefits after the conclusion of the contract and RCT
  • Working as part of a young, dynamic, and mission-driven team committed to strengthening the democratic process

Turnout Nation is a non-partisan, nonprofit startup project of the Social Good Fund. Our mission is to strengthen democracy and increase representation across government by turning out more voters. We specifically focus on…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$40,000 - $50,000

Benefits

Benefits 

  • Flexible schedule; while this position is based in Franklin County, you will be remote from other members of the team and can work from home 
  • The opportunity to be a part of voter turnout research that has the potential to change the trajectory of progressive GOTV work
  • Possibilities for full-time employment with benefits after the conclusion of the contract and RCT
  • Working as part of a young, dynamic, and mission-driven team committed to strengthening the democratic process

Benefits 

  • Flexible schedule; while this position is based in Franklin County, you will be remote from other members of the team and can work from home 
  • The opportunity to be a part of…

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Franklin County, OH
Associated Location
Franklin County, OH, USA

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