Political Organizing Associate

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary

Salary

Details: Compensation commensurate with experience.

Published

08/30/2018

Address

Chicago
Illinois
United States

Description

About Organizing for Action


Organizing for Action (OFA) is a non-partisan, issue advocacy organization committed to growing the grassroots movement by training, educating, and activating civically engaged community members across the country. As a grassroots driven organization, OFA is dedicated to empowering action takers with the skills and tools needed to make a difference in their communities.


Qualifications


We are seeking candidates with a background in political organizing who are able to create and execute issue advocacy campaign plans and support field and volunteer engagement.


Successful candidates will:


  • Have a demonstrated understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of federal government as they relate to OFA’s role as issue campaigns
  • Have familiarity working with coalitions and individual partner organizations
  • Have a strong writing skills and an acute attention to detail
  • Have the ability to handle multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines in a challenging environment.
  • Have familiarity with political field organizing and be committed to supporting OFA field staff and volunteers
  • Have an orientation towards volunteer perspective and experiences in line with OFA values
  • Be able to synthesize complicated policy developments for easy digestion by staff and OFA volunteers
  • Be a creative self-starter who can develop content that drives engagement and highlights OFA programming and volunteers
  • Be solutions-oriented, setting projections and hitting goals within legal and optical parameters
  • Work collaboratively and effectively across teams to facilitate strong communication and project execution


Responsibilities


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Formulating strategy and messaging for OFA’s issue and ballot measure campaigns alongside campaigns team leadership.
  • Driving digital content production as well as creation of grassroots and training materials to support OFA’s campaigns
  • Participating in coalition calls and determining OFA’s role in coalition campaigns
  • Supporting OFA field staff with communication and requests
  • Supporting volunteer activity and engagement, including volunteer calls, programming, trainings, and communication
  • Working with other OFA departments to develop content to further OFA’s organizational priorities and meet campaign deadlines and goals
  • Serving as a resource for staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders – participating in conference calls, development of non-digital content, etc.

Benefits

What else you should know?

The Political Organizing Associate position is based in Chicago, Illinois at the OFA Headquarters.

OFA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To be considered please submit an application at https://my.ofa.us/page/s/political-organizing-associate All applications should include both a cover letter and resume.


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