Field Organizer

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary

Salary

Details: $2500/month

Published

08/03/2018

Start Date

08/13/2018

Application Deadline

08/09/2018

Address

1114 Quarrier St
Charleston
WV
25301
United States

Description

Field Organizers (FOs) are the face of the campaign in communities across the state, educate about Amendment 1 and voter ID laws and increase turnout among low propensity voters. FOs will work with the Field Director to craft and execute a plan to engage, organize, and mobilize voters in their assigned region.


This past legislative session, the West Virginia legislature passed Senate Joint Resolution 12, placing a referendum on the ballot this November entitled “Amendment No. 1, No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment.” If a majority of the electorate votes for it, the West Virginia Constitution will be amended to read “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”


Amendment 1 is the single most extreme attack on women’s health in West Virginia history. If it passes, it would be the first time in state history that we will have stripped people of their existing constitutional rights. Amendment 1 is part of a long-term strategy by hardline politicians to outlaw safe, legal abortion in the United States. In pushing to get Amendment 1 on the ballot this November, cynical legislators were playing politics with West Virginians’ lives believing this ballot measure would turn out the most extreme members of their base.


Field Organizers have the opportunity to lead an unprecedented campaign that will protect the state constitution and West Virginia women.


Position Title: Field Organizer

Status: Temporary Non-Exempt

Reports To: Field Director

Duration: This is a cycle-limited position, expected to terminate on November 9, 2018 Under the direction of the Field Director, the field organizer will:

  • Recruit, manage, and train volunteers in their communities and neighborhoods
  • Persuade and motivate voters
  • Developing a plan to organize their turf based on its unique characteristics
  • Identify and cultivate volunteer team leaders
  • Build relationships with community leaders
  • Ensure data integrity

Requirements:

  • Organizing mindset and can-do attitude
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and creatively problem-
  • solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Attention to detail 


No phone calls or email inquiries, please. Only those selected for further discussion will be contacted.


WV FREE is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. 




Click here to learn more and find out how to apply.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

kwright@wvfree.org
http://www.wvfree.org/wp-content/uploads/FIeld-Organizer-Job-Announcement.pdf

Please send cover letter describing your dedication to our mission and resume to kwright@gmail.com with the subject line, “Application: Field Organizer.”


Applications received by August 9, 2018 will be given preference but applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. 



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