1114 Quarrier St
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
- Organizing mindset and can-do attitude
- Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and creatively problem-
- 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.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send cover letter describing your dedication to our mission and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.