Field Organizing Consultant

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

08/07/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

Application Deadline

08/21/2018

Address

1500 Harvard St., NW
Washington
DC
20009
United States

Description

Description: The Field Organizing Consultant will work with All Souls staff and the volunteer

leaders of the Reeb Project for Voting Rights to implement a non-partisan get out the vote

program in 2-3 targeted states, in partnership with other area UU congregations and

progressive grassroots organizations. This position is designed to leverage our strong record of

volunteer engagement and to increase our activity during this critical election cycle.


Core Responsibilities: Through grassroots relational organizing, the Field Organizing

Consultant will mobilize Reeb Project volunteers to conduct voter registration, engagement and

turnout actions, particularly in communities negatively affected by voter suppression. The

Consultant will support outreach to local organizations on the ground in our targeted states to

identify action opportunities, and will support the volunteers who will be leading and

participating in canvasses, phone banks, voter registration and other activities. The Consultant

will also work with leaders in other congregations to encourage their participation in Reeb

Project activities.


The core responsibility is to support volunteer leaders to ensure they have the resources,

materials, and plans needed to be successful. This may include helping manage data and

volunteer information, coordinating travel, helping organize training and plan events,

developing and coaching leaders, and facilitating good reporting and strategic coordination.

Other responsibilities include developing and implement reporting protocols, tracking data and

providing regular reports, and submitting a final written evaluation. The Consultant will be in

close communication with All Souls Minister of Social Justice and Reeb Project leaders, and will

facilitate regular meetings as needed, to keep all stakeholders informed, ensure accountability,

make strategic decisions, and coordinate program logistics.


This is a great opportunity to manage a program and to help an organization that has a strong

track record of success grow its impact. For example, in the fall of 2016, over 275 unique

volunteers from six congregations participated in nonpartisan get out the vote phone banks,

voter registration events and other actions. Since the program’s inception in 2014, hundreds of

volunteers have taken action to fight for voting rights and engage voters in communities

negatively impacted by voter suppression in three states and the District of Columbia.


Contract Term: ~Sept 1 - November 30, 2018


Preferred Skills & Qualifications

● Excellent organizational, time ​management, oral and written communications skills

● Demonstrated ability to build relationships with organizational partners and bring

people together around a common goal, program or agenda.

● Prior electoral, labor or issue organizing experience

● Knowledge of relational organizing principles

● Experience building and supporting volunteer leadership

● Experience managing volunteer recruitment and voter contact activities preferred

● Experience with organizing in multicultural communities strongly preferred

● Experience working with congregations/faith-based organizations preferred

● Experience with common campaign data tools (including NGP-VAN and Excel)

preferred



About the All Souls Church Reeb Project for Voting Rights

The Reeb Project is named in honor of former All Souls associate minister James Reeb – beaten

to death in 1965 when he went to Selma, Alabama, to march for voting rights. The Project has

four goals:

1. Have impact on the national discussion on voting rights by leveraging our unique

history, DC location and influence within Unitarian Universalism.

2. Increase voter turnout in a specific communities by working in solidarity with local UU

congregations and progressive partner organizations that center the leadership of

people of color..

3. Continually raise consciousness of the injustice of our own disenfranchisement as DC

residents and seek remedies to this injustice.

4. Build the Beloved Community within and beyond our walls by developing a multiracial,

multicultural voting rights team at All Souls and by working in solidarity and partnership

with communities of color.

Benefits

Estimated 30 hours per week on average, weekly schedule and hours based on activity and

proximity to the election. Some night and weekend work required, limited travel. Competitive

fee; no benefits.


We are committed to building a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, and members of

traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


All Souls Church provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and

applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual

orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information,

marital status, or military or veteran status in accordance with all applicable laws. We do not

tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the above.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

rkeithan@allsouls.ws

We are committed to building a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, and members of

traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applications are due by 9:00 AM Eastern time on Tuesday, August 21. Email cover letter and

resume to rkeithan@allsouls.ws.


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