The Field Organizer works on the Field Team to develop and implement strategies that involve community members, activists, and voters in WEC’s policy efforts, grassroots organizing, and issue campaigns. In addition, our Field Organizers play a key role in advancing WCV’s c4 electoral efforts by supporting endorsed candidate campaigns, recruiting volunteers to get out the vote, and growing people-power in their districts. They bring inspiration, organizing capacity and expertise to our work, our coalition work and endorsed candidate campaigns.
Specific Duties Include:
- Strengthens and expands WEC and WCV’s member and activist base, grows our volunteer network, and prioritizes organizing practices built on relationships and trust.
- Engages members, activists, and interested folks from the community to participate in grassroots actions in support of WEC and WCV’s work; can include recruitment and management of phone-banks, doorbell days, town halls, signature gathering events etc.
- Ensures principles of racial and social equity are infused in our fieldwork.
- Supports fieldwork with diverse coalition partners including labor and community of color led organizations; strengthening relationships while working on multi-year coalitions like the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy and Stand Up To Oil.
- Supports WCV’s electoral campaigns and endorsed candidates’ campaigns for office by recruiting a grassroots base to help with voter contact in their districts.
- Engages people in online activism by regularly drafting e-mail alerts to members, crafting online trainings, and engaging with the broad movement of activism occurring through social media.
- Supports the internship program goals and manages at least one intern per quarter.
- Serves on a Racial Equity work group and helps advance our Racial Equity Action Plan.
- Ensures that activist data is comprehensively and accurately captured in appropriate databases.
- Assists with organizing volunteers for WEC and WCV’s fundraising events.
- At least two years of organizing and implementing successful grassroots advocacy or electoral campaigns. Campus or community organizing of any kind can meet this requirement.
- Commitment to environmental protection and principles of racial, social, and economic justice.
- Demonstrated ability in education or outreach and communications.
- Ability to maintain a flexible schedule that will include some evening and weekend work.
- Ability to take initiative, develop ideas, and turn them into action.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team in a dynamic environment.
- A valid driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one, and ability to travel to different parts of Washington as needed, up to 30% of your work time.
- Knowledge of the Voter Activation Network (VAN) or Votebuilder, Salesforce, or similar database platforms and field tools.
- Understanding of social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter.
- Experience working with other constituencies like labor, business, faith, communities of color, or others.