Job Announcement for Vote 4 Dreams Campaign Field Organizers
There are close to 800,000 young people at risk of getting deported if Congress doesn’t vote on a permanent solution. Starting on March 6, 2018 1,400 dreamers may be deported EVERY DAY. That is over 500,000 people by the end of 2018. Every week U.S. employers will have to terminate 6,914 DACA employees at a weekly cost of $61 million. The window of opportunity for a vote to protect undocumented youth from deportation through a dream legislation is before December as the urgency for legislation will decrease with February primaries. We need to move moderate Republicans and engage business leaders to push for a vote on dream legislation. We have a nine state strategy and national partnerships to get to CEOs and citizens alike, and we are confident that our operations plan will yield results and save the lives and livelihoods of all dreamers.
Vote4Dream is hiring field organizers to coordinate on-the-ground campaign activities including recruitment of DACA beneficiaries and stakeholders, plan and execute trainings, and coordinate actions in district and D.C. We are looking to hire 3 organizers in one of our priority states: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
The job responsibilities of the field organizers will include:
- Establishing relationships and coordinating with key campaign partners and DC team
- Identifying additional local organizations to engage in the campaign
- Coordinating local activities and events that support national campaign activities
- Maintaining a database of community-based organizations that you reach out to, as well as organizations that get involved in the campaign
- Recruiting and training DACA beneficiaries, CEOs, educators, and faith leaders to serve as spokespeople and tell their personal stories at congressional visits and to the media
- Recruit and develop leaders to commit to engage in DC and/or district actions supporting dreamers
- Disseminating campaign materials to community-based organizations
- Participating in regular conference calls with core leadership trip and preparing regular updates and a final operational report
- Monitoring progress and adjusting strategies as needed
- 3-6 years’ experience in field organizing, partnership building, issue advocacy and/or coalition building; experience with DREAM Act is a plus,
- Demonstrated ability to recruit and mobilize community-based and grassroots organizations in support of public interest campaigns
- Experience in organizing and managing diverse coalitions
- Knowledge of the local market and familiarity with the immigrant community, particularly with DACA recipients, connections with conservative groups a plus
- Experience planning press events and conducting media outreach; garnering media coverage for issue campaigns; promoting spokespeople in the media
- Dependable, detail oriented and well organized – able to multi-task, meet deadlines and adapt to the changing priorities of the campaign
- Strong computer, public speaking and written communication skills, including a grasp of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as familiarity with data/list management
Perks for this position include working in the community rather than in an office setting, having a non-traditional work schedule (which may include evenings and weekends) and a casual/business casual dress code depending on the situation. Field organizers will need their own transportation to get to events, ability to produce and transport relevant hard copy materials (no heavier than 25 pounds), and have access to the Internet, a computer and cell phone.
These positions are currently funded for six-weeks. They are contract positions. There is a 1,000 stipend per week.