MoveOn · May 13th 2020
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Voter Mobilization Director: Vote Captains (Temp 2020, Remote) at MoveOn
Apply here: https://grnh.se/41ff4a101us
Anywhere in the Continental US
Full-time, Exempt • Starts ASAP/June 1, 2020, Ends November 30, 2020 • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits
MoveOn is a diverse and vibrant community of millions of people working together to create progressive change in America. We are an innovative campaigning organization that supports people throughout the country to take action through driving impactful campaigns that influence the behavior of people and institutions, shape the outcomes of elections, and expand the realities of what’s possible. We organize to challenge entrenched power, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive.
MoveOn has a particularly important role to play in the Trump era. We are working to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP in 2020 by building a powerful, multiracial, and economic populist movement that will give voters something to vote for, not just against—and we're also working to defend communities that are on the front lines of Trump and GOP attacks, including immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women. In service of that mission, in 2020 and beyond, MoveOn will drive impactful, movement-connected, multichannel, nimble campaigns aimed at impact.
About the Position
The Voter Mobilization Director: Vote Captains is an experienced scaled organizing project manager, relational organizer, and leader who is excited and passionate about driving MoveOn’s Vote Captain relational organizing program that uses every tool at MoveOn’s disposal -- and a massive base of millions of members -- to inspire battleground state voters to turn out to defeat Donald Trump. We are looking for a rigorous, excellent organizer of organizers who knows how to motivate and drive volunteers to action, in particular in a digital context.
The goal of the 2020 Voter Mobilization Team at MoveOn is to turn out 100,000 voters as safely as possible across nine battleground states to vote to defeat Donald Trump, with a focus on who we call “high potential voters” (traditionally called “low propensity voters”) -- young voters, first-time voters, people of color, new Americans and low-income voters who may not have otherwise voted. We also seek to build durable, progressive people power to expand the MoveOn community for ongoing organizing to win positive change in people’s lives in 2020, 2021, and beyond.
A core part of our strategy to accomplish this goal is to recruit, train, and organize thousands of “Vote Captains” to take responsibility for safely turning out 10 people they already know to vote in order to drive turnout to defeat Donald Trump. Vote Captains will call, text, DM, and use a variety of digital and other safe tactics to make sure their 10 voters can cast their votes safely during early voting and/or on Election Day (this includes helping them to make sure they are registered to vote or get registered in time, and helping them to figure out how and when they will vote and what’s required for that, like how to apply for an absentee ballot or cast their vote by mail in time, or how to vote in person safely). Vote Captains will also have the opportunity to join MoveOn’s Volunteer Network to build relationships with and organize in the long term with fellow activists.
We are also hiring a Digital Voter Mobilization Director --distinct from this role -- who will focus on implementing digital or mobile scalable tactics to drive Democratic voter turnout such as collecting “vote tripling” pledges through p2p, sms broadcast, digital ads, online events, and more. You can find that role here: https://front.moveon.org/careers/?gh_jid=2183740
Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States. May require occasional travel.
Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year, prorated for the period that you work; 18 weeks of paid parental leave (birth, adoption, foster care placement of a child), 10 days accrued paid sick time prorated for the period that you work**,** and paid family medical leave; staff holidays, professional development budget of $1,000, monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement of $175 per month, home office subsidy, and everything needed for a home office.
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