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Field Organizer – Kansas Coordinated Campaign
GOTV Director – Kansas Coordinated Campaign
Voter Protection Director – Kansas Coordinated Campaign
Southwest Kansas Organizer
Internship Program
Field Organizer – Kansas Coordinated Campaign

The 2020 Kansas Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking highly motivated, passionate Field Organizers for our statewide organizing program. Field Organizers will report directly to a Regional Organizing Director and will oversee the execution of the organizing and voter contact program within their assigned turf. They will be responsible for recruiting and building a team of volunteers, training them, and ensuring that all voter contact goals are met for their area. This is a cycle position, with employment through November 15, 2020. Although the Kansas Democratic Party is based in Topeka, Kansas, this position can be remote for the cycle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Regularly reach out to active volunteers, and continually work to identify new volunteers through phone calls. Texting, and other practices
  • Build relationships with local volunteers and host both 1:1 meetings and neighborhood meetings to create community
  • Host neighborhood specific (virtual) events to identify new volunteers
  • Train volunteers to conduct voter contact through canvassing, phone calls, and texting
  • Personally executing voter contact through making phone calls, texting, and engaging digitally
  • Daily data entry of organizing and voter contact data
  • Daily reporting of qualitative and quantitative information 
  • Fulfilling other campaign duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience with a campaign as either an organizer, fellow, or volunteer preferred but not required
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to use google docs and Microsoft Office
  • WIllingness to work extensive hours, including nights and weekends
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to motivate staff members
  • Ability to problem solve effectively and creatively 

How To Apply

  • This is a full-time position. These positions are available immediately. Salary starts at $2500 a month and is commensurate with experience. Please send a resume and 2 professional references to hannah@kansasdems.org with the subject: “Field Organizing.” Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

No person shall be discriminated against in seeking employment with the Kansas Democratic Party because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status or disability.

 

GOTV Director – Kansas Coordinated Campaign

The 2020 Kansas Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking a full time GOTV Director to join our 2020 coordinated campaign. The GOTV Director will be responsible for helping design and implement the GOTV Plan for the Coordinated Campaign during vote by mail, early vote, and GOTV periods — working in close collaboration with the Coordinated Campaign Leadership. The GOTV Director will report directly to the Coordinated Campaign Director. This is a cycle position, with employment through November 15, 2020. Although the Kansas Democratic Party is based in Topeka, Kansas, this position can be remote for the cycle.

Key Responsibilities

  • In consultation and collaboration with Coordinated Campaign Leadership, help design and implement the 2020 Coordinated Campaign GOTV program
  • Execute advanced ballot and early vote campaigns that lead into the traditional GOTV period
  • Coordinate the creation and implementation of GOTV reporting standards and procedures with the Data Director and senior leadership
  • Implement and track plan to secure, supply, and track GOTV staging locations in collaboration with our Organizing Team, as needed or possible due to COVID
  • Design and organize a statewide GOTV training for the Organizing Team and volunteers in partnership with Coordinated Campaign Leadership

Skills & Qualifications

  • At least 2 cycles of Field Experience, with at least 1 managing staff
  • Proven experience in GOTV programs, implementation and assessment
  • Proven experience collaboratively managing across teams, including staff and consultants in GOTV programs
  • Proficiency with VAN, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
  •  Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with leadership, consultants and staff, and campaigns on the ticket, to meet or exceed goals
  • Ability to stay calm and focused in stressful situations

How To Apply

  • This is a full-time position. This position is available immediately. Salary starts at $4500 a month and is commensurate with experience. Please send a resume and 2 professional references to hannah@kansasdems.org with the subject: “GOTV Director.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

No person shall be discriminated against in seeking employment with the Kansas Democratic Party because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status or disability.

Voter Protection Director – Kansas Coordinated Campaign

The 2020 Kansas Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking a highly motivated, passionate and talented Voter Protection Director for our statewide program. The Voter Protection Director will be responsible for disseminating high-quality voting information to the public and campaign teams; building and leveraging strategic relationships with elections officials and other stakeholders; recruiting and deploying voter protection volunteers; and triaging voting-related problems through Election Day. The Voter Protection Director will report directly to the Coordinated Campaign Director. This is a cycle position, with employment through November 15, 2020. Although the Kansas Democratic Party is based in Topeka, Kansas, this position can be remote for the cycle. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, produce, and disseminate complete, accessible, and accurate voting information
  • Recruit, train, manage and serve as a resource for volunteer lawyer poll observers, hotline staffers, boiler room personnel, county liaisons, and other volunteers during Early Vote and Election Day
  • Build relationships with election officials, party leadership, campaigns, and other stakeholders
  • Support other departments of the Kansas Coordinated Campaign by fielding questions, creating training materials, interfacing with outside counsel, leveraging relationships with elections officials, etc
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive voter protection plan to identify and triage problems with early and in-person voting
  • Select appropriate legal or non-legal tactics to resolve voting problems.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Excellent research, written, and oral communication skills; comfort with public presentations
  • Impeccable strategic judgment and comfort deploying both legal and non-legal tools; appetite for leveraging in-house communications, digital, data, field, and operations expertise
  • Experience with or willingness to learn to manage large groups
  • Ability to advance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment on tight deadlines and to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent project management, time management, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Docs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate strongly preferred
  • Prior political organizing or campaign experience, particularly experience in voter protection or field operations
  • Local knowledge, including familiarity with Kansas politics and stakeholders
  • VAN and LBJ proficiency

How To Apply

  • This is a full-time position. This position is available immediately. Salary starts at $4500 a month and is commensurate with experience. Please send a resume and 2 professional references to hannah@kansasdems.org with the subject: “Voter Protection Director.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

No person shall be discriminated against in seeking employment with the Kansas Democratic Party because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status or disability.

Southwest Kansas Organizer

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is seeking a hard-working, dedicated, and motivated individual to serve as its organizer in Southwest Kansas. This is a full-time position based in either Dodge City or Garden City with responsibilities across Kansas’ First Congressional District. We seek a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage people from historically underrepresented communities to apply. 

Salary Range: $3,000/month 

Position Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):  

County Party Organization, including: 

  • Organizing new county parties in Kansas’ First Congressional District.
  • Helping county parties develop effective organizational models, robust precinct organizing efforts, strong volunteer bases, good leaders, successful fundraising plans and budgets, improved voter files, good candidate recruitment programs, and well‑trained campaign volunteers.
  • Identifying, recruiting, and training groups of volunteers to conduct voter contact through door knocking and phone calls.
  • Leading and training volunteers on things like VoteBuilder, voter registration, and voter contact techniques such as leading phone banks and canvasses.
  • Organizing constituent groups through roundtables and one-on-ones.
  • Ensuring accurate collection and entry of data.
  • Overseeing a robust Get Out the Vote effort aimed at increasing voter turnout among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in November 2019 and 2020 elections.
  • Organizing workshops on precinct organizing, volunteer recruitment, leadership development, fundraising, planning and budgeting, message delivery, improving the voter file, campaign skills, and Get Out The Vote efforts.

Candidate recruitment and training, including:

  • Recruiting candidates to run for local office in November 2019 election and for state house and state senate in November 2020 election.
  • Conducting regular training sessions for candidates and their volunteers, on topics such as campaign management, VoteBuilder and other technology, field organizing, fundraising, social media, and messaging and communications.

Voter Registration, including:

  • Organizing teams to register voters at hot spots including places of employment, high schools and community colleges, and community events.
  • Recruiting, training, and organizing volunteer teams to conduct door-to-door voter registration
  • Establishing a system whereby newly registered voters are contacted frequently to ensure they remain engaged and informed.

Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Strongly prefer bilingual in Spanish and English, but not a requirement.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and work long hours, including nights and weekends as needed.
  • Access to a car.
  • Some political organizing/advocacy experience organizing in diverse communities.
  • Ability to become proficient on voter database systems such as VoteBuilder.
  • Proficient with computers, including use of Google Docs and Excel, and the ability to learn to use new technology tools as required.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Info@KansasDems.org. Please list “SW KS organizer” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a salaried position with health and PTO benefits.

 

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. The KDP is dedicated to achieving equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

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The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. The KDP is dedicated to achieving equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.