Organizers will be responsible for community engagement and capacity building. Organizers should be high energy, outgoing, enthusiastic, and willing to work long hours. Candidates with experience building coalitions among diverse groups of people and experience managing volunteers are preferred. Organizers report directly to a Regional Organizing Director.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Including, but not limited to:
- Recruit, train and manage fellows and volunteers and grow our volunteer organization
- Plan and manage direct voter contact events, voter registration events and volunteer trainings
- Strategically organize communities and engage first time volunteers and voters
- Amplify message, recruit volunteers and create online communities of volunteers
- Help create a program that reflects assigned organizing turf or region
Required Skills & Background
- Exceptionally well organized with the ability to meet strict deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds to manage and supervise teams
- Disciplined and solution-oriented approach to all tasks
- Must have access to a vehicle, laptop and a cell phone
- Commitment to electing all Democrats on the ballot
Preferred Background & Experience
- Previous campaign experience
- Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN
- Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
- NV Dems are currently working from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Accepted applicants should move to Nevada upon an offer and be ready to work in person when staff return to an office setting
How to apply: If interested in applying, please submit your resume with this form by May 26: https://forms.gle/RieEgKF4x8KAEZk49
Voter Protection Organizer
We seek a talented Voter Protection Organizer to build a strong team of volunteer attorneys and advocates. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Organizer is a crucial role that will ensure every eligible Nevadan is able to cast their ballot in 2020.
What you’ll do
As our Voter Protection Organizer, you will be expected to:
- Recruit a robust team of volunteer attorneys and advocates who will serve as County Liaisons, Poll Watchers, and Voter Protection Hotline team members.
- Assist Voter Protection Director with volunteer training and management.
- Cultivate relationships with community organizations and other allies, including faith organizations, colleges and universities, and local business leaders to recruit volunteers and educate voters.
- Use digital tools to engage new volunteers, educate voters, and highlight our work on the ground.
- Report timely and accurate data to the Voter Protection Director.
Who you are
We’re seeking a detail-oriented do-er that can handle a high volume of work with a problem-solving spirit of yes. Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:
- A highly organized, data-driven leader. The ideal candidate can juggle competing priorities in a changing environment without dropping balls. They have demonstrated experience in managing volunteers, planning and executing events, and moving projects forward. They are comfortable using data to inform decision-making strategy, appreciate the importance of reporting clean and accurate data, and possess a strong attention to detail.
- Strong cross-team collaborator. The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
- Strong situational communicator, skilled at building bridges across lines of difference. The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs and preferences of a diverse group of stakeholders. They carefully craft tailored messages to each of the audiences they mobilize to action.
- Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up. The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward.
- Committed to Democratic values.
NV Dems are currently working from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Accepted applicants should move to Nevada upon an offer and be ready to work in person when staff return to an office setting.
Follow this link to apply: HERE
The Nevada State Democratic Party fights for progress in the Silver State. We believe that we are stronger together than on our own, and that America succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.
We have internship positions with our Operations, Communications, and Research teams.
- As an Operations Intern, you will support with the daily operations of the organization. You might support executive scheduling and correspondence, help coordinate staff, track and manage spreadsheets, help plan quarterly events, draft and distribute monthly newsletters, increase donor recognition, field telephone calls, and be the first line of contact for office guests. You will manage supplies, track monthly budgets, and assist with major events and other tasks to support staff.
- As a Communications Intern, you will assist with all functions of the communications team. You will compile and distribute daily news clips; draft social media content, press releases, statements, and other written materials; plan earned media events; help the communications director respond to media requests; and other tasks as assigned.
- As a Research Intern, you will assist with research projects including, but not limited to: analysis of the impact of legislation and regulations; the legislative history of select figures; and campaign finance filings. You will have the opportunity to analyze the records of political/legislative events, and assist in the creations of record, and support other research and tracking tasks.
If you are interested in performing a combination of these roles, or if you would like to suggest a different role, please apply and indicate that in your cover letter. We accept internship applications year-round, but interns are selected on an as-needed basis.
- All internships require a minimum 6-8 week commitment with 10-15 hours per week, preferably spent in the office. Our regular office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also welcome longer-term interns.
- We allow interns flexibility and involvement in creating their schedules, but we expect interns to commit to it as they would a work schedule.
Interns and fellows will not be Nevada State Democratic Party employees. This internship is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. Instead, it will offer both access to educational and training opportunities.
To Apply For an Internship:
Submit the following materials to [email protected]
- Availability and position of interest
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Preferred cover letter that includes your reason for applying, relevant experience (professional/volunteer), and career goals
The Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP) prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee.
The NSDP is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. NSDP’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the NSDP. The NSDP is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our state and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse NSDP, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.
Regional Field Director Position
The Regional Field Director will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of Field Organizers to accomplish programmatic objectives in their region. The Regional Field Director should be a skilled manager who is positive, solutions-oriented, flexible while being capable of
motivating and coaching a diverse team of organizers.
Candidates with experience developing and managing accountability systems to facilitate their team’s day-to-day organizing work, and using creative problem-solving to overcome challenges are highly preferred. The Regional Field Director will report directly to a Deputy Field Director.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Including, but not limited to:
- Develop strategies and systems that lead your team to successfully meet daily and weekly goals, as well as maintaining and overseeing the team’s data integrity
- Build and maintain political relationships with local leaders in your region
- Work with state leadership to implement communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region
- Ensure that all organizers in your region are properly trained on the technical and relational aspects of the job
- Keep your team focused and motivated in a highly rigorous work environment by fostering professional development
- Consistently meet deadlines and communicate with state leadership when challenges arise
- Leverage previous organizing experience to mentor and coach organizers in developing and growing volunteer leadership teams through effective and creative outreach tactics
- Participate in the hiring process and assist with personnel decisions for your team of organizers
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with staff and different stakeholders; from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
- Experience leading a team to meet metric-driven goals and deadlines, and the ability to multitask
- Strong communication skills and ability to articulate priorities, needs, and expectations to organizers, volunteers, and other staff
- Must have access to a laptop, personal transportation, and a cell phone
- Flexibility and desire to work extended hours in a campaign setting
- At least two cycles of organizing experience
- High level of proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN
Preferred Background & Experience
- Proficiency with Google Suite applications
- At least one cycle of staff management experience
- Experience working in a diverse, battleground state in an electoral campaign setting
How to apply: If interested in applying, please submit your resume here.