RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial victories that are defending our Republic and fixing America’s corrupt political system.
But what it means for you, potential coworker, is that you feel what we feel when you wake up every day: a strong sense of purpose that binds you to the spirit of this nation, and an overwhelming sense that you should do something about it. And you want to work with people who feel the same. RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.
Democracy is for all, and at RepresentUs, so is our workplace. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to evolving our staff and board to reflect the full diversity of America and the communities we aim to serve. As we seek the best of the best to join our ranks, we welcome applications from all walks of life (including but not limited to BIPOC/people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates) because we know that our democracy-building work has greater impact when we center diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideologies. Once on the team, we encourage our teammates to bring their whole selves to work. We’re continually working to increase our cultural awareness, strengthen our approach to equity, and foster a climate of inclusion in all that we do. We invite you to belong with us! Read our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.
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About The Role:
In 2021, Represent Us is ramping up our efforts to defend democracy by combatting gerrymandering in key states across the country. Field Organizers are the face of the campaign in their communities and are responsible for building and empowering the volunteer infrastructure for the Anti-Gerrymandering campaign in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Organizer will work to build, lead, and support RepresentUs volunteer teams in the state. They’ll work with these chapters to plan events, trainings, and garner press in support of fair district maps in the 2021 redistricting process.
Field Organizers will report to the WI Organizing Manager.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Build Represent Us teams in 1-3 locations
Recruit volunteers – Build a volunteer base through relational community outreach.
Develop leaders – Train volunteers to take on immediate leadership. Develop ongoing leaders.
Guide action – Lead volunteers in direct grassroots actions including elected official outreach, letter writing, events, and more.
Organize campaign events to promote fair maps.
Events may include grassroots lobby days, house parties, phonebanks, town halls, media events, volunteer trainings, rallies, and more.
Occasionally represent RepUs to press, partners and in coalitions.
Secure media coverage – Execute media events and assist in placing letters to the editor.
Participate in strategic planning, administrative tasks, and internal meetings as necessary.
Reporting – Track campaign progress with daily and weekly reports.
Meeting – Collaborate regularly with direct supervisor and other RepresentUs staff to plan, track, and execute campaigns.
Skills and Experience:
Strong personal connection to Wisconsin. You live in the state. Experience living and working in Wisconsin outside of the Madison area is preferred.
Self starter and problem solver. You’re not afraid of a challenge and will hit the ground running. Comfort learning and applying new skills quickly.
Commitment to working beyond partisanship – experience with cross-partisan coalitions is preferred.
Must have access to personal transportation by vehicle and ability to travel regularly around the state using that transportation, sometimes on short notice.
Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends as needed to accommodate event schedules.
1-3 years of organizing, advocacy or other relevant experience preferred.
Deep experience working in and with Black, Indigenous, Latine, or other Communities of Color preferred.
Volunteer leadership/management experience, especially involving multiple volunteer teams preferred.
Passion for voting rights, campaign finance reform and good governance issues preferred.
Bilingual or multilingual preferred.
Experience with conservative or libertarian groups preferred.
Compensation and Benefits: The salary range for the State Organizer position is $20-28 per hour depending on location and years of experience.
RepresentUs is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at RepresentUs.
The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
All employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. We take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, so for roles that include frequent travel expectations or in-person gatherings, we will discuss reasonable alternatives when possible. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. Applicants with questions about accommodations may request to speak with our ADA liaison, Twanna Freeman, ADA(at)represent.us.
Essential functions of the role include:
Working from a computer for long periods of time;
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders; and
This position is eligible for flexible work hour arrangements.
To Apply: Please apply online at represent.us/careers and be sure to attach all requested materials. No phone calls please.
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