Field Organizer Job Description
The Field Organizer works with Green Party state parties, partners, supporters, and volunteers in order to achieve the political and electoral goals of the party. She or he will be highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who engages volunteers and community organizations in action and advocacy, from events and volunteer days to recruitment drives and phone banking. The Field Organizer will also help train and build the capacity of volunteers and local leaders and serve as a vital link in bringing the Green Party’s political goals to life.
This job will have an emphasis on volunteer coordination and working with the Political Organizer in developing communication and tracking systems to effectively deploy our volunteers. Some travel required. Hours are flexible and may include evening and weekend work. Telecommuting is possible for at least part of the work week.
Depending on geographic location of applicant and applicant’s qualifications, position may be full or part time.
• Build and deepen relationships with state parties, volunteer leaders, and other partners
• Expand network of Green Party supporters, volunteers, and partners through recruitment and partnership building to meet growth goals
• Engage the state parties in political, engagement, and advocacy activities – including conducting or coordinating necessary trainings – to meet participation and outcome goals in key campaigns
• Coordinate and staff events and activities, from volunteer days to phone banks
• Volunteer intake: assess potential volunteers, connect them with national committees, state parties and caucuses for volunteer work, identify and help mentor potential leaders
• Support and build capacity of volunteer leaders
• Work with volunteers and partners to raise the profile of the Green Party’s work and mission in the community through presentations, media, and other outreach activities
• Deliver input from volunteers and partners to Steering Committee and other party leaders to help inform strategies
Experience and Skills
• 3+ years field organizing experience (e.g., managing volunteers, staffing community events, canvassing).
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build consensus amongst a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging in public speaking events also necessary.
• Proficiency with digital organizing tools (including CRMs and voter files), Microsoft Office, and social media.
• Spanish-language proficiency a plus.
• Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate volunteers and partners essential.
• Experience working with diverse constituencies, including bipartisan coalitions and communities of color.
• A self-starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized work environment with minimal supervision, and juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Strong problem solving skills, including ability to respond quickly and effectively to unforeseen challenges.
• Effective listening, probing, and assessment skills.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and goals.
• Strong commitment to conservation and climate solutions.
• Willing and able to travel and work nonstandard hours, e.g., evenings and weekends.
• Ability to reliably provide own local transportation.
How to apply
If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed and interviews set on a rolling basis until hiring is completed.
GPUS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.