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Regional Mobilization Manager (Coordinated)

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Madison, WI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Job Title: Regional Mobilization Manager

Reports to: Regional Organizing Director

Salary: $5,250/month, generous benefits package

Location: Wisconsin (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)

Start date: Summer 2024

Application Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.

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About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Regional Mobilization Manager, you will build and support organizers in building local grassroots teams that will then engage in direct and relational voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and volunteer retention. A Regional Mobilization Manager connects and activates people; is ready to build relationships; loves talking to voters; and believes in developing and coaching volunteers and organizers. You will be responsible for executing a field program that works to elect Democrats up and down the ticket by building and maintaining the local volunteer infrastructure necessary for success in the November Elections and beyond.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work to elect all Democrats up and down the ticket.
  • Work to build local grassroots volunteer teams to engage in direct and relational voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and retention.
  • Create a strong inclusive progressive presence in communities within your assigned turf including a relentlessly visible campaign both online and offline.
  • Implement grassroots field tactics, including managing and executing effective activities, i.e. community events, house meetings, tabling, high-traffic canvassing, door-to-door canvassing, & phone banks
  • Work to develop strong relationships with local stakeholders and constituency groups, including county party leaders and members, local grassroots organizations and activists, and partner and ally groups.
  • Implement digital and relational tactics, including friend banks, content engagement, virtual voter contact, digital door knocking, and maintaining a digital community.
  • Help to build the local volunteer infrastructure necessary for success in the November Elections and beyond.
  • Meet or exceed metrics-based goals for volunteer recruitment & retention as well as direct voter contact
  • Oversee, manage, and delegate to a turf team of various engagement and field organizers.
  • Managing direct reports in all aspects of their work and supporting their success in the role by conducting relevant coaching conversations, providing and receiving feedback, and creating an inclusive and engaging team culture. More specific tasks could include but are not limited to:
    • Having constructive conversations with team members on performance
    • Building rapport and trust within your team
    • Leading projects and delegating tasks
  • Be a representative of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and our policies, including neutrality as directed
  • On-year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election preparation as necessary

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset - Able to take and implement feedback
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done
  • Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work
  • Management Skills - Able to manage relationships within your team, bring out the best in your employees, and treat employees equitably across lines of difference; including but not limited to feedback, performance, and engagement. Specifically, experience managing a large diverse team to achieve high goals in high-pressure, rapidly changing circumstances such as Get Out the Vote
  • Democratic Values - Desire to fight for Democratic policies and candidates.
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication Skills - Can connect with others, motivate and quickly gain trust with volunteers, staff, community members, and coalition partners, particularly across lines of difference
  • Must be Votebuilder (VAN) & Excel proficient
  • Applicants should have access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel frequently.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Previous organizing experience

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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