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Organizing Director

 

The Vermont Democratic Party is seeking an Organizing Director to lead a diverse and robust coordinated organizing team in Vermont in 2022. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building a coordinated campaign working to elect Democrats at all levels of the ballot in November 2022.

Role Overview

 

The Organizing Director will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of Organizers to hit data-informed organizing metrics. The Organizing Directors should be a skilled manager, positive, solutions-oriented, and capable of motivating a diverse team of staff. Candidates with experience developing accountability and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. 

Tasks & responsibilities, including but not limited to:
 

  • Hire and manage a team of Organizers who will recruit volunteers to do voter contact 

  • Develop regional strategies and systems that lead teams to successfully meet daily and weekly organizing metrics, as well as maintain data integrity 

  • Build and maintain political relationships with local leaders to increase buy-in and trust in the coordinated campaign at large

  • Work with state leadership to implement new communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region 

  • Ensure that all organizing staff are properly trained on the technical aspects of the job 

  • Keep the team focused and motivated in a high-stress, rigorous work schedule and environment 

  • Consistently meet stated deadlines and communicate with state leadership when challenges arise that will prevent you and/or your team from meeting your goals.

Required qualifications:
 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists 

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects while working on a deadline.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs, and expectations to Organizers and managers, both orally and in writing

  • Experience managing organizing staff for at least 1-2 election cycles

  • Access to a vehicle and a cell phone 

  • Capacity to work irregular hours in a campaign setting 

  • Proficiency with VoteBuilder/VAN

Preferred background & experience:

 

  • 3+ cycles of organizing experience

  • A resident or has connections in the state of Vermont
     

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your resume to Jim Dandeneau, VDP Executive Director, at jdandeneau@vtdemocrats.org, along with a brief description of why you are uniquely qualified, including examples of creative strategies you would bring to the position. Consideration will be given to all qualified applicants who submit their resume by the time recruitment closes.

 

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The Vermont Democratic Party is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.