California Rural Constituency Organizing Manager

2018 Community Engagement Program – Rural Constituency Organizing Manager

Department: Political Department

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Location: Sacramento Area and Rural Regions

Position Summary:

The California Democratic Party (CDP) seeks an experienced Rural Constituency Organizing Manager for the CDP 2018 Statewide Campaign Program. The candidate should have experience in grassroots/field organizing, community engagement, voter engagement and outreach, coalition building, and communications and/or media relations with specific focus working in the rural communities. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are necessary qualifications. The Rural Constituency Organizing Manager will work with all CDP Departments. The position reports to the CDP Community Engagement Director and the CDP Political Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive rural outreach and engagement plan with metrics with CDP Senior Staff and CDP Political Department
  • Collaborate with CDP Rural Caucus and other Caucuses, CDP Regional Directors, CDP Voter Services Committee, County Parties, Democratic clubs/organizations, and the CDP Political Department to strengthen intra-party relationships, engage in Party-building activities and events, and community organizing
  • Work with the CDP Political Department and the CDP Operations Department to promote and provide Party resources support to the intra-party organizations, such as training; grassroots voter registration/Bounty Program; Mobilize, Organize, Elect (MOE) voter file system, Hustle, VoterCircle, and other available resources
  • Build coalitions and strategic partnerships with allied organizations in rural areas to strengthen relations with the CDP and to collaborate on community organizing and engagement
  • Work with the Communications Director, the Creative Director, and the Political Director on earned media outreach, digital outreach, messaging, and the production of outreach materials
  • Work with the CDP Departments and the campaign team to develop and maintain an ongoing surrogate speaker program
  • Engage with the CDP Departments and the campaign team to provide general support to legislative campaigns in rural areas
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive database of key community contacts statewide
  • Frequent traveling to rural areas of the state is required
  • Provide support the CDP campaign program and outreach programs as needed

Qualities and Qualification Requirements:

  • Strong task management aptitude and/or demonstrated skills
  • Possess demonstrated skills at setting and communicating priorities
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Strong writing, analytical, and public speaking skills
  • Bilingual skills a plus, especially fluency in Spanish
  • Deadline-oriented and detail-oriented while managing responsibilities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Be willing to contribute to the team effort by performing other tasks as needed
  • Understanding of the Democratic Party structure and general policy issues relating to the rural communities
  • At least 3 years of experience in grassroots or community organizing, field organizing, communications and/or media relations in rural communities

The position is open until filled. (Posted 6/25/18)

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The CDP is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, mental or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, denial of family and medical care leave, or any other protected status.