SCOPE OF POSITION: The Nebraska Democratic Party is hiring several Grassroots Organizers for the 2018 election cycle. We are starting in Omaha and will build out Grassroots Organizers to work with the Coordinated Campaign structure of Regional Directors, Precinct Captains and Block Captains. Some Grassroots Organizers will be part-time and some will be full-time positions.
Grassroots Organizers, working with Regional Directors, execute the Coordinate Campaign plan to turnout Democrats for the 2018 elections. Grassroots Organizers build relationships between voters and the Party on a long-term basis beyond the election cycle. Grassroots Organizers are responsible for being in the community, with allied issue groups and county parties, to conduct voter outreach programs like vote by mail and educating voters at the doors and community events for federal and state candidates.
EXPERIENCE: To apply for this job, you must have at least 1 years of professional nonprofit, business or political communications experience. Additionally, you must have online and offline communications experience with tools such as Facebook and Snapchat.
- Serve as a key staff member to help win federal and state elections by engaging in voter-identification, voter-registration, vote-by-mail and get-out-the-vote efforts at peoples’ homes and at community events (as we say—we talk to voters where they live and where they hang out).
- Identify and maximize on opportunities to partner with allied groups on issues in the Democratic Platform such as climate change, family farms, felon voter rights, clean energy and college affordability.
- Organize on Facebook and social media networks by identifying groups and opinions leaders and then working with these people offline to engage them as volunteers in events and canvassing.
- Work with the Grassroots Director to canvass on a daily basis and on the weekends (different schedules are set according to full or part-time positions). Keep excellent voter records and sign in sheets for the voter file during every canvass and community event.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional or educational references to firstname.lastname@example.org.