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Campaign Organizer Job Announcement


Durham for All is looking for a full-time campaign organizer to lead our voter engagement work with people of color voter in this year’s elections. This is a 12 month position, with the potential for long-term employment. The campaign organizer’s work will primarily focus on recruiting and developing a dynamic team of young, people of color volunteer leaders to engage voters and hold the sheriff accountable for policies that have led to death, abuse, and high number of deportations in the county jail.

We are looking for someone with a proven ability to motivate others into action and an exceptional ability to listen and coach others through challenges. Our ideal candidate will be committed to achieving results and will see the demands of a fast-paced environment as an exciting and rewarding challenge.

About Us

Durham for All is a multiracial, people of color-led political organization whose mission is to expand democracy and create a government that serves all of us. We work on electoral and issue campaigns that advance our five principles—homes for all, education for all, economy for all, sanctuary for all, and democracy for all—and we have played a leading role in the wave of young people of color who have successfully won local elections. Over the next three years, we plan to build a base of 10,000 people in Durham to win progressive power at the local and state levels.

Job Responsibilities

The campaign organizer reports to the campaign director and is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting promising young people of color to play leadership roles in our campaign.
  • Running & refining dynamic trainings on leadership and voter engagement.
  • Providing regular coaching for campaign leaders to ensure their motivation & success.
  • Coordinating a team of highly-skilled volunteer teams to execute our voter engagement plan, including phone banks, text banks, canvassing, and GOTV events.

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and take initiative. We highly encourage people of color to apply for this position. While previous experience in organizing or training is a plus, we are more interested in the following skills, qualities, and track record:

  • A commitment to social justice and the dignity and leadership of people of color.
  • A proven ability to motivate others into action and exceptional listening skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
  • A track record of taking the initiative and adjusting to changing conditions under high pressure.
  • A demonstrated ability to compellingly communicate in front of a room.

Candidates should have their own transportation and be ready and able to start full-time work March 1, 2018.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full time salaried position. Paid time off included. Durham for All determines salary and wages based on a living wage standard of $16.50 an hour with additional pay and benefits negotiated based on experience and equity principles.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Sendolo Diaminah, campaign director, at [email protected] with subject line "Campaign Organizer Application" by February 20th, 2018 and be able to begin full-time work March 1, 2018.