Hiring: Western NY Organizer

The Hawkins for Governor campaign is seeking a Western New York Campaign Organizer based on Buffalo or Rochester.   

Immediate start date with an end date of November 14, 2014 

This is a part-time position, beginning with 20 hours per week, with opportunities to increase hours based on performance and campaign fundraising success.  

The WNY Organizer will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating campaign supporters for campaign visibility and voter outreach in their area. The Organizer will work with campaign management team, campaign volunteers and Green Party activists to develop and implement a field plan that will include voter registration, voter contact programs (phone banks, outreach canvasses), campaign rallies and fundraising events. Campaign Coordinator will bear primary responsibility for execution of the field plan in the Capital District and will manage data collection and entry. Western NY Organizer reports to the Campaign Manager.  

Coordinator will make sure that volunteers are informed of strategy and needs of statewide campaign. Coordinator will make sure that new campaign supporters are integrated into ongoing campaign activities (posting volunteer ops on website, social media, listservs, announcing meetings to Hawkins Nation and phoning regarding volunteer needs). The UCC will leverage presence of Comptroller candidate in Albany. The CDC will be expected to build enthusiasm for the Green Party among campaign supporters in order to support longterm party.  

Among campaign activities Organizer responsible for: GOTV rallies, mobilizing Hawkins supporters and Greens for canvassing and leafleting, developing GOTV plan for Capital District (volunteer needs and GOTV priorities), assisting with fundraising events and work with Hawkins campaign to develop a campaign presence on college campuses.  

Qualifications  
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
• Action-oriented
• A proven ability to recruit and coordinate volunteers

• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

• Ability to work independently.

• Commitment to Green Party values required.

• Previous experience on electoral or issue campaigns. 
• Bi-lingual a plus.

• Drivers license and access to a vehicle preferred but not required.   

 

The ideal candidate will be committed to Green principles and passionate about radical social change. They should be a self-starter able to work independently while also accepting supervision. Must be very computer literate. Must thrive in a fast paced environment, and stay calm under pressure.

 

Compensation:

 

• A modest, living wage hourly rate, staring $15/hour. Opportunities to increase hours and/or hourly wage based on performance and fundraising ability.


Applications due Monday August 25. Early applications encourage.

 

The Hawkins for Governor campaign is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and low-income individuals strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply please send cover letter, a writing sample and a résumé with three references (please include contact for at least one Green Party reference) to info@howiehawkins.com with “Western NY Organizer” in the subject line.


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