(Hiring Now, for rolling starts!)
Work to elect a great Progressive as Chicago’s next mayor! We’re looking for motivated, relentless and ambitious organizers to bring home the next victory for Progressives, in the Chicago Mayoral race. Start work soon and work through February (opportunity to work longer if a run-off is needed).
Do YOU have what it takes? We’re looking to hire and develop a team of the best field operatives in the country.
Toni Preckwinkle is a proven Progressive running for Mayor, who led the fight to bring health insurance to over 480,000 people in Chicagoland. As Cook County Board President, she led the reform of the Cook County criminal justice system, reducing the jail population. Toni will be the first African-American woman to be Chicago’s mayor, and she’ll take Chicago in a new and better direction.
Field Organizers are being hired now, with rolling start dates, to work through the week of Election Day, February 26th, 2019. Option to work longer if a run-off is needed.
Field Organizers build a grassroots network of volunteers capable of turning out enough voters to deliver the margin of victory within their assigned region. It’s the most fundamental skill of politics and organizing. Successful field experience is what you need to succeed in politics and organizing.
Successful applicants must have at least one cycle of community, issue, labor, or political organizing, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong communication skills and must work well in a team. The position requires extensive volunteer recruitment, training and management, reliable transportation and a willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Chicago has a wealth of inclusion and multiculturalism; we strongly encourage candidates who contribute to diversity to apply. Bilingual skills are a *huge * plus.
Strong commitment to progressive social change – and to the long days and weeks of the campaign trail – are required. For serious, career-minded organizers, this is a great opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best in the field. And while you’re working to elect a true Progressive to run America’s best city, you’ll be following in Obama’s footsteps as an organizer in Chicago!
Salary is $3000/monthly, and health insurance (or a stipend towards your current health insurance) is provided. Cellphone/laptop/data stipend of $75/month is provided, and gas reimbursements while on the job. You must have a car and valid auto insurance and driver’s license. Housing is provided if needed.
To apply, please send resume, brief but compelling cover letter that lays out why you want to work on *this* campaign, and at least three professional references (references not contacted until you’ve had a successful interview) to: DemocracyPartnersRecruiting@gmail.com with "Chicago Field Organizer" in subject line.
Diversity and inclusion makes our communities stronger, and better. Toni for Chicago is an EOE and all personnel actions are made without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.
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