Engagement Organizer (Coordinated)

Job Title: Engagement Organizer 
Reports to: Regional Mobilization Manager
Salary: At least $992.20 per week with guaranteed 50 hours (10 overtime) a week at $18.04/hr and $27.06/hr overtime, generous benefits package

Proudly a Bargaining Unit Position with the Campaign Workers Guild

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As an Engagement Organizer you will build local grassroots teams that will then engage in direct voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and retention. You will be responsible for executing a field program that works to elect Democrats up and down the ticket by building and maintaining the local volunteer infrastructure necessary for success in the Spring Elections and beyond. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work to elect all Democrats up and down the ticket. 
  • Work to build local grassroots volunteer teams that will then engage in direct and relational voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and retention. 
  • Create a strong inclusive progressive presence in communities within your assigned turf including a relentlessly visible campaign both online and throughout social networks. 
  • Implement grassroots relational and digital organizing tactics, including managing and executing effective activities, such as friend banks, virtual voter contact events, organizing meetings, community events & phone banks. 
  • Identify and engage with existing online communities to recruit volunteers, build relationships, and foster connections with the campaign. 
  • Train volunteers to utilize relational and online networks to organize the campaign.
  • Provide content, messaging guidance, and training to volunteers to be effective messengers for the campaign online and strategically engage their networks.
  • Regularly engage with supporters and volunteers in their respective digital communities to cultivate a culture of ongoing engagement online and best practice sharing.
  • Track, follow up, and coach volunteers who engage online & relationally to collect feedback on interactions, comments, and conversations.
  • Meet or exceed metrics-based goals for volunteer recruitment & retention as well as direct voter contact.
  • Help to build the local volunteer infrastructure necessary for success in the November Elections and beyond. 
  • Responsible for executing the 2024 statewide organizing and outreach programs across Wisconsin. 
  • Be a representative of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and our policies, including neutrality as directed.
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset – Able to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
  • Democratic Values – Desire to fight for Democratic policies and candidates. 
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication Skills – Able to connect with others, motivate and quickly gain trust with volunteers, staff, community members, and coalition partners, and ability to be particular across lines of difference.
  • Applicants should have access to reliable transportation, and be willing to travel frequently.

Benefits: Great benefits include; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short-term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays. 

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.