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Youth Organizing Director


Job Description: Youth Organizing Director  

Reports to: Deputy Community Organizing Director  

Salary: $5,000/month ($60,000/year), Plus see below for details on the DPW generous benefits package

Location: Madison, WI

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline:  5/15/23  (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)


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 2023-24 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, 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 a Youth Organizing Director, you will build local youth grassroots teams that will then engage in direct voter contact, volunteer recruitment and volunteer retention. You will be responsible for executing a field program that works to elect Democrats up & down the ticket by building & maintaining the local volunteer infrastructure necessary for success in 2023 and beyond. In this role you will work closely with High School Democrats, College Democrats and Young Democrats. 


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Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute the 2023 statewide organizing and outreach program for youth across the state of Wisconsin. 
  • Create, encourage and coach Youth Action Teams to implement grassroot field tactics, including high traffic canvassing (vote tripling),, canvasses, phone banks, community gatherings and other forms of effective actions.  Meet or exceed metrics based goals for volunteer recruitment & retention as well as direct voter contact.
  • Work to build local grassroots outreach programs which will include, but are not limited to, direct voter contact, volunteer recruitment and retention, developing training & capacity-building programs etc.
  • Develop strong relationships with local stakeholders and constituency groups, including College Democrats chapters, Young Democrats, High School Democrats chapters, county party leaders and members, local grassroots organizations and activists, partner and ally groups, and Democratic leaders and candidates. 
  • Help to build and maintain the foundational infrastructure necessary to support the Evers agenda, work with Democrats across the state in all elections as needed, and lay the foundation necessary for a strong grassroots infrastructure for future election cycles.
  • Work with and advocate to school administrations and student governments to help adopt ambitious voter registration programs at an institutional level. 
  • Work consistently to do outreach to underserved populations across Wisconsin.


Qualifications (Required):

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills – Namely, can connect with others, motivate & quickly gain trust with volunteers, staff, community members, and coalition partners, including in particular across lines of difference.
  • Flexible & Adaptable – Ability to work long days with irregular hours. You have the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up your sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Technically Proficient – Must be Votebuilder (VAN) & Excel proficient.
  • Growth Mindset – Ability to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals; willing to go over, under, around, or through any obstacle that gets in the way of meeting goals.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build relationships and collaborate with colleagues, voters, and volunteers across lines of difference.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Applicants should have access to reliable transportation, and be willing to travel frequently.

Benefits: Great benefits including; health care, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long-term disability, free BetterHelp virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays, plus more!

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 LGBTQ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. 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.