Community Organizer - Organizing Fellow for 2020 Elections

Student PIRGs | Flexible, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, or Wisconsin

Background

Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that the Student PIRGs are actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications.

On Election Day, young people will be the largest and most diverse group of potential voters, with distinct values and ideas. But the issues that affect young people are not being addressed because the youth don’t vote in enough numbers. Despite record-breaking progress during the 2018 midterm election, young people continue to be underrepresented in our democracy. Only 31 percent of eligible 18-29 year-olds voted, compared to 50 percent of the voting eligible population. We can choose to let other people make decisions that impact the future, or we can vote and get a future that works for all of us.

Job Summary

Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is hiring organizers to run its non-partisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaign, on college campuses across the country in 2020.

You can choose to let other people make decisions that impact your future, or you can vote and get a future that works for you. 

It’s your future, vote on it.

Responsibilities

  • Run a non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaign in a campus community. Campus Organizers recruit and train a team of volunteers to help register 18-29 year olds, collect pledges to vote, and contact all of these young people to turn out the vote on Election Day.
  • Educate students and train new leaders. Campus Organizers teach citizenship and organizing skills. Campus Organizers also oversee an internship program, through which students can earn academic course credit for their work to boost youth voter engagement.
  • Build a coalition. Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people to boost youth voter turnout.

Qualifications

Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.

Compensation

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000- $35,000. The Student PIRGs offer a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

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