Arizona Campaign Organizer
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
About the Working Families Party
The Working Families Party (WFP) is the progressive party for the multiracial working class, fighting for a nation that works for the many, not the few. We recruit, train, and support transformational candidates up and down the ballot — and run them to win.
We believe that no matter where we come from or what our color, most of us want the same things. We want to earn enough to thrive, not just survive, and leave a better future for our kids. We want healthy food and clean water, safe neighborhoods and a safe world. We want to be free.
The Working Families Party is regular people coming together across our differences to make a better future for us all. We’re a multiracial party that fights for workers over bosses and people over the powerful. We want an America which realizes the promise – unrealized in our history – of freedom and equality for all.
The Arizona Campaign Organizer will assist the Arizona Political Manager with organizing and implementation of the AZ-WFP campaign to elect environmental justice champions and administration of the Arizona Green New Deal Coalition (AZ-GND). They will also spend a significant amount of time supporting the Arizona Senior Organizer recruiting and managing volunteers to conduct voter outreach activities for the purpose of base building, political education, and engagement as it relates to our electoral work across the state.
As a key member of the AZ-WFP Team and helps build a strong, progressive, and durable political organization in the state. Therefore with limited capacity the position works with our AZ and national teams on our direct electoral efforts including political action committee and independent expenditure committee campaigns.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Organizing, Electoral, and Base Building
- Support the overall election work of the Arizona WFP, with a focus on grassroots volunteer mobilization
- Identify, recruit, and train a diverse group of volunteers from Working Families-aligned organizations & communities as well as the broader public, with specific weekly goals to:
- Identify potential volunteers through various tactics including phone calls & social media
- Conduct relational one-on-one meetings (via video or phone) with potential volunteers
- Mobilize volunteers to conduct voter outreach activities in your region
- Conduct regular volunteer orientations and trainings by video conference
- Provide comprehensive volunteer management and support to ensure a productive and positive experience that results in repeat volunteers
- Maintain close communication and regular updates on projects in order to mobilize members
- Ensure alignment and integration of campaign and organizing objectives
- When legally compliant, coordinate volunteer and paid voter outreach efforts
- Coordinate and lead candidate and campaign staff training on the skills needed to win elections
- Assist with political/popular education training sessions and skills building workshops
- Organize labor, community organizations, and grassroots support for priority candidate and policy campaigns
- Build and maintain strong relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials with the long term goal of developing Working Families (or Progressive) Caucuses that contend for governing power
- Assist in preparing meeting agendas for coalition meetings
- Take meeting minutes and notes
- Assist in coordinating logistics for AZ-GND events and activities
- Recruit campaign storytellers with compelling narratives who can participate in events, activities, earned media programs, and as local leaders
- Assist with technical support to partner organizations on WFP mobilization tools (Mobilize, Scale to Win, ThruTalk, Spoke, etc.)
- Recruit volunteers and community leaders to write letters to the editor/op-eds, as needed
- Identify and make connections with local/community media outlets
- Support the overall WFP social media strategy
- Other Duties as Assigned
Political and Coalition Building
Media and Communications
Skills and qualifications
- At least 3 years of experience in political or social justice campaigns
- At least 1 year of experience recruiting and leading volunteers
- At least 1 year of experience in community or labor organizing
- Strong analytical skills and sound political judgment
- A strong commitment to progressive social change and racial, economic and environmental justice within an anti-oppression framework
- Familiarity with Arizona’s political landscape and social justice ecosystem
- Demonstration of a high level of project management including the ability to troubleshoot issues as they arise, make contingency plans, and shift plans as needed
- Excellent verbal and written communication between multiple parties with grace and respect during challenging and aggressive timelines
- Ability to manage multiple streams of work
- Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights/ weekends, depending on campaign needs
- Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods in order to perform routine office tasks and staff events
- Car and valid driver’s license required (mileage reimbursed)
- Intermediate computer skills, including GSuite (Gmail, Google Docs & Spreadsheets)
- Advanced level of experience working with VAN, Votivate, or other voter file software
- Experience with mobilization tools (Mobilie, Scale to Win, ThruTalk, Spoke, Action Network, etc.)
- Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Slack, etc.)
- Ability to motivate and inspire others
- Conflict resolution skills through a restorative justice and anti-oppression framework
- Bilingual Spanish/ English strongly preferred
What Else Should You Know
- Compensation: The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000. The final salary will be determined based on an internal equitable scale that takes into consideration years of experience, geographic location, and final job description. We also offer a robust benefit package for full time employees including paid time off; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan options; professional development funding; and remote work support.
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona.
- Schedule: Full Time, Permanent.
- Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a nonmanagerial role eligible to join WFP's staff bargaining unit after six months of employment. WFP's union employees are represented by the New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, Workers United union.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Working Families is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to economic and social justice. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to apply for or perform the essential functions of the job should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Application Accommodation" to request such an accommodation.