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Oregon Statewide Field Director

Working Families Party

Working Families Party

Oregon, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
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 Working Families Party is building a national mass base working class party. We’re investing in building the base our country needs. OWFP Field Director is part of a cadre of skilled organizers that help us build membership and elect transformative leaders to office.
Field Director Job Description: OWFP is hiring a full-time statewide Field Director for the 2024 cycle. This is a position for an experienced operative who will be working with multiple layers of staff and running an ambitious field program to support all OWFP endorsed candidates throughout the cycle. The Field Director will report directly to the State Director, with an anticipated start date of 07/16/2024 .
The Field Director will oversee the Oregon coordinated field effort, which is focused on expanding and turning out the OWFP base in the 2024 election. The Field Director will collaborate closely with community partners to ensure that all of Oregon’s communities are engaged and empowered in 2024.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a statewide field plan for urban, rural, and coastal regions across the state
  • Work with numerous WFP endorsed candidates and ballot measure coalitions to develop campaign plans that build our base of supporters and lead to victory
  • Train, and manage campaign staff in numerous endorsed races
  • Supervise and mentor field organizers in WFP field programs on WFP endorsed campaigns
  • Work with campaigns directors to develop and execute a fundraising program and volunteer voter outreach program, including door-to-door canvass, phone bank, text operations, and ballot parties
  • Assist in field work implementation including writing scripts, cutting turf, and setting up phone banks, texting, and validator call operations, utilizing tools such as Votivate, VAN, Scale to Win, etc.
  • Oversee the management and training of field organizers for multiple campaigns
  • Create staff and volunteer training materials
  • Create aspirational goals and coach organizers to success
  • Develop appropriate metrics and manage systems of accountability for staff and volunteers
  • Collaborate with and facilitate communication between field teams from partner campaigns and coordinated campaign offices
  • Facilitate communication between the field team and other departments in the WFP
  • Analyze data and modeling to create and track progress in voter contact universes
  • Leverage innovative voter contact tools and WFP resources and integrate them into the field plan
  • Work with Campaign Directors to develop and monitor plan strategies, priorities, and all aspects of campaign vision, strategy, timeline, communication, community outreach, and timetables
  • Create and maintain training materials, guides, script templates, and additional materials to ensure campaign staff and volunteers are successful while using WFP resources and tools
  • Helping to organize fundraising events and strategy, as needed
  • Reporting in weekly check-ins to State Director
  • Additional duties as assigned by the State Director or Regional Director

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least three cycles of political campaign experience, including at least two cycles in field and at least one cycle managing paid staff
  • Experience training, supporting, and managing staff in an electoral or community engagement capacity
  • Proficiency using Votebuilder (VAN)
  • Past experience with fundraising
  • Demonstrated commitment to electing progressive candidates up and down the ballot
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle
  • Ability to work long or irregular hours
  • Experience with multi-faceted and broad-based planning processes
  • Excellent analytical skills and sound judgment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills; the ability to communicate persuasively in a charged atmosphere
  • Must be a results-oriented self-starter able to work under pressure on several projects at one time
  • Fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish is encouraged
  • Commitment to social and economic justice
  • Preferred but not required:
  • At least two cycles of political fundraising and/or campaign finance experience
  • Oregon experience or ties to the state
  • Experience organizing in both urban and rural settings

What Else Should You Know

  • Compensation: The final salary for this role will be determined based on our Pay Scale, which takes into consideration years of experience, geographic location, and final job description. The final salary offer will fall into one of the following ranges depending on where you live:
  • National Market (Eugene, Bend, Albany, Salem) $69,000 to $86,500
  • High Market (Portland): $79,000 to $95,000
  • The locations listed above are just examples and not an exhaustive list. 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 and Travel: The position is full-time and based in Oregon. You may need to travel for major events and all staff meetings.
  • Schedule: The position is temporary and full time.
  • Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a managerial role, not included in our bargaining unit. 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 jobs@workingfamilies.org with the subject line "Application Accommodation" to request such an accommodation.