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WI Relational & Partnerships Organizer

Working Families Party

Working Families Party

Sales & Business Development
Wisconsin, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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.
WI Working Families Party and Working Families Power are working to innovate tactically in the field of electoral organizing and organize at scale to build a country where working people thrive, not just survive.
We have developed a new organizing tactic – relational photo postcards. By combining organizing and smart tech and data, we’ve made it easy for a volunteer to send a printed personal postcard – with their own photo on it – to the mailbox of everyone in their network in support of WI WFP candidates and WFPower issues. In 2024, WI WFP and WFPower aim to send 50,000 postcards from 1,000 volunteers to turnout disenfranchised voters, defeat Trump, preserve a Democratic Senate, and take back the House.
We are seeking a Relational and Partnerships Organizer to support the development and implementation of the postcard program in 2024 and assist in expanding WI WFP’s overall relational organizing programs beyond the cycle. This role is designed for someone with some experience organizing who is ready to take on more responsibility and grow their skills in program management and strategic planning.
This position will assist in creating a detailed plan for implementing 2024 postcard campaigns and contribute to driving the organizing plan to success, with the support of the WI State Staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Relational and Postcard Campaigns by WI WFP Staff, WI WFP member organizations and Support Organizing Campaigns and Volunteer management
  • Support Relational Organizing Program & Postcard Campaigns:
  • Assist in mobilizing WI WFP members to organize within their own networks, primarily using Reach and personal postcards as organizing tools.
  • Help build postcard programs that recruit new WI WFP members and activists.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Serve as a point of contact for partner organizations
  • Assist in cultivating relationships with key WI WFP member organizations to increase their adoption of the photo postcard tactic
  • Coordinate with party leaders to assess unique field needs and support postcard programs tailored to each campaign's requirements and budget.
  • Training and Support:
  • Support and coach WI WFP staff and partners on using Reach, assisting in the creation of relational organizing plans where applicable.
  • Help set up new postcard campaigns, create recruitment content and plans, run trainings, manage volunteer follow-up, and assist in the development of vendor mail lists with support from the Organizing & Tech Department.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of relational organizing materials and trainings (such as written guides, recordings, and sample scripts) for easy implementation and usage by staff and WI WFP volunteers.
  • Reporting and Innovation:
  • Maintain a commitment to reporting, documentation, and evaluation of postcard campaigns, tracking metrics, challenges, and making improvements as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Data Team to improve systems and processes for more efficient data use during WI WFP relational organizing projects and reporting of metrics after.
  • Assist in proposing improvements to the organizing tech used for the postcard program.
  • Engage Volunteers:
  • Trains and recruits volunteers for tabling and community events
  • Trains volunteers to participate in our postcard program
  • Works to organize phone banking opportunities
  • Works to organize canvassing opportunities

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience in organizing, particularly in electoral or community-based campaigns
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Familiarity with relational organizing tools such as Reach and CRM systems (Every Action, VAN), Mobilize.us, and using social media for recruitment
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and across departments
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the WI Working Families Party and Working Families Power
  • Experience building partnerships, working in coalition with national and state organizations
  • Experience working with a diverse group of volunteers and supporters across all demographics and backgrounds--especially race, gender and class
  • Preference for relational organizing experience or demonstrating of strong relational skills
  • Comfortable working with organizing technology and interest in innovating new ways to campaign

What Else Should You Know

  • Salary: 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:
  • The salary range for this position is $57,500 to $71,000 for Nat’l Market
  • High Market = $66,000 to $78,000
  • Very High = $71,000 to $83,000
  • 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: The position is full-time and based in Wisconsin. Some travel will be required.
  • Schedule: The position is temporary and full time, ending November 15th, 2024.
  • Union Affiliation: WFP is a unionized workplace. This is a short term temporary role that is not eligible for inclusion in WFP’s staff 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.