Wisconsin Organizing Manager

Represent Us

WISCONSIN ORGANIZING MANAGER
POLICY AND POLITICAL
About RepresentUs
RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial victories that are defending our Republic and fixing America’s corrupt political system.

But what it means for you, potential coworker, is that you feel what we feel when you wake up every day: a strong sense of purpose that binds you to the spirit of this nation, and an overwhelming sense that you should do something about it. And you want to work with people who feel the same.

RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

We’re looking for enthusiastic new minds to help us grow, move faster, and achieve more. We believe our political system should reflect the varied voices of our nation, and so should our team. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

In 2018, we helped pass 23 anti-corruption measures—a historic year for the movement.
We’re headquartered in Northampton, MA and also have staff around the country. Come win with us!

About the Role
In 2021, Represent Us is ramping up our efforts to defend democracy by combatting gerrymandering in key states across the country. We’re looking for a talented organizer, manager and campaigner ready to lead a team to work beyond partisanship to secure fair maps in the 2021 Wisconsin redistricting process.

The Organizing Manager must be located in Wisconsin (WI) and will manage a team of field organizers to build organizing infrastructure in favor of fair redistricting practices. Following the redistricting process, they will be responsible for coaching and supporting volunteer leaders to run and win state and local campaigns to take on the corrupt political system and work for a democracy that is fair, accountable, and effective. The WI Organizing Manager will ultimately be responsible for meeting RepresentUs’ short and long term political and organizing goals in the state.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Managing a team of field organizers to build public support in the state for fair district maps in 2021.
    Supporting, coaching and directing staff organizers to meet their organizing goals.
  • As necessary, meeting in person with organizers to provide guidance and backup for their organizing events. Events may include grassroots lobby days, house parties, phonebanks, town halls, press conferences, volunteer trainings, rallies and more.
    Coordinating statewide training and events as necessary for volunteer leaders.
  • Assuming responsibility for meeting volunteer recruitment and engagement goals within the state.
  • Representing RepresentUs to press, partners and in coalitions.
  • Develop relationships with political stakeholders, allied organizations, and local political committees;
    Secure media coverage. Support your team (and occasionally independently) execute media events and place letters to the editor.
  • Participating in strategic planning, administrative tasks, and internal meetings as necessary.
  • Planning – Work with the Organizing Director to develop appropriate field plans for your team and their turf.
  • Reporting – Work with your team to track campaign progress, hours and qualitative updates with daily and weekly reports as required by the Organizing Director.

Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience organizing in electoral, advocacy or related campaigns, ideally in the field of voting rights, campaign finance reform, and/or good governance issues.
  • At least 1 year of staff management experience is required.
  • Strong personal connection to Wisconsin. You live or have lived and worked in the state.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with experience working with diverse coalitions or teams to accomplish shared goals.
  • Self starter and problem solver. You’re not afraid of a challenge and will hit the ground running.
  • Commitment to working beyond partisanship – experience with cross-partisan coalitions is preferred.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and be able to travel regularly around the state.
  • Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • Passion for voting rights, campaign finance reform, and/or good governance issues.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends as needed to accommodate event schedules.

Compensation and Benefits
We’re committed to bringing in top talent from all sectors. Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries and pretty awesome benefits, including health and dental insurance, a health reimbursement account, wellness perks, a dependent care account, a health concierge benefit, and a retirement benefit. Plus disability and life insurance.
Oh, and we have this wild idea that we’ll do better work if we have time to see our friends and families, so we get four weeks of paid vacation a year, plus personal and sick time.
The annual salary range for the WI Organizing Manager position is $75,000-$80,000.

Physical Requirements
RepresentUs is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at RepresentUs.

The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

All employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. Applicants with questions about accommodations may request to speak with our ADA liaison, Ellie Collinson (ada@represent.us).

Essential functions of the role include:
Working from a computer for long periods of time;
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.
This position has less than 10% overnight travel expectations and is eligible for flexible work hour arrangements.

To Apply
Please apply online at represent.us/careers and be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please.

To apply for this job please visit represent.us.