Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities

Patrick Sterns (IPE '05) has asked me to post this announcement:

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI), is a national firm specializing in building grassroots support for progressive causes, political candidates, public interest campaigns, and non-profit fundraising operations. We are currently hiring graduating seniors to staff Presidential Election campaigns to elect a Democratic President in ‘08. The positions we are hiring for will afford new staff the opportunity to impact the world around them by winning a monumental Presidential Election while learning invaluable skills. Our campaign staff is trained on all aspects of running a grassroots campaign – from recruiting, training, and managing staff/volunteers to overseeing the finances associated with running a local campaign office. Grassroots Campaigns’ current and past clients include MoveOn.org, the Democratic National Committee, the ACLU, and the League of Conservation Voters.

Position: Citizen Outreach Director

Citizen Outreach Directors and Assistant Directors manage grassroots fundraising offices. They work with a team of other directors to recruit, train, and work with a staff of up to 100 paid canvassers to build support for the 2008 elections and a wide range of nonprofit organizations.

Position: Field Organizer

Field Organizers work in targeted Congressional districts and major metropolitan areas around the country. They will recruit, train, and work with volunteers to build the support needed to win on critical issues and get good candidates elected. In fall 2008 Field Organizers will help run one of the largest get-out-the-vote drives in the country.

For all positions:

Qualifications: Sound communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. Previous field organizing or canvass management experience is a plus, but not an absolute pre-requisite, although prior leadership experience is critical.

Salary/Benefits: Annual salary begins at $24,000 and increases commensurate with experience. Staff may opt into our health care plan and college loan assistance plan.

Locations: Nationwide

Email Resume & Cover Letter to: Patrick Strerns –psterns@grassrootscampaigns.com

Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: MoveOn Political Action, Democratic National Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Center for American Progress, Amnesty International, People for the American Way, Working America, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Action, and Environmental Action PAC.

No comments: