Overview

In order to maximize Democratic voter turnout in 2020, Swing Left is mobilizing students on college campuses through the Swing Left College Fellowship (SLCF). The SLCF is an action-oriented training program that seeks to provide a supportive entrance to organizing work for students and aid them in building teams of volunteers on their campus to coordinate in electing Democrats in Swing Left’s strategically targeted races.

Swing Left is seeking a College Fellowship Program Manager to support the design and implementation of the College Fellowship program to promote Swing Left and the services the organization provides to college communities. This position reports to the College Programs Director.

About Swing Left

Swing Left is a national grassroots organization that took back the House in 2018 by building a national campaign for Democratic candidates in 84 Swing Districts in three big ways: recruiting and training an army of volunteers, raising funds from grassroots donors, and building cultural momentum for the midterms. For 2020, we’ll be bringing our “campaigns-in-waiting” model to swing Senate seats, defend the House, win the state-level races needed to ensure fair maps for 2021 redistricting—and, of course, the Presidency.

In 2018 we took back the House. Join us, and help take back all the Houses in 2020.

Responsibilities

Co-create and execute engaging college fellowship program

  • Support the design of the college fellowship program
  • Support the creation of tools and resources for implementing the college fellowship program
  • Revise and implement program-wide training
  • Develop training for college volunteers to use Swing Left’s tools and efficiently integrate into local campaigns
  • Create a process to identify, recruit, and train a network of grassroots college volunteers

Track and evaluate campus programming

  • Analyze the progress and results from the fellowship program and identify new strategies to continuously improve program
  • Maintain systems of accountability for metrics across regions

Manage Fellowship Coordinators

  • Recruit, hire and oversee the work of fellowship coordinators
  • Build relationships with fellows and provide opportunities to engage and empower them in the mission of Swing Left
  • Support the fellowship coordinators in developing and implementing programs for college volunteers

Requirements

  • A minimum of two years of organizing experience with an emphasis on managing volunteers in volunteer-centric campaigns. Preference for candidates who have worked on campus environments before and have experience with organizing training.
  • Ability to build relationships to move people to action
  • Goal-oriented: pursuing our purpose in the face of challenges
  • Cultural competency: the ability to understand, communicate with and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Growth Mindset: comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • High level of comfort using technology to support distributed organizing (Slack, email platforms, social media platforms, Zoom, etc). Experience with digital organizing not required but is preferred.
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing virtual work environment (Swing Left is still very much a startup).

The College Fellowship Program Manager position is a full-time, remote position. The salary for this position is between 60k-70k a year. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our benefits, retirement, parental leave policies and other, similar benefits in interviews.

We believe that the GOP's bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. As a result, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do and we welcome all applicants regardless of age, citizenship, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other differences.