Overview

The Deputy Field Director - Southeast Region position - will join a dedicated team of Swing Left field staff working to develop a campaign-in-waiting model for key 2019 and 2020 races in Swing Left Super States - and around the country - to ensure Swing Left volunteers have a demonstrative impact in the upcoming electoral cycle. The ideal candidate will have deep organizing knowledge, passion for working with volunteers and experience building volunteer programs, strong interpersonal relationship skills, excellent time management skills, and ties to the region. The Southeast Region comprises Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.

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

  • Find, develop, empower, and train volunteer leaders and groups to take impactful actions in 2019 and 2020 races in assigned region
  • Manage part-time, stipended contractors
  • Build partnerships and coalitions with local, statewide, and regional organizations engaging in similar work
  • Liaise with state and local political campaigns in assigned region
  • Be the face of Swing Left in assigned region
  • Work closely with the National Field Director on shaping Swing Left’s strategy for volunteer engagement and voter contact in assigned region.
  • Help develop internal and external programmatic materials

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • At least two cycles of electoral campaign experience
  • Deep passion for and experience with developing volunteer-centric organizing strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships or coalitions
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Comfort in a rapidly changing virtual work environment (Swing Left is still very much a startup)
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Knowledge of VAN strongly preferred but not required

The Deputy Field Director position is full-time position. While this is a remote position, we strongly prefer that this person is based in Florida.

Swing Left provides a competitive salary and benefits package. 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.