Overview

Swing Left is the premier nationwide resistance group able to coordinate directly with progressive campaigns and ensure that volunteers are successfully integrated in the lead up to the 2020 elections. The Swing Left College Network is a program that supports student leaders and groups who are organizing their campuses and taking action to defeat Trump and the GOP.

Swing Left is seeking College Network Leads, who will support the work of student groups on campuses in the assigned state/area. Leads will build strong relationships with groups and group leaders through coaching, support, and connection to Swing Left resources.Leads will also serve on Swing Left’s Super State Youth Council (SSYC), a body that will consult on Swing Left College Program content and represent the team. College Network Leads are expected to contribute 5-10 hours a week and will be paid a monthly stipend

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 transform our government in 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary liaison to student leaders and groups to support their grassroots organizing work on campus
  • Ensure student leaders are trained and effectively deploying the Network’s organizing tools
  • Continually grow volunteer capacity in state by building relationships with existing student leaders
  • Identify and recruit new student leaders and campus groups to join the network, especially on targeted campuses in turf
  • Accurately track volunteer capacity and provide regular turf snapshots for college team
  • Consult with Swing Left staff on program content, messaging, and resources
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Swing Left College Program in the press and media

Requirements

  • Experience and passion for campus and/or youth organizing, especially in the electoral space
  • A passion for Swing Left’s mission to take back all the Houses in 2020.
  • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain volunteer structures, either in a campaign or a grassroots organizing capacity
  • Aptitude for connecting with people, forming and maintaining new relationships, and asking folks to step up
  • High level of comfort with using technology to support organizing (Slack, email platforms, social media platforms, etc.)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and consistent reporting habits

Swing Left is looking for Leads in each of our Super States as well as DC, Chicago, Northeast (NYC + Boston), Northern CA, and Southern CA. The application will ask you to select which state/area you wish to apply for and we strongly prefer applicants select the state/area you are located in.

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, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and members of other marginalized communities.