Overview

The Strategic State Organizer will develop volunteer capacity in their assigned State while working to develop a campaigns-in-waiting model for key 2019 and 2020 races to ensure Swing Left volunteers have a huge impact in the upcoming electoral cycle. We are looking to hire Strategic State Organizers located in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Ohio.

This position will report to the Strategic States Director. The ideal candidate will have deep organizing knowledge, experience building volunteer programs, strong interpersonal relationship skills, excellent time management skills, and ties to their assigned State.

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 their assigned State
  • Build partnerships and coalitions with local and statewide organizations engaging in similar work
  • Be the face of Swing Left in their assigned State
  • Work closely with the Strategic States Director on shaping Swing Left’s strategy for volunteer engagement and voter contact in their assigned State

Requirements

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • At least one cycle of electoral campaign experience
  • Deep passion for and experience with developing volunteer-centric organizing strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships or coalitions
  • 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

The Strategic State Organizer position is full-time position located in one of the Strategic States (North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Ohio). 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.