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. Swing Left is seeking a Senior Political & Organizing Program Director at Swing Left. This role will serve as a key strategic thought partner and executor for political and organizing initiatives at Swing Left, particularly managing Swing Left’s out of state export volunteer program in 2020 and support the organization’s efforts to mobilize thousands of volunteers in support of the most important races in the country.

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

Export & GOTV Program Management: Execute all aspects of Swing Left’s export program, including:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for all logistical considerations of Swing Left’s export volunteer program, both internally and externally
  • Work with the national field team to develop goals, benchmarks, and tracking systems for Swing Left’s export program, including buses, carpools, and supporter housing
  • Research and coordinate with various vendors as needed
  • Liaise with field, digital, tech, product, and political departments to ensure programmatic cohesion and successful cross-departmental coordination around goals
  • In collaboration with operations team, assist in development and maintenance of compliance systems as needed
  • In coordination with the political team, work with campaigns to setup phonebank, textbanks, and other remote activities for Swing Left’s volunteers
  • Work with field team on development of Weekends of Action, GOTV trainings, and other content as needed
  • Assist in project, partner, and coalition management of Swing Left GOTV initiatives as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Organizing Tools, Tech, & Innovation: In collaboration with field, tech, and digital teams, lead scoping and execution processes around organizing tools and program innovation, including:

  • Lead process and implement peer-to-peer texting program
  • Scope, develop, and execute relational organizing program
  • Work with the national field team on developing best practices and guidelines for a national distributed organizing program
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 6+ years of political organizing experience, preferably in a campaign, advocacy organization, or party committee
  • Passion for working with volunteers and building innovative, creative organizing programs
  • Experience with distributed organizing, relational, and other creative organizing tools
  • Proficiency in VAN and familiar with data tracking, reporting, and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and execute projects in a fast-paced environment and across multiple departments
  • At least one cycle working on a presidential campaign
  • At least one cycle managing staff

We are an equal opportunity employer and seek applications from all qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time.

The Senior Political & Organizing Program Director position is a full-time, remote position. 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, 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.