FIELD MANAGER POSITION DESCRIPTION
Founded by Doris “Granny D” Haddock, the Coalition for Open Democracy works to educate and inspire New Hampshire citizens to “walk the walk” for democratic reform. Through our NH Rebellion (#NHR) campaign, we are committed to making the corruption of special interest money in politics a leading bipartisan issue in the 2016 presidential primary and beyond. We are seeking creative, passionate, and experienced Field Managers to lead grassroots organizing, public education, candidate bird-dogging, and “Granny D Walks” in local New Hampshire communities and statewide starting in Fall 2014.
- Granny D Walks: Manage local and regional recruitment and participation of #NHR supporters in Granny D Walks and visibilities; assist in planning, logistics, and implementation of statewide walks
- Candidate Bird-Dogging: Recruit and deploy local volunteers to attend regular campaign events and ask candidates the central question, “How are you going to end the system of corruption in Washington?”
- Speaker’s Bureau and Events: Outreach to civic and community-based organizations and schools/universities to arrange weekly speaking opportunities on reform; assist in planning large-scale national speaker events and rallies
- Coalition-Building: Identify potential local non-profit allies to join the Open Democracy movement; strategically engage coalition partners
- Grassroots/Online Campaigns: Plan and implement local component of Open Democracy’s “50,000 Missing Voices” campaign to recruit and engage unrepresented people in the reform movement, including canvassing, community events, Open Democracy challenge, online organizing/social media, etc.
- Organizational Development: Participate in the organizational development (based on interest and experience) in areas of marketing/communications, policy/research, and /or development/operations
- Experience organizing diverse individuals and groups, including “under-represented” communities (e.g. youth, low-income, and people of color)
- Strong written and verbal inter-personal communication skills; public/press communications and multimedia/online organizing skills a plus
- Ability to work in teams and recruit, motivate, and deploy community volunteers
- Effective task management and organizational abilities; attention to detail
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing needs
- Creativity, passion, and a demonstrated commitment to building a stronger democracy for all
- HS diploma/GED required; post-secondary degree in related fields preferred
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (e.g. article/blog) to info@OpenDemocracy.me. Please include academic qualifications and relevant campaign/organizing experience. Positions are part- or full-time contract and compensation is based on candidate experience and qualifications. Thank you for your commitment to an equal voice for all.
The Coalition for Open Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and administering any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. We will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination.