Posted: Jun 13, 2021
For Our Future Ohio seeks a motivated, outgoing, and results-driven organizer to head up our volunteer efforts in the Akron area. You will work to engage area residents and activists on local and national causes, candidates and campaigns that matter to them. Candidates should have familiarity with the Akron area, experience working in political campaigns or volunteer environments, experience recruiting and working with volunteers, comfort working long hours, basic digital skills, and access to a car and a working laptop or tablet.
ABOUT FOR OUR FUTURE
For Our Future Ohio is a statewide coalition organization that builds progressive power through voter engagement and organizing within communities around key issues and candidates. We uplift the voices of the community and work to strengthen public education, advance social and racial justice, preserve our environment, and fight for working families. Our commitment to advancing progressive causes extends to the ballot box, and we work hard every election to support candidates who share our values.
This is a full-time position.
Responsibilities Include, But Not Limited To:
Planning and overseeing a robust volunteer recruitment, training, and management program, both for virtual and in-person programs when and where possible.
Implementing rigorous processes for meeting assigned goals associated with each metric on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Executing on and monitoring metrics including voter contact attempts per shift, flake rate, completion rate, and confirmation rate.
Prioritizing quality voter interactions without sacrificing quantity.
Ensuring timely and accurate data entry and reporting.
Representing the organization at community events and meetings when assigned, either virtual or in person where possible
Working with field leadership to plan and help implement new outreach strategies in your region.
1-2 cycles of competitive field experience preferred
Knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN is a plus.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus.
Basic computer literacy, database skills, and access to a reliable portable computer.
Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast-paced, metrics driven work environment.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects.
Ability to work independently and in team settings.
Strong coaching skills and abilities.
Bilingual experience is a plus, but not required.
Ability to maintain “Independent” firewall status, which may limit your ability to take outside employment or to volunteer with a candidate campaign or political party organization.
This position may supervise members of the field staff.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Because of COVID-19, state and local government stay at home orders, phased reopening orders, and other factors limit For Our Future’s canvassing program. When these limits apply, your work environment will likely be your domicile (teleworking) or a socially distanced office. When the governments allow door-to-door canvassing, it will be a high priority. When the canvassing is allowed, the work environment will vary but work will typically be performed outdoors. Employees may be required to work in extreme weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. This position is expected to interact regularly with community partners face-to-face or in a group setting and may also be expected to interact face-to-face with volunteers or voters.
EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends, holidays, and nights.
Employees may be required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle or other key deadlines, and generally not allowed to take more than 2-3 days off consecutively during blackout periods. Emergencies are not affected by this policy.
For Our Future offers the following benefits to all full-time employees:
Health insurance coverage – 95% employer paid and 5% employee paid.
Paid Parental Leave.
Retirement savings plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%.
$100 monthly cell phone bill reimbursement.
13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays.
Technology will be provided to employees who need it.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
For Our Future Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law, including race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, arrest record, conviction record, ancestry, military service, or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Should an applicant need a reasonable accommodation in the application process, they should contact a company representative.
The relationship between you and the For Our Future Action Fund is referred to as “employment at will.” This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without notice, by you or the For Our Future Action Fund/For Our Future. No representative of For Our Future Action Fund has authority to enter into any employment agreement with you that is contrary to the foregoing “employment at will” relationship.