The North Carolina Democratic Party is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its Summer 2018 Goodwin Fellowship Program. The Fellowship program will focus on training the next generation of North Carolina Democratic leaders and will offer positions in Research, Communications, Political, Digital, Finance, and Field.
Goodwin Fellows will be trained by recognized leaders in the North Carolina Democratic Party and will have several opportunities to meet elected officials across the state. Because of the interest in the program, those interested are encouraged to submit an application, resume, and cover letter and will be considered after an interview and selection process. Opportunities are available in the following fields:
- Party Affairs/Political
This position provides a stipend following the full completion of the program. If the fellow’s University allows, college credit will be provided.
APPLY HERE: https://ncdemparty.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0f9x9
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 10, 2018
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCDP seeks a Press Secretary to join a fast-paced communications operation tasked with electing Democrats to break the Republican supermajority. The ideal candidate is ambitious, an avid reader and excellent writer, and pays meticulous attention to detail. The Press Secretary has the unique opportunity to serve as the communications support contact for certain campaigns.
For more information, please click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N7kbZlmQFk6a5j9qVr4mtzuP8Iqed32D/view?usp=sharing
or visit: https://www.ncdp.org/press-secretary/
Martha Shafer is a retired healthcare executive who spent most of her career as a Vice
President at Greensboro Women’s Hospital. Martha is running for House District 62 to ensure all North Carolina families have access to affordable healthcare and to guarantee all North
Carolina children have equal access to a sound basic education. This part-time summer internship with Martha Shafer for North Carolina will provide young professionals experience in two sectors of political campaigns: field and finance. Below is a description of the internship, according to field and finance responsibilities, as well as basic requirements.
● Must be available to start mid May through August 15th, 2018.
● Must be available to work at least 20 hours per week and keep a somewhat flexible
● Must have access to a vehicle (gas cards will be provided) and have access to a laptop.
● Candidates should have the desire to learn new skills and apply feedback.
● Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills and be able to build relationships with
volunteers and volunteer leaders.
● Candidates must be committed to forwarding progressive initiatives and electing strong,
female leaders to office.
● Political campaign volunteer experience preferred but not necessary.
● Support campaign event logistics.
● Contact new and existing donors about small-dollar pledges and recurring donations.
● Conduct donor research, build lists to expand donor base.
● Enter data into campaign finance database.
● Organize and train volunteer teams.
● Identify and train super volunteers to be precinct captains.
● Canvass and phonebank with volunteer teams and other interns to identify campaign
supporters and collect survey responses.
● Recruit and organize volunteers for phonebanks, canvasses, and neighborhood meet
● Enter canvass and phonebank data into campaign database.
● Train data volunteers to accurately and quickly enter data into campaign database.
Interested applicants should send a resume to email@example.com with the subject
“Internship Application” by May 5th, 2018. The internship is unpaid and interns are welcome to
use this experience for college credit.
Electoral Justice League Seeks Black Organizers
(Movement for Black Lives)
The Movement for Black Lives is launching the Electoral Justice League, an intensive cohort and coaching process that will resource 12 Black organizers for the 2018-2019 election cycle to gain progressive candidate and advocacy wins in their communities.
"Do you want to build Black Political Power in your community? Are you an organizer committed to using every tool to at your disposal for Black Liberation? If so, The Electoral Justice Project is looking for you!!
Not only are we dreaming a new world, but we are working to build it? Just like any other system that doesn’t work for us, we can disrupt the electoral system by seeking justice -- Electoral Justice!"
The Electoral Justice League is the inaugural electoral organizing program of the Movement for Black Lives. Through an intensive cohort and coaching process, 12 Black organizers will be resourced to serve as campaign managers for the 2018-2019 election cycle to gain progressive candidate and advocacy campaign wins in their cities.
Lifting up and connecting local Black work with an eye on our movement and a commitment to leadership development, we believe the Electoral Justice League can lead a political renaissance up and down the ballot.
Embracing the reality that the struggle for freedom and community power is multifaceted we have created the Electoral Justice League to serve as a community of practice for Black political development. We embrace the need to go further than Black representation and push toward Black self-determination. We want to go beyond fighting legislation and fight for our own life affirming public policy.
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
We must take a multifaceted approach to securing our freedom – a radical freedom for safe communities, economic security, freedom to earn a livelihood, freedom to live a healthy life, freedom from exploitation and violence, and a freedom to develop a true democracy. We believe that our power is too great, our voices too necessary, our lives too valuable to leave out even one tool in our struggle for freedom.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Electoral Justice League Fellowship is for mid-level organizers* that are committed to creating new political and institutional power that respects the dignity, morality and humanity of all beings, and creates a more just system and fulfilling way of life. Fellows may organize communities towards greater political power by leading an issue-based campaign, managing a campaign to elect a progressive candidate, or pushing for progressive policies to be passed.
*Mid Level Organizers are defined as individuals who have at least two years of organizing leadership experience either in community initiatives, advocacy/issue based campaigns or candidate campaigns.
WHAT WILL FELLOWS RECEIVE?
Using a human rights and anti-Black racism lens, fellows will receive intensive campaign management training by the leading Black political operatives in the US. You will learn to build a strategic campaign plan with a Black liberation lens including support of necessary tools, as well as, legislative and policy development guidance. The Electoral Justice Project is committed to full-time coaching and mentorship of Fellows to ensure your success and ability to win in November 2018.
This position is a full-time campaign manager position from May 13th – November 30th with a stipend of $35,000 and an opportunity for additional funding of fellows’ campaigns.
Other additional supports include:
- Access to volunteer resource bank
- EJP Helpdesk*
- Ongoing Technical Assistance
- Mentor and Personal Coach
*EJP Helpdesk is a service for Black-led organizations, organizers, and Black candidates that provides technical assistance and capacity for those engaging in electoral work, a comprehensive list of Black political operatives to contribute to strategy building, and an extensive network of organizations building Black political power in the U.S. All persons that apply will receive access to the M4BL EJP Helpdesk.
Electoral Justice League Mandatory Convenings
Fellows will convene together three times during the fellowship duration. These convenings will take place on the following dates. All convening dates are mandatory. Please review the dates before you apply to ensure your availability. Dates include travel days.
- June 10th-14th, 2018
- July 9th-12th, 2018
- Sept. 16th-20th, 2018
To apply, complete the short Application Form, submit your Resume and a short video (not to exceed 7 minutes), or essay (not to exceed three pages), describing yourself and your work, as well as share your thoughts on the below questions.
- How central is Black political power and liberation to you and your organizing? Has this shifted over the last 5 years?
- Are you currently, or have ever engaged in study for your political development?
- What do you hope to achieve through your participation in this fellowship?
For Full Application Form, click here. Applications are due March 26, 2018 by 11:59 PM PST.
Additional inquiries should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT APPLICATION DATES:
- March 7th, 2018 – 1st Application Released
- March 12th, 2018 – Webinar for Q&A (optional)
- March 26th, 2018 – 1st Application Due
- April 9th, 2018 – 2nd Application Released for League Finalist
- April 23th, 2018 – 2nd Application Due
- May 7th, 2018 – Finalist informed of Fellowship Selection
Anita Earls is running for the North Carolina Supreme Court because she passionately believes an independent judiciary is crucial to the balance of powers necessary to maintain our democracy. An independent court means that the rules are the same for every North Carolinian, not just political insiders or those with great wealth and power. With a Republican dominated legislature, North Carolina is facing a critical time with extreme Republicans working to take away voting rights and an independent judiciary. Anita is ready to stand up to the powerful interests attempting to dismantle our democracy.
The Anita Earls for North Carolina Supreme Court campaign is seeking a highly motivated candidate to serve as Outreach Director based in Durham, North Carolina to manage day-to-day organizing efforts with key constituency groups and individuals. The Outreach Director will work closely with the campaign manager to devise and implement a plan of outreach and will be expected to travel.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Relationship building with key constituency groups, organizing and empowering them to carry out voter contact plan
- Researching potential events and flagging for the campaign manager
- Organizing surrogates and sending talking points and other follow-up for events the candidate cannot attend
- When necessary, driving the candidate to events, tracking event attendance, and coordinating follow-up
This person should have experience working with diverse constituencies, commitment to expanding the base and good communication skills. We are seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results-oriented, and take initiative. We highly encourage people of color to apply for this position. We are interested in the following skills, qualities, and track record:
- A commitment to social justice and the dignity and leadership of people of color.
- A proven ability to motivate others into action and exceptional listening skills.
- A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
- A track record of taking the initiative and adjusting to changing conditions under high pressure.
- A demonstrated ability to compellingly communicate in front of a room.
- Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License
The monthly compensation for this position is $2,500.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Caroline Spencer at email@example.com. Please include Outreach Director in the subject line.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a network of nearly 200 chapters and affiliates across the US and Canada working for racial and economic justice. We prioritize community organizing - especially in poor and working class communities, rural communities, and the US South - and run campaigns, among other change-making strategies, to:
- Delegitimize, discredit, and dismantle white supremacist institutions;
- Build a fair economy that doesn’t pit communities against each other;
- Shift underlying beliefs and culture in a way that undermines support for white supremacy.
We ground our organizing in a framework of “mutual interest” and have an inclusive, open-hearted approach to organizing, calling people into this work rather than creating barriers to participation while maintaining a clear political line. We believe that together, as part of a powerful multi-racial, cross-class movement for collective liberation we can force the systems of white supremacy and economic injustice to crumble.
The ‘Listening Project’ is a new base-building, leadership development, and campaign development initiative at SURJ. Over the course of a year we plan to engage at least 50 SURJ chapters and affiliates and talk to 5,000 people in poor and working class communities across the country with special emphasis on rural and small town communities and the South. The Listening Project Organizer will coordinate these efforts and will train and support SURJ coaches, chapter leaders, members, and staff in successfully implementing the plan. The Organizer will also be responsible for producing a report that details the lessons learned from the project. This is a one year full-time position.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Develop strategy, infrastructure, and materials to support existing SURJ members, leaders, coaches, and chapters in successful design and implementation of the Listening Project in order to engage thousands of poor and working class people in our work, develop deep relationships with them, and support their leadership;
- Support Listening Project leaders and chapters in local project design, implementation, data management, and evaluation;
- Train and support Listening Project member-leaders in developing organizing skills such as door-knocking, place-based outreach, phone-banking, one-on-one’s, leadership identification, etc.;
- Coordinate and engage an all-volunteer Listening Project planning committee comprised of member-leaders in making key decisions about process design and implementation;
- Design and lead train -the-trainer workshops for leaders across the network who are running local listening projects;
- Coordinate data collection systems and implement quality control measures as data is gathered;
- Identify, recruit, invest in, and develop member-leaders through intentional leadership development. Model and cultivate these skills in chapters and with SURJ leaders.
- Work with member-leaders, coaches, and staff to identify challenges to implementation and trouble shoot solutions;
- Help plan a SURJ poor and working class leaders gathering to disseminate lessons learned from the Listening Project and identify next steps in organizing and campaign work;
- Work with the organizing team to plug SURJ member-leaders into campaign work; give feedback on campaigns in order to maximize base-building efforts;
Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis; This position requires 25% travel.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- At least two years experience in base-building and leadership development of members in grassroots organizing context;
- Experience designing and leading teams through processes of campaign or action planning, execution, and evaluation
- Experience designing and facilitating meetings, trainings, and/or group gatherings that move people to action;
- A natural sense of curiosity about people, ability to build meaningful relationships with others, and a belief that directly impacted people are their own experts and can be a powerful force for change;
- Willingness to sit with complexity and nuance, take risks, suggest new ideas, receive feedback, and be part of the solution;
- Profound love and trust of the people and communities you come from and a deep desire and longing to create avenues for individual and community transformation;
- A demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice and to working in multiracial coalitions for larger transformative change;
- Belief in SURJ’s Theory of Change and deep investment in grassroots organizing as a core strategy to transform this country and world;
- Experience managing survey and/or data projects a plus;
- Lived experience in rural communities, small towns, and in the US South a plus;
- Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and travel.
Salary: $50,000; Medical insurance, dental and vision; Vacation, sick, and personal time; Access to staff development funds to help support your own leadership development; This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in the US.
HOW TO APPLY
Send electronic cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Listening Project Organizer’ by March 9th.
Showing Up for Racial Justice does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, or military service.
Representative David Price (NC-04) seeks a Staff Assistant to join his Raleigh, NC-based district staff. The Staff Assistant will be responsible for helping manage the day-to-day operations of Representative Price’s district offices, including (1) answering phones, greeting visitors, and fielding constituent correspondence in the Raleigh office; (2) managing office supply and equipment inventory for the Raleigh and Chapel Hill offices; and (3) serving as the district office liaison for technical support, security, and other service contractors. The Staff Assistant will also support Representative Price’s district-based outreach and constituent service operations and DC-based legislative and communications operations as needed.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a positive and collegial attitude, and an ability to take initiative in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Representative Price is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references email@example.com. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Interested Applicants Should Contact the Campaign As Soon As Possible
Ray Russell, a candidate for NC House District 93, is seeking a talented campaign manager to run a highly competitive electoral race in Ashe and Watauga Counties in 2018. This race is ranked as one of the top ten most 'flippable' legislative districts in North Carolina. Ray Russell is a small business owner and a college teacher at Appalachian State University who declared his candidacy in October 2017. Since then, he has assembled an experienced local campaign team, recruited a large number of volunteers and has had two solid months of fundraising.
- Have solid, previous campaign experience consistent with running a highly competitive, potentially high-dollar legislative race; familiarity with rural electoral work is a strong plus.
- Be passionate about flipping a competitive district as part of breaking the super-majority in the North Carolina House.
- Be willing to work long hours and work tirelessly, especially in the later parts of the campaign
- Have strong organizational skills and a special ('nuts and bolts') attention to detail. Record keeping and tracking of volunteers and campaign activity will be important.
- Have a commitment to data driven analysis; familiarity with the voter file is a strong plus.
- Demonstrate a willingness to genuinely reach across boundaries to reach unaffiliated voters and Republican voters as part of a core campaign strategy.
- Be willing to embrace the campaign slogan of 'Respect. Listen. Lead.'
- Have the ability to interact with a wide variety of people -- from strong-willed Democratic partisans to unaffiliated and moderate voters; from university students and college town residents to small town and rural residents of the district.
- Be knowledgeable about organizing voter registration, canvassing, fundraising, campaign events, GOTV, and interacting with the local press.
- Be creative and knowledgeable about social media.
Additional Relevant Information:
- While Ray Russell is a first-time electoral candidate, he brings decades of experience managing and hiring employees as a minister, professor, department chair and small business owner. Applicants should expect high expectations and clear and consistent communication from Ray in their campaign manager role.
- Assistance obtaining temporary housing may be possible for applicants coming from outside the district.
- Familiarity with organizing among women and in spaces where women are in the majority will be a strong plus for applicants. The campaign strongly believes outreach to women (both voters and volunteers) will be critical to success in 2018.
- Ray Russell owns and operates the most widely read media outlet in Northwestern NC -- RaysWeather.com. Thus, he begins the race with unusually high name recognition for a first time candidate, which will be an asset in this highly competitive race.
Interested applicants should contact Ray Russell directly (Ray@RayForNC.Com) with a statement of interest / cover letter and a current resume as soon as possible.
This position is open until filled; decisions will likely be made by the first week of February.