Houston Justice Coalition (HJC), a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization, is hiring a LEAD ORGANIZER for the 2018 election cycle to work 9 weeks leading up to Election Day. Our campaign has the ambitious goal to register 5,000 eligible voters in Houston. We are specifically targeting the formerly incarcerated and their families.
As part of our organizing team, your mission will be to register eligible voters and build a grassroots voter contact program. You'll recruit and train volunteers to lead canvasses and run phone banks.
This is not a standard field organizing job. We're reaching out to potential voters at HJC events, homeless shelters, the Harris County Jail, and face to face conversations. You'll use Slack and Google Apps as much as you use VAN.
RESPONSIBILITIES• Recruiting volunteers to register voters at scheduled tabling/canvassing events.• Leading volunteers at scheduled tabling/canvassing events.• Participating in (2) canvass Saturdays in September recruiting volunteers and registering voters.• Becoming a super user of key productivity (Google Apps, Slack, Maestro, etc.) and voter contact (Relay, LiveVox, VAN) technologies and patiently teaching volunteers to use them.• Meticulous daily reporting.
QUALIFICATIONSWhile we encourage everyone who is interested to apply, great candidates will:• Believe in volunteer leadership. Volunteers are at the center of everything we do, and everything you do will contribute to developing volunteer leadership.• Have experience volunteering on a political or issue-based campaign.
All candidates must:• Possess a valid U.S. driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.• Live in or be willing to relocate to assigned region in Texas.• Expect to regularly work evening and weekend hours.• Be available to work through November 6th.
COMPENSATIONPay for this temporary contract position is $17/hourly at 20-25 hours per week, plus a $25/month cell phone stipend.
NEXT STEPS-If available, please send resume and/or cover letter to email@example.com.
-Applicants selected to move on to the next step will be called for phone interview during the afternoon of Thursday, August 16th with final interviews taking place on Saturday, August 18th.
-Formerly incarcerated applicants encouraged to apply.