Swing Left: Mobilization Associate




$62,000 - $64,000 / Yearly


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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We aim to close the application by May 10.

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Swing Left and Vote Forward are hiring a Mobilization Associate. This role helps to ensure that volunteers and volunteer leaders are engaged, developed, and mobilized around capacity building and voter contact programs via online communities by supporting mobilization programs and managing volunteers. 

Mobilization is a long term, continual project of identifying and recruiting volunteers, moving those volunteers up a ladder of engagement around national voter contact priorities and building specialized teams of volunteers that can scale up quickly and easily at peak times of volunteer engagement.

Mobilization works alongside Swing Left’s community organizing program, which supports local volunteer leaders to build, lead, and engage groups of volunteers in their communities to help elect Democrats in the most competitive races.

The Mobilization Associate reports to the Senior Director, Mobilization and is an at-will position that we anticipate will end after the 2024 election cycle, with the possibility of extension.

**About Swing Left**
[Swing Left](http://swingleft.org) is a national grassroots organization working to elect Democrats in the most competitive federal and state elections. We make it possible for anyone to make a big impact on the elections that determine the balance of power in our country, by volunteering and donating in key races. Since launching in 2017, Swing Left volunteers have raised more than $80 million for Democratic candidates, civic organizations, and voter mobilization efforts, and made more than 44 million combined phone calls, door knocks, and handwritten letters sent to voters via its affiliate Vote Forward and their partners.

**About Vote Forward**
[Vote Forward](http://votefwd.org) is a nonpartisan organization that builds tools to encourage Americans to vote. We work to increase the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the electorate, and to increase civic engagement among the public at large by supporting the volunteers working to engage these voters. Since 2018, more than 250,000 grassroots volunteers have used the Vote Forward platform to send handwritten letters to more than 30 million prospective voters to encourage them to register to vote and turn out for elections. Vote Forward is closely affiliated with Swing Left.

**Hiring process overview**
- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 
- We aim to close the application by May 10
- This process will include a short written exercise in addition to two interviews via Zoom
- Interviews will take place between May 13 - 31
- Expected start date: Early - mid June
- We will communicate about our expected timeline as the process progresses, and all candidates should expect to receive communication from our team regarding their application status. Our intention is to keep candidates in the loop as we work through each stage equitably and as efficiently as possible. 

**Support the implementation and execution of mobilization programs for Swing Left and Vote Forward**
- Support the implementation and execution of virtual events; develop content, communicate with event attendees to address needs and help manage the end-to-end experience
- Manage the Capacity Volunteer Team, a group of volunteer leaders who support our national virtual events
- Coordinate the team’s coverage of tasks by assigning ownership and project managing the distribution of responsibilities; develop and maintain relevant training and reference materials for team members
- Manage the team’s work to engage with attendees ahead of, during, and in follow up to national events
- Support the Vote Forward Helpdesk to respond to Vote Forward volunteer inquiries
- Support the execution of processes for user account vetting and administration of general support for volunteers—troubleshoot technical needs, communicate policies and the reasoning behind them, provide letter writing guidance, and intake feedback and questions—ensuring compliance with messaging guidelines
- Develop and maintain saved responses for outbound communication
- Support Vote Forward community event hosts to plan and execute letter writing events; communicate via Slack, email, and meetings to answer questions, provide insight, and address needs
- Support the planning process for mobilization programs and events in collaboration with Senior Director, Mobilization

**Support the Swing Left organizing team to implement and execute Get Out The Vote efforts**
- Support implementation of Swing Left’s GOTV bus program, which directs volunteer capacity for canvassing to target districts; coordinate with stakeholders, help develop training and content for bus riders, and help manage communication with attendees
- Support national GOTV events; create content and assist with event preparation, staff phone banks and letter writing events to train volunteers, address issues, and respond to volunteer questions

**Successful Mobilization Associate candidates will have**
- A strong commitment to our [mission and values](http://swingleft.org/values)
- A demonstrated commitment to equity and belonging across all identities including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. A specific track record of a commitment to BIPOC communities
- At least one year of electoral or advocacy organizing experience
- Demonstrated experience with planning and executing virtual events (strong preference for experience with virtual events for organizing) 
- Demonstrated experience with organizing strategies (including recruiting volunteers, team building, managing volunteer leaders, and peer-to-peer texting) 
- Understanding of voter contact tactics (including door knocking, high traffic canvassing, and phone banking)
- Strong relationship management skills, including volunteer management
- Strong project management and organizational skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong time management and prioritization skills
- ​​High level of comfort with tools and technology used to support organizing (including Zoom, Slack, email, social media platforms, and phone banking platforms)

**Working at Swing Left and Vote Forward**
The Mobilization Associate is a full-time, exempt, and remote position that we expect to end after the 2024 cycle, with the possibility of extension. The pay range for this position is $62,000 - $64,000/year.

There is minimal travel expected for this position. There may be an opportunity to support an in-person organizing event in the fall, depending on location. Organizing related travel plans are made in collaboration with the staff member.

We provide cost of living compensation increases at the beginning of each year. In addition to health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, Swing Left and Vote Forward’s benefits package includes a professional development fund, a remote work fund, and a technology stipend for all employees. We have an unlimited time-off policy, a flexible medical and parental leave policy, and our office is closed for approximately 25 business days each year. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our benefits and policies in interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer and seek applications from all qualified candidates who are [eligible to work](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZV2ZzJ43P3CbdMwoFJumkX6HUojfKOaw/view?usp=sharing) in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. We use [E-Verify](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TMC-B7tw5cRTNo3FQajPggIm-UpyM03o/view?usp=sharing) during onboarding to complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.

We welcome all applicants regardless of age, citizenship, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other differences.