PACE Field Organizer

TITLE: PACE Field Organizer

UNIT:   PACE

DIVISION: Programs

SUPERVISOR:  Senior Field Organizer and Chapter Executive Director or Designee

Employment Type:  Temporary Employee

Terms of Work: 25 hours per week at $24/hour

The Political Action Committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) seeks individuals to work from July 29, 2020 to November 6, 2020 as field organizers to mobilize NASW members to participate in campaigns and vote in the 2020 general election.

Each organizer will be based in one of five chapters. The host chapters are Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Temporary employees must participate in an orientation webinar during the week of July 29, 2020.

 

BASIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Implements plan to increase contact with NASW members regionally to mobilize them to participate in campaign activities and vote in the 2020 general election.

2.     Serves as liaison between the chapter and campaigns targeted for mobilization. Efforts will focus on endorsed federal campaigns and state races as appropriate in the context of coordinated campaigns.

3.     Facilitates linkages between schools of social work and chapter mobilization efforts. Reach out to social work students to involve them in campaigns, and to increase student registration and voting.

4.     Creates and maintains a database of active volunteers.

5.     Maintains regular communication with chapter and national staff regarding electoral efforts, including participating in conference calls and submitting monthly reports.

6.     During COVID-19 pandemic work can be completed remotely, but we seek to hire organizers who reside within the states where they are assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Skills  

1.     Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.

2.    Ability to lead and collaborate in a complex environment with multiple competing priorities.

3.    Ability to manage time effectively.

1. Ability to plan, organize, and multi-task.

2. Commitment to social work and progressive issues.

3. Ability to influence, build credibility and trust.

4. Ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions, exercise common sense and sound judgment, and make effective decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.

5. Detailed oriented and the ability to think critically.

6. Ability to work independently and/or remotely.

 

Knowledge:

1.  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work (preferred), Political Science, Government, or a related field.

2.  Demonstrated knowledge of computer skills, including word processing, databases, and Internet research.

3.  Knowledge of, and/or interest in field organizing.

4.  Knowledge of the electoral process.

5.  Working knowledge of community organizing principles.

Experience:

1.Minimum of 2 years of experience in grassroots organizing with volunteer management experience (preferred).

2.1-2 years of campaign or other political experience (preferred).

 

Please submit your resume to: The Office of Human Resources at hr@socialworkers.org.

 

NASW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER