We’re hiring a Voter Engagement Organizer!

Fairness West Virginia, the statewide nonprofit LGBTQ civil rights organization, seeks a Voter Engagement Organizer to join our growing team. Our mission is to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender West Virginians can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community.

This full-time position, which reports to the Executive Director, is responsible for managing the organization’s voter education efforts, coalition building, and community empowerment.

 

Responsibilities:

Voter Education

—Assist Communications Manager with publishing and distributing annual legislative scorecard of elected officials in West Virginia
—Organize and execute citizen lobbyist training to increase the LGBTQ community’s knowledge of how to be involved in the legislative process
—Help plan and participate in community events such as tabling or other public facing activities
—Help integrate voter registration into Fairness events

 

Coalition Empowerment

—Engage with various constituency groups, including faith leaders, business leaders, educators, communities of color, and others throughout the year
—Recruit new coalition members and identify key voices and stories to be used in various communication materials, including op-eds and videos
—Facilitate at least one meeting a month with various Fairness coalitions and West Virginia’s congressional representatives relating to the organization’s policy priorities
—Expand and assist with Fairness’ Transgender Action Group, which involves training and uplifting a new generation of transgender activists across the state

 

Community Engagement

—Execute texting and phone banking campaigns
—Work to recruit volunteers for phone and text banking events, and other events as the need arises
—Coordinate with Executive Director and Communications Manager to write scripts for phone banking and text banking
—Assist with coordinating and overseeing volunteers (including recruitment and orientation)
—Assistance with other projects as needed

 

Qualifications:

—Experience in community/field organizing and base building, preferably at least one year. This can include volunteer work.
—A history of working collaboratively and successfully with people and organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and a broad range of ideological positions and religious views.
—Demonstrated ability to work on a fast-paced campaign with many moving pieces and adapt to changing circumstances preferred.
—Superb organizational skills; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet deadlines.
—Creative, self-starting, willing to learn, and results-oriented with strong task and time management skills.
—Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and experience VAN, Hustle, ThruTalk preferred.
—Demonstrated organizational skills and proficiency and must exhibit solid oral and written skills to communicate with diverse audiences.
—Team player who thrives in a small-office environment.
—Commitment to LGBTQ civil rights, diversity, and equity.

 

Compensation:

Salary dependent on experience. Benefits include generous medical, dental, and vision insurance (fully paid by employer), and vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

 

How to apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to andrew@fairnesswv.org. Applications should include “Voter Engagement Organizer” in the subject field. Applications accepted until position is filled.

 

Fairness West Virginia is an equal opportunity employer.