Hiring Now! Start Work Immediately to Elect a True Progressive as Chicago's Mayor

We’re looking for motivated, relentless and ambitious organizers to bring home the next victory for Progressives, in the Chicago Mayoral race. Hiring now; apply ASAP.

Do YOU have what it takes? We’re developing a team of the best field operatives in the country. We're particularly looking for motivated organizers from underrepresented communities, to make sure all voices are heard in Chicago's government.

Toni Preckwinkle is a proven Progressive running for Mayor, who led the fight to bring health insurance to over 480,000 people in Chicagoland. As Cook County Board President, she led the reform of the Cook County criminal justice system, reducing the jail population. Toni will be the first African-American woman to be Chicago’s mayor, and will take Chicago in a new and better direction.

Field Organizers will work through the week of Election Day, February 26th, 2019 with an opportunity to extend if the race goes into a run-off.

Field Organizers build a grassroots network of volunteers capable of turning out enough voters to deliver the margin of victory within their assigned region. It’s the most fundamental skill of politics and organizing. Successful field experience is what you need to succeed in politics and organizing.

Successful applicants must have at least one cycle of community, issue, labor, or political organizing, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong communication skills and must work well in a team. The position requires extensive volunteer recruitment, training and management, reliable transportation and a willingness to work evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting, managing and training volunteers to participate in direct voter contact activities – namely, canvassing and phone-banking.
  • Meeting strict daily, weekly, and monthly goals, including volunteer recruitment dials, and volunteer productivity.
  • Preparing all canvass and call materials for volunteer activities. - Adhering to a daily reporting schedule; reporting to, and under the supervision of, the Regional Field Director.
  • Executive latest campaign technologies including peer-to-peer texting program.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to voters and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Previous organizing or campaign experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast-paced, metrics-driven workplace.
  • Experience working in a multi-ethnic and multi-racial environment is a plus.
  • Must have a vehicle, auto insurance and a valid driver’s license. - Previous campaign or community organizing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of VoteBuilder/VAN preferred but not required.
  • Database skills and a reliable laptop computer.

Chicago has a wealth of inclusion and multiculturalism; we strongly encourage candidates who contribute to diversity to apply. Bilingual skills are a *huge * plus.

Strong commitment to progressive social change – and to the long days and weeks of the campaign trail – are required. For serious, career-minded organizers, this is a great opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best in the field. And while you’re working to elect a true Progressive to run America’s best city, you’ll be following in Obama’s footsteps as an organizer in Chicago!

Salary is $3000/monthly, and health insurance (or a stipend towards your current health insurance) is provided. Cellphone/laptop/data stipend of $75/month is provided, and gas reimbursements while on the job. You must have a car and valid auto insurance and driver’s license. Supporter housing is provided.

To apply, please send resume, brief but compelling cover letter that lays out why you want to work on this campaign, and at least three professional references (references not contacted until you’ve had a successful interview) to: [email protected] with "Chicago Field Organizer" in subject line.

Diversity and inclusion makes our communities stronger, and better. Toni for Chicago is an EOE and all personnel actions are made without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

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