For too long, Chicago politics have been controlled by the same special interests and well-connected insiders. But we’re shaking things up with Will Guzzardi’s campaign for state representative, and this is your chance to be part of it. Apply to be our Get Out the Vote Coordinator by sending a resume and brief (1-2 paragraph) cover letter to Erica@WillGuzzardi.com.
In Chicago's 39th District, we’re running a progressive, grassroots campaign to challenge the incumbent state representative in the March 18th Democratic primary election. We’ve been dubbed a “race to watch” by several news outlets around the city, and a win in March would build huge momentum for the progressive movement in Chicago and Illinois.
We are seeking a highly-qualified Get Out the Vote Coordinator to plan and execute a winning program to get our supporters to the polls to make their voices heard on Election Day. Will lost by just 125 votes during the 2012 campaign—so we know that every vote will count in this election, and you can help us get there by being part of this exciting campaign.
You should be:
Experienced with campaigns or community organizing. The ideal candidate will have worked on or volunteered for previous campaigns, and have been part of a Get Out the Vote effort or two.
Excited about working with our great team of volunteers. A good amount of your time will be spent working directly with volunteers—you should enjoy recruiting and training all sorts of people.
Metrics-driven. Everything we do is focused around the numbers we need to win in March.
Experienced with a voter database. Extra points if you have previous experience with NationBuilder or VoteBuilder.
Able to work in teams while being independently-driven. You'll work closely with our small team of staff and larger group of volunteers, yet you should also be self-directed and able to conceive of and write plans on your own.
Dedicated and committed. You should be ready to work long and irregular hours as needed—it will be fun (we promise), but you'll be working a lot through the March 18th election.
Your responsibilities will include:
Designing and implementing our campaign’s Get Out The Vote program and plan, in coordination with the Campaign Manager and Field Director.
Recruiting, training, organizing and supervising volunteers in the campaign’s Get Out the Vote phase.
Meeting voter contact and volunteer goals set by the Campaign Manager and Field Director.
This is a paid 2-month position, starting in mid-January and concluding after our March 18th, 2014 Election Day.
To apply, send a resume and brief (1-2 paragraph) cover letter to Erica@WillGuzzardi.com. Thank you for your interest.