About the Organizer Position:
The Working Families Party is seeking a talented and driven Organizer to fill an immediate need in our Southeast Regional Department. The Organizer will help us build independent, progressive political power with a focus on developing a network of strong progressive leaders in communities of color. The position is short-term (3 months) with the possibility of extension. The Organizer will prioritize partnership cultivation, planning, and executing training events and a multi-racial WFP base in South Carolina. This position will also provide to Bet On Us, a Working Families Party project that aims to bring more Black women into the WFP base.
This job will require extensive travel throughout South Carolina and some travel to Atlanta, Georgia. You are not required to be based in any specific town in South Carolina as long as you are able to meet the travel requirements. People with previous experience or roots in South Carolina are strongly encouraged to apply, however, that is not a requirement.
Instead of providing a cover letter, please provide a one page "Story of Self" that explains why you are, or want to become, an organizer.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Meet with local leaders and advocates to gather intel and assess varying regional needs within South Carolina.
Plan regional meetings to support the creation of a statewide infrastructure table supporting the growing needs of progressive POC leaders.
Organize and lead trainings that develop the skills, knowledge and analysis of our members, leaders and future candidates.
Manage the Bet on Us house party and engagement program for progressive Black women and non-binary people interested in mobilizing their communities during 2020 election cycle.
Work with the digital team to engage and grow WFP’s online base of activists and supporters in the southeast.
Key Job Requirements:
Must have a license and car or be willing to purchase or lease a car.
Two to three years of previous organizing or relevant experience working in communities of color.
Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work independently and hold yourself accountable in a remote work environment.
Digital organizing experience is a plus.
South Carolina strongly recommended, but not required.
Salary range for this position is $3,140 - $4,333 per month, depending on experience.
About Our Organization
The Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots political party. We are building a multiracial movement of working people to transform America into a country that works for the many, not just the wealthy few. We recruit, train, and support transformational candidates up and down the ballot — and run them to win.
What is a political party? It is a group of people who share a common vision of a better world and work together to make change, through our democracy.
The Working Families Party is building our own party on top of the two-party system in the United States. We organize outside the two parties, and then we recruit and train people-powered candidates up and down the ballot and run them to win, often inside Democratic Party primaries.
This is not just an idea — it’s reality. For more than two decades, we have been recruiting, training, and electing transformational leaders across the country. We’ve then organized with them to win major victories for working families — like higher wages, a fairer criminal justice system and getting money out of politics.
The wealthy and the powerful tell us what we are trying to do is impossible. They are counting on us to believe it, so that we don’t even try. But we are doing it. And together, we can do so much more and become a nation rooted in dignity, compassion and justice for all.
The WFP is made up of our individual members across the country, along with our partners in unions, community organizations and social movements.
Working Families is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to economic and social justice. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to apply for or perform the essential functions of the job should contact us to request such an accommodation.