Open Volunteer Opportunities
The scheduler is responsible to accepting and acting on all invitations, seeking out potential events and putting together the candidate’s schedule. The scheduler makes sure that the candidate is briefed about each of the events and is given proper directions, contact information, and collects briefing information from the other team members on each event. The scheduler also ensures that candidate call-time and voter contact time remains the top priority. The scheduler needs to be assertive, meticulous with details, pleasant on the phone and able to say “no” when necessary.
The communications director is in charge of all of the campaign’s interactions with the media. They build relationships with the press, communicate with the media as the key spokesperson, set up interviews and identify media opportunities for the campaign. They may help write and develop campaign literature, draft speeches for the candidate and create copy for the campaign web site. The communications director should have prior experience and contacts with the media, be a good writer and communicator, and be a pro-active thinker and strategist.
FIELD DIRECTOR/VOTER CONTACT
The field director is in charge of making sure the campaign gets its message out through direct voter contact. Their main responsibility is to develop a comprehensive plan that includes door knocking and phoning in order to ID voters and persuade them about the candidate. They may also coordinate voter registration efforts. Finally, they coordinate the GOTV. The field director needs to be highly organized, energetic, capable of motivating and managing staff and volunteers and able to manage large quantities of data. There will be a significant number of field staff due to the size of our campaign.
The volunteer coordinator will work closely with the Field Director to identify, recruit and manage volunteers to help with various campaign activities. They help coordinate the work the volunteers, utilize their skills and talents well and provide motivation. The job requires strong interpersonal skills, patience, persistence, enthusiasm, good communication skills and the ability to work with all kinds of people.
POLITICAL DIRECTOR/CONSTITUENCY ORGANIZER
The political director works with specific constituency groups to organize their involvement with the campaign, for example – labor, seniors, educators, veterans, communities of color, new Americans, environmentalists, and college students, etc. S/he will help develop a voter contact plan in coordination with the field director for particular communities by building relationships with the existing organizations that represent these communities. This person should have experience working with diverse constituencies, commitment to expanding the base and good communication skills.
This information technology manager coordinates and manages all aspects of the campaign with regard to technology – web site, database, computer infrastructure, etc. The IT manager’s responsibilities might range from maintaining the web site to developing the database to providing a computer network for the staff. This person needs to have a broad knowledge of technology, computers and software and be able to work in a rapid-paced environment.
The Office manager is responsible for maintaining the campaign headquarters and coordinating the administrative aspects of the campaign. They may need to manage staff, infrastructure, supplies, and a myriad of other details. This person needs to have a good over-view of the entire campaign and the ability to solve problems as they arise.
OTHER VOLUNTEER ROLES:
o Phone Bank Coordinator
o Canvass Director