The Mecklenburg County Democratic Party is seeking organized, energetic, and passionateindividuals to be Organizing Fellows. Our campaign is committed to an organizing first approach that empowers volunteer leaders, deploys traditional direct voter contact, as well as digital, relational, and distributed organizing strategies and tactics, and centers communities for sustained movement and coalition building.
Organizing Fellows will support the Organizing Team in all organizing efforts while developing skills and knowledge in direct voter contact, digital organizing, relational organizing, data, and volunteer recruitment and management. While no formal organizing experience is required, Organizing Fellows must display an eagerness and willingness to learn the principles of organizing strategies.
Commit 10-25 hours per week to supporting the Organizing Team.
Learn how to achieve daily, weekly, and phase voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals, as well as the systems to monitor and analyze organizing metrics.
Learn the importance of timely, accurate data entry and reporting.
Participate in, and potential lead, necessary volunteer trainings and help develop resources as needed to support the professional development of volunteer team leaders.
Learn how to engage and recruit key constituency groups.
Other duties as assigned.
Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
Must have access to a cell phone, laptop, and reliable internet.
Ability to meet ambitious goals through innovative solutions.
A commitment to building an inclusive and equitable team culture.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with varying and shifting deadlines.
High emotional intelligence, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
This is a part-time, $15 per hour paid employee position.
About the MCDP
The MCDP (home to Charlotte) is at an historic inflection point. With more Democrats than any other county in North Carolina (320,000, as well as 277,000 Independents), Mecklenburg County also has experienced one of the worst turnout rates in the state (93rd out of 100 counties). Tens of thousands of votes are being left on the table here in Mecklenburg County. It’s our job to boost turnout and propel statewide candidates to victory. Mecklenburg is the county that will decide the next election.
When we succeed, the results will be big. In 2016, Roy Cooper (D) won the governorship by less than 10,300 votes. In 2020, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her election by only 401 votes of the nearly 5.4 million ballots cast – two votes per precinct in Mecklenburg. Biden lost NC in 2020 by 75,000 votes.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their resume, and the contact information for at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No calls, please.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person holding this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. MCDP reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
MCDP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. MCDP makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities or religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.