Salary Range:$5000/month; initial contract to end June 1, 2021; possibility to extend with additional funding.
Location: Washington DC/remote (pending Common Cause COVID telework policy
Common Cause is hiring a contract digital organizer to help pass the (H.R. 1), a groundbreaking bill to protect voting rights, end gerrymandering, and break big money’s hold on politics — by applying grassroots pressure on key decision-makers to break through a Senate filibuster. This contract description is subject to change.
Common Cause has successfully passed our top legislative priority, the For The People Act, through the U.S. House. As this campaign turns towards the Senate, we’re stepping up our nationwide strategy focused on key states to pass this transformative bill. We’re using a variety of online and offline campaigning tactics to put grassroots and grasstops pressure on key decision makers. We are looking for a highly responsive and strategic digital campaigner to work with our on-the-ground organizers in key states and support their efforts with timely, compelling, and targeted email and digital content.
- Help execute our digital campaigning strategy to pressure key senators in 5 states to support the For The People Act.
- Draft and send timely and compelling emails to hundreds of thousands of engaged activists around the For The People Act, motivating Common Cause members and others to take action targeting key senators.
- Ensure a frequent stream of email communication to Common Cause members in 5 target states urging them towards gradually escalating actions to help move target senators to become champions of the For the People Act.
- Coordinate with field organizers around their digital needs, including phonebank/textbank recruitment emails and other targeted, higher-level asks.
- Maintain and expand a campaign microsite with content, resources, and actions about the legislation as it moves through the legislative process. Key duties: Draft and send 2 emails per week to 5 target states with various asks (petitions, letters, calls, LTEs, offline action) around the For The People Act
- Create and make weekly updates to a sample content packet for our partner organizations to use in state and national For The People Act emails, SMS messages, and social media.
- Maintain our campaign microsite — including repurposing email copy as blog posts, adding newly-created actions to the site, and updating the homepage as the bill progresses.Help execute our digital campaigning strategy to pressure key senators in 5 states to support the For The People Act.
Qualifications and Required Experience:
- Significant experience executing digital campaigns;
- Demonstrated strong advocacy and email writing skills;
- Organization and reporting skills;
- Familiarity with Action Network and website CMS backends, and
- A passion for democracy reform issues.
- A passion for democracy reform issues.
- Commitment to cultural competency, including the ability to work effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age, and socioeconomic status;
- Commitment to advancing racial equity through the Common Cause issue agenda.
Supervisory responsibilities: N/A
Work environment: The position will begin by remote means if Common Cause is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be based in the Washington D.C. office.
Physical demands: Must be able to withstand prolonged periods sitting and working at a computer.
Travel required: N/A
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume addressed to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “For The People Act Digital Organizer”.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Affirmative Action/EEO Statement:
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.