Poll Worker Recruitment Coordinator
Wisconsin Voices is seeking a full-time Poll Worker Recruitment Coordinator to lead a statewide coalition of organizations working to ensure there are sufficient poll workers for the November 2020 election to staff all planned polling places. This is a contract position through December 31.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage projects, produce projects, and prioritize projects with respectful and clear communication. They will be committed to elevating clear best practices and tangible steps to take for impact in areas of civic engagement Wisconsin Voices anchors. This position is an opportunity to engage with national organizations, current Wisconsin Voices partners, and very grassroots groups.
The Poll Worker Recruitment Coordinator, who is based in Milwaukee and reports to the Outreach Director, will work to ensure the 20 priority localities reach their goal for poll workers who show up for November election and that those poll workers have enough PPE and adequate safety procedures in place to protect them. To reach that goal will require the following:
● Create a list of poll workers required by each locality and share list with coalition partners.
● Update list weekly with current number of committed poll workers.
● Determine best method for creating consolidated list of individuals who have volunteered in order to avoid duplication.
● Coordinate recruitment efforts with Wisconsin and national organizations participating in this effort, including Democratic Party, labor unions, 501(c)(4) organizations and municipal clerk-led efforts
○ (this is dependent on the tax designation of the organization housing this work)
● Coordinate digital communications campaign to recruit poll workers.
● Participate in bi-weekly meetings/conference calls with Wisconsin Voting Rights Coalition to report on progress.
● Identify challenges and possible solutions to those challenges.
● Work with WI Voices communications team to create internal plan for recruitment.
● Engagement with jurisdictions to ensure we’re tracking needs and also working to ensure that volunteers coming in from national partners are placed appropriately.
We’re seeking candidates who excel in building a collaborative team, are results-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
● A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders
● A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
● Experience managing multiple projects and ability to oversee make tangible next steps with and for a wide range of partners
● Deep analysis and value of racial equity.
Knowledge of census and voter registration policy issues and prior experience in a C3 table environment are both pluses but are not requirements.
Compensation will be $4,500 per month. This is a contract position that does not include benefits. This position goes through December of 2020.
How to Apply
Send resumes and a cover letter and 2 references to [email protected] Please title the email: “Poll Worker Recruitment Coordinator application.” Accepting ongoing applications but preferably before August 10, 2020.
Fair Maps Volunteer/Relational Organizing Assistant
Wisconsin Voices Fair Maps Campaign is seeking a part-time person (15-20 hours/week) to assist our statewide organizer and support the Fair Maps Campaign’s relational organizing program and with general volunteer management & organizing. The Volunteer/Relational Organizing Assistant will be an outgoing, detail-oriented and focused person. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: oversee the relational organizing program, volunteer management & engagement, & support the fair maps teams throughout the state. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, dynamic, and able to work in a fast paced environment.
A successful Volunteer/Relational Organizing Assistant should be committed to racial and gender equity and passionate about empowering volunteers to take on seemingly insurmountable odds. They should uphold the values of Wisconsin Voices and make ‘good trouble’ in the world.
Primary Responsibilities include:
● Reaching out to online signups and recruiting new volunteers.
● Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and connecting to Fair Maps Team in their region.
● Matching volunteers to other opportunities that suit their skill sets.
● Maintaining an up-to-date volunteer database in VAN.
● Using relational organizing tools such as Empower, MailChimp, VAN and volunteer databases to track volunteer activity.
● Being actively engaged in, and providing input and feedback on, the Fair Maps Campaign process and progress.
● Building and maintaining the shared state strategy to achieve nonpartisan redistricting as part of the Wisconsin Voices Fair Maps Team.
● Participating in weekly calls with the Fair Maps Organizer and monthly calls with the Fair Maps Coalition Lead Team.
● Ensuring the goals of the Fair Maps Campaign are communicated to the public.
● Other duties as assigned.
● Experience recruiting, engaging and managing volunteers.
● Working knowledge of databases and apps.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
● Excellent organization and team building skills.
Base salary for this part-time position is $18,000 – $24,000 per year. Experience and aptitude will be taken into consideration for negotiating salary. This is a part-time salaried position funded through August of 2021 with potential to be continued through 2022. Wisconsin Voices part-time employees receive benefits in their first year that include: 1.5 weeks paid vacation time, 11 paid holidays (9, plus 2 floaters), 40 paid sick hours, a 401K retirement plan, partial cell phone reimbursement, mileage and expense reimbursement for required travel, and health, vision, and dental insurance.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by August 28, 2020.
About Wisconsin Voices
Wisconsin Voices envisions a Wisconsin where every person has the means, motivation, and freedom to fully participate in a just democracy that provides opportunities for all people to thrive.
We unify a dynamic network of progressive nonprofits in Wisconsin around achieving shared goals to build a better democracy. We build our partners’ capacity, amplify their impact, nurture new leadership, promote racial equity, champion transparent policies, and foster civic engagement so that everyone has an equal voice.
We help create the conditions for Wisconsinites who share our values to strengthen Wisconsin’s democracy for everyone.
WISCONSIN VOICES PLAYS A UNIQUE ROLE in the progressive movement by creating the structure to empower organizations in the c3 community through:
- Capacity building
- Ongoing year round civic engagement
- Convening and connecting
- Long-term strategic planning for collective impact
Wisconsin Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.