Jobs

Election Organizers

Part-Time, Early Sept. – Nov. 3, 2020
Reports to: Executive Director

The Fairness Campaign is seeking four (4) part-time Election Organizers for work in Daviess County, Warren County, and two other non-Louisville Kentucky communities Sept. 1 – Nov. 3, 2020.

Since 1991 the Fairness Campaign has been working in Louisville and across Kentucky to build a community with a broad, inclusive vision of the work for social justice.

The Fairness Campaign was founded, and remains directed, by these key principles for our work:

  • We believe LGBTQ people have the right to respect, dignity and full equality.
  • We believe that dismantling racism is central to our work.
  • We believe that all issues of oppression are linked and can only be addressed by working in coalition.
  • We believe in non-violent grassroots organizing that empowers individuals and builds a social justice movement that creates lasting change.

Election Organizers will work from home to organize LGBTQ voters in advance of the 2020 General Election. Key responsibilities include organizing canvasses/literature drops, phone banks, and social media to amplify the Fairness Campaign’s GOTV efforts.

To learn more about the work of the Fairness Campaign, click here.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize a minimum of two (2) local in-person (socially distanced) GOTV canvasses.
  • Coordinate volunteers to phone bank local LGBTQ-supportive voters with a goal of 5,000 calls made by Election Day.
  • Generate frequent (5 x Week) social media posts/engagements related to GOTV efforts.

Qualifications

  • Valuable areas of experience include public policy, politics, legal, non-­profit, advocacy, or public education.
  • Demonstrated interest in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to the mission and principles of the Fairness Campaign.
  • Knowledge of Kentucky politics, issues, regions, and organizations is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate multi-­media communications.
  • Evidence of a commitment and understanding of how to work effectively in and with diverse communities; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, religious affiliation and socio‑economic circumstances.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Independent worker with demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate/work well with others.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and to manage and accommodate a work schedule that could include evening and weekend commitments.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work on several projects at various stages of completion.
  • Basic office computer skills, including Excel, Word, and many Google applications—Google Drive, Google Forms, and more.
  • Social media acumen.

Personal Attributes:

  • Initiative
  • Strong communicator and facilitator
  • Strategic, constructive, and collaborative
  • Ability to cope with changing and uncertain circumstances
  • Organized, confident, and capable
  • Committed and dedicated
  • Respectful of others; ability to build trusting, challenging relationships

Compensation

The Election Organizer is a contract position of $3,000 for 100 hours of work at $30/hr.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The Fairness Campaign is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.