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Regional Field Organizer (Palm Springs, Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento)
April 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm

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Position: Regional Field Organizer

Salary: $24-$28/hr., compensation based on experience and location

Type: Temporary, Hourly Non-Exempt, minimum 30 hours per week

Location: Palm Springs, Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento (one per location)

Reports to: Political Director

Start date: As soon as possible

End date: November 30, 2022 (opportunity to extend if additional funding is secured)

Application closing date: Open until filled

About Equality California and Equality California Institute:

Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom. For the purpose of this job description, “Equality California” is used as an umbrella term for Equality California and its sister organization, Equality California Institute.

Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.

Position Overview:

Equality California seeks experienced Regional Field Organizers based in Palm Springs, Orange County, San Diego and Sacramento to register, engage and mobilize voters in the 2022 midterm elections and to organize pro-equality community members in support of pro-equality legislation and in opposition to anti-LGBTQ+ attacks. Regional Field Organizers will report to the Political Director and work with both the Political and Program Teams to recruit volunteers and organize around various events, actions and campaigns in their regions.

Responsibilities:

  • Civic Engagement & Voter Mobilization:
    • Lead regional voter registration and education campaigns, including recruiting, training and managing volunteers for phone-banking, text-banking and canvassing activations.
    • Execute civic engagement and political strategic plans in collaboration with the Political and Program Teams.
    • Input and manage volunteer and voter data in PDI, EveryAction and other platforms.
    • Perform direct voter contact, including canvassing, text and phone banking and at community events, including Prides.
    • Provide regular reports of voter contact, volunteer recruitment and other metric goals to the Political Director.
  • Representation:
    • Represent Equality California in various coalitions and partnerships working to engage the LGBTQ+ community, allies and the diverse communities to which we belong to advance full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.
    • Represent Equality California at community events, meetings of local LGBTQ+ organizations and political and civic engagement clubs, press conferences and other public and private events.
  • Other:
    • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with local elected officials, candidates, campaigns, volunteers, and partner organizations.
    • Promote Equality California’s legislation at community events and through phone and text banking.
    • Support Equality California fundraising activities in the region through one-on-one meetings, events and other forms of direct communication.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Strong desire to contribute to the mission of Equality California.
  2. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Experience working on candidate campaigns, ballot measure campaigns and/or independent expenditure campaigns.
  4. Experience recruiting, managing and training volunteers on political campaigns.
  5. An understanding of the local political landscape and relationships with local political, labor and advocacy leaders strongly preferred.
  6. Proficiency with PDI, EveryAction, NGP VAN, ActBlue and other political engagement and fundraising platforms strongly preferred.
  7. Ability and willingness to travel regularly.

Compensation is $24-28/hr. and is commensurate with experience and based on location. Compensation package includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance, and 401K). This temporary full-time hourly non-exempt position will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and Nevada. This will also include participation in Equality California’s schedule of events, including Pride festivals, advocacy events, and more. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage and must have a reliable vehicle and be able to drive in California.

Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.

Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

To apply:

Email resume (including names and contact information of 3 references), cover letter, and two writing samples (one should include drafted social media content and/or plan if available) to jobs@eqca.org. Please be sure to put “Regional Field Organizer” in the subject line of your email.


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