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Ed Murray for Mayor – Organizing Director

About the Mayor:

Bold, progressive policy has defined Murray’s first term in office, as well as his 18-year history as a Washington State legislator representing Seattle’s 43rd Legislative District. Under his tenure, Seattle became the first large U.S. city to adopt a $15 minimum wage; we passed secure scheduling for hourly and low wage workers; we’ve made record investments in transit, affordable housing, and parks; we have implemented and expanded an affordable preschool program that will open doors to opportunity for our young people; we have a landmark Housing and Livability agenda that will protect neighborhoods and help our city grow responsibly and sustainably.

Driven by his commitment to social justice and social equity throughout his career, Murray was well known in the Legislature for reaching across party lines to bring meaningful protections and resources to vulnerable populations. Murray was prime sponsor of Washington state’s historic marriage equality law.

The Position:

The Organizing Director will be responsible for developing and driving execution on a complex and multifaceted voter contact and community outreach strategy. The Organizing Director will work closely with the Campaign Manager to develop this strategy, track progress, and will be accountable for hitting our field program goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of grassroots organizing, events and activism
  • Draft and implement organizing and field plans, using multiple methods of voter contact, coordinating phone banks, canvasses, outreach events, and community gatherings
  • Develop and implement a strategy to secure endorsements from legislative district organizations
  • Build, train, and manage a strong, robust, representative and effective field team of staff, interns, volunteers, and activist leaders
  • Develop and implement a neighborhood and community outreach strategy, leveraging relationships with community leaders, volunteers, and donors
  • Track and manage field program goals, such as number of volunteers recruited, number of voters contacted, number of identified supporters
  • Provide regular, comprehensive updates on organizing activities
  • Ensure meaningful engagement and participation of volunteers and supporters
  • Develop and implement a get-out-the-vote strategy for the August 1st and November 7th elections

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years experience working on a competitive campaign
  • Experience recruiting, managing, and training volunteers
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic, demanding environment
  • Proven experience setting and hitting ambitious goals, with experience holding team members and volunteers accountable to those goals
  • A demonstrated ability to think and work intersectionally on a broad range of city issues
  • Ability to work in and facilitate coalitions across a range of community groups, including ability to build consensus with a diverse set of actors with overlapping yet varied interests
  • Experience with VAN a plus
  • Attention to detail; strong follow-through and self-direction on assignments
  • Regular access to a personal vehicle required, with ability to work long hours, evenings and weekends

Salary DOE. Position starts in April, runs through the end of November 2017.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Ali O’Neil: ali@mayoredmurray.com. Preference given to applications submitted by March 31st.

Our campaign is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, marital statuses, ages, physical abilities, and religious beliefs, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported. Women, People of Color, and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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