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MASSACHUSETTS  NURSES  ASSOCIATION
SAFE  PATIENT  LIMITS  BALLOT  INITIATIVE


Field Organizer
Safe Patient Limits Ballot Initiative

Massachusetts

General Description
Seeking dynamic candidates from across the state to manage volunteer voter contact efforts, coalition building, grassroots recruitment and the engagement of MNA members and members of endorsing organizations. This is a full time, salaried, non-union grant position.

Accountability

  • Accountable to Ballot Campaign Director

Responsibilities:

  • Works to secure and capitalize upon endorsements.
  • Manage local committees
  • Organize outreach events in targeted areas.
  • Recruit and train volunteers for overall campaign efforts, working with allied groups and organizations.
  • Work with communication division to identify local spokespeople and media opportunities.

Voter Contact:

  • Works to execute the voter contact plan to:
  • Build and train structure in the targeted areas.
  • Implement the field portion of the voter contact program and activities.
  • Provide training and direction to volunteers

Functions:

  • Execute field plan as required by the overall voter contact plan.
  • Building and deploying a volunteer base for the Ballot Initiative by recruiting, motivating, and managing volunteers for canvassing, phone banking, and ensuring that volunteer databases are kept up to date.
  • Contact local elected officials regarding endorsements
  • Identify supporters, undecided voters, and opponents using aggressive GOTV strategies via phone and door to door contact.
  • Manage field office(s) in region/area.
  • Assist with earned media and tracking in the field.
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Qualities and Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to and understanding of community organizing, social justice and the labor movement.
  • 1-2 years’ experience labor or community organizing including base building, leadership development, campaign research and communications. This may include volunteer experience and participation in campaigns as a rank and file organizer.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse organization.
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in developing and leading effective campaign strategy and commitment to developing rank and file leadership.
  • This is a fast-paced work environment; expect to work evenings and weekends. Must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines as well as possess strong analytical skills.

Application Guidelines/Contact
To apply
for this position please send cover letter, resume and three references to Eileen Norton at enorton@mnarn.org.

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