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Texas AFT

Texas AFT


Houston Regional Field Organizer

Based in Houston, TX


Texas AFT is seeking a Regional Field Organizer (RFO) for the 2020 election. The Houston RFO will be charged with executing aggressive field and organizing plans in the Houston area, and will be working on races up and down the ticket organizing AFT members, working with endorsed candidates, and implementing the long-term political goals of the organization. RFOs will report directly to the Texas AFT Political Director. This is an excellent opportunity to work on targeted races in a battleground state. Position will run until mid-November 2020.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Building regional volunteer infrastructure using team models.
  • Identifying, recruiting, and training volunteer leaders.
  • Working with the Political Director to develop and execute volunteer and staff trainings.
  • Developing a regional organizing plan in coordination with the Political Director and Local Leaders.
  • Ensuring that sufficient progress is being made for all short- and long-term goals.
  • Developing and managing relationships with local leaders and volunteers.
  • Detailed, regular reporting of regional activities and program results.
  • Creating and maintaining a positive work environment and culture throughout the region.
  • Coordinating and participating in direct voter contact and member programs to motivate and mobilize voters.
  • Implementing adjustments as necessary.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Two to three cycles of campaign experience or comparable organizing experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Proven experience excelling in fast paced and metrics driven work environments.
  • Willingness to think creatively and solve problems proactively.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train others.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.
  • Knowledge of campaign technology including Voter Activation Network.

Salary is competitive and will include health benefits.

Texas AFT is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Send résumés to: anelson@texasaft.org.

No calls please.

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