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Minnesota Nurses Association

Minnesota Nurses Association
345 Randolph Avenue #200, St. Paul, MN  55102
Fax: 651-695-7000  Web: www.mnnurses.org

 

Political Organizer

Based in St. Paul, MN

 

POSITION TITLE: Political Organizer
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director of Governmental and Community Relations
AVAILABLE: Immediately

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works to promote and achieve the goals of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) by mobilizing nurses to become active in the electoral and policy arenas. The Political Organizer will work with a team to plan, implement, and evaluate the political, legislative, and community initiatives of MNA to further the goals of nurses at the local, state, and federal levels. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing members around political issues. Successful candidate will possess the ability to build relationships with varying types of MNA members and teach nurses how to expand their political power.
  • Educating members on Minnesota and other MNA state’s early vote programs, caucus processes and MNA’s legislative and administrative priorities
  • Creating and implementing electoral plans
  • Building, training, and maintaining a network of political activists
  • Implementing member-to-member or member-to-public political programing, including e-mail, text, phone, virtual worksite campaigns, and potential door-to-door, if deemed safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Recruiting new member volunteers for electoral activity via participating in online and potentially in-person member meetings, attending virtual and potentially in-person MNA activities and reaching out to members via text, email and phone. In-person activities will only occur if safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Coordinating member-driven candidate screenings and endorsement recommendations
  • Working with members and other labor and coalition partners to develop campaign plans and strategies to support MNA’s organizational goals and priorities
  • Coordinating political and community support of MNA’s collective bargaining and new member organizing campaigns
  • Tracking and reporting on electoral and legislative goals
  • Other duties as assigned

The position may include long and irregular hours, including weekends and evenings. Travel is required, including overnight stays.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor Degree or comparable experience is preferred.

Experience: Understanding of legislative and electoral processes in Minnesota and at the federal level; skills in organizing individuals in political settings; knowledge of and experience working with Minnesota campaign finance law; demonstrated ability to create and implement successful electoral plans; familiarity with the NGP VAN. Experience in Labor Action Network (LAN) appreciated; strong verbal communication and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, and build strong working relationships and hold others accountable. Knowledge of labor unions preferred.

Salary: Per the MNASO Local 1, Unit 2 Contract Agreement, starting salary is $76,128 annually and includes competitive benefits.

MNA is an EEO/AA employer.

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and résumé to Wesley DeBerry at: Wesley.DeBerry@mnnurses.org.

Minnesota Nurses Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MNA recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identifies or who are members of other marginalized communities.

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