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Jobs with Janeese for DC

We’re building a team to run Janeese’s people-powered campaign. Together, we’re fighting for a Ward 4 that is more inclusive and equitable.

Ready to join the team? See below for our current job openings. If you’re interested in becoming a campaign intern or fellow, submit your resume to jobs@janeese4dc.com.

How Hiring

Field Director

Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: $800-$1200/week, depending on experience.
Employment Classification: Independent Contractor
Timeline: Full time from start through June 15. Primary Election Day is June 2, 2019.

To be included in the first batch of reviews, submit your application by December 5.

Janeese Lewis George (janeese4dc.com) is running for DC Council as a progressive champion against a vulnerable incumbent. She is endorsed by Working Families Party, DC for Democracy, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, Black Lives Matter (DC), and The Metro DC Area DSA. With the Council precariously balanced between people-oriented and corporate-oriented factions, this seat is crucial in securing a majority to focus on DC’s working families and away from sweetheart deals for political insiders.

We are seeking a Field Director who is laser-focused on building power through grassroots organizing. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in building relationships and using data to make smart choices to empower existing and new voters to support Janeese’s campaign. The Field Director will lead the Field & Fundraising team which currently has a dedicated core of volunteers (some with significant experience). The campaign plans to expand the team with many more volunteers and additional paid staff in the future. The Field Director will report to the Campaign Manager. The Field Director will join the Campaign Manager, candidate, and campaign chair as a member of the campaign’s executive team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Write and implement a comprehensive, data-driven field plan with input from the Campaign Manager and campaign team advisors.
  • Build and manage a field leadership team to execute field plan including identifying, recruiting, and developing strong precinct captains.
  • Maintain positive morale, accountability, and energy so precinct captains, field organizers, field team leads, and volunteers can perform at a high level.
  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day field operations including phone banks and canvasses with a focus on solidifying support in high-turnout areas and recruiting new supporters in underserved areas.
  • Set and meet benchmarks for voter contact, volunteer recruitment, grassroots engagement, and GOTV.
  • Design and standardize best practices for data management using the campaign’s voter file software (VAN and miniVAN).
  • Launch a texting program and use it to improve field outcomes.
  • Coordinate field organizing with fundraising operations to achieve maximum matching funds through DC’s public financing system.
  • Manage the field program budget and logistics in collaboration with Campaign Manager and senior advisors.
  • Recruit and train a team of organizers and volunteers to engage supporters, organize events, and canvass for the campaign, and develop and manage affinity groups.
  • Manage Meet and Greets for the candidate and attend community events as needed.
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative weekly reports to the Campaign Manager and campaign team that evaluate our progress on outreach.
  • Work with the communications team to develop field messaging and materials and disseminate said materials including palm cards, stickers, mailers, and signs.

Desired Experience & Skills

  • 1-2+ cycles of paid field experience
  • Proficiency with VAN, NGP, Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • DC residents or individuals with strong knowledge of the District preferred
  • Strategic thinker who is proficient at reading voter file data and making decisions based on data
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, creativity, and self-motivation
  • Excels at managing systems/processes and multi-tasking
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and kind towards others while under pressure
  • Commitment to principles of relational organizing and building power with multi-ethnic, multi-racial communities, and coalitions
  • Ability to build and manage a team of volunteers and interns
  • Reliable access to transportation
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, and devote long hours when necessary
  • Access to a computer and the ability to communicate with campaign team on a regular basis is required
  • Spanish or Amharic language proficiency a plus

Additional background:

Former Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Janeese Lewis George was born, raised, and resides in Ward 4. She is a DC Public Schools graduate who went on to Howard Law School, and to work for DC Attorney General Karl Racine. She has recently left government to run for office full time.

Janeese’s campaign set the record for the fastest qualification for public financing at just 2.25 days, and within its first week, the campaign garnered significant media attention. The campaign has already recruited extensive grassroots support and is rapidly growing every day. The campaign is currently supported by a team of experienced volunteers, many with national-level campaign experience and deep local political and social ties, who are excited to welcome a recently hired Campaign Manager with whom you would be reporting to and working with closely. Based on the strong fundraising totals, media coverage, field organizing currently taking place, and excitement we are hearing from our grassroots efforts, with a strong Field Director in place, Janeese will win her campaign to become DC’s next Ward 4 Councilmember and will take a strong turn toward the issues that matter to working families.

As noted above, Janeese has been endorsed by the most active grassroots groups and all are planning significant engagement in the campaign.

Lastly, because of the new DC Fair Elections financing program, there will be enormous demand for skilled Field Directors and Campaign Managers in DC moving forward. This race is an excellent opportunity to work closely with key volunteers, local social justice organizations, elected officials, to build power in communities, to change the direction of the District of Columbia and to grow your career too.

How to apply:

Please email your resume and two references to jobs@janeese4dc.com. Please make sure to include in your email your answer to the following questions: Why do people-powered campaigns matter to you? What campaigns have you been involved in previously? How did you help those campaigns succeed?

To be included in the first batch of reviews, submit your application by December 5.

Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

No calls, please. This position will be open until filled and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.