Full-Time Program Associate, Ballot Access and Delegates for Bernie 2020
Program Associate, Ballot Access and Delegates for Bernie 2020
Location: Washington, DC
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Type: Full time
Application Deadline: Rolling
Bernie 2020 is seeking a motivated, dynamic Program Associate to join its Ballot Access and Delegates Team. The Program Associate will assist the Director of Ballot Access and Delegates in the important effort to qualify Senator Bernie Sanders for the ballot and to identify delegates across the country. The role will evolve over time, beginning primarily to support the traveling team overseeing the effort to collect signatures to put Senator Sanders on the ballot, and then transitioning to support a national delegate selection program.
-Assist a team of traveling ballot access organizers with logistics, travel arrangements, and other administrative and operational needs as they collect signatures in the states.
-Work closely with national team to implement volunteer quality control program for ballot access petition signatures.
-Help maintain databases and trackers for national ballot access and delegates program.
-Interface with volunteer leaders, elected officials, and community connectors interested in learning more about the delegates program.
-Work with Director of Ballot Access and Delegates to establish a culture of communications with delegates as they come on board.
-Assist Director of Ballot Access and Delegates with administrative tasks.
-Occasional travel may be required.
-Other duties as assigned.
-Experience in an organizing role, including managing staff and volunteer leaders.
-Desire to learn more about the delegates process.
-A working knowledge of the structure of political campaigns and familiarity with VAN, NGP, and other databases.
-Demonstrated experience in electoral, community, labor, or movement organizing.
-Incredible attention to detail.
-Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to remain a personable and friendly demeanor.
-Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment that may include long hours, nights, and weekends, and to remain calm under pressure.
-Commitment to building strong relationships across race, gender, class, and other group identities, as well as an understanding of and self-awareness around the intersections of race, gender, class, and other identities, especially in regards to historically marginalized communities.
-Team player who values building strong relationships with colleagues and collaborates effectively with other staff members.
-Experience with Zoom, Maestro, and other conference calling software.
-Skilled user of Excel and Google Sheets.
-Public speaking skills and/or experience leading trainings for medium-sized or large groups.
Full Time employees are eligible for benefits, including health care, vision, and dental insurance; sick leave, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and more.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:
Building policies, procedures and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;
Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;
Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;
Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership;
Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;
Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.
How to Applyhttps://boards.greenhouse.io/bernie2020/jobs/4446260002
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