Grassroots Organizer

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HeadCount is hiring full-time organizers in cities around the U.S. to lead non-partisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities at concerts, cultural events, and public gatherings. These positions will be added on a rolling basis, from January 2020 through the Fall.

Hiring decisions and timing will be based on the quality of the candidates, opportunity for impact in each market, and availability of funding.

Possible locations will include: Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Miami, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Richmond, Raleigh, and Tampa.

Candidates must be passionate about both music and democratic participation, and have a strong track record in grassroots organizing, while also bringing a creative outside-of-the-box approach to their work. Experience working with entertainment venues, voter registration, campaigns, volunteer management, special events are all beneficial to the position.

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ABOUT US 

HeadCount is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. 

We stage voter registration and turnout drives at a diverse array of events and locations, through a network of over 40,000 volunteers.

ABOUT THE ROLE

HeadCount’s Grassroots Organizer will work remotely from one of the target markets and will report to the Director of Voter Engagement. This is not your traditional 9:00-5:00 job and requires nontraditional hours and flexibility.

The Organizer will be responsible for staging at least five voter registration drives per week, and working with local volunteers and HeadCount “Team Leaders” to expand the presence to as many as 10 events per week.

The Organizer will be responsible for sourcing and maintaining relationships with music and entertainment venues, event promoters, other local businesses, community organizers, high schools, colleges, and service providers. Through this network, the organizer is expected to set up high impact and high volume voter registration drives. At least a quarter or these drives should reach a diverse or underserved audience. 

The Organizer will be trained on legal compliance in voter registration for all states. They must have a strong eye for detail and be confident in high-quality voter registration without errors or omissions. 

Travel will be a requirement of the position as events and opportunities may present themselves state-wide. 

The Organizer will be trained on HeadCount’s systems and processes and all drives will be set up in accordance with prescribed procedures. Daily check-ins with the Director of Voter Engagement are required. 

This is a contract position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and competitive within the nonprofit sector.

DEADLINES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

 To be considered please send a cover letter, plan for project implementation, resume and contact info for 3 references to [email protected]. Please include the City location in the subject line of your e-mail.

Applications will be received on a rolling basis from November 15, 2019 to September 1, 2020. 

HeadCount provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

HeadCount expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of HeadCount’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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