Job Opportunities

We are accepting applications for the following position:

Democracy Reform Organizer — Part-time

Democracy Maine is seeking a part-time Democracy Reform Organizer to support its efforts to ensure passage of the For the People Act (HR 1/S.1) and other pro-democracy reforms in the U. S. Congress. The post holder will report to the Advocacy Program Coordinator, and will work closely with the program and organizing staff of Democracy Maine. The organizer will focus on recruiting, training and supporting Democracy Maine volunteers for phone and text banks, asking our supporters to contact their Senators in support of  S. 1. The organizer will also directly call supporters themselves.  This is a temporary position, 20 hr/week position through the end of May 2021, with the potential for additional hours and/or long-term position for a strong candidate.  

About Democracy Maine:

Democracy Maine is a collaboration between two nonpartisan organizations — the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections — that joined forces in 2018 to strengthen their advocacy and education efforts. As Democracy Maine, we work together and with other partners to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. 

About the For the People Act:

H.R. 1/S. 1 — the For the People Act — a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, expand and protect voting rights, and create a democracy that values the voices of all Americans. 


Core responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train and support phone and text bank volunteers.
  • Spend at least 6 hours/week directly calling supporters.
  • Generate at least 40 constituent contacts per week. 
  • Ensure accurate reporting of volunteer hours and constituent contacts. 
  • Support other voter engagement and voter rights projects as necessary.

Qualifications:
We are seeking candidates who are detail-oriented and are creative and flexible in pursuing results. You should have:

  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with phone canvassing, textbanking or similar tactics.
  • Experience managing volunteers.
  • Experience working remotely while consistently meeting goals. 
  • A track record of working with individuals with diverse identities and lived experiences.
  • A commitment to non-partisanship and inclusion.
  • Experience with issue organizing, VAN, and/or Outreach circle are highly desirable

Location, Compensation and Start Date:
Candidates will be considered anywhere, with a preference for candidates located in Maine. The schedule is flexible, but evening and/or weekend hours may be required. This is a 20-hour a week position. Pay starts at $20/hour.  Given the urgency of this campaign, we are looking for the organizer to start as soon as possible. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. 

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and an optional cover letter by email to Nadya Mullen at nadya@democracymaine.org using the subject line Democracy Reform Organizer.
 

Democracy Maine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate in employment against persons based on color, race, religion, age, ability, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or marital status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.