Open Position: Temporary Political Organizer

DEPARTMENT: Governmental and Community Relations
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director of Governmental and Community Relations
AVAILABLE: January 3, 2022 to November 8, 2022

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 Temporary Political Organizer will work with a team to implement the electoral and legislative initiatives of MNA in order to further the goals of nurses at the local, state, and federal levels. The primary duties of this position include educating MNA members on the legislative and electoral processes, engaging nurses in MNA’s 2022 electoral efforts for endorsed candidates, and organizing nurse members around MNA’s legislative program. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
➢ Educating members on the2022 elections, Minnesota early vote program, and MNA’s legislative priorities.
➢ Educating and organizing members on MNA’s legislative priorities at the Capitol, including recruitment for our member legislative advocacy program.
➢ Implementing member-to-member or member-to-public political programing, including e-mail, text, phone, door-to-door, and worksite campaigns.
➢ Working with labor and coalition partners to implement joint campaign plans and strategies to support MNA’s organizational goals and priorities.
➢ Assisting with planning and implementation of MNA’s screening and endorsement process.
➢ Recruiting new member volunteers for electoral activity via rounding in facilities, attending MNA activities and calling members.
➢ Working with field staff to identify potential new member volunteers for legislative or electoral activity.
➢ Tracking and reporting on electoral and legislative goals.
➢ Using Action Builder, NGP VAN or Labor Action Network (LAN) to pull data and reports as well as upload information.
➢ Assisting in the building and training of a network of political activists.
➢ Other duties as assigned.
The position may include long and irregular hours, including weekends and evenings. Travel is required, including occasional overnight stays.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Bachelor Degree or comparable experience is preferred.
Experience: Knowledge of labor unions; understanding of electoral or legislative processes; skills in organizing individuals in political settings; demonstrated ability to implement successful electoral plans;
familiarity with Minnesota and labor online voter databases; good oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, and build strong working relationships and hold others accountable.
Salary: Per the MNASO Local 1, Unit 2 Contract Agreement, starting salary is $78,229. MNA is an EEO/AA Employer.
Contact: Send letter of application, resume and references to Wesley DeBerry, MNA Human Resources Manager, at wesley.deberry@mnnurses.org.