DATE: June 22, 2020
DEPARTMENT: Unit 2 Field Staff
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director of Governmental and Community Relations
AVAILABLE: Immediately until Nov. 13, 2020
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 three primary areas this position will work with are education and turnout for the Presidential Primary, state and local electoral efforts for member-endorsed candidates, and member organizing around MNA’s legislative program. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Educating members on Minnesota and other MNA state’s early vote program, caucus processes and MNA’s legislative and administrative priorities.
- Implementing member-to-member or member-to-public political programming, including e-mail, text, phone, virtual worksite campaigns, and potential door-to-door, if deemed safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 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 participating in online and potentially in person member meetings, attending virtual and potentially in person MNA activities and reaching out to members via text, email and phone. In-person activities will only occur if safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Working with field staff to identify potential new member volunteers for legislative or electoral activity.
- Tracking and reporting on electoral and legislative goals.
- Using 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.
Education: Bachelor Degree or comparable experience is preferred but not required.
Experience: Understanding of legislative and electoral processes, in Minnesota and at the federal level; skills in organizing individuals in political settings; demonstrated ability to successfully participate in electoral plans; familiarity with Minnesota and/or labor online voter databases such as the NGP VAN or Labor Action Network; good oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, and build strong working relationships and hold others accountable. Knowledge of labor unions preferred.
Salary: Per the MNASO Local 1, Unit 2 Contract Agreement, starting salary is $76,128 annually and includes competitive benefits. MNA is an EEO/AA employer.
Contact: Send letter of application, resume and references to Wesley DeBerry at Wesley.DeBerry@mnnurses.org.
Minnesota Nurses Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MNA recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identifies or who are members of other marginalized communities.