Rock the Vote State Coordinators
Rock the Vote is seeking smart, enthusiastic, and motivated young adults passionate about building political power. The organization is hiring DC-based young adult leaders to serve as state coordinators supporting volunteer efforts in each of 10 priority states as part of Rock the Vote’s first-ever relational organizing program. Relational organizing, at its most basic, means training volunteers to reach out to friends and family and share personal stories around the issues that matter to them most.
Each state coordinator will utilize relational organizing technology to manage approximately 20 in-state ambassadors to meet voter registration and volunteer recruitment goals. Coordinators will serve as the primary point of contact for Rock the Vote ambassadors in their state and will be responsible for adapting materials and trainings for state-specific usage and leading ambassadors to achieve collective state goals. State coordinators report directly to the national organizing director.
State coordinators will receive advanced voter registration and mobilization training; exclusive briefings and research; networking and professional development opportunities; and access to information and resources to support their management of relational organizing efforts.
The initial phase of this program will be focused on pilot states through the 2020 presidential primary season and will expand nationwide for the general election. While not required, ideal candidates for the pilot season should have strong ties to communities of color in one of the following states: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania.
HOURS AND DURATION:
State coordinators are expected to dedicate 10 to 15 hours per month from December 2019 through April 2020. Positions may be continued through the November 2020 election.
State coordinators will receive a stipend of $2,000 that will be disbursed in intervals of $400 per month.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, two to three references, and answers to the questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, December 13, 2019. State Coordinators will be selected in mid-December and will be expected to start in late December.
- Please list your top 3 relevant experiences connected to leadership, civic engagement, or voting rights.
- Tell us the story of voting in your first election. Haven’t voted yet? Tell us what you’re looking forward to when you vote for the first time.
- Describe how you like to motivate others to reach their goals.
We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and persons from low-income and working class backgrounds to apply.