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Field Organizer

The Humane Society of the United States


Location:
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Date:
12/28/2017
2017-12-282018-01-27
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
The Humane Society of the United States
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Job Details

The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) is a 501(c)(4) organization which seeks to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. HSLF is seeking a Field Organizer, who will promote our animal protection goals by organizing a grassroots engagement campaign in targeted congressional districts and subsequent political action in those districts.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Increasing citizen awareness on current animal welfare issues and exposing incumbent voting records on these issues;
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers to build cohesive teams;
  • Training animal protection advocates to engage in the political process;
  • Representing HSLF at meetings and community events.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Government required;
  • Minimum of one year of experience in holding elected office, political campaigns,community organizing, volunteer management, or similar work for a 501(c)(4);
  • Experience developing and organizing candidate or independent expenditure campaigns;
  • Experience in recruiting, training, motivating and leading volunteers;
  • Ability to train and lead volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking and persuasive skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to relate to a wide variety of voters;
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings;
  • Strong multitasking abilities;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours including weekends during campaigns;
  • Tenacity to accomplish goals and execute precisely-timed campaign plans;
  • Basic computer literacy and database skills;
  • Fluency in Spanish desired;
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Washington, DC.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status EOE

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