THE CAMPAIGN READINESS PROJECT

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We currently have two open bootcamp opportunities for the Campaign Readiness Project. 

Apply for the Campaign Readiness Project Organizing Bootcamp here.

The Campaign Readiness Project is a paid train-to-hire bootcamp pipeline at the DNC with the goal of supporting states in their recruitment, training, and hiring of diverse, talented, and local staff for specific roles and skill sets on Coordinated Campaigns. Participation in these bootcamps will expand opportunities for consideration for campaign roles in targeted states with the aim of helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Ideal candidates for this Campaign Readiness Project Bootcamp are those who are looking to work as a Field Organizer for state parties and/or coordinated campaigns for the 2022 elections.

Our eighth bootcamp series will center around Field Organizer positions and people who meet the outlined qualifications are encouraged to apply. This bootcamp will be held virtually July 16. Participation in the bootcamp is a non-employment opportunity and does not guarantee future employment by a State Party/Coordinated Campaign.

Apply for the Campaign Readiness Project Organizing Bootcamp here

 

Field Organizer Track Ideal Qualifications & Description

Ideal participants for the Field Organizer track of the Campaign Readiness Project might have any of the following: one cycle of field organizer experience, campaign volunteer experience, campaign organizing campus fellowship or intern experience, or are simply interested in working in politics and want to learn more about what organizing in 2022 will look like. Preference for admittance to bootcamp will be given to applicants willing to work in AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, WI (Please note that field organizer roles are in-person and remote work will not usually be an option.)

What you’ll do:

  • Learn the best tactics for recruiting, engaging, and mobilizing Democrats in meaningful voter contact and community organizing;
  • Empower volunteer leads to host their own events, build relationships and grow contact lists with in-state voters, and conduct voter contact;
  • Learn about and develop skills Organizers use to build volunteer teams, including making high-quality asks and learning about and developing your story of self;
  • Expand your existing knowledge of fostering a volunteer base through traditional and relational outreach methods, as well as leveraging relevant stakeholders;
  • Go through the operational parts of what it means to conduct regular check-ins with volunteer organizing leadership to ensure programs are on track to goals across various priorities, and effectively communicate and report to relevant leadership within the Coordinated Campaign in state;
  • Gain an understanding of necessary organizing resources for volunteer teams;
  • Communicate closely with volunteer leadership and other relevant stakeholders to define and optimize programming;
  • Learn how to coordinate with volunteer leadership to define short-term and long-term priorities;
  • Identify mobilization moments and coordinate relevant programming with internal committee department stakeholders; and,
  • Engage in a real life organizing simulation that includes telling your personal story, making phone calls to real voters, and recruiting volunteers.
We’re looking for candidates interested in taking on Field Organizing roles in the coming cycle.

The ideal candidate for the Field Organizer track has one or more of the following:

  • Has one cycle of field organizer experience
  • Has been a campaign volunteer and understands the necessary respect for volunteers within a campaign structure
  • Has been a campaign organizing campus fellowship or intern in the past
  • Is interested in politics and learning more about what organizing in 2022 will look like
  • Is enthusiastic, creative, scrappy, and inventive when coming up with ideas and scouting resources
  • Has a deep commitment to their own community and genuinely wants to make it a better place
  • Wants to learn about personal storytelling, hosting an effective 1:1, and what organizing looks like in 2022
  • Is comfortable with call, text, or relational organizing tools and has an understanding of what we use them for
  • Wants to learn or grow skills around how to collaborate and communicate with volunteers, community stakeholders, leadership, and fellow campaign staff
  • Transportation or the ability to travel locally might be required

 

Bilingual Spanish/English Language Communications and Field Organizer Campaign Readiness Project Bootcamp 

The Campaign Readiness Project is a paid train-to-hire bootcamp pipeline at the DNC with the goal of supporting states in their recruitment, training, and hiring of diverse, talented, and local staff for specific roles and skill sets on Coordinated Campaigns. Participation in these bootcamps will expand opportunities for consideration for campaign roles in targeted states with the aim of helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Ideal candidates for this Campaign Readiness Project Bootcamp are those who are bilingual Spanish/English speakers looking to work as a bilingual Field Organizer or in Communications roles for state parties and/or coordinated campaigns for the 2022 elections. 

Our tenth bootcamp series will center around bilingual Communications and Field Organizer positions on campaigns and people who meet the outlined qualifications are encouraged to apply. This bootcamp will be held virtually on July 9. Participation in the bootcamp is a non-employment opportunity and does not guarantee future employment by a State Party/Coordinated Campaign.

 

Apply for the Campaign Readiness Project Bilingual Spanish/English Bootcamp here. Applications close July 3. 

 

Field Organizer Track Ideal Qualifications & Description

Ideal participants for the Field Organizer track of the Campaign Readiness Project might have any of the following: one cycle of field organizer experience, campaign volunteer experience, campaign organizing campus fellowship or intern experience, or are simply interested in working in politics and want to learn more about what organizing in 2022 will look like.  Preference for admittance to bootcamp will be given to applicants willing to work in AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, WI (Please note that field organizer roles are in-person and remote work will not usually be an option.)

What you’ll do: 

  • Learn the best tactics for recruiting, engaging, and mobilizing Democrats in meaningful voter contact and community organizing;
  • Empower volunteer leads to host their own events, build relationships and grow contact lists with in-state voters, and conduct voter contact;
  • Learn about and develop skills Organizers use to build volunteer teams, including making high-quality asks and learning about and developing your story of self; 
  • Expand your existing knowledge of fostering a volunteer base through traditional and relational outreach methods, as well as leveraging relevant stakeholders;
  • Go through the operational parts of what it means to conduct regular check-ins with volunteer organizing leadership to ensure programs are on track to goals across various priorities, and effectively communicate and report to relevant leadership within the Coordinated Campaign in state; 
  • Gain an understanding of necessary organizing resources for volunteer teams;
  • Communicate closely with volunteer leadership and other relevant stakeholders to define and optimize programming;
  • Learn how to coordinate with volunteer leadership to define short-term and long-term priorities;
  • Identify mobilization moments and coordinate relevant programming with internal committee department stakeholders; and,
  • Engage in a real life organizing simulation that includes telling your personal story, making phone calls to real voters, and recruiting volunteers. 

The ideal candidate for the bilingual Field Organizer track has one or more of the following:

  • Has one cycle of field organizer experience
  • Is fluent in English and Spanish (both verbal and written)
  • Has been a campaign volunteer and understands the necessary respect for volunteers within a campaign structure
  • Has been a campaign organizing campus fellowship or intern in the past 
  • Is interested in politics and learning more about what organizing in 2022 will look like
  • Is enthusiastic, creative, scrappy, and inventive when coming up with ideas and scouting resources 
  • Has a deep commitment to their own community and genuinely wants to make it a better place 
  • Wants to learn about personal storytelling, hosting an effective 1:1, and what organizing looks like in 2022 
  • Is comfortable with call, text, or relational organizing tools and has an understanding of what we use them for 
  • Wants to learn or grow skills around how to collaborate and communicate with volunteers, community stakeholders, leadership, and fellow campaign staff 
  • Transportation or the ability to travel locally might be required 

 

Comms Staff Ideal Qualifications & Description

Ideal participants for the communications track of the Campaign Readiness Project might have any of the following: campaign volunteer experience, campaign fellowship or intern experience in the comms department, or are simply interested in working in politics and want to learn more about political communications. Preference for admittance to bootcamp will be given to bilingual applicants willing to work in AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, WI (Please note that communications roles are in-person and remote work will not usually be an option.)

The ideal candidate for the bilingual Communications staff track has one or more of the following:

  • Is a skilled writer and communicator who is fluent in both Spanish and English (both written and verbal); 
  • Is highly motivated, emphatic and capable of thriving and adapting in a fast-paced and dynamic organization like the Democratic Party;
  • Can establish and maintain effective relationships.

What you’ll do:

  • Learn to assist in the development of timely and effective talking points and tips;
  • Learn about the structure and workings of coordinated campaigns;
  • Get a firm grasp on the importance of communicating with voters in-language
  • Identify local surrogates and prepare them for interviews and comments.
  • Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with local journalists, and maintain a media database.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.