THE CAMPAIGN READINESS PROJECT

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The Campaign Readiness Project is a 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. 

Our first bootcamp series will center around Distributed Organizing and people who meet the outlined qualifications are encouraged to apply. The Distributed Leadership Bootcamp will be held virtually August 6-8 and the Distributed Organizer Bootcamp will be held virtually August 20-22. Participation in the bootcamps does not guarantee future employment. 

Apply for the Distributed Organizer Bootcamp HERE. Apply for the Distributed Leadership Bootcamp HERE. Applications close on July 17 and participants who are selected will be notified the last week of July and first week of August.

Distributed Organizer Track Qualifications & Job Description

Ideal participants for the Distributed Organizer track of the Campaign Readiness Project are entry-level or have one cycle of experience as an organizer and are interested in learning the ropes of be a part of a statewide distributed organizing program. Over the course of this bootcamp, participants will learn what it means to be responsible for leading teams of volunteers to recruit, organize, confirm, and support thousands of volunteers in call, text, and canvassing efforts. 

All participants will get to practice utilizing online tools and distributed tactics to foster a community-based, volunteer-driven organization to support statewide Democratic outreach. Ideally, all participants will take what they learn this weekend and then apply it directly to the coordinated campaign operation in their state for the 2022 cycle. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Organize online events in your community.
  • Learn how to best cultivate relationships with volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Be a part of robust volunteer-powered phones and texts programs.
  • Learn more about digital tools and how we yield them for reaching our outreach goals. 
  • Experience what it’s like to work in a campaign setting.

About you:

  • The ideal candidate has strong organizing skills, is tech-savvy, is knowledgeable with predictive dialer technology, such as ThruTalk/LiveVox and VPB Connect, texting tools, such as ThruText and Spoke, and has experience organizing and training large numbers of volunteers virtually.
  • The ability to be scrappy when it comes to solving problems and using the resources you have already available to you.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with volunteers. 
  • An excitement to meet people from your community and forge meaningful relationships with them.
  • A passion to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. 
  • Ready to work in a fast-paced campaign setting and be able to commit to a virtual three-day training bootcamp. 
  • You are either based in one of the following states, have past connections to them, or have at least one cycle of experience working there and would like to stay there for the 2022 election: Virginia, New Jersey, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

Distributed Leadership Track Description 

Ideal participants for the Distributed Leadership track of the Campaign Readiness Project are organizers who have 1-2 cycles of experience and have managed either staff or a sizable volunteer program before. Other ideal participants include former Digital Organizing Managers, Deputy Organizing Directors, or Regional Organizing Directors from a campaign in a state. This track is designed for people to eventually take on a leadership role on the coordinated campaign in their state. Over the course of this bootcamp, participants will learn what it means to scale a large distributed program for phones, texts, and relational actions, as well as some additional management training necessary to hire and manage staff. 

All participants will get to deal with real-life management scenarios, evaluate applications to think about what makes a good team, and practice scaling and calendaring distributed outreach for their program. Ideally, all participants will take what they learn this weekend and then apply them directly to the coordinated campaign leadership in their state for the 2022 cycle. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Manage a team of distributed organizers and a statewide distributed outreach program.
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders and advocate for resources for your team.
  • Design a virtual volunteer training program curriculum. 
  • Drive the overall strategy and vision for statewide phones and texts programs.
  • Set outreach goals for your team, manage your in-state capacity calculator, and hold your team accountable to reaching their goals.
  • Devise a reporting structure for distributed metrics for your team to share with coordinated campaign leadership. 

About you:

  • The ideal candidate has strong organizing skills, has managed a team or large volunteer program in the past, and is comfortable with predictive dialer technology, such as ThruTalk/LiveVox and VPB Connect, texting tools, such as ThruText and Spoke. 
  • Some experience putting together a volunteer training program curriculum virtually and using digital tools to manage your volunteer network. 
  • The ability to be scrappy when it comes to solving problems and using the resources you have already available to you.
  • An excitement to meet people from your community and forge meaningful relationships with them.\
  • A passion to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. 
  • Ready to work in a fast-paced campaign setting and be able to commit to a three-day training bootcamp. 
  • You are either based in one of the following states, have past connections to them, or have at least one cycle of experience working there and would like to stay there for the 2022 election: Virginia, New Jersey, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
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.