Field Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Windham County
  • $50,000-$54,000 USD / Year

Website Let's Grow Kids

Summary:
Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) and the Let’s Grow Kids Action Network (LGKAN) seek an energetic, motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills to build strong support for the remainder of Vermont’s Child Care Campaign by organizing and activating supporters.

The primary role of the Field Organizer is to engage Vermonters across the state to advocate for and take action on behalf of our child care campaign. Working among a team of Field Organizers and under the supervision of the Director of Mobilization and Grassroots Engagement, this position will recruit and train volunteers to plan and run events, develop leaders, and track engagement in our database. The Field Team is organized regionally across the state. This position will support organizing work in Windsor and Windham counties with the potential for an additional county as they settle in. This role will primarily work remotely and out of our Burlington office. This position requires extensive travel within those counties, including some work on nights and weekends. This work is highly collaborative and coordinated with LGK’s Policy, Fundraising and Engagement, Programs, Operations and Evaluation, and Communications teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage current volunteers in their advocacy development, supporting their outreach activities by delivering materials, conducting one-on-one or small group trainings, and coordinating logistics, to cultivate strong supporters and leaders of the movement.
  • Recruit new volunteers and parent/caregiver supporters at in person events, such as tabling and canvassing, and community events this position will organize.
  • Deepen volunteer engagement via phone, email, and text to support priority campaign initiatives and activities, such as contacting legislators, letter-to-the-editor campaigns, direct action events, volunteering at LGK and community events and phone/text banking.
  • Support volunteers in planning events, media events, virtual events, meetings, and trainings by delivering materials, coordinating logistics, and offering brief presentations about LGK/LGKAN strategies and calls to action.
  • Support Policy and Communications Teams by recruiting parent and family voices as needed to take action on legislation, testimony, and story collection.
  • Accurately track and report supporter and volunteer engagement in our database weekly.
  • Contribute to team decisions on field strategy and implementation.
  • Meet quarterly and yearly benchmarks and goals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • Interest in and passion for the LGK/LGKAN mission and core values.
  • 1–2 years of campaign field work, community organizing, or electoral work is preferred.
  • An understanding of the challenges Vermont’s child care crisis presents for parents and caregivers.
  • Ability to listen well, communicate, and relate to others personally and professionally.
  • Ability to motivate, train, and lead others to take action.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Highly self-motivated, detail- and goal-oriented.
  • Must be comfortable doing outreach to new community members and initiating conversations with potential volunteers.
  • Experience working in a team environment and ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in using basic software—Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, and willingness to learn new software and database management skills. Experience with EveryAction/NGP Van and SharePoint preferred.
  • Interest in and ability to work across diverse cultures and constituencies and participate actively in the organization’s diversity and equity efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage work with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Access to reliable transportation and availability for frequent travel across Vermont, including nights and weekends.
  • Reliable internet required.
  • Able to lift and carry materials up to 40 lbs with accommodation.
  • This is an active field position that will require being physically located in Vermont. Preference given to candidates who live in Windsor County.

Location and Time Commitment:
LGK and LGKAN have offices in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont. While this position will primarily work with communities located in Windsor and Windham counties and can be based from a home office, occasional travel to the Burlington and Montpelier offices and to meetings throughout the state are expected.

This is a full-time position for a time-bound organization. This position will end, at the latest, by December 31, 2025. Work hours will follow general Eastern Time Zone business hours and include some night and weekend work hours. At times, this position requires long hours and a flexible schedule, especially during the legislative session, and we work hard to ensure that staff take compensatory time. Extensive in-state travel and in-person meetings are required.

To Apply:
Please submit one document containing a cover letter and resume through Aquire4Hire: https://app.acquire4hire.com/careers/details.json?id=92242&source=17

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. We are hoping to onboard this position as soon as possible.

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