Field Organizer                                                  

Position Description: The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund (OECAF) seeks to hire several dynamic, effective, and energetic Field Organizers. This contract position, which reports to either the Field Director or a Regional Coordinator, will primarily be responsible for direct voter contact through door-to-door canvassing and phone banking. This position will require irregular hours, physical activity, exposure to outside elements, and travel within a designated region.

The Field Organizer is responsible for the following:                                           

  • Participate in door-to-door canvassing in diverse communities using persuasion and get out the vote scripts to engage voters
  • Collect signed pledge cards and distribute campaign literature to targeted individuals
  • Augment door-to-door canvassing with phone banking, when directed by supervisor
  • Track, enter, and upload daily quantitative reports into the “VAN” online database
  • Participate in daily briefing and/or debrief meetings with supervisors
  • Show up at scheduled time and location as assigned by supervisor
  • Complete a full day’s work as scheduled by supervisor
  • Use provided technology (iPad mini) to track all canvass data                          
  • May be required to recruit and train volunteers, as needed, to augment canvass and phone bank shifts
  • Must be accountable to metrics including daily doors knocked or phones dialed

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service/people-oriented background
  • Ability to responsibly enter data and maintain organizational provided tools
  • Passion for the environment and building grassroots involvement to advocate for policy changes
  • History of taking responsibility for issues you care about
  • Ability to walk for long distances
  • Disciplined self starter and comfortable with receiving feedback and meeting daily goals
  • Previous canvassing experience is a plus
  • Must pass a basic criminal background check

Pay: This is a contract position that pays $15 an hour. Position is from now until November 8.

Locations: Toledo & Lorain, OH

Diversity Statement: The OECAF is committed to diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OECAF prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

About the OECAF: The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization that seeks to protect and enhance the environment and the health of all Ohio communities by holding policymakers accountable, advancing critical priorities, and electing environmental champions. Find out more atwww.OECActionFund.org.

Application Instructions

Send your resume and references for Toledo positions to nmandros@theoec.org and for Lorain positions or to mschaefer@theoec.org. Please include “Field Organizer” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

Federal Policy Intern

Department: Federal Policy
Location: Washington, D.C.
Reports to: Deputy Legislative Director
Duration: 37.5 hours/week for 12 weeks

Context: The Sierra Club’s D.C. federal policy internship provides hands-on experience into the federal policy process, lobbying, organizing and advocacy realms-- all while representing the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest environmental organization. Interns in this position will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about and engage in energy and environmental policy at the national level.  This is a paid, temporary position.

Scope: Works closely with the Deputy Legislative Director and other Federal Policy staff to plan and carry out advocacy and governmental relations activities, supporting a wide range of national programs and initiatives. Researches legislation, drafts memos, talking points, advocacy materials, compiles data, provides event and meeting support, and tracks and reports on advocacy and lobbying efforts. As needed, writes and designs other materials, attends events and briefings, reports on legislative activities, and drafts and policy or issue summaries.


Job Activities:

  1. Compiles weekly updates on federal legislation and administrative actions to circulate to field organizers.

  2. Performs research and analysis using a variety of resources; drafts memos, talking points,and other advocacy documents and materials.

  3. Attends briefings, Congressional hearings and activities, take notes, and distributes to relevant internal capacities.

  4. In cooperation with Federal Policy team members, helps support the organization and execution of events.

  5. Tracks legislation on various issues.

  6. Creates and maintains field organizing tools and materials. Performs special projects, and miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Currently pursuing or already graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program, or equivalent combination of education and experience. High-school diploma or GED required.

  • Excellent writing and communications skills

  • Knowledge of environmental advocacy and/or national politics preferred

  • Ability to apply discretion and understand the importance of organizational confidentiality

  • Ability to work cooperatively and interact effectively with staff, volunteers, the public and others outside the organization

  • Ability to meet quick deadlines and prioritize multiple projects

  • Comfort using online tools, specifically google docs

Application Instructions

To apply, follow the link


Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.  Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

 

Digital Director at Innovation Ohio 

Innovation Ohio seeks a Digital Director who can manage the coordination of both paid and organic digital activities with progressive partners and vendors as part of the overall 2018 independent expenditure digital plan in Ohio. 

This position will work closely with in-state and national partners to execute a comprehensive digital strategy that maximizes resources, is informed by research, and helps build smart digital infrastructure that is integrated into all other dimensions of the campaign including data, field, and traditional communications. 

The ideal candidate would have experience executing a paid digital campaign, working with progressive entities, and translating research into effective organic and paid digital communications programs. He/She must be comfortable managing projects and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders as this position is heavily focused on coordination of work across multiple organizations. 

Responsibilities

Reporting to Innovation Ohio’s President, the Digital Director’s responsibilities include: 

  • Working with the IE Communications Hub to understand message guidance coming out of the IE research. 
  • Coordinating digital activity among multiple organizations running IE digital programming. This would include both “paid” and “organic” digital activity. 
  • Creating a long-term plan, and ongoing short-term plans, in coordination with multiple IE organizations. 
  • Monitoring and reporting on the long- and short-term plans to ensure they are effective, efficient, on track, and nimble. 
  • Ensuring all reports are transmitted to the IE organizations, and ensure all established metrics are met. 
  • Using data and modeling to inform online conversations and ads so that we are layering messages with field programming and goals; 
  • Using targeting data to help build efficient digital programs targeting the right voters. 
  • Coordinating and tracking paid digital ad buys so progressive groups are strategically complimenting one another and not driving up costs by bidding against each other. 
  • On the organic front, working with and coordinating digital organizers in partner organizations to amplify online conversations; executing rapid response activities, and doing online social listening with a feedback loop of key information from the “online” field, including synching with the VAN;  
  • Developing creative content for digital with the understanding of the unique considerations for what plays well in the digital space, including emotional appeal, injection point, and a targeted amplification network; 
  • Using social media tools to drive other types of activism and grow lists; and 
  • Providing training and best practices to those who want to be more active digitally. 

Performance Expectations

The Digital Director must be detail oriented, able to project manage, and enjoy staying current on political and policy fights this election cycle. 

Qualifications

The applicant must have an interest in Ohio politics and issues, have digital experience, and understand the emerging role and opportunities that digital can have as part of IE programming. 

Compensation

This position will run through November 2018. Hourly rate depends on experience. Benefits include healthcare and paid time off. 

About Innovation Ohio

Innovation Ohio is a 501(c)(4) located in Columbus. Our mission is to provide high-quality research and to construct winning narratives on the issues and fights important to our partners. Over the last seven years, Innovation Ohio has become an integral part of the progressive infrastructure in Ohio, providing policy, digital, accountability and public opinion research, as well as values-based narrative and message guidance. 

Application Instructions

Send your cover letter, resume, one writing samples, and three references to king@innovationohio.org with “Digital Director” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be filled immediately when the right applicant is identified. 

 

Communications Manager at Innovation Ohio

Innovation Ohio seeks a Communications Manager who can collaboratively manage communications projects with progressive partners as part of a progressive communications hub. We believe progressive allies must execute one overall strategic communications plan that is bigger than any one organization. 

The ideal candidate will collaboratively staff the communications hub and have some experience with communications writing, working with the press corps, organizing press events, and working with progressive entities. 

Responsibilities

Reporting to Innovation Ohio’s President and supporting Innovation Ohio’s leadership, the Communications Manager’s responsibilities include: 

  • Understanding the Narrative and Accountability Research. The Communications Manager will help take our ongoing narrative development and research work and turn it into action. This means understanding how the narrative works in different moments, with different messengers, and within different mediums. This is especially important for rapid response communications. 
  • Assisting in the Development and Execution of a Coordinated Communications Plan. The communications plan must determine our hardest-hitting messages, sort out what roles partners can play as we layer and amplify, lay out a calendar, and determine the strategies and tactics we’ll coordinate on, including traditional earned media, digital, and activism. In addition to helping develop the plan, the Communications Manager will set up systems to operationalize the plan so that we are not only doing proactive communications, but are also organized in a way that allows us to respond rapidly as openings present themselves. 
  • Assisting in Content Creation and Dissemination. Innovation Ohio will be generating ongoing content, depending on the theme of the week or breaking current events. This content will include talking points, creative for digital, legislative scorecards, voter guides, policy backgrounders, blog posts, infographics, social media posts, op-eds, and other forms as needed. The Communications Manager will help with the creation of this content and keep lists of online and offline influencers and distribute material via email lists, blogs, social media postings, private online discussion forums, and other channels as appropriate. 
  • Coordinating Earned Media Among Multiple Entities. Earned media events will drive coverage and shape the narrative. The Communications Manager will set up earned media events and help do press relations out of Innovation Ohio, but the strength of a coordinating hub is deploying multiple entities with different areas of focus and tones to maximize earned media coverage via press conferences, press calls, op-eds/LTEs, and daily conversations with reporters and opinion leaders. The Communications Manager will participate in weekly meeting where we will set the frames, get agreement upon a calendar of activities for the upcoming weeks, and assign who is doing what. The Communications Manager will help execute the activities partners have agreed on. 

 

Performance Expectations

The Communications Manager must be able to work with multiple stakeholders in a collaborative way. They must be resourceful in knowing how to pull together communications materials, speakers and events quickly. 

Qualifications

The applicant must have an interest in Ohio politics and policy, have communications experience, and understand electoral and issue campaigns. 

Compensation

Hourly rate depends on experience. Benefits include healthcare and paid time off. 

About Innovation Ohio

Innovation Ohio is a 501(c)(4) located in Columbus. Our mission is to provide high-quality research and to construct winning narratives on the issues and fights important to our partners. Over the last seven years, Innovation Ohio has become an integral part of the progressive infrastructure in Ohio, providing policy, digital, accountability and public opinion research, as well as values-based narrative and message guidance. 

Application Instructions

Send your cover letter, resume, one writing samples, and three references to king@innovationohio.org with “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be filled immediately when the right applicant is identified.