New Voters Project Campus Organizer
Posted on: July 17, 2020
Get out the youth vote in 2020
Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that the Student PIRGs are actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications.
On Election Day, young people will be the largest and most diverse group of potential voters, with distinct values and ideas. But the issues that affect young people are not being addressed because the youth don’t vote in enough numbers. Despite record-breaking progress during the 2018 midterm election, young people continue to be underrepresented in our democracy. Only 31 percent of eligible 18-29 year-olds voted, compared to 50 percent of the voting eligible population. We can choose to let other people make decisions that impact the future, or we can vote and get a future that works for all of us.
That’s why the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is hiring organizers to run its non-partisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaign, on college campuses across the country in 2020.
You can choose to let other people make decisions that impact your future, or you can vote and get a future that works for you.
It’s your future, vote on it.
As a full-time organizer with the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project, your responsibilities will include:
- Run a non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaign in a campus community. Campus Organizers recruit and train a team of volunteers to help register 18-29 year olds, collect pledges to vote, and contact all of these young people to turn out the vote on Election Day.
- Educate students and train new leaders. Campus Organizers teach citizenship and organizing skills. Campus Organizers also oversee an internship program, through which students can earn academic course credit for their work to boost youth voter engagement.
- Build a coalition. Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people to boost youth voter turnout.
Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.
Please apply on our website. We are hiring for positions starting in August 2020. Immediate positions also available.
Pay & Benefits:
The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000 to $35,000. The Student PIRGs offer a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, California, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Each of the groups that run the New Voters Project is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.
Right now, Student PIRGs is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected millions of Americans, and killed over 100,000 already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/make-sure-everyone-who-needs-a-test-gets-a-test/.
Each of the groups that run the New Voters Project is an equal opportunity employer
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