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Deputy State Director

United Against Hate Campaign – MoveOn.org

Temporary, Full Time • Starts ASAP, Ends Nov 30 • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania

 Non-negotiable salary $4,333 per month through November 30, 2016

Donald Trump is a dangerous bigot. And he’s neck and neck in the polls in the battleground states that will decide the presidential election. So are Republican Senators who’ve refused to stand up to his hateful campaign and whose elections will determine control of the Senate.

We will defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton by recruiting, training, and supporting grassroots leaders in the communities that Trump has attacked. We know that face-to-face conversations with voters are the #1 most effective way to increase voter participation.

You’ll be part of a nimble team of field organizers and state directors in 8 battleground states who together will organize volunteer teams to knock on hundreds of thousands of doors  and have conversations with enough voters to swing a close election–the presidential race, and, in many states, a Senate race, too.

With millions of members nationwide and an 18-year track record of winning electoral and progressive issue campaigns and breaking new digital and field organizing ground –and as the largest organization to endorse Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary– MoveOn is uniquely suited to influence the outcome of this election.

Unlike in most campaigns, we’re not running a paid canvass. We’re unleashing the phenomenal energy and smarts of volunteer leaders to canvass their own neighborhoods and communities, where they can make the biggest difference.

And we’re not stopping there. We know that our task is not just to win an election, but to demonstrate that bigotry is a losing strategy and to build power to win on the issues that matter to everyday people: income inequality, police and criminal justice reform, climate change, good jobs, immigrants’ rights, and more. Unlike candidate campaigns that shut down after Election Day, MoveOn.org organizes 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The leaders you develop will join a grassroots network that will organize to build power and win on issues after the election.

Deputy State Director

MoveOn is seeking highly motivated and goal-oriented deputy state directors to lead our campaign in battleground states to organize progressive voters to stop Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton president. We are running a voter identification and turnout program focused on progressive voters, built around volunteer-hosted and volunteer-run neighborhood door-to-door canvassing. Deputy State Directors are responsible for managing, motivating, and coaching a team of Campaign Organizers; representing the team with allies, partners, and the media; and meeting goals and deadlines. The Campaign Organizers you lead will organize “barnstorm” organizing tours of their turf, recruit volunteer canvass leaders at those events, and support hundreds of volunteer leaders over the course of 13 core canvassing days of action.


  • Manage, coach, and support a team of high-performing campaign organizers in your region to meet ambitious goals and deadlines.
  • Lead team trainings, huddles, conference calls, and meetings, virtually and in person.
  • Build positive team culture.
  • Report data for your team, ensure your team is reporting data impeccably using NGP VAN and soft reporting, and recommend and make adjustments based on analysis of the data.
  • Work with Data Director, local partners, organizers, and volunteers to manage and assign canvassing turf for volunteers to canvass.
  • Identify, build relationships with, and seek collaboration with local and state allies, including campaign surrogates, community leaders, and other notables in the state.
  • Participate as a member of a state and national team, contributing to shared learning and mutual accountability.
  • May recruit, train, and support volunteer leaders to lead neighborhood canvasses, setting the example for your team.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum one election cycle as a staff manager or two years staff management in an issue or advocacy campaign environment
  • Proven track record of organizing effective volunteer teams and leading effective trainings and organizing meetings
  • Experience with voter databases such as NGP VAN
  • Experience canvassing or leading canvasses
  • Comfort, experience with, or eagerness to learn technology-based organizing tools such as Hustle, Zoom, Organizer, and ActionKit
  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance, and clean driving record

Skills, Characteristics, and Values:

  • Acts with high integrity, professionalism, low ego, and camaraderie
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to recruiting diverse leadership and making visible the leadership of people most impacted by Trump’s campaign of bigotry
  • Able to adapt to rapidly changing environment
  • Self-motivated, driven, able to work nights, weekends, and long hours, and able to maintain work-life balance. We take a healthy workplace seriously and can accommodate flexible daytime schedules when evening work is required.
  • Bilingual a plus

Location: Positions in Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Reports to: State Director

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time; highly competitive salary (non-negotiable $4,333 per month)  including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; 13.32 hours accrued vacation per month, 6.66 hours accrued sick leave per month; and reimbursement of home office expenses.  

Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply ASAP for consideration.

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