Field Organizers sought for Melinda Bush for State Senate

Do you want to play a crucial role fighting for Democratic ideals in our state? Do you enjoy
working with experienced campaign staff and inspiring elected officials on important campaigns?
Then look no further.

A targeted Illinois General Assembly race in Lake County is seeking Field Organizers for the
November 2016 elections.

Position Description

Field Organizers (FO’s) are the lifeblood of a political campaign. They are the primary force
behind the campaign’s positive message reaching individual voters, and the main recruiter of the
campaign’s grassroots volunteers. They empower voters to vote and turn out the voters necessary to

An FO’s basic responsibilities include:

• Knocking on doors and making phone calls to targeted voters and volunteers during Voter Contact
• Recruiting and managing teams of volunteers and staff to perform specific campaign field
• Managing the voter contact database
• Implementing the campaign’s field strategy for a particular geographic area

Our campaign also seeks to expand the impact of FO’s, encouraging them to grow beyond their
traditional campaign role. Do you have social media skills? Help us turn our social media presence
into a winning campaign asset. Are you a writer? Join the press team and get valuable media writing

Requirements / Qualifications
Prior campaign experience is preferred, but not required. Preferred applicants will have at least
one election’s prior campaign experience performing field activities, such as managing volunteers
and knocking doors.

Qualified applicants are excellent communicators, with the ability to think on their feet, be
extremely polite, and articulate issue position to voters.

Qualified applicants will demonstrate some proficiency with Microsoft Office – FO’s will regularly
use Word and Excel.

Qualified applicants have full-­‐time access to a car and cell phone, and must work in the evenings
and on weekends.

Positions start in June of 2016. To apply, send a resume and two references to


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