Voter Protection Associate (Coordinated)


Job Title: Voter Protection Associate
Reports to: Deputy Voter Protection Director
Salary: $5,000/month, generous benefits package
Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)
Start date: Summer 2024
Application Deadline: June 17, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

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About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Voter Protection Associate, you will build a robust network of volunteer attorneys and advocates who will serve as poll observers, phone bankers, and hotline and ballot cure volunteers. You will be responsible for recruitment, engagement, and retention of volunteers. As a member of our Voter Protection team, you will help execute a ground game that ensures that every eligible Wisconsin voter’s voice gets heard in the general election and, in doing so, helps elect Democrats up and down the ticket by growing the strongest voter protection infrastructure Wisconsin has ever had.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Build on the success and foundation we created in recent cycles to keep growing our robust team of volunteer attorneys and advocates who will serve as County Liaisons, Poll Observers, Poll Workers, and Voter Assistance Hotline volunteers.
  • Implement grassroots field tactics, including managing and executing effective activities such as phone banks, volunteer training, and one-on-one meetings.
  • Use independent creativity and judgment to keep our core team of volunteers engaged and active in seeking to implement our programmatic goals.
  • Build long-term relationships with volunteers and empower them to take the initiative to strengthen democracy in their communities.
  • Utilize consistent and diverse outreach methods to reach new and existing volunteers, including phone calls, text banking, social media, and community networking. 
  • Assist Deputy Voter Protection Directors with special projects and strategic planning as necessary.
  • Help manage the team’s volunteer data using VoteBuilder/VAN and LBJ.
  • On-year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election preparation as necessary.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset – Able to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication Skills – Able to communicate effectively both verbally and written. 
  • Democratic Values – Desire to fight for Democratic Values and candidates, up and down the ballot.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale, diverse volunteer organizations that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, Excel, and other tools.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to and understanding of the unique challenges of voter protection.
  • Applicants should have access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel frequently.

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays. 

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.