Voter Registrations Campaign Organizer

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organization:Bus Project
position summary:

Immediately hiring organizers to bring new voters into the democratic process and impact the January 26th Special Election.

Program: On January 26, 2010, Oregonians will go to the ballot to vote on Measures 66 and 67, which protect funding for schools, health care and public safety by raising taxes on corporations and people making over $250,000 per year. There are thousands of people out there who need to vote in this election, but aren't registered yet. We're going to change that, to the tune of 7,300 new voters. That many votes can decide an election. Will you help make it happen?

Job Duties and responsibilities:

* Work with a team of organizers to register 6,000 new voters through street and event canvassing * Attend concerts and major events to register voters * Participate in Get Out the Vote canvasses after the voter registration deadline

Time commitment: Campaign hours are generally 45-55 hours per week, evenings and some weekends. Job is open immediately and runs through the end of January.

Compensation: $9 per hour

Qualifications: • Whip-smart • Outgoing, enthusiastic and confident (gotta enjoy talking to strangers) • Highly organized, self-motivated and productive (friends have a hard time understanding how you get so much done in one day) • Committed to the progressive movement • Proven ability to work toward a plan an achieve results • Relentlessly positive in the face of obstacles (and sometimes the stress of too many opportunities) • Culturally competent and comfortable discussing race, gender, and power • Ability to buckle down and wrap projects up • “Zoom factor” (i.e. the ability to see both the forest *and* the trees)

Benefits: • Entry-way to large network in Oregon politics • Fun work environment, with opportunity for growth

Organizational Overview: The Bus Project is an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy. We engage new people in the civic process for immediate impact and for long-term leadership development. Volunteer leadership grows from a passion for positive politics and our six Es: Education, Environment, Equal rights, Election reform, Economy, and ‘Ealth Care. The Bus Project is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, with offices in Multnomah and Lane Counties. Its partner organizations include the Bus Project Foundation 501(c)(3) and the BusPAC. The Bus is not affiliated with any political party, and would prefer that we examine political issues on their own merits and from an independent perspective - not just left or right, but forward.

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Location: Inner SE Portland, Oregon On 12, 19, 20 and 6 Bus lines

Salary / Pay Rate:$9/ Hour
Required Skills and Abilities:• Outgoing, enthusiastic and confident (gotta enjoy talking to strangers) Must be able to garner more than 3 registration cards an hour. Must be able to charm a sirloin out of a dog's mouth.
Qualifications:No prior experience necessary.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer