Trick or Vote Outreach Coordinator

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organization:The Bus Project
position summary:

The Bus Project’s Trick or Vote team is seeking an Outreach Coordinator to manage recruitment of 1000 volunteers to the spookiest canvass this election. Trick or Vote is happening in cities around the country, and our Portland event -- the flagship Trick or Vote -- is the biggest and the best.

The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for meeting programmatic metrics, overseeing and executing street teaming recruitment and phone outreach, managing volunteers. The Coordinator will work closely with the Trick or Vote Event Director in engaging an enthusiastic base of volunteers to get out the vote on Halloween.

Summary of Responsibilities:

• Coordinate outreach staff and volunteer phonebanks • Maintain and develop existing volunteer networks • Build and foster leadership in new volunteers • Maintain data and information systems • Keep up energy and excitement in the office

Other potential duties may include:

• Local media outreach, blogging, etc. • Oversee grassroots 'Race for the Cure' style fundraising effort • Assist with event planning for Trick or Vote


The Bus Project is an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy. We drive votes. We drive leaders. We drive change. (And yes, we have a bus.) We’re about people-powered politics. We’re building a movement. Not left, not right, but forward.

Each election cycle, the Bus Project hosts Trick or Vote, the nation’s largest get out the vote effort … in costume! ?Face-to-face interaction, in the form of a door knock, is the single best way to get someone to vote. And what is the one time of year people expect a knock on their door? Halloween. And when does Halloween happen to fall on the calendar? Always a few days before the election. Trick or Vote is simply the best way on the best day.

Salary / Pay Rate:Standard Entry-midlevel Organizer salary
Apply by:September 3, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:- Stamina, High Energy & Charisma. Work hard/play hard/stunning sense of humor. - Passion for democracy, activism and/or community organizing - Demonstrated knowledge of grassroots volunteer management, recruitment and development - Experience with managing phone banks and canvass teams highly desired - Strong communication skills; oral, written and interpersonal - Ability to maintain long work hours and flexible schedule - Ability to work in fast paced, supportive and team-driven work environment - Tech savvy; comfort with word processing and digital spreadsheet use - Experience with grassroots fundraising, database management, new media, etc. also helpful (though not necessary)
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer