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Field Director Position, America Votes

Job Description: Oregon State Field Coordinator

Location: Portland, Oregon (some statewide travel required)


Position Description

The State Field Coordinator will primarily serve as a consultant to America Votes and as such is responsible for maintaining relationships within the America Votes coalition, including Labor, environmental groups, pro-choice advocates, education advocates, civil rights organizations and more. Responsibilities include working with these organizations to develop and implement their voter contact and field plans and working with elected officials to improve voting access for state voters.


Job Functions:

Coalition Development and Maintenance: Continual recruitment and development of a coalition of partner organizations with varying capacity, missions and budgets.

Develop and convene regional America Votes table(s) with local partners.

Conduct outreach to and maintain relationships with state allies and partner groups, grassroots groups and leaders.

Create and Implement Electoral Strategy: Combine polling, voter file data, and electoral history to effectively target progressive voters and produce an electoral strategy adopted by our coalition. This process allows the progressive community to efficiently use collective resources and expand our reach to a larger number of voters.

Collect, track and maintain partner program data and shared events calendar.

Help develop and oversee coordinated coalition field plan.

Other duties as assigned


Key Qualifications:

At least 2 to 4 years experience in labor, political or community organizing and political campaigns preferred. Field organizing experience required.

Experience facilitating coalitions preferred, and knowledge of the political landscape in the state preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively, work well under pressure, be detail oriented and meet deadlines.

Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.

Diplomatic, professional approach to problem solving and the ability to think independently and creatively.

Excellent organizational, time-management, oral and written communications skills.

Must exercise good judgment and discretion and be able to work independently and as a member of a group.

Must be a self-starter; willing to work sometimes long, irregular hours and to travel as needed.

Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision and 401K. To apply, please email (include the job title as a subject line) a copy of your resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected] ISSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ISSI is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide on the ground state-based data management, targeting and coalition-building advice and services to a variety of clients, including advocacy groups, charities and political organizations. These services are interconnected and while each team member may specialize in a particular area all staff collaborate extensively on a range of projects for disparate clients such as the America Votes coalition (including extensive work with some of the largest progressive organizations in the country http://www.americavotes.org/coalition/), the Civic Engagement Fund, the Wellstone Action Fund, and the Center for Civic Participation.

ISSI seeks well-organized, self-starters for full-time positions across the country as Statewide Field Coordinator. We seek highly motivated, team players who work well with others, can maintain multiple responsibilities and can stay on top of information and tasks in a fast-paced political organization.


1401 New York Ave NW, Suite 721 | Washington , DC 20005 | (202) 383-8800

Amy Hojnowski, Oregon Director America Votes, o: 503-288-5802 x234, (NEW) m: 503.312.5319, [email protected]