Political and Organizing Fellow

The Minnesota DFL is seeking Political and Organizing Fellows to assist the Political and Organizing Department. Fellows will work to elect DFL endorsed candidates, engage our local supporters, and talk to voters in order to advance our DFL values at the local, state, and federal level.

The overall role of the fellowship is to work with the new wave of energized activists, traditional allies such as labor and choice organizations, and local party activists in planning and executing events such as voter registration drives, phone banks and door to door canvassing.

Duties include:

· Working with staff to plan all aspects of events
· Recruiting for events by phone and in other creative ways
· Working with the statewide voter file to track and utilize data
· Working with campaigns and candidates when needed
· Training volunteers

Qualified fellows will have an interest in organizing, be able to work well with people, work towards goals in a competitive environment, possess excellent phone and computer skills, and be able to speak in public.

This role is intended to teach fellows the trade of political organizing, as well as offer access to professional development opportunities. This position may potentially lead to staff positions at the DFL or with campaigns as they become available.

As we work across the state, we are looking for fellows who either currently live in or are from the area that they will be focused on. Fellows can work out of the DFL headquarters in St. Paul, or remotely if they currently live in Greater MN, with some travel to St. Paul for trainings and other events.

Hours will vary, but some nights and weekends will be required as most of our political and organizing events are outside of normal business hours. This is an unpaid fellowship.

Submit your resume, cover letter, and three references to amayequade@dfl.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants from or with extensive knowledge of congressional districts outside of the metro will be considered first. Applicants of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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