Global State Teams Coordinator

About the Position

Democrats Abroad (DA) was the margin of victory for Joe Biden in Georgia and Arizona. We’re determined to not only deliver scale-tipping votes in races across the United States in 2022 and beyond, but also to transport the perspectives of U.S. citizens living abroad back to lawmakers stateside. One exciting new way we intend to do this is through the creation of state teams, particularly for overseas voters from and allies of 2022 battleground states including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. 

State teams will strive to build community among overseas voters from a certain state as well as cultivate and maintain a relationship with the respective Democratic state party. This relationship should not only create community among overseas voters but also foster voters’ closer connections to their voting state that will motivate them to cast a ballot. In addition, state teams will focus on protecting and expanding overseas voting rights at the state level, with the ultimate goal of reducing barriers to overseas voters’ participation in future elections.

In coordination with the International Executive Committee, the State Teams Coordinator will assist with the creation and development of DA State Teams, as well as ensure that their formal incorporation into DA’s existing organizational structure occurs in a smooth, understandable, and transparent manner for DA leaders and members alike.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the International Executive Committee to create a short and long-term strategy for state teams’ overall growth and integration into the larger DA structure
  • Create a state teams terms of reference document for approval by the 2021-2023 International Executive Committee
  • Assist with the creation and development of state teams, specifically regarding leader and volunteer recruitment, on-boarding, communication schedules, and strategic planning
  • Hold regular meetings with state team leaders
  • With input from the Global Events Coordinator and Vote From Abroad Coordinator, support state teams developing and executing their proposed events, trainings, and outreach schedules in alignment with election calendars
  • Ensure that contact with outside organizations, such as fellow Democratic state parties and allied groups, is documented and coordinated with the International Executive Committee
  • In coordination with the Global Internal Communications Coordinator, develop and maintain the state teams section of the DA website (forthcoming)
  • Regularly track and report on quantitative metrics regarding state team size and engagement
  • Report to the International Executive Committee on a bi-weekly basis and regularly attend their meetings

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Commitment to helping DA, the Democratic Party, and Democratic candidates succeed
  • Member of Democrats Abroad (join here)
  • Deep understanding of DA’s organizational structure, especially at the global and country levels
  • Strong interest and familiarity with electoral and legislative landscape in 2022 battleground states
  • Ability to create and achieve shared measurable goals through strong team leadership
  • Ability to generate innovative ideas to better help overseas voters, as well as to motivate and oversee teams that see them through 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects across multiple time zones
  • Outgoing and highly communicative
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong IT skills with platforms including Google Workspace, Zoom, WebEx, and NationBuilder
  • Previous volunteer management experience advantageous

 

Logistical Details

Location: Online

Estimated Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week (flexible working times)

Language: English   

Start Date: From January 10, 2022

End Date: May 2023

Compensation: Unpaid (but tremendously rewarding!)

 

Application Process

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your vision and qualifications for the role in PDF format to [email protected] by December 6, 2021.

 

Democrats Abroad is committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, with opportunities to provide and the ability to take feedback and learn. It is our policy to recruit, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, pregnancy, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity, disability, or any other legally protected basis.