Native Vote Washington Digital Organizer
Type of Job
Feb 21, 2023
About the job
Native Vote Washington (NVW) is seeking a savvy, creative and focused Digital Field Organizer to help us deepen and complement our on-the-ground field operations, specifically focusing on online organizing and outreach. This person is responsible for supporting Native Vote Washington’s civic engagement efforts and political organizing.
The Digital Field Organizer is responsible for our organization’s social media presence, including preparing and organizing emails, updating website content, and supporting communications and messaging that shape public opinion and increase awareness of Native Vote Washington.
They will also focus on building, engaging, and growing our Indigenous Digital Activist community via individual outreach, social media, and virtual events. This role will use digital tools to advance our work in the field and online, to educate and mobilize tribal members across Washington state around elections and voting. The Digital Field Organizer will join the growing team of hard-working, skilled, and data-driven Organizers who are responsible for supporting Native Vote Washington’s grassroots advocacy and political organizing efforts. They will report to the Field Director of Washington Conservation Action (WCA) and work closely with the Native Vote Washington Senior Organizer, interns and the WCA Field and Communications teams.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and excited about working to mobilize indigenous peoples around voting, elections, civic engagement, and environmental issues in Washington state. Experience with social and email advocacy will be helpful but the successful candidate will have a variety of experiences with public outreach and engagement.
Native Vote Washington is a 100% Indigenous-led collaborative, serving Indigenous communities across the state of Washington. The Native Vote Advisory Committee provides guidance to the development and implementation of this indigenous-led political power building project in Washington and serves as the decision-making body for the project. In 2021, Washington Conservation Action became the fiscal sponsor of Native Vote WA and the Native Vote WA EducationFund, to increase the capacity of the organization to operate year-round. The goal of Native Vote Washington is to become an independent organization by early 2025.
The Digital Field Organizer plans, develops, and implements online strategies that involve followers, digital activists, and Native voters in our civic engagement and grassroots organizing campaigns. They craft and manage the voice of NVW through our active email communications calendar and digital channels to reach our audiences and followers across the state to advance our mission and support endorsed Native, pro-environment candidates to local and statewide office.
Working alongside our Field Organizers, the Digital Field Organizer will play a key role in recruiting volunteers to get out the vote and growing virtual people-power in districts where NVW endorsed candidates are running. This role is critical in advancing racial equity and tribal sovereignty into our external communications and increasing storytelling from native communities of Washington.
Content Creation 50%
- Coordinates and executes the NVW’s social media strategy to achieve organizational objectives while ensuring a consistent marketing message and strengthening our position in the broader tribal sovereignty and native vote movements.
- Own the day-to-day social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, including copywriting, posting, and responding to comments and messages for NVW
- Create content for social, including graphics, short videos, and reposting or amplifying content from others.
- Attend events to provide live social coverage.
- Create and work with contractors to set up ads for social, and track performance and ad spending.
- Track social media presence of all accounts, report back on social media insights, and improve internal understanding of social channels.
Email and Text
- Engages people in our work by regularly drafting e-mail updates and alerts to followers, in close coordination with Organizers.
- Maintain the NVW email calendar and set up email campaigns, specialized list targeting, and actions for NVW.
- Set up text campaigns and help to strategize around list targeting and the most effective messaging.
- Work with Organizers and contractors to maintain and improve Native Vote Washingtonwebsite content and keep track of website and SEO analytics.
- Cultivate and organize Digital Activists 25%
- Strengthens and expands NVW’s membership and grows our volunteer network and Digital Activist base.
- Identify and engage online supporters and drive measurable actions through the creation of digital actions, graphics, and social media content, and supporting online trainings in coordination with the NVW Organizers.
- Organizes followers to volunteer in support of our work; can include recruitment and management of text banks, canvasses, virtual events, digital days of action etc.
- Amplifies NVW’s electoral campaigns and endorsed candidates for office by recruiting supporters for online events and actions.
- Analyze data on our social media platforms and email lists and draw actionable insights to inform future strategy.
- Ensures that activist data is comprehensively and accurately captured in appropriate member databases (Salesforce and VAN).
- Supports the internship program goals and manages at least one intern per cohort (typically two cohorts a year).
- Ensures principles of tribal sovereignty, racial and social equity are infused in our fieldwork.
- Monitor organizational feedback and information email account for NVW.
- Assist with fundraising and other organizational events as needed, including recruitment and providing live support.
- Supports digital organizing with tribal partners and coalition partners, using our resources to amplify shared messages and strengthening relationships.
- Perform other duties as directed.
- Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in one of the following fields: online or digital organizing, tribal or community organizing, social media management, campaign management, volunteer coordination. This can be job, volunteer or community organizing experience.
- Experience with tribal communities and understanding of Tribal Treaty Rights, issues of sovereignty, and other indigenous issues
- Commitment to environmental protection and principles of racial, social, and economic justice.
- Demonstrated ability in education or outreach communications or social media campaign experience.
- Writing and copy-editing experience.
- Ability to maintain a flexible schedule that will include some evening and weekend work.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously and meet deadlines.
- Can work effectively both independently and collaboratively with staff to ensure effective, coordinated, and efficient processes.
- Understanding of social networking tools like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
- Lives in Washington state or willing to move.
- Direct experience managing email lists and social media campaigns.
- Some experience with implementing website content, proficiency with Google Analytics, and Squarespace.
- Some familiarity with Salesforce or Voter Activation Network (VAN), Campaign Monitor or other email platform, or Form Assembly.
- Knowledge of environmental issues and/or state politics.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
This is a regular full-time, non-exempt position and is expected to work a standard work week of 40 hours. Some weeks may require additional hours to meet deadlines. The position involves office work and frequent sitting at a desk, using a computer and/or phone for long periods of time. Must be able to conduct business in English, though fluency in other languages is welcomed. For remote work, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work during scheduled work hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform functions essential to the duties of the position.
We are currently working in a hybrid environment but this position has the option of being primarily remote, within Washington state. We anticipate this job will involve occasional travel to in-person meetings or staff retreats, approximately once a month. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support remote work and supervision.
This position has the option of being primarily remote, within Washington state. We are prioritizing folks who live on or near Lummi, Yakama, Colville, Spokane, Puyallup, or Quinault Nations, but if you live elsewhere this should not discourage you from applying. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support remote work and supervision. We anticipate this job will involve some travel (up to 15% of time) to different parts of Washington State and requires a valid drivers’ license and regular access to a vehicle. You will be reimbursed for approved travel costs—mileage reimbursement is done at the federal mileage reimbursement rate.
The organization follows all requirements of local health authorities. We are currently working in hybrid remote mode with most staff coming to the office voluntarily. We maintain strict safety protocols while in our office. All staff who come to the office must be fully immunized against COVID-19.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a regular full time, non-exempt position with a salary range of $54,000 TO $58,000 depending on experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer paid premiums for medical and dental insurance, a 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a Flexible Spending Account, three weeks of paid vacation time, an additional pool of sick leave, and twelve paid holidays per year. If applicable, we offer an unlimited ORCA transit pass that covers several Puget Sound area transit agencies, including King County Metro, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and Community Transit. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.
Please submit a cover letter and resume here. No phone calls or mailed applications please. This position is open until filled.
Washington Conservation Action and Native Vote Washington are equal opportunity employer committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WCA and NVW do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply.
About Washington Conservation Action (WCA) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. WCA is the fiscal sponsor for Native Vote Washington. WCA is the inheritor of over 70+ years of policy and political expertise. What began as two separate organizations (Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters) are now unified under one brand, WCA, to continue our work protecting Washington’s environment.
For over 50 years, WEC brought people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. For nearly 30 years, WCV worked to elect environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.
By effectively combining policy and political know-, WCA has reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington. We have a staff of 40 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We are working in what we call hybrid mode where staff come to the office 2-3 days per week, on average, and there is a great deal of flexibility about when that happens.
We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a representative, socially just, and welcoming work environment – people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of a racial equity lens to our work and are led by a CEO who is a citizen of the Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs, Oregon.