Faithful Voter Organizer (Gainesville, Florida)
Faith in Public Life Action seeks a talented, self-motivated organizer to provide ongoing support and technical assistance to clergy who are part of the Faithful Voter Pledge Card Program. The organizer will work with a set of churches to encourage congregants to commit to voting in the Fall elections.
Note that this is a contract position through November 2018.
Whether you care about education, health care, or voting rights, there is a lot at stake in this November’s election. That’s why many pastors are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone in their congregation can and does exercise their right to vote.
This year, churches will engage in a Faithful Voter program to educate congregants on the importance of voting to their community’s values and well-being. They will share important information about the voting process including voter registration, early voting and voting by mail.
About Faith in Public Life Action
Faith in Public Life Action is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good. With staff in four states and growing, we work closely with our members to take strategic moral action that shapes policy both locally and nationally.
We believe that faith leaders have unique moral power to influence public debates and build more just and equitable communities.
Build relationships with prominent pastors, church staff and key connectors and influencers in the African American community.
Train pastors and church staff on Get Out The Vote best practices.
Track progress meeting with pastors and collecting pledge cards.
Collect program materials and enter data on an ongoing basis.
A people person with strong communication skills, ability to be persistent and persuasive in reaching out to new clergy via phone and email.
Excellent people skills.
Attention to detail.
Experience working in the African American community.
Comfortable talking to pastors and working with people of faith.
Nice to have: experience working with the voter file or ‘VAN.’
This is the job for you if
You make friends quickly and have knack for persuading strangers to take action.
You are fearless and persistent when it comes to reaching out to others.
You are detail-oriented and love to keep organized lists.
You have a valid driver’s license and car, a satisfactory driving record and auto insurance, and are willing to travel as needed.
Please send your resume and cover letter to with “Gainesville Faithful Voter Organizer” in the subject line.
Faith in Public Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage candidates of all ages, colors, ethnic backgrounds, countries of origin, religions, disability status, genders, sexual orientations, and/or gender identities to apply.