Summer Fellows Program Seeks Candidates for Virginia Beach
The DPVA Coordinated Campaign’s grassroots infrastructure will span statewide in all 95 counties and will work to energize and empower local communities in support of electing the next Democratic governor and the Democratic ticket.
We invite you to participate in our unpaid summer fellowship program, which is designed to provide the next generation of leaders with practical experience in political organizing. Working under the supervision of Coordinated Campaign staff, Summer Fellows will be responsible for various tasks focused on community engagement. Much of their work will focus on recruiting, training and managing volunteers. Fellows will also participate in voter contact, working to persuade and mobilize voters to turn out for the Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.
This position will be based across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applicants should be available to devote 10-40 hours a week to the Fellowship Program.
We accept candidates with varying skillsets and backgrounds. Applicants should possess:
· Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
· A strong desire to learn and pursue a political engagement career
· The ability to be detail-oriented, multitask, meet deadlines, and think critically and creatively
· The ability to work efficiently and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
· Commitment to electing all Democrats on the ballot
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and you will be contacted should you be chosen for an interview. The link where you can see the fellowship description is here: http://vademocrats.org/opportunities/fellowships/
On that website it will say that the deadline has been extended to May 31, 2017, however, we are still accepting applications. Please indicate your interest in working in Virginia Beach.
Full Time Field Positions
The Democratic Party of Virginia is also hiring full time campaign staff for positions as Regional Field Director and Field Organizer. Position descriptions and applications are available at: http://vademocrats.org/careers/