Now Hiring: Field Organizers | Fair Vote Minnesota


Now Hiring: Field Organizers

Position: Field Organizers

Locations: Twin Cities Metro Area, Northern, Southern and Western Minnesota

Date open: December 29, 2017


About FairVote Minnesota

FairVote Minnesota is committed to building a more inclusive and representative democracy by supporting the passage and implementation of Ranked Choice Voting at both the municipal and state level in Minnesota. The bitter and rancorous political divide never has been more acute. The very successful 2017 Minneapolis and St. Paul elections proved the power of Ranked Choice Voting, which allows voters to rank candidates in order of their preference, to give voters more choice, increase the diversity of candidates, engage more voters, make elections more civil and focused on issues, and elect winners with broad popular support. Now is the time to continue to expand RCV at a local level and to advance this reform statewide as an antidote to growing polarization and voter disengagement created by our winner-take-all elections.

In 2018, FairVote Minnesota will work to pass local options legislation so that all cities can decide whether or not they’d like to adopt RCV. We will be focusing on statewide races – including the gubernatorial election – and encouraging statewide candidates to commit to advancing Ranked Choice Voting. And as some of the most politically engaged people head to caucuses and conventions, we will be working to mobilize attendees to take action on this issue. We also will be working with cities exploring this reform, activating residents on the ground to engage with their local officials and enact RCV. Our goal is to usher in RCV in at least two more cities during 2018.


Position Description

These positions are part of FairVote Minnesota’s organizing department and report to the Field Director. Field Organizers are responsible for executing FairVote Minnesota’s caucus and convention organizing plan in specific regions across the state. We will have a statewide push and are looking to hire organizers in every region across the state. Organizers are responsible for volunteer recruitment, training and management as they build a grassroots network of supporters. Organizers’ primary role is to recruit and train 2018 State Convention caucus-goers to become delegates on behalf of Ranked Choice Voting. Please let us know in the cover letter if you have a preferred region of the state you would like to work in.


  • Recruit and train volunteers and volunteer teams responsible for helping in direct voter contact via phones calls and door knocks, data entry, becoming delegates to the state convention, organizing house parties, and helping to recruit volunteers.

  • Meet voter contact goals by recruiting volunteers and making phone calls and door knocks to your assigned region.

  • Make positive connections with leaders and supporters in your region.

  • Be able to make up any voter contact number targets not hit by volunteers.

  • Be willing and able to caucus and become a delegate.

  • Build relationships with volunteers and hold one-on-one meetings with volunteer leaders.

  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Field Director.


  • Experience as an organizer or volunteer on electoral or issue-based campaigns.

  • Preference for experience in volunteer recruitment and management.

  • Interest in Ranked Choice Voting and sincere desire to see RCV used in our statewide elections.

  • Understanding and interest in Minnesota politics, especially the caucus and convention process.

  • A competitive mindset focused on meeting and exceeding goals.

  • Ability to maintain a professional and calm demeanor at all times.

  • Ability to focus on multiple projects at once.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

  • Access to reliable transportation and a smart phone (preferred).

Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to The positions will remain open until filled, but applications received by January 15 will be given priority. 

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