Below is a short-term job offer from MoveOn that you may be interested in.--thanks for all you do for peace and to get the vote out on November 4.
Hello MoveOn Councils!
We're in the middle of the most important election in a generation, and the progressive movement is really uniting behind Obama. If elected, Obama could make a real difference on universal health care, ending the Iraq War, and building a clean energy future. McCain is trying to sell himself as a maverick, but it's clear he and Palin would be Bush's Third Term -- or worse.
MoveOn Councils have been building up to this historic moment for years. We've been working on a three-part plan:
* We spent the last six months shaping the political playing field by organizing hard-hitting local media events. (like the Bush-McCain Challenge)
* Now, we're running a massive campaign to help Obama win.
* And after the election, we'll help Obama pass a progressive agenda -- and we'll hold him accountable to his campaign promises.
Between now and November 4th, our Councils will be the "recruitment engine" to help power the Obama campaign.
* We'll recruit, train, and organize millions of other MoveOn members to volunteer for the campaign.
* To do that, we'll organize thousands of Council phone parties and recruitment events.
* Every hour we spend calling helps generate a neighborhood leader in a swing state -- and that means votes on Election Day.
* It's going to be big, and it's going to be a ton of fun.
Meanwhile, we're building a strong Council network to hold our elected officials accountable in 2009 and beyond -- to win the changes we need in our country. We're building the progressive movement for the long-term.
This work can't be done without trained and dedicated volunteer leaders all across the country working together. That's what MoveOn Councils are all about. With over 200 councils, hundreds of fantastic lead volunteers, and over 3.5 million members, we are bigger and stronger than we've ever been. Now we need to get active for the most important campaign in a generation.
NEED: Regional Coordinator in NoFL/Central FL
This is where you come in. We are now accepting applications for volunteer Regional Coordinators, who constitute the backbone of MoveOn's volunteer network. They are volunteer organizers, who provide leadership, motivation and knowledge to the 3-5 councils they will work with closely through the election. They also receive training and mentorship from one of MoveOn's nine staff organizers.
The election date is fast approaching, and we need to work NOW to put Obama in the White House. By working with MoveOn.org you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the future of our country.
If you are interested in applying for the Volunteer Regional Coordinator position, please fill out the application (below) and send it back to me.
Thanks for all you do,
MoveOn.org Political Action
cell: (404) 583-7773kimberly.fountain@...
Application for Volunteer Regional Coordinator, 2008
*The general election is now upon us! And we need more dedicated and skilled volunteers to build up MoveOn's grassroots network in key cities around the country so that we have the power to take back the White House this fall and build progressive power into the future.
Regional Coordinator Job Description
It's an exciting time to be a progressive. This year we can take back the White House and build a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, all while keeping pressure on our elected officials and making sure our key issues stay in the local and national spotlight.
MoveOn councils are instrumental in making this happen. We bring together MoveOn Members in local communities to develop leadership and organize nationally-coordinated actions. The backbone of this network is the Regional Coordinator, who works closely with volunteer council coordinators to make sure Councils are growing, developing, and successfully implementing MoveOn campaigns in their communities.
Responsibilities of a Regional Coordinator:
Each Regional Coordinator will develop and work with at least three Councils. In areas where councils have already been established the RC will work to strengthen the existing Councils. In other areas, RCs will help create new Councils. An RC needs to dedicate at least 5 hours a week working with their Councils.
Specifically the RCs will:
*Build New Councils and ID Council Coordinators: In areas without existing Councils, you will recruit Council Coordinators and build new councils. We'll help you gain the skills to do this effectively, but mainly it means reaching out to MoveOn members in the area and asking folks to work together to hold events, and looking for new leaders.
*Work with each Council Coordinator to build their Council: RCs will work with Council Coordinators to recruit and train members for the council's core group, including media coordinators, recruitment coordinators, and veteran and military family spokespeople.
*Roll out Events to CCs and support them in planning local actions: Putting on a campaign event involves a number of steps, including using the MoveOn tools to print materials, recruiting members to attend and working with volunteers at the event. The Regional Coordinator trains the Council Coordinator in the process, and then make sure they have what they need to plan and run the events.
Expectations of the Regional Coordinator:
*Regional Coordinators can expect to spend about 25 hours a month on their MoveOn work.
*Fast communication is key. Because so much of the role of the RC is making sure that information is flowing freely between the councils you work with and the organizer who you're responsible to, it is important that you be consistent in communication. Your work will be key in quickly communicating upcoming actions to your councils, and making sure that they have the support they need to run successful events.
*Per week, here's what that means. RCs are in touch every week with your councils and the organizer you're working with, and participating in weekly group conference calls with other nearby RCs.
*Rapid response is our specialty. So that means that sometimes you're going to need to quickly spring your council into action.
*Regional Coordinators are the backbone of the MoveOn councils, and are strong and powerful leaders in their local areas. Regional Coordinators have passion for the issues we are organizing around, and are committed to helping councils to grow and hold important events. Our power comes from RCs who believe in MoveOn's campaigns, will work hard with other MoveOn members in their area, and is willing to work closely with a MoveOn staff person.
*In this crucial election year, we ask Regional Coordinators to commit to working in their role through January 2009, so that we still have a powerful team after November.
1)Why do you want to be a Regional Coordinator with MoveOn.org Political Action?
2)What other political work have you done?
3)Tell us how you're feeling about this election.
4)What do you like about MoveOn's approach?
5)What is/are the most important political issue(s) to you?
6)Anything else you'd like to say?
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