This recruitment is open to current state party members in good standing. If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your one-page letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your qualifications and relevant experience no later than 11:59 pm on October 25th.
In order to grow, we must increase membership and organize new chapters in our state. Increasing membership and building chapters is a huge task and hiring an organizer will be a good investment and be more efficient and effective than relying totally on volunteers.
This proposal is to hire an experienced Green Party Organizer who will work to increase membership and create new and viable chapters in Washington. The Organizer will serve as a contractor, not an employee. The contract will last for six months, with an option to extend for an additional six months based on work completed. The contract will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue through May 1, 2022.
During the month of April 2022, the CC will review overall progress and our budget to decide whether to continue the contract until November 1, 2022. In October 2022, the CC will review progress and our budget to decide whether to extend the contract for any longer period of time.
The Organizer position will begin as a contract for six hours per week at $15 per hour, for six months. Future increases in hours per week and/or pay per hour may be approved by the CC.
The contractor will provide monthly status reports to the CC on their work, including time spent on each task; updates on membership, income, and fundraising; progress on chapter building; and a summary of social media outreach.
GPWA Organizer Tasks – 25 hours per month:
Month 1: Chapter Building – 1, 2, 3; Membership/Income – 1; Communications – 1, 2
Month 2: Add: Chapter Building – 4
Month 3: Add: Chapter Building – 5
Month 4: Add: Chapter Building – 6; Membership/Income – 2; Communications – 3
Month 5: Continue above
Month 6: Add: Chapter Building – 7, 8, 9; Communications – 4, 5
Chapter Building (40%)
GPWA chapter activity can be grouped by the CC into three levels: (1) affiliated chapters that are doing well and only need targeted support, (2) affiliated chapters and chapters-in-formation that are organized but not very active and need more support, and (3) areas that are not organized and need extensive support.
1. Information in the database and anecdotal reports will be used to identify those areas (3) where new chapters can most readily be formed, as well as potential leaders in those areas. Zoom calls will be used to discuss the formation of each new chapter with potential leaders and others they suggest.
2. Information in the database and anecdotal reports will also be used to identify affiliated chapters and chapters-in-formation (2) that are not very active. Zoom calls will be used to discuss reactivation with potential leaders and others they suggest.
3. A menu of outreach strategies will be created including tabling kits, merchandise available from GPWA at cost, literature, event support, etc. (GPWA will continue to offer $200 advances to local chapters affiliated and in-formation for outreach events. Proceeds from an event will pay back the advance, with GPWA absorbing the loss if proceeds don’t cover it all.)
4. Recruit a qualified volunteer and/or a college intern, if possible, to serve as Assistant Organizer.
5. Chapters that are currently active (3) will be engaged in discussions of support available from GPWA, including setting short-term goals, outreach strategies including media, facilitation training, tabling kits, etc.
6. Presentations including PowerPoint and other platforms will be developed on How to Form a New Local, Building Coalitions, Tracing Events and Activities, How to Run a Meeting, How to Use Consensus, How to Recruit Candidates, Staffing Campaigns, Supporting Greens in Office, etc.
7. Periodic state-wide Zoom calls will be held on topics of interest to chapters including outreach, learning from other chapters, etc.
8. Create a Speakers Bureau of Greens knowledgeable about various issues so they can serve as guest speakers at chapter meetings to encourage interest and activism.
9. NationBuilder options will be utilized to track chapter activities and local organizers.
Membership & Income (40%)
1. Information in NationBuilder will be used to create a systematic process to increase membership and income from membership, including converting non-members to members and increasing the level of dues paid by individual members.
2. Supporters whose NationBuilder listing of employers or job titles or from referrals can be assumed to be in a higher income bracket will receive a personal call asking them to consider becoming a major donor with a one-time or ongoing donation. A short menu of possible projects for which we are seeking funding may be offered.
Communications and Social Media (20%)
1. Review all literature and resources on our website and suggest updates to the CC.
2. Chapters, both affiliated and in-formation, will be offered assistance in creating social media platforms and websites.
3. Promote local organizing on our state party social media platforms.
4. Write and distribute a periodic state-wide E-Newsletter for chapters and members.
5. Create a PowerPoint presentation on how GPWA is organized, GPWA history, and volunteer opportunities.