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Student Organizers are our leaders on college campuses, and the backbone of our efforts to increase young people’s voter participation and civic engagement. Student Organizers will engage, mobilize and register young people, provide civic education to their peers, and activate students into becoming lifelong voters. We’re looking for authentic, talented and resourceful organizers who are passionate about building grassroots political power for young people in Texas through voter registration and relationship building. Student organizers will report to the Campus Coordinator.

 

This position is a 10-week program running from January 15, 2022 until April 2, 2022. Student Organizers work between 10 and 15 hours per week and report to the Campus Coordinator.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Canvass for voter registration and commitments to vote on college campuses, community events, and other spaces

  • Work on a team to execute large-scale voter registration and turnout programs targeting young voters in Texas

  • Organize and lead workshops, trainings and class presentations on voting, civic engagement and organizing

  • Build relationships with campus administration, faculty, student clubs and student leaders to advance the civic engagement of students

  • Tell the story of the work you do through social media and other means

  • Manage data and tracking systems as well as provide written and oral reporting on a regular basis with a high level of attention to detail

  • Use relevant Software & Tools, including:

    • Google Apps

    • VAN/EveryAction

    • Social Media Presence (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc)

What We’re Looking For:

  • Currently Enrolled Students 

  • Authenticity in your commitment to organizing as a means for building power for young people in Texas

  • Commitment to The Student Voter Initiative’s’ mission and the organization’s values, goals, and objectives

  • Excitement in approaching and talking to hundreds of young people in the community

  • Experience growing up or working in diverse communities and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and empowerment

  • Highly effective verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Reliable transportation and a driver’s license

  • Eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) in their county of residence

    • At least 18 years of age

    • U.S. Citizens

  • Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required

  • Currently enrolled as a student at the campus where the position is located

  • Previous organizing experience a plus, but not required

  • Some travel may be necessary, so access to reliable transportation is a plus.

  • As digital organizing and online data management are required, access to the internet is a must

  • Availability to work between 10 and 15 hours per week

 

Compensation: All Battleground Texas Student Organizers will receive a $2,000 stipend paid over the course of the 10 week program ($200 per week).

 

Time Commitment: Student Organizers are asked to work between 10 and 15 hours per week. Our Campus Coordinator will work to accommodate your class schedule and you will have flexibility in setting your own schedule at the beginning of the program. 

 

Travel: Regular local travel between your campus and county elections office will be required in order to complete the voter registration process.

 

Hiring Timeline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applicants who submit by 10:00 PM CST on December 15th, 2021. 


How to apply: To apply, please complete this application

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