Want to help the Democratic Party implement the 50-state strategy and organize big American Indian participation in the 2018 election? Then apply to be a tribal organizer for the South Dakota Democratic Party this summer!
The SDDP has posted its call for applications for seven tribal organizer positions to work with American Indian communities around the state:
- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
- Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
- Oglala Sioux Tribe
- Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Yankton Sioux Tribe
- Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
- Rapid City
- Sioux Falls and Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
These are just part-time positions—ten hours a week for twelve weeks, $15 an hour—but you’ll do important work getting your neighbors onto the voter roles and motivated to make meaningful change in our politics in 2018. Here’s what SDDP says it’s looking for:
- Preferred Applicants will be SD Tribal members living in the community where they will organize
- Develop a professional work relationship with tribal community members and leaders as the key stakeholders
- Represent the South Dakota Democratic Party in a professional manner
- Work with Statewide Field and Communication Directors on a weekly, or as needed, basis
- Handle voter tracking through the My Voter and My Campaign functions in VoteBuilder. Training will be provided to all hires on VoteBuilder.
- Register 30-40 voters per week. Continue to develop and refine voter contact goals.
- Mobilize consistent volunteer and voter registration efforts. Each community organizer will recruit a “Circle of 10.” Each Tribal Community Organizer will work with these key volunteers, and mobilize this team through the “Summer of Resistance” and continue this relationship throughout the 2018 election cycle, especially for early voting and GOTV efforts.
- Promote the message of the national Democratic Party and the South Dakota Democratic Party to tribal communities.
- Once training is completed, organizers should spend the 10 hours per week roughly divided in the following manner: 6 hours/voter registration;1 hour conference call with statewide leaders and trainers; 1 hour volunteer recruiting and training; and 2 hours community outreach attending events, meeting leaders, and distributing contact information. This could include school visit, attending pow-wows, local tribal council meetings, visiting tribal headquarters, IHS facilities, etc.
SDDP wants tribal organizers to start June 5. They’ll take your application letters and résumés via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.