The Campaign Readiness Project is a train-to-hire bootcamp pipeline at the DNC with the goal of supporting states in their recruitment, training, and hiring of diverse, talented, and local staff for specific roles and skill sets on coordinated campaigns. Participation in these bootcamps will expand opportunities for consideration for campaign roles in targeted states with the aim of helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
Our second bootcamp series will center around Voter Protection leadership positions and people who meet the outlined qualifications are encouraged to apply. The Voter Protection Leadership Bootcamp will be held virtually October 22-24. Participation in the bootcamps does not guarantee future employment.
Ideal participants for the Voter Protection leadership track of the Campaign Readiness Project might have any of the following: voter protection staff or volunteer experience, organizing leadership experience, political/campaign leadership experience, management experience, or non-profit or electoral sphere experience and are interested in learning the ropes behind what it takes to help lead a statewide voter protection program. Even though lawyers are historically preferred for voter protection leadership positions, participants without legal backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. Over the course of this bootcamp, participants will learn what it means to be responsible for running poll observing, hotline, liaison, and ballot cure programs.
What You'll Do...
Learn to develop and maintain relationships with election officials;
Learn to utilize voter protection’s online tools;
Learn to develop voter protection plans;
Learn manage voter protection teams;
Learn to collaborate with other Coordinated campaign departments, specifically Data and Organizing; and,
Participate in voter protection efforts for Virginia and New Jersey’s GOTV weekends if not already providing volunteer time for other November 2021 elections.
The Ideal Candidate Will...
A commitment to the right to vote and an understanding of the issues that face voting rights;
Experience volunteering or working with voter protection programs;
Campaign experience, particularly in voter protection and organizing;
An ability to work strategically and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals;
Ability to manage projects with an extraordinary attention to detail;
Experience leading teams of staff or volunteers;
A passion to elect Democrats up and down the ballot; and,
Ready to work in a fast-paced campaign setting and be able to commit to a virtual three-day training bootcamp.