Civic Engagement Campaign Organizer (Contract, Full Time)

About Harness

Founded by America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, and Ryan Piers Williams following the 2016 presidential election, Harness educates, inspires, and activates a community of Cultural Organizers to use the power of storytelling to imagine and create a more equitable world. Our programs and campaigns have catalyzed wide-scale support, prominent media coverage, inclusion in pop culture storylines, and transformative partnerships for leaders from historically disinvested communities. Harness is guided by the values of active learning, community, service, social justice, and sustainability.

Position Overview: 

Harness seeks an experienced and motivated Campaign Organizer to join our team from July to November 2022. This role will support our exciting civic engagement cultural campaigns to engage BIPOC communities ages 16-35 in the 2022 midterm elections nationally and in Arizona, California, Georgia, and Texas through on the ground cultural activation with grassroots partners. The Campaign Organizer will support the Senior Programs Manager, and the rest of the Programs team, to guide collaborations within campaigns and execute projects that shift culture and increase the visibility of BIPOC communities in the political process. 

The ideal candidate is an experienced organizer and community builder who is dedicated to ensuring communities of color can and will vote, and understands the importance of integrating art and culture into organizing campaigns. This position requires consistent communication with organizations and community leaders across the country. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and driven – believing deeply in grassroots community leadership and building political power for BIPOC communities. 

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute civic engagement campaign strategy in collaboration with Harness staff, including, but not limited to:
    • Coordinate outreach, recruitment and the engagement of coalition partners for large scale mobilizations, including on the ground actions. This may include joint strategy meetings, events, and relationship building
    • Lead development of organizing efforts to support field campaigns, this includes coordinating logistics and detailed project work plans
    • Regularly communicate the campaign’s progress to staff and partners
  • Utilize and update database (Salesforce) to track participation and progress towards achieving success
  • Performs other duties as required to support civic engagement efforts

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in relational organizing and leading civic engagement campaigns, with expertise in motivating communities of color to vote through base building, volunteer recruitment, and organizing strategies
  • Proven track record of a commitment to social justice, civic justice, and gender justice, and serving the interests of communities of color 
  • Experience or interest in arts, culture or storytelling, preferably integrated into community organizing
  • Proven track record of successful execution of organizing campaigns
  • Thrives on forming and maintaining strong community relationships
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, and communicate different kinds of information so that it is useful to people with various learning styles, backgrounds, and life experiences
  • You are committed to organizing that uplifts racial, civic, and gender justice.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Self-directed, organized and ability to carry-out goals and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and work irregular hours such as evenings and weekends

Reports to: Senior Programs Manager
Time commitment: Short-term, contract position, 40 hours a week, July-November 2022
Location: Remote (anywhere in the U.S.), some travel required
Compensation: $4,000 a month

To Apply:

Please send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your qualifications to talent@iwillharness.com with the subject line “Campaign Organizer Application” by June 27th. We will be reviewing and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so please apply early. 

Harness is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ identified folks are strongly encouraged to apply.