Voter Outreach Specialist

Job Title: Voter Outreach Specialist
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt, Temporary
Schedule: Part-time, flexible hours (6-29 hours per week);
Some evening or weekend work will be required
Reports to: Campaigns Manager

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Summary of Position

The Voter Outreach Specialist will help Conservation Voters for Idaho further our efforts to engage with voters across the state, support our mission of creating the political environment to protect the natural environment, and advance their own skills as an advocate for the issues that matter most for Idahoans.

The Specialist will engage in a wide variety of work interacting with voters and advocating for Idaho’s natural environment and associated political goals. Specific duties of the position vary with the legislative and political needs of the organization. This position is part-time temporary.


Primary Tasks and Areas of Responsibility

  • Engage in canvassing or other in-person activities to inform voters and solicit feedback.

  • Mobilize voters through text and phone campaigns.

  • Connect with CVI members to help them voice their support or opposition of various initiatives and projects to their state and local representatives.

  • Take initiative to adapt conversation beyond script in order to achieve feedback goals of project/campaign.

  • Exercise excellent communication abilities over the phone, via text and in person.

  • Represent CVI in a professional manner at all times.

  • Multi-task, stay organized, and use time productively.

  • Complete reports in software as directed; accurately and on schedule.

  • Maintain open communication with the team; collaborate with others.

  • Communicate with the supervisor for scheduling and administrative issues.

  • Follow procedures and instructions.
    Escalate issues or concerns to the Leadership Team immediately.

  • Attend in-person or remotely various municipal and state meetings to take notes.

  • Interpret and enhance basic voter outreach materials to improve effectiveness.

Outside of elections cycles, work may include:

  • Use voter engagement techniques to hold lawmakers accountable.
  • Advocate for priority initiatives during Idaho’s Legislative Session.
  • Support other CVI programs and departments by working at events, conducting research, etc.

Required Skills and Behaviors

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must currently be located in the Treasure Valley, Idaho and have reliable transportation to/from in-person work sites.

  • Optimistic approach and flexibility.

  • A teamwork mindset.

  • Exemplary communication abilities and outgoing, yet poised personality.

  • Clear enunciation and correct grammar.

  • Ability to follow directions, read scripts.

  • General experience in word processing and calendar software and ability to learn other software.

  • A commitment to environmental conservation.

  • Ability to work remotely including access to a computer with consistent connection and cell phone.

  • Ability to learn, process and follow instructions.

  • Tact and diplomacy; ability to deal with abrupt or rude behavior.

  • Comfortable and self-confident about initiating conversations.

  • Flexibility to move to new projects with little notice; deal with change and variety.

Education

  • High school diploma or GED required.


Experience

  • Prior experience in customer service or other interaction with the general public.

  • Prior experience volunteering or working for non-profit organizations is a plus.

  • Previous sales/customer service or call center experience is a plus.

  • Previous experience researching environmental or political issues is a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Compensation

Starting pay is $15/hour; +$0.50/hour for Spanish speakers.

Sick leave and Employee Assistance Program benefits.


Disclaimer

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


How to Apply

Send a resume and two professional or academic references to jobs@cvidaho.org with the subject line “Voter Outreach Specialist.”

CVI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.