Program Assistant


Program Assistant
Progressive Turnout Project - Chicago, IL

Position Summary

Progressive Takeover [] seeks a Program Assistant eager to join our voter mobilization efforts. We are growing rapidly, and you will help us hone the voice of our organization. You will also assist with planning and managing our electoral programs as needs require and time permits.

We value the input of our supporters, and you will lead our efforts to communicate with them. This may involve phone calls, emails, mail, and other online outreach.

You will work directly with our Executive Director to craft our social media strategy and handle the daily operations of our social accounts. As our field campaigns launch, you will assist in managing our programs and supporting our staff.

This is a full-time position based in downtown Chicago, Illinois, and the Program Assistant will report directly to the Executive Director. There are no formal education requirements for this position.

Job Responsibilities

Respond to supporter e-mails and calls, tracking feedback and requests

Manage and monitor our organization's social media accounts

Collaborate with other staff to build a cohesive online communication strategy

Aid with program planning, managing electoral programs, and supporting distributed field staff

Required Qualifications

You love talking to people, and you appreciate others' input.

You value details, and you have a dedication to editing.

You know the ins and outs of Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

You pick up skills and tools quickly, and you are excited to learn.

You are passionate about electing Democrats and progressives to office.

You love creativity and problem-solving and aren’t afraid of a challenge.

Preferred Qualifications

You have worked in an office or in politics before (includes volunteering).

You write well and write often, and you ideally have experience crafting online content and/or email messaging.

You have run organizational Facebook or Twitter pages, are familiar with social media management and analysis tools, or have experience with graphic design tools such as Canva or Photoshop.

Salary and Benefits:

Your salary will be based on qualifications and experience and will be negotiable.

Your benefits include: Employer-sponsored health insurance, a 401(k), a public transit stipend, and 15 paid time off days per year.

About Progressive Takeover

Electoral success and political change start at the local level, and it is time we give state races the same energy and resources we invest in a presidential election.

Our trained field staff bring the latest in data-driven targeting and research-backed tactics directly to the voter’s door. Our grassroots Progressive movement will mobilize voters to end Republican gerrymandering, reverse voter suppression laws, and take back our state chambers.

In 2017 with our affiliated organization Progressive Turnout Project
[], we sent 42 field representatives into 10 targeted state house districts in Virginia, flipping all 10 districts from Republican to Democratic control. In 2018, we’ll bring our programs to some of the most competitive state legislative contests in the country.

Progressive Takeover is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Progressive Takeover is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. We especially invite women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, those formerly incarcerated, folks with a range of ages and experience levels, and those of non-traditional backgrounds to apply.

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