The Texas Freedom Network (TFN) seeks a full-time Political Coordinator in our Austin office (location is flexible in the short term as all staff positions are currently remote.) The Political Coordinator will assist the Political Director in developing and implementing TFN’s electoral and policy strategy both on a statewide and local level, and coordinate between TFN programs and departments.
TFN is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement working toward equality and social justice.
Texas Rising (txrising.org) is a program of TFN that trains emerging grassroots leaders and activists on university and college campuses across the state and works to engage young progressive Texans in the entire civic arena.
Just Texas (justtx.org) is a program of TFN that engages progressive faith voices in public policy to formulate and advocate a faith-based response to the religious right’s policy agenda.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supporting the Political Director in developing and implementing strategy for local, state legislative, State Board of Education, and other issue-based advocacy campaigns
Supporting the Political Director in developing and implementing the legislative strategy for TFN. This includes policy research, lobbying, and facilitating testimony recruitment
Serving as a liaison to bridge strategy among TFN departments and programs, including Texas Rising and Just Texas programs
Developing and maintaining relationships with partner organizations by building individual relationships and representing TFN in various coalition settings
Assisting in building relationships with elected officials at all levels of government
Helping manage TFN’s local election campaigns, including researching the lay-of-the-land in potential key areas to assess TFN’s role
Working with TFN staff on the ground to advocate for local policy changes through research, coalition work, GOTV, and other support
Administering TFN and Texas Rising’s endorsement process for candidates at all levels of government
Qualifications and Skills:
Applicants must be:
Well organized, resourceful and persistent
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrate a commitment to the progressive values, mission and goals of the organization
Highly motivated self-starters who are able to work independently and in a team environment
Able to coordinate with others well and be effective communicators
Ideally have 1-2 years working in a non-profit organization or on a political campaign
Compensations and Benefits:
Salary range is $42,000-$52,000 per year, depending on experience level. Excellent benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, generous paid time off.
Applicants will be considered and interviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is December 16, 2020.
Texas Freedom Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. TFN encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, or disability.