Overview:

The Harris County Democratic Party is looking for hardworking, passionate, future organizers to join our virtual Leadership Academy this Summer. In 2020, Harris County Democrats won BIG and swept every county-wide Democrat into office even without the advantage of straight ticket voting! That’s a testament to the level of voter engagement and the work that was done in making sure local candidates got the support they needed.

Now we're working towards flipping Texas blue in 2022!

This program provides a unique learning opportunity for volunteer leaders to gain hands-on exposure to grassroots organizing, strengthen your understanding of the political process, and help us prepare to elect the progressive leaders in our community.  Participants will have the chance to organize their community virtually in grassroots efforts, such as phonebanking and texting.


Responsibilities:

  • Participate in virtual phone banks to identify Democratic supporters

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to build our volunteer capacity

  • Assist with special projects and tasks in other areas as needed


Qualifications:

  • An interest in politics and identify as a Democrat or Progressive

  • Access to internet and computer/smart device for virtual participation

  • Quick to learn and keen attention to detail

  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and discretion

  • Basic technological proficiency (Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheet, etc)

  • Aptitude for creative thinking and output

  • Flexible schedule and be available to attend at least 10 hours a week, occasionally weekends


How to Apply:

Applications for the 2021 Summer Leadership Academy are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email Sam@harrisdemocrats.com.
 

Important Dates:

Last Day to Apply: Friday, May 28, 2021

First Day: Monday, June 7, 2021

Last Day: Friday, August 9, 2021