Field Organizer, Democratic Party of Illinois

The Democratic Party of Illinois has one of the most successful records of electing Democrats in the country and is seeking experienced and enthusiastic individuals to serve as field organizers for the Democratic Party. Under the direction of the Regional Political Director, a Field Organizer is responsible for implementing the field plan for the election or re-election of  Democratic candidates in assigned regions.

These positions will be based around the state, and we ask that candidates live in their district (if not already residing there). Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout their district regularly and have access to reliable transportation. 

About the Democratic Party of Illinois 

Our work is year-round, and our programs will focus relentlessly on supporting those who champion our causes and our communities. We seek outstanding applicants to help us achieve our mission of developing a robust state party organization that meets the diverse needs of our party stakeholders, from local leaders to our constitutional officers. 

What Will You Do?

  • Conducting daily direct voter outreach with candidates and volunteers. 
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers including training one-on-one and in groups. 
  • Participating in and overseeing door-to-door canvasses and phone banks at the direction of the Regional Organizing Director. 
  • Overseeing the inputting of data from candidate and volunteer voter contact. 
  • Ensuring follow up with supporters and undecided voters, including follow-up letters, delivery of  yard signs and absentee ballot requests. 
  • Preparing for election day and GOTV activities.


  • At least one to two cycles of campaign/political experience or similar role;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;
  • Sense of humor and solutions-oriented attitude;
  • Knowledge of Votebuilder, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Suite preferred;
  • A demonstrated understanding of cultural competency;
  • Comfort with speaking persuasively in front of crowds.

Additional skills desired:

• Experience with Voter Access Network (VAN) and Excel. 
• Understanding of state policy issues. 
• Fluency in Spanish, Polish or other second language a plus but not required. 

Job Details:

These positions will be based around the state, and we ask that candidates eventually live in their district (if not already residing there). Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout their district regularly. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable mode of transportation.

The salary for this role is $3,500 per month. DPI also offers a generous benefits package.

This role will conclude on November 30th, 2024.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send an introductory email and their resume to [email protected].

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.Preference given to applicants who apply by July 18th, 2024.

The Democratic Party of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  The Democratic Party of Illinois strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of actual or perceived race (including traits associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender (including gender-related identity, gender nonconformity, and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age (40 and over), physical or mental disability (including unlawful discrimination against an individual because of the individual’s association with a person with a disability), citizenship status, work authorization status, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, order of protection status, marital status, arrest record (including an arrest not leading to a conviction, a juvenile record, or criminal history information ordered expunged, sealed, or impounded), conviction record (unless there is a substantial relationship between the previous criminal offenses and the position or the employment would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public), status as a victim or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, gender violence, or any other crime of violence, credit history or credit report,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

The Democratic Party of Illinois complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), and all applicable state and local law. Consistent with those requirements, The Illinois Democratic Party of Illinois will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If you believe you need accommodation during the hiring process, please contact us.  The Democratic Party of Illinois will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for an applicant or employee’s religious beliefs or practices.

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