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Tribal Organizer: South Dakota Democratic Party

(Seven Positions Available)

Job Description:

The South Dakota Democratic Party Tribal Organizer will be responsible for active voter registration and outreach efforts in reservation communities during the Summer of Resistance in 2017 along with continued efforts throughout the 2018 election cycle. The information gathered and the organization network created through the Tribal Community Organizer positions will be instrumental for candidate success and successful GOTV efforts in 2018 and beyond.

7 community organizers employed for 10 hours per week at $15/hour for 12 weeks at the following locations:

  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Yankton Sioux Tribe
  • Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls and Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Job Requirements:

  • Preferred Applicants will be SD Tribal members living in the community where they will organize
  • Develop a professional work relationship with tribal community members and leaders as the key stakeholders
  • Represent the South Dakota Democratic Party in a professional manner
  • Work with Statewide Field and Communication Directors on a weekly, or as needed, basis
  • Handle voter tracking through the My Voter and My Campaign functions in VoteBuilder. Training will be provided to all hires on VoteBuilder.
  • Register 30-40 voters per week. Continue to develop and refine voter contact goals.
  • Mobilize consistent volunteer and voter registration efforts. Each community organizer will recruit a “Circle of 10.” Each Tribal Community Organizer will work with these key volunteers, and  mobilize this team through the “Summer of Resistance” and continue this relationship throughout the 2018 election cycle, especially for early voting and GOTV efforts.
  • Promote the message of the national Democratic Party and the South Dakota Democratic Party to tribal communities.
  • Once training is completed, organizers should spend the 10 hours per week roughly divided in the following manner: 6 hours/voter registration;1 hour conference call with statewide leaders and trainers; 1 hour volunteer recruiting and training; and 2 hours community outreach attending events, meeting leaders, and distributing contact information. This could include school visit, attending pow-wows, local tribal council meetings, visiting tribal headquarters, IHS facilities, etc.


Preferred start date: June 5, 2017. Please submit an email with the subject line “Tribal Organizer” with your resume and cover letter to the SDDP at  info@sddp.org.


The South Dakota Democratic Party is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other category prohibited by local, state, or federal law.