ProDane is Hiring

Progressive Dane is Hiring

We are re-opening our application for the Progressive Dane staff person.

Limited Term Employment: 6 months

Please send cover letter and resume to by 11:00 a.m. on October 29, 2019.

About the ProDane Staff Organizer

Job Description

The Staff Organizer is Progressive Dane’s only paid staff. The position focuses on recruiting new members, retaining current members, office management, and getting members involved in the work of the organization. Attendance at various meetings is required.

To recruit and retain members, the Staff Organizer must have a passionate belief in progressive third-party politics; share the values that underlie Progressive Dane’s work; have the skills to communicate our values and work to others; and the ability to persuade people to join the party.

The Staff Organizer must be able to work on their own, be flexible, possess and ably use discretion, have good interpersonal skills, be creative and have a sense of humor. Knowledge of database management, social media and website maintenance is required.

The Staff Organizer works with the Co-Chairs of the Party and other interested Steering Committee members. The Steering Committee meets regularly with the Staff Organizer.

The Staff Organizer does not work directly on Progressive Dane-endorsed electoral campaigns. Any electoral activities in which the Staff Organizer participates must be done on their own time and is strictly voluntary. Working with the Membership Committee is required. The Staff Organizer may be an active member of any other committee, but this activity is strictly voluntary.

The position pays $15 per hour. With only one Staff Organizer, Progressive Dane cannot offer group health insurance at this time. The Staff Organizer works out details for vacation and sick days with the Steering Committee. The position is budgeted for up to 10 hours per week. Additional hours are possible in the future if the Staff Organizer is successful in recruiting more members for the organization. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Progressive Dane is an equal opportunity employer that seeks a workforce representing the diversity of the community we serve. Accordingly, we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, military service and/or veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community are highly encouraged to apply.


The duties of the Staff Organizer are:

New Member Recruitment/Retention

The primary task of the Staff Organizer is to bring new members into Progressive Dane. The Staff Organizer is expected to create and implement strategies for new member recruitment.   

In addition, the Staff Organizer is responsible for managing and maintaining memberships. Annual Memberships are renewed on a rolling basis. Progressive Dane’s goal is to increase monthly sustainer memberships.  The Staff Organizer is encouraged to utilize volunteers from our membership.

Office Management

The Staff Organizer will assist in the various office management tasks as requested by the Steering Committee, including maintaining our database, social media accounts and website.

The Staff Organizer must have the ability to say no to any tasks that are not approved by the Steering Committee and to forward to others those office management tasks that fall outside the Staff Organizer’s duties.


The Staff Organizer must attend certain meetings. Attendance at these meetings is considered part of the job and is paid. Attendance at all other meetings is strictly voluntary (and therefore unpaid) unless approved by the Steering Committee. The meetings the Staff Organizer must attend are:

  • Steering Committee – (usually the first Sunday of each month);

  • General Membership Meetings (fourth Wednesday of each month in the evening);

  • Membership & Outreach Committee (schedule TBD)

Martha Kemble