The race to be the next Mayor of the City of Tampa is underway! The Ed Turanchik for Mayor campaign is looking to add dedicated college and high school students to the team who are dedicated to electing an experienced public
servant to lead our city.
Ed is a transit and environmental activist, as well as a former chair of the Hillsborough County Commission. He has spent his life fighting for our community and the civil rights of everyday Americans. His priorities include building a revolutionary transit system, providing greater access to affordable housing, creating
an innovation economy that supports startups and entrepreneurs, and improving the quality of education in our public schools and universities.
If you are interested in becoming involved in local politics or see how campaigns work, this opportunity will be a great experience! With a team of professionals to learn from, Fellows and Interns will gain experience on a highly
competitive race that can help prepare them for 2020!
Upon completion of the program, participants should possess a greater understanding of how campaigns operate and how the following areas impact campaigns:
– Political Fundraising
– Voter Targeting and Outreach
– Data Collection and Integration
– Event Planning
– Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination
Given the nature of campaigns, responsibilities will vary based on current needs but the program will attempt to personalize experiences based on interests and current objectives. Possible opportunities include:
– Finance Department: Donor research, preparing mailings, updating donor database, completing research
projects, and attending and staffing fundraising events.
– Field/Political Department: Performing targeted voter contact, such as canvassing and phone banking; attending
community events such as debates, forums, town halls, and rallies; recruiting and managing volunteers; updating
voter contact database, including cutting targeted lists and uploads; and assisting with cutting calls and walk lists.
– Communications/Digital Department: Assisting with the execution of the communications and digital strategy, including media monitoring, content creation and curation, and data analysis.
Beyond assisting specific departments, all Fellows will be responsible for helping out in the office and should be prepared to accomplish specified voter contact goals weekly.
Candidates for this position must be comfortable interacting with strangers in a variety of environments, including on the phone, at events, or while canvassing door-to-door. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate superb
communications skills, are friendly, outgoing and approachable, are flexible and adaptable, and are fast learners with the technology.
Desired commitment is 10-15 hours per week, including some weekends and evenings, for Interns; 15-20 hours per week for Fellows. The program will start in early January and run through either the March 5 General Election or
April 23 Runoff, depending upon results.
If you are interested in applying please contact John@EdForMayor.com