NextWave’s grassroots organizers call people across the country to discuss a political issue. When organizers find a supporterâ€”we call them â€œadvocatesâ€â€”organizers help get them involved in the policymaking process. Sometimes the advocates will participate in a letter-writing campaign or meet with a legislator. Other times, they will submit op-eds to their local newspapers or spread the word online.
Whatever the activities, organizers uncover each advocateâ€™s personal story and prepare them to share it effectively.
All grassroots organizers are independent contractors. Enjoy the freedom of project-based work and flexible self-scheduling.
Commute only to the home office you create. All you need are some basic computer equipment and a high-speed internet connection.
Each project is unique. The political issues vary widely, and campaigns may last a few days or a few months.
Plan your work around the rest of your life. Use our online system to self-schedule 1-hour time blocks that work best for you.
Available hours differ by project, but evening and Saturday hours are typically offered. Great for contractors who have other commitments during regular business hours.
Client demand varies, but our goal is always to put you on the next available project. Sometimes in as little as three days!
Access our self-guided training program. Gain personalized guidance from an experienced organizer before your first project. And get detailed information prior to each new campaign.
Our system tracks your hours while you work. We collect project fees from clients and issue payments to contractors on a weekly basis. The base rate is $12.00 per hour. Most contractors make an average hourly rate equivalent of $14 to $16 per hour when working 20 or more hours per week. High performers can earn up to $17.50 per hour.
Youâ€™ll be an independent contractor, but you wonâ€™t go it alone. Youâ€™ll be a part of a project team with experienced leaders who will provide help when you need it.
NextWaveâ€™s multi-step selection process enables us to find the best talent for our projects. Weâ€™ll also provide you lots of information along the way, so you can determine if this home-based contracting opportunity is right for you. Hereâ€™s how it works:
1. Sign-up Online
Click on the â€œsign up nowâ€ button and follow the instructions to submit your rÃ©sumÃ© and cover letter to us for consideration.
If your qualifications seem like a good fit, you will receive an email inviting you to call us and introduce yourself in a voicemail message, so we can gain an understanding of your phone skills.
3. Phone meeting
If your audition goes well, we will schedule a phone call to further discuss the service you can provide and any questions you may have about what NextWave is looking for.
4. Sign on
Successful contractors will enter into an independent contractor agreement with NextWave. The agreement will be sent to you for review and signature.
NextWave will supply videos and documents to prepare you for the specific services you will provide. This self-guided training may be completed at your pace.
An â€œopen bookâ€ assessment at the conclusion of your training will confirm that you are ready to begin providing services.
7. Accept your 1st project
Once you have passed the training assessment, you will be offered the next available project. If you accept it, you will sign up for a personalized campaign training call and begin to build your schedule.