Priorities Michigan: Michigan Field Organizer

Position Description

Michigan Voice* is seeking a well-organized, self-starter for full time grant-funded Field Organizer position with its Priorities Michigan project. We seek individuals who can manage multiple responsibilities, maintain good relationships with partner organizations, work well as a team player in a fast-paced organization, and preferably has a working knowledge of the community in their organizing area.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain relationships with local community organizations.
  • Identify local impacts of budget decisions being made in Lansing through outreach to community organizations and other local leaders.
  • Work with community partners to recruit participants for budget basics and communications trainings.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of earned media opportunities.
  • Coordinate voter contact with local community organizations.
  • Assist community partners with utilizing the Voter Activation Network (VAN).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience in labor, political, or community organizing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse set of partner organizations and community stakeholders.
  • Willingness to set clear goals and skill in working both independently and collaboratively to meet goals.
  • Strong commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Excellent inter-personal and time management skills.
  • Strong social media competency is a must. Prior experience with earned media is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of the nonprofit community in the organizing area is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the VAN is preferred.

 

Terms of Employment: The position is funded through February 2015.  Pay is commensurate with experience.   Applicants must have their own car.

Application Process: To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Nathan Triplett at nathan.t@statevoices.org, subject line: Kalamazoo Budget Project Field Organizer.

*Michigan Voice is a state based collaboration formed in 2005 to improve long-term coordination

and communication among nonprofit civic engagement organizations in Michigan. The

collaboration’s nonpartisan mission is to engage underrepresented and socially responsible voters

in the democratic process and to establish collective action around a common issue agenda.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Michigan Voice, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law

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