Michigan Organizing Director

Website NextGen America

THE ROLE:

NextGen America is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional to join our youth organizing program that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity for all Americans, and expand access to the ballot box for young Americans.

The Michigan Organizing Director will manage our field team in Michigan as part of this ambitious effort. In Michigan, our work will focus on organizing young people to run a C3 voter registration program in communities and on campuses. The Michigan Organizing Director will manage the Organizers and will report to the State Director.

 

The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in America’s future. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization–in theory and in practice–and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and economic and racial justice from a progressive perspective, we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others.

 

This role will report to the Michigan State Director.

 

This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Michigan.

 

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: Yes

Union Position: No

Travel Requirements: 25%

End Date: 11/15/2024

 

WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE:

Run a statewide organizing program focused on registering young voters. Support the State Director to develop and execute campaign plans with effective organizing tactics
Manage organizers in a statewide campus and off campus youth voter engagement program that will train volunteers in electoral campaigning and advocacy
Hold organizers accountable to metrics and goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from field staff
Develop and implement trainings for staff and volunteers
Work with national data team to develop tools to track field progress
Work with national communications to tell the story of the youth vote program
Perform other duties as assigned

 

ABOUT YOU:

3-4 years of organizing experience
Experience managing organizers
Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required, EveryAction experience is a plus
BONUS POINTS:

Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
Experience managing union staff
Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing
Experience working on youth organizing programs
Experience on one or more campaigns in Michigan at the local or state level

 

SALARY INFORMATION:

The base salary range for this position is $80,000. The final base salary will be determined by various factors, including individual qualifications and internal parity, which will be objectively assessed during the interview process.

 

BENEFITS:

Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission.

 

Taking Care of Your Future:

Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
401(k) plan – we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary

 

Setting You Up for Success:

$150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs
$100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
Flexible spending account for dependent care
Professional development opportunities to help you achieve your best self
Prioritizing Your Work/Life Balance:

Generous PTO and leave policies
18 paid organization-wide holidays

 

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.  We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization–in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment.  We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.

Location: Detroit, MI (Remote)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: $80,000

To apply for this job please visit nextgenamerica.bamboohr.com.