Michigan Youth Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Midwest

Website Scale for Change

Job Title: BIPOC Youth Field Organizer

Position: Temporary

Location: Michigan

Organization Overview

Scale for Change, through the principles and practices of community organizing, scales and grows partner organizations to achieve their goals by organizing with, hiring from and building for the communities they serve. We envision a world where people, including the most marginalized, can express their truest selves, imagine infinite possibilities and feel radical joy, vulnerability and empowerment. Our values include quality, equity, innovation, transparency, bravery, and sustainability.

General Description

Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee whose mission is to elect pro-reproductive rights and pro-abortion candidates at the federal levels.

Scale for Change, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michgan is seeking a full time, temporary organizer to run a field program in target districts with the goal of building diverse volunteer teams to reach voters of color under 35 and turn them out to vote. This organizer will utilize traditional and non-traditional field organizing tactics to make deep relationships in the communities they aim to reach, recruit volunteers to engage in these tactics, and meet ambitious but realistic goals to win in key electoral districts.

Organizers will gain the following experience and be responsible for:

Crafting and implementing independent expenditure campaign plans with the support of Michigan Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Votes staff
Building deep & intentional relationships with the local community, organizations, and leaders to volunteer and turn out to vote for abortion rights champions in the 2022 midterm election
Recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to participate in canvassing, campaign actions, and other community events
Developing an understanding of how data is a vital component to track and analyze advocacy campaigns by using the Voter Activation Network to manage volunteer and voter data
Managing logistics, planning, and implementation of phone banks, canvasses, and other volunteer and voter engagement efforts

Special qualifications include:

Lived or working experience in Michigan. This may include but isn’t limited to: time spent or years residing, trusted partnerships with community members and organizations, past volunteer or paid organizing and field experience, or any similar connection to the area
Ability to use personal stories to explain why you organize
Successful experience recruiting new members to an organization
Strong commitment to meeting deadlines and showing progress towards goals
Curiosity around new ways of organizing, using data, and building infrastructure for a long-term movement
Access to a vehicle (gas cards will be provided)

Ideal candidates will have experience with at least four of the following:

Local organizing in the city where you are applying to work
Holding self responsible to quantitative and qualitative goals
At least one big campaign event or in your local community – as a volunteer or staff
At least 1-2 years of volunteer or paid field organizing
Leading canvasses or phone banks
Working knowledge of Voter Activation Network, Excel, a computer language, or another tool for data management
Workshop facilitation
Knowledge of reproductive health issues
Spanish or Arabic language proficiency preferred but not required

There is no formal education requirement for this position.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with Scale for Change, with a weekly gross salary of $1,153.85. Full-time exempt employees are also eligible for a cell phone reimbursement of up to $75/month, and employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. This is a short-term position with an expected end date of November 18, 2022.

How to Apply:

Please apply on our website at scaleforchange.org/get-hired. We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply.

Scale for Change, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Scale for Change, LLC is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

 

To apply for this job email your details to jessica.magpie@scaleforchange.org