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JOB POSTING: ​Detroit Movement Politics Fellowship

Deadline Extended: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by August 23, 2017

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of civil rights, labor, faith, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing. We are currently focused on campaigns to:

  •  Promote just, fair, comprehensive immigration reform
  •  Dismantle mass incarceration
  •  Create a system of universal childhood and elder care
  •  End predatory lending
  •  Create affordable, dignified housing opportunities for all
  •  Halt climate change and transition to a just, green economy
Position Description

Movement Politics fellowships are full-time positions, with the possibility of part-time positions. The Movement Politics Fellowship is a 2.5 month long project. It is an organizing and leadership development program for emerging community leaders in Metro-Detroit.

Under the mentorship and supervision of Michigan United staff, Fellows will be tasked with working as a team to conduct extensive outreach into the community to register, educate and mobilize voters for the coming 2017 municipal elections in Detroit. Fellows will also identify potential supporters for Michigan United’s key campaigns.

The primary method Fellows will use to reach voters is door-to-door canvassing.

Fellows demonstrating an interest in organizing, may be asked to transition into part time organizer/part time canvass leads. These Organizing Fellows will will be their own team by recruiting and organizing leaders. Fellow’s leaders will assist in reaching their weekly goals.

Fellows will participate in an ongoing training program to learn how to motivate others toward action, to learn the history of and challenges facing the social justice movement, and to develop a systems-based analysis of the power structures at the local, state, and federal level.

The Movement Politics Fellowship is a recruitment and training program for rising organizers who are passionate leaders of all social justice movements; especially economic equity, immigrant rights, workers rights. Fellowship graduates will be connected with other professional development opportunities, job opportunities, academic support, and join a growing alumni network.

Requirements and Expectations:

Fellows must:

  •  Be effective working with a culturally, religiously, and economically diverse group of partners, members, and staff
  •  Be responsible, timely, and committed to professionalism
  •  Be an effective communicator who is comfortable working with the public, talking to strangers, and asking people to take action
  •  Be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  •  Be motivated to make change
  •  Language Proficiency: Some positions will require Spanish fluency.
Compensation and Directions to Apply:

This is a full-time salaried position and hours will fluctuate. Full-time fellows will receive compensation starting at $480 per week, with a stepped increase to $640 per week by the completion of the Fellowship, and gas allowances, as applicable. It is possible to award a monthly rate as a scholarship for current college students. Returning fellows’ salary will be commensurate with prior fellowship experience. Applicants should have some basic familiarity with social justice issues and a passion for social justice work.

Applicants should have basic understanding of field work and enthusiasm for leadership development.

Applicants should be prepared for a fast-paced work environment that requires a high-level of autonomy. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The current term for Fellows ends on November 10, 2017. Please send resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to ken@miunited.org and bartosz@miunited.org.

JOB POSTING: Criminal Justice Reform Organizer

Criminal Justice Reform Organizer

Location: Kalamazoo

Salary Range: $30,000 – $32,000

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We put everyday people at the center of campaigns that build power to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. We also provide services to help develop the capacity of our members to lead.

Our major campaigns areas include immigrants rights and immigration reform, ending mass incarceration, universal family care and environmental justice.

Michigan United provides extensive training on organizing for change. We are a collaborative work environment where we invest in our team and win powerful campaigns. We provide generous paid time off to promote work/life balance, health benefits for those who qualify, and the opportunity to earn a paid sabbatical.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Michigan United is currently organizing numerous campaigns to reform our criminal justice system. Mass incarceration tears apart families and worsens the pain of poverty. We believe in a more humane approach that emphasizes alternatives to incarceration, diversion courts, fairer sentencing, and supportive re-entry programs.

The Criminal Justice Reform Organizer will work in Kalamazoo to develop the leadership of Returning Citizens and their allies to win important local and statewide reforms. These include better opportunities for housing and employment.

Prior experience in community or political organizing a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to Christine@miunited.org, cc: elisheva@miunited.org  

Subject: Criminal Justice Reform Organizer

JOB POSTING: Gender Justice and Family Care Organizer

Gender Justice and Family Care Organizer (2)

Location: Detroit

Salary Range: $33,000 – $36,000

Note: One position is long-term, while the other is currently funded for seven months. We are currently raising the funds to ensure that both positions are long-term.

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We put everyday people at the center of campaigns that build power to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. We also provide services to help develop the capacity of our members to lead.

Our major campaigns areas include immigrants rights and immigration reform, ending mass incarceration, universal family care and environmental justice.

Michigan United provides extensive training on organizing for change. We are a collaborative work environment where we invest in our team and win powerful campaigns. We provide generous paid time off to promote work/life balance, health benefits for those who qualify, and the opportunity to earn a paid sabbatical.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Michigan United is leading the fight to defend the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare.  It’s not enough just to defend the status quo, so we’re also working to win universal affordable child care, elder care, and paid family leave.

The Health Care Organizers will work to recruit and train volunteer teams that lead campaigns to provide affordable care to all. We use direct action, earned media, and power of real people’s stories and leadership.

Prior experience in community or political organizing a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to Meredith@miunited.org, cc: Rebecca@miunited.org  

Subject: Health Care Organizer

JOB POSTING: Immigrant Civil Rights Organizer

Immigrant Civil Rights Organizer

Location: Detroit

Salary Range: $30,000 – $35,000

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We put everyday people at the center of campaigns that build power to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. We also provide services to help develop the capacity of our members to lead.

Our major campaigns areas include immigrants rights and immigration reform, ending mass incarceration, universal family care and environmental justice.

Michigan United provides extensive training on organizing for change. We are a collaborative work environment where we invest in our team and win powerful campaigns. We provide generous paid time off to promote work/life balance, health benefits for those who qualify, and the opportunity to earn a paid sabbatical.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Immigrant Civil Rights Organizer will work to help build a state and national coalition of groups working to promote immigrant civil rights. In Michigan, this work will include identifying and recruiting local organizations to join our work, building the capacity of community organizations to identify and document civil rights abuses, and organizing campaigns to hold law enforcement accountable. Nationally, the Organizer will work with our partners in the Northern Borders Coalition to develop campaigns that promote civil rights along the border, especially in relation to the Border Patrol.

Prior experience in community or political organizing a plus. Foreign language proficiency helpful, but not required.

Send resume and cover letter to adonis@miunited.org, cc: nigel@miunited.org, ryan@miunited.org

Subject: Family Defense Organizer

JOB POSTING: Immigrant Family Defense Organizer

Immigrant Family Defense Organizer

Location: Detroit

Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We put everyday people at the center of campaigns that build power to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. We also provide services to help develop the capacity of our members to lead.

Our major campaigns areas include immigrants rights and immigration reform, ending mass incarceration, universal family care and environmental justice.

Michigan United provides extensive training on organizing for change. We are a collaborative work environment where we invest in our team and win powerful campaigns. We provide generous paid time off to promote work/life balance, health benefits for those who qualify, and the opportunity to earn a paid sabbatical.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Immigrant Family Defense Organizers will implement major aspects of our program to defend immigrant workers, immigrant families and immigrant students from deportations and civil rights abuses. This includes organizing Know-Your-Rights and Family Education programs, training volunteers to respond to abuses and conduct community education, organizing Sanctuary at houses of worship and supporting advocacy campaigns.

Family Defense Organizers should be fluent speakers of Spanish or Arabic. Some prior experience with community or political work a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to adonis@miunited.org, cc: nigel@miunited.org, ryan@miunited.org

Subject: Family Defense Organizer

JOB POSTING: Immigrant Family Defense Coordinator

Immigrant Family Defense Coordinator

Location: Detroit

Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We put everyday people at the center of campaigns that build power to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. We also provide services to help develop the capacity of our members to lead.

Our major campaigns areas include immigrants rights and immigration reform, ending mass incarceration, universal family care and environmental justice.

Michigan United provides extensive training on organizing for change. We are a collaborative work environment where we invest in our team and win powerful campaigns. We provide generous paid time off to promote work/life balance, health benefits for those who qualify, and the opportunity to earn a paid sabbatical.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Immigrant Family Defense Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing major aspects of our program to defend immigrant workers, immigrant families and immigrant students from deportations and civil rights abuses. This includes coordinating  Know-Your-Rights and Family Education programs, developing community-based legal services and organizing Sanctuary at houses of worship. The Coordinator will also oversee a Family Navigator program, which develops the capacity of stipended volunteers to act as community legal resource workers and deportation defenders.

The Family Defense Coordinator should be a fluent speaker of English and Spanish. Prior experience in community or political work is necessary.

Send resume and cover letter to adonis@miunited.org, cc: nigel@miunited.org, ryan@miunited.org

Subject: Family Defense Coordinator

Job Posting: English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Teacher – Detroit

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Location: Detroit

Salary Range: $15,000 (part-time)

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ESL Assistant Teacher will be responsible for supporting our innovative English classes. Our classes utilize in-class instruction, and unique computer-based programs to enhance learning at home.

Duties include providing in-class instruction, assisting with student recruitment, and evaluation.

The ESL Assistant Teacher must be a fluent speaker of English and Spanish. Prior teaching experience is a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Meredith@miunited.org, cc: Adonis@miunited.org
Subject: ESL Assistant

Job Posting: English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator – Detroit

Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by February 14, 2017.

Location: Detroit

Salary Range: $30,000-$40,000

Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing.

We value passion for justice and our issues, creativity, and initiative. Expect to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ESL coordinator will be responsible for overseeing our innovative English classes. Our classes utilize in-class instruction, and unique computer-based programs to enhance learning at home.

Duties include overseeing in-class instruction, curriculum development, student recruitment, and evaluation.

The ESL Coordinator must be a fluent speaker of English and Spanish.  Prior English language instruction is a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Meredith@miunited.org CC: adonis@miunited.org
Subject: ESL Coordinator

Job Posting: Grand Rapids Movement Politics Phone Bank Manager

The Movement Politics Phone Bank Manager will be responsible for leading our movement politics phone bank.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Calling targeted Spanish Speaking voters in MI, having brief conversations with them, and providing them with simple voting information such as where and when to vote.
  • Identifying voters who are concerned about social or economic justice issues and giving them the opportunity to get involved with community organizing action in Michigan.
  • Making Hundreds of phone calls per night to target voters.
  • Accurately recording information in a computer database after completing each call.

The program provides part time opportunity for 8 people, reach out to traditionally underserved populations of voters and encourage them to engage in the democratic process in November.

The manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the phone bank hours and operation
  • Managing daily outreach efforts
  • Managing phone bank Data entry process;
  • Coordinating with senior staff to ensure that phone bank efforts are meeting funder requirements  

The manager must:

  • Have their own reliable car.  American-made cars are strongly encouraged.
  • Have their own cell phone and computer.
  • Be comfortable working with a culturally, religiously, and economically diverse group of partners, members, and staff.
  • Be comfortable working with the public and talking to strangers.
  • Be prepared for long and sometimes unusual hours.

Spanish or Arabic fluency is not required but is extremely helpful

The coordinator will be based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Applicants should have some basic familiarity with social justice issues, field work, or leadership development. Applicants should be prepared for a fast-paced work environment with a high-level of autonomy.  

The coordinator should be comfortable with modern office software and learning new technologies.  Michigan United uses the Voter Activation Network (VAN), Microsoft and Google productivity software, Facebook, and Twitter.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Scott@miunited.org and bartosz@miunited.org

Subject:  Movement Politics Phone Bank Manager

You can also contact Scott Holiday at 877-507-7774 ext. 717

Paid phone bank position Available in Grand Rapids

Help turn out voters who care about immigration in Michigan!

Michigan United is hiring for multiple phone bank positions for hard working individuals to help contact and turn out voters for the 2016 general election. This is an effort to reach out to underrepresented and historically disenfranchised Spanish speaking voters in Michigan. Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Calling targeted Spanish Speaking voters in MI, having brief conversations with them, and providing them with simple voting information such as where and when to vote.
  • Identifying voters who are concerned about social or economic justice issues and giving them the opportunity to get involved through community organizing action in Michigan.
  • Accurately recording information in a computer database after completing each call.

Logistics and Requirements

These are part time temporary positions. Caller will start working as early as August 29 and there last day working will be November 10.

  • This position is a part time, 20 hour per week position.
  • Hours will fall between 12pm and 9pm, 5 days per week.
  • The phone bank will be located in Grand Rapids. Attendance is required at the phone bank. Calling from home is not an option.
Qualifications
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaker
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort speaking with strangers
  • Interest in social and economic justice and other public interest issues
  • A proven work ethic and comfort with technology
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an outgoing personality Strongly preferred
  • Your own working laptop with WIFI capability
  • Experience with phone banks, door to door work, or public speaking and outreach

Compensation

$10 an hour with pay scheduled to increase to $15 dollars an hour by the end of the phone bank period.

Application Instructions

Please email a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and relevant qualifications for this position to scott@miunited.org and bartosz@miunited.org. Please put Movement Politics Phone Bank in the subject line.