JOB POSTING: Field Director

Position Title:

Field Director

Position Summary:

Movement Politics is an innovative way of looking at elections as opportunities to build people power and dramatically transform our economic and political system to one that puts people ahead of corporations and the 1%. Reporting to the Director of Movement Politics, the Field Director will recruit, develop and lead teams of volunteer leaders who will engage voters in the 2018 election. Field organizers will be the front line of our effort to recruit and develop these leaders and will be play a key role in our goals to 1) investment in leadership development, 2) activate, 3) train, and 4) deploy 4,000 new volunteers and volunteer leaders. In the early stages of working in this position, organizers will periodically spend time canvassing in the field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage day-to-day activities of four organizers who are responsible for identifying and activating volunteers
  • Create processes and metrics that will hold organizers accountable for completing goals in a timely and well-executed fashion.
  • Lead various trainings on a regular basis: organizational orientation, strategy and leadership skills, tactics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and desire to prioritize racial and economic justice in decision-making
  • Skilled project manager
  • Serious about achieving quantitative and qualitative goals
  • Passionate for developing the leadership of volunteer leaders
  • Knowledge of (or willing to learn) principles of community and electoral organizing and advocacy strategies
  • Ability to perform with a high degree of skill in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly organized and meets deadlines
  • Familiar with database management, data reporting systems, and computer programs (VAN, Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs)
  • Some positions may require Spanish fluency

Previous Life and/or Educational Experiences (* notes which are preferred, but not required):

  • 2+ years of paid or volunteer electoral or community organizing experience
  • Experience managing and supervising a team
  • Bachelor’s degree (Social sciences, Social Work, Business, Non-profit management, or related field) *

Working Conditions:

  • Office & field environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Normal business hours, some additional hours required with frequent Saturday activities
  • Positions are available in Detroit and Grand Rapids


  • Pay: $3,640/month
  • Moving expenses negotiable
  • Benefits: Health care after 3 months on staff, phone and travel stipends

Application Details:

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and name & contact information of three references (at least two references must be work related, one may be personal)
  • Please submit all application materials to:
  • Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line

Organization Background:

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. Created out of the merger of MOP (Michigan Organizing Project) and AIR (Alliance for Immigrant Rights), we have won major victories to improve the lives of those who have been marginalized by poverty, racism, and inequality. We organize along the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care and paid sick time), and civic engagement. Our main office is in Southwest Detroit, with additional offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of racial, ethnic, economic, and sexual orientation(s), as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply. Come and be a part of our team!