JOB POSTING: Operations Manager (Detroit-based)

Position Title:

Operations Manager (Detroit-based)

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%. The Operations Director will play a vital role in MU’s 2018 transformative electoral strategy, assisting in budget management, employee onboarding, personnel support, and operations and logistical support for field and HQ Staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support management team with human resources needs including hiring and departures of temporary political staffers
  • Set up and maintain systems to track staff time as well as all other expenditures for compliance and budgeting purposes
  • Assemble and submit all required state and federal election reports by deadline
  • Helping to maintain and innovate departmental systems such as equipment check in and check out, distribution of gas cards, and tracking of inventory. What does this mean?
  • Manage all office supply inventory, ensuring that the office is fully stocked at all times. Manage technology intern tasked with ensuring that all office equipment, including phones, scanners, and printers, are functioning properly and works with appropriate vendors to troubleshoot any issues that arise, administering email systems and document systems, including Google Suite systems and provide technical assistance to staff on computer and software issues.
  • Work closely with various vendors, including IT, materials design and materials production.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maturity when handling Human Resource issues.
  • Demonstrated track record of thinking critically with the ability to see two steps ahead and anticipate any issues that may arise.
  • Extreme attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Proactively works to improve operational systems and is always looking for ways in which to work more efficiently and effectively
  • Positive attitude in the face of new and evolving challenges and fast-paced environment. ● Proficient with Google Docs, Dropbox, and Microsoft Office

Previous Life and/or Educational Experiences:

  • One to two years of experience as an executive assistant and/or office assistant* ● At least 1 cycle of political campaign experience preferred*

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs
  • 40 hours/week, some evening and weekend hours may be required, ability to work remotely for a portion of the week based on agreement with supervisor.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Pay Range: $3.5K per month
  • This position lasts until December 1st, 2018
  • Benefits: Health care, phone and travel stipends

Application Details:

  • Preferences will be given to applications received on or before July 16th, 2018
  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and name & contact information of two references (at least one reference must be work related, one may be personal)
  • References should be provided in a separate document (with the name of the candidate on the document)
  • Please submit all application materials to:
  • Please direct questions to Bartosz Kumor at or 810-523-7123 Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line
  • If you were referred by a member of the Michigan United staff, please let us know in your application.

Organization Background:

Michigan United (501c3) 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. Michigan People’s Campaign is our 501c4 sister organization. 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!