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Digital GOVT Canvasser

Location: Michigan (currently working remotely)

 

Compensation: $15 an hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

Michigan is at a moment where many elements of our democracy are part of day-to-day conversation. Michigan United and Michigan People’s Campaign are engaging community members and leaders in this conversation. The Digital GOVT Canvasser will work collaboratively with both Movement Politics and Communications staff to leverage technology to further expand our organizing capacity, build support for campaigns, increase engagement and enhance the member, volunteer, and supporter experience. The ideal candidate has organizing experience using digital tools and is already personally active on social media.

 

Strong candidates for this position are interested in these issues and willing to work to build others' understanding about these issues. Preferred experience, but not required: 1) developing leaders or people in your network 2) working or volunteering on issues or political campaigns. 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, are encouraged to apply.

 

Due to the current spread of COVID-19, organizing activity will be digital, by phone, and remote. Normal in-person organizing activity will continue after the health risks subside. Remote work tools and assistance are available. You’ll be expected to “check-in” and “checkout” with your manager daily.  Some in-person events will be scheduled but will be optional.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Remote outreach and conversations with residents

  • Phone and text banking

  • Peer to peer texting 

  • Support Michigan United events and activities

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and desire to prioritize racial and economic justice in decision-making

  • Serious about achieving both qualitative and quantitative goals. 

  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) principles of community organizing and advocacy strategies

  • Ability to perform with a high degree of skill in a fast-paced work environment

  • Excellent judgment in internal and external communication and in managing internal and external relationships

  • Highly organized and meets deadlines.

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office or Google Docs equivalent

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE 

  • Paid or volunteer electoral/community organizing or related experience.

  • Working or volunteering on issue or political campaigns

 

BENEFITS

  • Stipends: Internet stipend of $ 450.06 annualized per year (17.31 a pay period) and a cell phone stipend of $300.04 annualized per year (11.54 a pay period)  a month 

  • An hour (1) of sick time is accrued for every 29 hours worked, and COVID sick time contingency is offered.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • All work will be conducted remotely until a return to office protocol is established.

  • Office & field environment

  • Flexible schedule required, including evenings and weekends.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and three references (at least two references must be work-related, one may be personal) using this link.

  • If you’re unable to upload documents, please email the materials to resumes@miunited.org.

  • Resumes that do not adhere to these instructions will be discarded

 

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for economic and racial justice. We use the tools of community organizing, leadership training, advocacy, media work, and civic engagement to run strategic campaigns that win real change in communities of color, immigrants, working families, and the low-income. We're committed to winning a better world for marginalized communities. 

 

We are the largest community organizing group in the state, with offices in Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. Our membership consists of individuals and over 125 member institutions.

 

Michigan United organizes 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), voter rights, housing, workers rights, and civic engagement. We work to build the capacity of community members who are directly impacted by these issues to lead and win concrete reforms that will change their own lives and shift the balance of power in our state.

 

Michigan United, along with Michigan People’s Campaign, our affiliated 501(c)(4), is serious about building long-term, political power to transform our political and economic system into one that puts people and the planet first. As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of race, ethnicity, income, and sexual orientation, as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply.