GOTV Canvasser

Locations: Wayne

Hours: 25-30

Compensation: $17/Hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

Canvassers will conduct door-to-door outreach to eligible voters in Metro-Detroit. Canvassers will inform them about the coming election, register those to vote who are unregistered, and provide other important information about the issues Michigan United and Michigan People’s Campaign organizes around.

 

Strong candidates for this position believe all residents should be civically engaged and willing to have conversations about civic participation. 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. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Door to door outreach; conversations with residents

  • Phone and text banking

  • Daily reporting of outreach activities

  • Participate in public education events on the issues

  • Recruit leaders to participate in political committees in targeted areas across Michigan

  • Work on turnout related to organization events

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Ability to stand/walk for multiple hours daily

  • Serious about achieving both qualitative and quantitative goals. 

  • Smartphone and familiarity with smartphone functionality

  • Reliable daily transportation

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE 

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

 

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

  • Office & field environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs.

  • Normal business hours, some additional hours required with occasional weekend activities. Hours may expand closer to the election.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

  • Submit resume and two references (one work-related, one personal)

  • Please submit all application materials using this link. If you’re unable to upload documents, please email the materials to resumes@miunited.org

 

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 with the aim of transforming 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.