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Movement Politics Fellowship Manager


Kalamazoo-based, with occasional travel

$43,200 annually, paid as $1,662 every two weeks


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 fellowship managers will play a major role in MU’s 2018 transformative electoral strategy, each managing a team of fellows. The Movement Politics Fellowship is Michigan United’s program designed to transform emerging organizers from a primarily canvassing role to a primarily organizing role. This position will split time between Michigan United and its 501(c)4 sister organization, Michigan People’s Campaign.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing Michigan United’s and Michigan People’s Campaign Movement Politics Fellowship program with a focus on relentless leadership development. 

  • Managing a team of 4-6 organizing fellows. 

  • Voter targeting and data management

  • Coordinating with issue staff to advance campaign goals.  

  • Creating and editing canvassing scripts

  • Recruiting, hiring, and orienting new field staff 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High level of familiarity with electoral as well as community organizing 

  • High level of familiarity with the VAN 

  • 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.

  • 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: (*notes which are preferred but not required)

  • At least 1 cycle of political campaign experience in an organizing role or canvassing role 

  • At least 1 cycle of experience in a canvass management role preferred*


Working Conditions:

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

  • Weekly hours will fluctuate between 50 and 65 hours per week 

  • Kalamazoo-based, with occasional travel. 


Salary & Benefits:

  • Pay Range: $43,200 annually, paid as $1,662 every two weeks

  • This position lasts until November 15th, 2019 

  • Benefits: phone and travel stipends

Application Details:

  • Deadline to Apply: August 5th, 2019

  • Submit resume, statement of interest, name and contact information of three references (at least two references must be work related, one may be personal)

  • References should be provided in a separate document. Please include the name of the candidate on the document. 

  • Please submit all application materials to:

  • Please direct questions to

  • 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!

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