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Electoral Fellowship Job Description                        

Ready to turnout rural and suburban young Maine voters, in a youth-led youth movement? Time Commitment: 10-15 hours a week 

Compensation: $18/hour 

Start date: 9/5/2022 – 12/12/2022

Remote: with some occasional in person events 

Who we are: We are a youth-led youth movement throughout rural Maine turning record breaking numbers of youth voters and first time voters this election season. We are channeling youth power in Maine, and we also are making sure rural and suburban youth in Maine are active in the Maine government. Maine Youth Power is building equitable and accessible movement infrastructure for rural & suburban youth.

We connect young people across identity and geography in a supportive community to develop organizing skills, run campaigns, and become a powerful force in Maine politics. We channel youth power across Maine by making local wins and statewide victories, meaning we organize our communities for local campaigns and amplify our wins through media, our statewide network and policy writing across the state!

Check out our values to learn more about us!

Who you are: 

You know that voting in Maine elections is an important tool to get the world we want.
You know that all of our futures are tied to the decisions that are made now and you want to bring people together to push decision makers!
Own your own schedule and have a strong individual and collaborative work mindset
You are dedicated to being pro-black, pro-indigenous, pro-queer & trans in your work and life.
You hold equity and justice as values, and have ideas of how to incorporate them into voter turnout work at Maine Youth Power!
Someone who is ready to share their passion/anger/excitement with others – to grow our collective dedication to winning

 

Experience and Preferred skills 

You are confident facilitating group conversations and having one on one conversations.
You have experience mentoring peers and problem solving with your friends and community members
You are a time management master, on top of your own schedule, and have clear communication with team members about your availability
You are excited to engage with technology that moves us towards our goal. You can use spreadsheets, Action Network, and voter turnout software or are willing to learn!
You are excited to connect people and communities through outreach
You have some or a lot of Social media skills (tiktok, etc..) & meme sensibility
Not essential skills, but a huge plus!

You have organized in an election season turning people out to vote!
You have relationally or peer to peer organized!
You know Maine Politics, how they work and key players for this election season.

 

What You Will Be Doing 

You will be a key piece of our relational voter turnout program this fall! You will be leading vote parties to turnout friends to vote, as well as training others, building fun party materials and slide decks, and evaluating and pivoting our program as we learn what works and what doesn’t.

You will be bringing a strong work ethic to get a lot of work done both on your own and in collaboration with us! Along with this work, you will be mentored by other young people and be a mentor yourself!

You will be in a small cohort of electoral fellows working in your particular area to turn young people out to vote!

We know that young adult applicants may not have experience with all the elements listed above – most importantly, we seek someone who shares our vision for building power across rural and suburban Maine and who is ready to dive in with us, and bring their experience, skills and energy to grow our movement.

We can’t wait for you to apply and throw down with us this fall!

Maine Youth Power is an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate in regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, class, national origin, disability, neurodivergence, citizenship or immigration status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

To apply for this job email your details to phoebe@maineyouthpower.org

About Maine Youth Power

Maine Youth Power is an inclusive youth-led movement of young Mainers working in solidarity for human dignity, access and a livable future by building power across rural and suburban Maine.