Job Type:
Part-time, Temporary

About the Voices for Vaccines Coalition:

Michigan Voices, Michigan United, Detroit Action, Detroit Change Initiative, Our Own Wall Street, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Michigan Coalition for Black Civic Participation, Better Men Outreach, and Community AIDS Resources and Education of Southwest Michigan are partnering together in the Voices for Vaccines Coalition. The goal of the Voices for Vaccines Coalition organizing effort is to address barriers to access and/or vaccine hesitancy by Michigan residents, especially Black,

Indigenous and People of Color living in medically underserved areas with low vaccination rates. Through a layered program, the Coalition will reach out to 320,000 families statewide to serve as trusted messengers in the communities in which partners have historically engaged educating community members about the COVID vaccine and providing resources to ensure access to a vaccination.

About the Position:

We are seeking enthusiastic canvassers that will work directly with a Voices for Vaccines Coalition partner to go door to door in neighborhoods to share COVID-19 vaccine information in a non-judgmental manner, provide resources and address barriers to accessing vaccinations, and to encourage your community to get vaccinated.

This position is temporary, and will start the week of March 14th, with an end date of June 30th.

Primary Responsibilities:

This is an entry-level role. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a Voices for Vaccines partner organization to go door-to-door to address issues around vaccine hesitancy, provide resources and encourage your community to get vaccinated.

Preferred Skills:

Previous experience with data entry and reporting functions
Previous paid or volunteer canvass experience (including Census outreach work)
Social service or organizing experience
Telemarketing or retail marketing experience
Candidates with ties and familiarity with any of the following regions are strongly encouraged to apply: Wayne, Berrien, Ingham, Saginaw, and Calhoun Counties

Salary and Benefits:

This is an hourly employment position, with an hourly rate of $17.00/hr. This is a short-term position with a maximum of 25 hours per week.
$60 health insurance stipend per pay period

There is no formal education requirement for this position

Excellent communication skills including active listening and interpersonal skills
Must have the physical stamina to stand/walk for long periods (up to 5 hours per day) while meeting and talking to people
Flexibility to work weekdays and weekends
Ability to memorize and recite scripts and statements prepared and provided by Michigan Voices regarding COVID-19 vaccines
Ability to collect information for others to follow up regarding vaccination status and for quality control
Consistently meet daily and weekly door goals
Understand how to use a tablet to track and submit data
Ability to work within a team and in a field environment
Good time management skills
Proof of Covid vaccination

Questions can be directed to: mvcanvass@michiganvoices.org

We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply.

Michigan Voices and Michigan United are equal employment opportunity employers and are committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To apply for this job email your details to accounting@miunited.org

About Michigan United

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. We're committed to winning a better world for all of our communities, not just the privileged.

We are the largest community organizing group in the state, with offices in Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Flint. We represent 100 member community organizations.

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) and civic engagement. We work to build the capacity of community members who are directly impacted 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. 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 race, ethnicity, income and sexual orientation, as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply.