Overview

Job Type: Full-time temporary; this position will conclude December 16th, 2022

Salary: $55-58K

 

Position Overview: 

Michigan United is seeking a Deputy Movement Politics Director to coordinate and support our partners’ civic engagement programs – including issue advocacy, voter registration, voter education, absentee voter chase, and Get Out The Vote efforts – and to manage all aspects of our voter engagement program. The ideal candidate will have a record of success leading state-wide voter turnout programs and initiatives. This position will spearhead strategic oversight, direction, education, recommendations, and coordination of efforts to engage underrepresented and socially responsible voters in the democratic process. They will lead and plan successful coordinated campaigns, introducing data and providing technical and skill building training to partners to enhance voter engagement and outreach efforts. The Deputy Movement Politics Director is a passionate, spirited leader with demonstrated strategic thinking, change leadership, and problem-solving skills.They are an innovative leader committed to social justice, advocacy, coalition building and positive change.

Primary Functions:

  • The Deputy Movement Politics Director  will work with and provide support to participating table partners to develop civic engagement plans, resulting in an aligned multi-organization statewide civic engagement strategy. The Manager will then support participating organizations in executing their developed plans.
  • Designing and convening planning meetings and training with participating organizations.
  • Developing integrated voter engagement campaigns and implementing goals, strategies tactics
  • Coordinate voting registration and engagement efforts to prevent Table partner overlap and redundancies
  • Working with our Data department and participating organizations to determine short-, medium-, and long-term civic engagement goals.
  • Establishing right-size voter engagement goals for table partners
  • Analyzing current research and past and present data and trends to inform engagement strategy and implement innovative practices and tools
  • Managing and coordinating civic engagement canvass team
  • Providing ongoing program assessment and analysis, impact evaluations, tracking and reporting
  • Educating and providing training to partners on tools and resources to target voter engagement populations
  • Providing strategic programmatic assistance, guidance, and support to table partners, in developing strategic plans that encourage year-round civic engagement programs including issue education, organizing, voter registration, and voter mobilization.
  • Assisting partners with development of shared metrics and evaluations, innovative new tactics, long- and short-term organizing strategies, and engagement of new allies and potential partners.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships with stakeholders and working with underrepresented and/or diverse communities
  • Knowledge of voter registration process and the elections process in Michigan.
  • 3+ years of experience in civic engagement, community organizing, and/or political campaigns preferred
  • Excellent organizational, time management, oral and written communication skills
  • Diplomatic, strategic, professional approach to problem-solving, and the ability to think independently, systematically, and creatively
  • Excellent time and project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and understand how to reach goals most efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated experience as an influential and committed leader willing to occasionally work irregular hours
  • Demonstrated experience using data to inform desired outcomes and to make recommendations
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly within Michigan
  • Experience and comfort with leading, conducting, and facilitating meetings and trainings.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 required

Preferred Experience:

Experience working in Michigan, knowledge of Michigan politics, and an understanding of regional differences is preferred.

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance and $600/year Health Savings Account or monthly Health insurance stipend is available after 90 days
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA) after earning at least $5,000 during the previous year
  • Internet and phone stipend of $125 a month
  • Fifteen days paid time off for the first and second year of employment; increases with seniority.
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Unlimited COVID Sick Time
  • Paid Winter Hibernation
  • Paid Summer Break
  • Two month sabbatical after 4 years of full-time service

Working Conditions: 

  • Most work will be conducted remotely until a return to office protocol is established
  • Office & field environment
  • Normal business hours, some additional hours required with occasional weekend activities. Hours will expand during election cycles

Application Details:

  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and three references (at least two references must be work-related, one may be personal).
  • Please submit all application materials using this link , if you’re unable to upload documents please email the materials to resumes@miunited.org.

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

About Michigan United

About Michigan United/Michigan People’s Campaign

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 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. I 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.