Overview

Locations: Genesee, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Kent, Ingham and Washtenaw Counties

Hours: 25-29

Compensation: $17/hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

Canvassers will conduct door to door outreach to eligible voters in  over 7 counties. Canvassers to 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
Collect petition signatures

BENEFITS:

Stipends: Cell phone stipend of $300.04 annualized per year (11.54 a pay period)  a month
Mileage Reimbursement, if a driver for the team
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 using the apply link, if you’re unable to upload documents please email the materials to resumes@miunited.org
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.

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.