Overview

TITLE: Electoral Data Manager

LOCATION: State-wide (Michigan) – Hybrid Position

ANNUAL COMPENSATION: $58,240

RELOCATION COSTS COVERED: $3,000

STARTING BONUS: $2,000

RETENTION BONUS: $4,000 (must remain on staff through Nov 18th, 2024)

POSITION DURATION: This position is considered temporary and will conclude on November 18th, 2024. Position may be extended (subject to funding and circumstance) following the 2024 election.

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you someone who has an interest in how politics shapes our lives? Have you ever seen or experienced systemic oppression and felt a calling to dismantle it? Are you someone that doesn’t feel wholly represented by business as usual politics? Are you looking for a high energy political home focused on justice for the 2024 election cycle and beyond?

MI United / MI United Action is going to contact hundreds of thousands of voters in 2024 with strategic resolve and an ambitious voter contact strategy. If you are the type of person who loves looking at databases and has an interest in knowing all about how much data can influence strategy then we strongly encourage you to apply for this position.

We are looking for someone who can manage our electoral data work for the 2024 election cycle. This would consist of extensive time spent using the VAN to ensure our data collection methods are secure and accurate, to help flag any data irregularities, to produce quality lists for canvassers to use, and to provide regular updates on the progress of our canvassing campaign to help inform electoral strategy in 2024.

You will have the opportunity to work with national data professionals to further develop your VAN skills and have access to training including SQL, coding, and even AI and google data visualization tools. Working with our Data Manager you will help ensure that all of our 2024 electoral work is accurate and preserved in creative and impactful presentations that can help shape the course of our entire program!

MI United’s Theory of Change:

Michigan United is building a vibrant, inclusive movement in Michigan where community members are organizing to build power to affect change at local, state, and national levels. We are working to dismantle systemic barriers perpetuating inequality by building power. Michigan United defines power as the ability to act, and it comes in the form of organized people and organized money. We focus on issues from a racial, economic, and gender justice lens. We are a hub of people-centered leadership development, issue organizing, and civic power building. We are movement builders.

Michigan United’s theory of change is rooted in our core values. We start from the position that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with dignity. We’re committed to bridging gaps and fostering unity across different communities, recognizing that our destinies are linked in the fight for equity and justice.

Michigan United is dedicated to dismantling white supremacy, economic injustice, and patriarchy, transforming lives through tangible victories and leadership development. We believe in the power of a united community driven by a shared vision and strategic action, capable of making significant impacts at local, state, and national levels. Our focus on organizing communities, training leaders, and tackling systemic barriers is crucial in shaping Michigan’s future.

Our commitment to a movement that reflects our multiracial base is at the core of our work, guiding us as we organize and mobilize communities, build collective power, and seek just outcomes. We are steadfast in these principles, aiming to create a Michigan where government and economy are inclusive, accountable, and equitable.

Michigan United’s approach is grounded in practicality, driven by our values, and focused on building a state where dignity, equity, and justice are realities, not just aspirations. Through strong relationship-building, continuous leadership development, and strategic collective action, we pave the way for the radical, systemic changes our communities need and deserve.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

As the Electoral Data Manager, your responsibilities will consist of providing support to our electoral canvassing program in various ways. You will report directly to the Movement Politics Director.

Your typical week responsibilities could look similar to this:

  • Mapping the week’s electoral contact strategy by:Creating and or updating walk lists for canvassers located throughout the state
  • Creating and or updating phone lists for predictive dialer campaigns
  • Creating and or updating p2p texting lists for electoral outreach
  • Creating and or updating lists for Relational Organizers to recruit volunteers from
  • Creating and or updating weekly reports for presentation
  • Attending Relational Organizers’ Virtual House Parties in a tech support role
  • Ensuring data integrity by reviewing canvass results to flag anomalies or inconsistencies for the canvassing team
  • Attending and participating in MOCHA meetings or electoral strategy and planning meetings

Programmatic responsibilities would include:

  • Designing and implementing a system for tracking electoral volunteers
  • Designing and implementing a strategy utilizing survey questions and activist codes to track electoral engagement
  • Create reports detailing progress to goal
  • Develop and continue to improve training materials for staff to effectively use tools and platforms
  • Work with partner organizations to administer the VAN to all electoral staff including setting permissions and creating / deleting accounts
  • At the end of the election you will be transitioning new and newly activated leaders to a permanent organizer
  • Manage inventory of any electoral devices

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A commitment to MI United Action’s theory of change and a strong commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside the organization
  • A desire to learn and grow as a leader
  • Previous VAN experience
  • A high energy, self starter capable of implementing creative solutions to problems
  • Not required, but would be advantages to success in this role: access to a reliable internet connection and experience with google sheets and microsoft excel, knowledge of elections, electoral process, and experience canvassing, organization and multitasking skills, a willingness to learn new tools, a drive toward optimization and efficiency

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Employees can be hybrid, but must be based in the State of Michigan. Team members are located throughout the state, with our headquarters being in Detroit. There will be in-person events, meetings, and activities. Our work schedule is standard business hours with flexibility. Evenings and weekends are occasionally required. There will be periodic travel around the state, with intermittent out-of-state travel.

BENEFITS 

  • Health Insurance and a $600/year Health Savings Account or monthly Health insurance stipend are available after 90 days of employment
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA) after earning at least $5,000 during the previous two year
  • Internet and phone stipend of $125 a monthPaid time off accruing at 4.616 hours every 2 weeks (subject to black out dates around primary and
  • Paid sick time policy beginning at 16 hours and accruing up to 80 hours
  • Floating Holiday Policy
  • Mileage reimbursement policy

OUR COMMITMENTS

DISABILITY, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

MI United / MI United Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer; womxn, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.

TRAINING

MI United / MI United Action has a robust training program that will be made available to all Relational Organizers as part of their work schedules. Training may include developing and expanding VAN skills or specific voter contact tools.

DEVELOPMENT

MI United / MI United Action believes in transformational, not transactional, organizing. We take our duty to develop our members, volunteers, leaders, and staff into the next generation of this movement’s leaders very seriously. Previous staff and current members, volunteers, and leaders are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply.

APPLICATION DETAILS

  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and three references (at least two references must be work-related, one may be personal)
  • You may apply here. If you are having difficulties uploading your materials to Paylocity please send them via email to: resumes@miunited.org.
  • Please do not submit your resume to both Paylocity and our email.
  • Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the email subject line
  • Resumes that do not adhere to these instructions will be discarded

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. Michigan United organizes along with the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, rural issues, healthcare, and civic engagement. Michigan United, along with Michigan United Action, 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, gender identity, and sexual orientation, as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply.

Michigan United is currently negotiating its first collective bargaining agreement with SOUL of MU & MPC, Statewide Organized United Labor of Michigan United and Michigan People’s Campaign. They will be represented by the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, Local 34022. The person hired for this position will not become a bargaining unit member.

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.