Overview

Location: Statewide (currently working remotely)

Compensation: $40,000 annualized

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Michigan United is working to train community leaders to win just and fair policy changes that will improve air quality and clean water.  Everyone deserves clean air and water and the ability to enjoy our state’s natural beauty. We are fighting for clean air in Michigan. When we fight, we win!  The Statewide Environmental Justice Organizer will organize residents, community groups, and stakeholders that are impacted by these issues, in order to build the power necessary to change policy. The organizer will work to build public support and strategy for local, state, and federal campaigns around Environmental Justice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Use digital tools to build relationships with impacted residents and deepen their participation in environmental justice concerns in their neighborhood.
Use digital tools to recruit and train community leaders in digital organizing skills  especially young people
Build a consistent online organizing committee of impacted residents  especially young people (students) to move strategic planning of the campaign.
Work closely with Michigan United environmental justice organizing staff and leaders to develop, refine and further the goals of the campaign online.
Use digital tactics and strategy to promote the environmental justice campaign to earn media coverage and bring increased exposure to our issues.
Build and nurture relationships with other environmental and/or social justice  organizations around our work.
Use digital tools to connect environmental justice campaigns to the larger Michigan United vision.
Write emails and campaign actions that you’ll send to hundreds of thousands of supporters
Create digital tools and contents to recruit leaders, volunteers and to raise funds online
Take the lead on independent projects to protect our planet using digital tactics
Work creatively with campaign teams across  Michigan United to collaborate on engaging, unique, and strategically powerful digital products
Use your skills of graphic design and develop new ones to amplify digital strategies
Design and curate content for social media, and engage with environmental justice communities online
Develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build our audience, raise money, and bring us closer to reaching our campaign goals

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated
Experience working in community-based settings and/or demonstrated relationship-building skills
Can write persuasively and boil complex issues down to a single sentence
Excited to learn new digital tools and skills
Graphically-minded and artistically creative
Have an opinion about what works online and can point to examples to back it up
Feel passionately about climate and environmental justice
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to motivate diverse groups of people online and work well as a team member
Self-direction and self-motivation, and ability to work collaboratively and independently
Ability to build and maintain constructive, positive relationships
Strong commitment to social, racial, environmental and economic justice
Self-motivation and creative in problem solving
Ability to handle multiple job tasks and meet deadlines
Commitment to leadership development of leaders and members
Ability to travel and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings
Access to reliable transportation daily
Can write persuasively and boil complex issues down to a single sentence

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:

Office & field environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs
Normal business hours, some additional hours required with frequent Saturday activities
Positions are available in Detroit, this is a remote position until it’s safe to return in person

Application Details:

Submit resume, statement of interest, and three references (at least two references must be work related, one may be personal)
Resumes that do not adhere to these instructions will be discarded

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.