Overview

The Position

We are currently seeking Voter Registration Directors to join us on an important and exciting campaign to help register new Democrat voters in key House districts to ensure a Democratic majority in 2022. We are hiring for multiple Canvass Director positions in Flint, Michigan.

The pandemic really slowed down progressive campaign efforts to engage the public. Our opposition did not slow down their outreach, however, and now it is critical that we activate as many new voters as possible in advance of the 2022 Congressional elections. We need to not just maintain but expand our majority in the House if progressives are going to be able to drive the changes we need to address systemic issues impacting the most vulnerable communities in our country.

Voter Registration Directors will recruit, train, and manage a team of local canvassers to assist citizens in successfully and safely completing their voter registration applications. COVID-19 has altered the political landscape, but one thing remains the same – we will need to have in-person conversations with people to register new voters in key House districts. Thankfully, we can do this in a way that is low risk. We will provide PPE and substantial health and safety training and we will all follow the canvassing protocols that will allow us to do this critical work while keeping ourselves and everyone else in our communities safe.

We are hiring immediately. This project will run through June,17th 2022 with a possibility for extension.

Location: Flint, MI. We are strongly prioritizing local applicants.

Responsibilities

Manage a team of 12 – 25 canvassers, setting goals and holding staff accountable
Train and provide ongoing motivation and support to staff
Identify, promote, and train a leadership team
Build a diverse team where staff feel respected, while fostering a culture of equity and justice
Implement quality control measures to ensure integrity of the work
Go in the field yourself a few days per week to register voters, train staff, and help drive office goals.
Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all staff
Develop strategic plans to reach target voters/constituencies in assigned locations
Manage administrative duties, including reporting data, record keeping, processing payroll, and distributing materials
Qualifications

Must have

Strong management skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire a team while also holding staff accountable to goals and expectations
Can speak compellingly about campaign issues and strategy
Willing and able to listen to staff and solve problems
Committed to equity and inclusion
Strong work ethic; able to persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks
Attention to detail, ability to drive best practices critical for protecting the integrity of the registration process
Flexible; ready for the unexpected and willing to adapt to last minute changes
Eager to learn and open to feedback
Basic tech competency (G-suite or microsoft office, smart phone or computer)
Nice-to-have

Community or issue-based campaign experience
Paid Canvassing Experience
Experience managing paid employees
Experience running voter registration or petition signature-gathering efforts
Passion for social change and activism
Team building ability
Attention to detail
A track record of success meeting or exceeding goals
Experience working in underserved or marginalized communities
Facilitation experience
Local knowledge/experience
Salary: The salary range for this position is $1150 to 1300 per week. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, phone and data stipend, and hands-on training. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement and bonuses.

Equity: If you are interested in this position but don’t think you qualify for everything, please don’t let that stop you from applying! At The Outreach Team, we prioritize equity and inclusion and believe our work is better when it benefits from the knowledge, experience, and wisdom of people who have faced systemic barriers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.

Who We Are

The Outreach Team is the national engine of campaigners and organizers powering the progressive movement. With an on-the-ground presence in communities all across the country, our world-class team runs successful civic engagement campaigns on behalf of progressive organizations and campaigns—to build a future that’s fairer, greener, safer and more peaceful for everyone.

Our client list includes organizations like Democratic National Committee, Black Progressive Action Coalition, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Climate Action Campaign, Planned Parenthood, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, For our Future, Solar Rights Alliance, The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and more.

Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.