We’re working to make sure young people are engaged in elections this fall. As a Campus Organizer, you will be responsible for running a focused and intense volunteer recruitment drive to recruit 50 volunteers to register young voters on campus to make sure their voices are heard in the 2022 midterm elections.
Locations and Timeline
We are hiring campus organizers for this position from August 15th through November 8th 2022.
Organizers will be working in one of the following 7 college communities: Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing, Mount Pleasant, Ypsilanti, Allendale, and Kalamazoo.
What You’ll Do
Recruit and train dozens of volunteer activists
- Call volunteers on campus and recruit them to grassroots actions
- Identify new volunteers by gathering petitions and making announcements in public
- Run grassroots skills trainings to develop effective campaigners among volunteers
- Keep meticulous track of a volunteer list so that no potential activist falls through the cracks
Volunteer leadership development
- Host and help to run weekly campaign meetings to develop a community of leaders
- Pitch and train volunteers to take on leadership responsibilities
- Run a paid fellowship program to train top leaders to lead voter registration efforts
Run a campus voter registration and Get Out the Vote campaign
- Recruit and train dozens of volunteer canvassers for daily shifts
- Manage 3-6 part-time paid fellows to hit campaign deliverables
- Nail 100% of all administrative and legal requirements and ensure that volunteers do the same
- Make thousands of Get Out The Vote contacts
- Organize and execute Vote Tripling trainings for volunteers and supporters and schedule them into in-person Election Day shifts
Who You Are & Keys to Success (the must-haves): To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:
- Drive to Achieve Results: You have experience planning backwards to accomplish ambitious goals and get results. When there are unexpected changes, you bounce back and adjust quickly, learning and improving from any mistakes.
- Relationship Building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of local and statewide community members. You are attentive and empathetic to the communities we serve, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or ability, and can identify shared values across communities for collective growth.
- Inclusive and Collaborative Leadership: You approach leadership with a “power with” mindset that recognizes the impact power hierarchies have in different settings. You can learn from others, see and hear other perspectives, and step in or step back as necessary.
- Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: You have a proven ability to develop meaningful connections with diverse communities, including a wide range of campus organizations, leaders, and community members. You work with the community and within the workplace to identify areas of improvement for a more equitable environment.
Skills and Experiences we Expect of all The Outreach Team employees:
- Commitment to equity and justice, with an agreement to our North Star (below)
- Experience bringing a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues and community members.
- Passion for the role that your work plays in creating change in the world.
- Kindness and consideration for others.
- Drive to work collaboratively: learning from others; stepping-in or stepping-back when needed.
- Transparency: comfort admitting what you do and don’t know, your capacity, and abilities.
- Task management: Able to adapt to the evolving needs of a project. Able to tackle big-picture projects and break them down into smaller pieces
- Organized and efficient: Experience or demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or goals at once in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
- Acute attention to detail: Track interactions and tasks with detailed notes. Plans ahead for roadblocks and bounces back quickly when problems arise.
- Effective communication skills (written or spoken) that are clear, concise and honest.
- Comfortable and excited to speak about the campaign publicly,
- Coach and learning mentality: successful experience or willingness to learn new things and pick up new skills on the job. Able to learn from mistakes and try again.
- Understanding of how your words and actions affect others, including an awareness of power language and communication accessibility.
- Ability to work weekends and weekday evenings, occasional holidays.
Nice-to-Haves, but Not Required:
- Experience working for nonprofits, electoral campaigns, and/or other issue campaigns
- Data Management and Evaluation Experience: Experience working with various data management systems and tools, mainly Google Suite.
- Experience with Relevant Campaign Tools and Technologies: Action Network, ThruText, MailChimp, eCRMs like EveryAction, VoteBuilder(VAN) or social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
- Event or Project Planning & Management, Implementation or Evaluation
If you were here right now, you would be:
- Recruiting, training and developing volunteers to register voters in Michigan through events, pledge to vote card collection, canvassing, and relational organizing
- Engaging and expanding a volunteer support network through public visibility actions, voter outreach, and relationship building
- Planning and executing Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts to turnout
Salary, Benefits and Perks
The salary for this position is $50,000-65,000 depending on experience. Salary within this range is determined through an equity calculator. As part of The Outreach Team’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement. We offer a generous benefits package, including:
- Unlimited paid vacation and sick leave
- Generous health, dental and vision benefits
- A monthly cell phone stipend.
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.
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