Michigan Hometown Voices Deputy

Full-Time/Temporary

Time Period:  Four months with an opportunity to extend.

Location: All Michigan locations will also be considered
Compensation: $40,000 annual equivalent

Benefits: 

  • Health Insurance: Available immediately.

  • Health Savings Account: Contribution of $600 per calendar year paid in monthly increments.

  • Stipends: Internet stipend of $75 a month and cell phone stipend of $50 a month. A company phone is available if you prefer it to the stipend.

Job Summary 

As the Deputy, you will be responsible for managing the canvass team members, setting up the phone bank, text bank, or canvass shifts in target communities across Michigan, and ensuring data is correct and reported. You will be leading the canvass team training, debriefs, and reflections with other members of the team. You will also be texting, or making phone calls and having deep canvass conversations yourself. You may also participate in certain special organizational events throughout the state as determined by your manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Work with the Data manager to utilize an automatic dialing system.

  • Work with the Data manager, the team, and People’s Action to build the universe, phone bank scripts, and campaigns in VAN. (2-3 hrs/week)

  • Lead 4, 6-hour canvass shifts per week. Email schedule to canvassers noting changes, dates/times, links, and Purely HR. Google form with checkboxes to sign up for shifts? Run the shift with check-ins, updates, grounding, call time, data, and debrief. Track attendance. 

  • Volunteer sign-ups

  • Help hire and onboard new canvassers, including recruitment, interview shifts, decisions and offer letters, promotions, team-building and culture setting sessions, training, HR stuff.

  • Manage the Canvass Team: 1:1 check-ins with team members at least once/month and as necessary. Review canvasser data and conversations and coach them as necessary. Have accountability conversations as issues arise.

  • Report data: update the Civic Engagement Work Plan weekly with export data from voter outreach tools: Dials/Texts, Conversations/Replies, Supporters (people who sign up), and Volunteers (# of people in attendance at volunteer shifts).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in deep canvassing and/or community-based settings and/or demonstrated relationship-building skills; 

  • A personal connection to rural, small-town or working-class suburb areas preferred;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Comfortable setting clear expectations and holding staff accountable to them;

  • Literate in common computer applications, Google Suite, VAN;

  • Strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and passion for our issues;

  • Ability to motivate diverse groups of people and work well as a team member; 

  • Self-motivation and creative in problem-solving

  • Ability to perform with a high degree of skill in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities and responsibilities;

  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings

Working Conditions:

  • During the Coronavirus pandemic, it will be largely based at-home, with significant use of a computer, smartphone, and video conference technology (webcam & microphone in th computer). Michigan United can provide these if necessary.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS: 

  • Current Michigan United members and leaders will be prioritized.

  • This position will remain open until filled. 

  • Submit resume and contact information of three references (at least two references must be work-related, one may be personal)

  • Please submit all application materials to: resumes@miunited.org 

  • Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line 

  • If you were referred by a member of the Michigan United staff, please let us know in your application.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: 

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 with 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 by 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.

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We are a coalition of labor, business, social service and civil rights members all across Michigan, fighting for the rights of homeowners, renters, immigrant families and students.

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