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Training Organizer 


Salary Range: $20,000

The position is considered part-time, temporary; the position is funded through Dec. 4th, 2020.



  • Stipends: Transportation stipend of $37.50 a month and cell phone stipend of $25 a month. A company phone is available if you prefer it to the stipend. 

  • Paid Time Off: 60 hours for the first and second year of employment which begins accruing on your start date.  Paid time off cannot be taken within the first 90 days.

    • Emergency Time Off: 14 days. Expires when the public health crisis of Covid19 subsides.

  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays.

Job Summary 

The Training organizer will work closely with the Training Director and training team to oversee all staff, members, and political training of the organization. This person will help develop and execute digital training strategies for our campaigns, including immigration reform, environmental justice, criminal justice reform, small-town and rural organizing, and family care. This position will work as part of the training team to build and conduct staff and member training and develop a bench of internal trainers prepared and ready to train/lead others. The Training Organizer will engage staff and identify member training needs that may arise outside of our normal training schedule. 


Due to the current spread of Covid19, all organizing activity will be digital, by phone, and remote. Normal in-person organizing activity will continue after the health risk subsides. Remote work tools and assistance will be provided. You’ll be expected to “check-in” and “checkout” with your manager daily.

The training department seeks to educate our members and staff on our world view and provide them with skills to help move the work that they are doing.  We believe that the people closest to the problem are closest to the solution, so we seek to elevate the stories of people directly impacted by injustice. 



  • Work with Michigan United leaders to build political power for our members.

  • Identify new leaders who are ready to participate in our organization.

  • Train teams of community members in leadership and organizing.

  • Implement voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities through volunteer teams. Tactics include peer-to-peer texting, phone banking, canvassing, and providing rides to the polls.

  • Implement issue campaign tactics through volunteer teams, such as digital actions, marches, rallies, press conferences, or lobby meetings.

  • Build the skills and capacity of Michigan United members through one on one meetings and workshops/training to take on leadership roles. 

  • Assist with the coordination of Michigan United events, such as the annual meeting, actions, accountability sessions and small group meetings with decision-makers; 

  • Take initiative and responsibility, as appropriate, to ensure the optimal day-to-day functioning of Michigan United and our civic engagement campaigns. 


  • Experience working with Google docs including word, spreadsheets, drawing, slides, and forms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including 

  • Experience in leading leadership development training

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

  • Self-direction and self-motivation, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently 

  • Ability to build and maintain constructive, positive relationships 

  • Passion for our issues and vision of a more just world

  • Self-motivation and creative in problem-solving 

  • Flexible hours including weekends and evenings 

  • Ability to comfortably speak and train in both English and Spanish 

  • Passionate for developing the leadership of volunteer leaders

  • Ability to perform with a high degree of skill in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Excellent judgment in internal and external communication and in managing internal and external relationships

  • Highly organized and deadline-oriented

  • Experience in community organizing. Experience in grassroots leadership development preferred



  • 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:

  • 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. 



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 in 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 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 underrepresented individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, income, and sexual orientation, and those who share the life experiences of the members we serve to apply.

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