YES For Responsible Mining - Field Organizers or Signature Gatherers

Job Type

Full Time Temporary




United States


M+R Strategic Services is seeking energetic and motivated campaigners and signature gatherers for the YES For Responsible Mining statewide ballot initiative. This is a temporary, full-time and temporary part-time position through June. Positions are available in Missoula, Helena, Bozeman, Billings, Butte, Flathead County, and Great Falls. 

YES For Responsible Mining is a Montana citizen initiative campaign. This initiative is about protecting Montana taxpayers and our clean water by holding mining companies accountable. It will require a reclamation plan for new hardrock mines that prevents permanent pollution from acid mine drainage and water contaminated by arsenic, lead and mercury. The campaign must gather enough valid signatures from Montana voters in order to qualify the initiative for the 2018 statewide ballot.

For Field Organizers:

Job Description:

●       Oversee petitioning at the local level

●       Lead a team of signature gatherers to meet local signature goals

●       Recruit, train and manage volunteers

●       Conduct quality control of completed petitions

●       Manage paper and electronic files with attention to detail

●       Research community events and outreach opportunities

●       Work with local partner organizations

●       Track petitioning progress

●       Provide daily reports to the field director

●       Function as the local face for the campaign

●       Participate in local campaign communications activities

●       Ensure that all signature gathering is done in compliance with Montana laws


●       Experience organizing or canvassing

●       Demonstrated leadership experience and management of a team

●       Strong computer skills, particularly in Excel and Google Apps

●       Excellent organizational and time management skills

●       Ability to problem-solve independently

●       Strong written and oral communication skills

●       Must be able to travel locally

●       Must be a Montana resident

For Signature Gatherers:

Job Description:

●       Gather signatures from Montana voters in an ethical and responsible manner

●       Report daily to field organizer

●       Accurately and concisely explain the initiative to voters

●       Function as a face for the campaign


●       Strong communication skills

●       Ability to problem-solve

●       Excellent organizational skills

●       Must be able to travel locally

●       Experience organizing or canvassing is a plus

●       Must be a Montana resident

Of course...

M+R is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered. As a firm we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn and work together to change the world. We are strengthened by our staff’s diversity, including race and ethnicity, social class, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and so much more. We strongly encourage folks from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We love, respect, and welcome you!  


Opportunity for health insurance

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please apply by Monday, April 9th by sending a cover letter, resume and three references to Field Directors Megan Harbaugh and Jeff Lukas - and Please indicate which role you're applying for and where in the state you would like to work.

No calls please. M+R will only contact candidates to schedule an interview.