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Movement Politics Director

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Michigan United
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Detroit, MI
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Published 7 days ago

Location: Michigan residents preferred, will consider out of state applicants if willing to relocate after return to work protocols have been established AND have a political landscape and knowledge of the state of Michigan


The Opportunity and Overview of the Position

The current political system is built around power structures that aren’t working for the average person, it will be the goal of the Movement Politics department to help change that.


The Director of Movement Politics (DMP) will lead the most innovative and powerful electoral community organizing in the state of Michigan. The DMP will be responsible for the strategic visioning and planning needed to build power and influence on a local, state, and national level. This is required to advance bold ideas and win real reforms for our organizing base.


Specifically, the Director of Movement Politics will…


  • Look to the long term. Make No Small Plans. Own the project of developing a strategic plan for Movement Politics at MU/MPC so that we are building beyond the next election to the next decade.
  • Support the development and execution of a strategy to take over local and state. government (and our state’s congressional delegation) with candidates that reflect the real lived experiences of our organizing base.
  • Lead MU/MPC throw-downs with volunteers, key electoral allies, and political coalitions. 
  • Lead the organization’s engagement in the day to day struggles to back up elected officials doing the right thing and challenge those who are not.
  • Discard endless meetings and replace them with strategy and action. 
  • Manage effectively; from Movement Politics staff to member committees; take input, enable and support, build systems of joint accountability. 
  • Develop and lead engagement with candidates. 
  • Develop and lead Movement Politics convenings to increase skills and develop plans for running slates of candidates local, state, and federal.  
  • Use innovative electoral organizing, united with volunteers, and build it into a unified political force capable of building a true multi-racial democracy. 
  • Support our organization’s goal to recruit, train, and advance hundreds of candidates who come directly out of our organizing efforts to run and govern as a collective slate.   
  • Raise MU/MPCs profile through earned media and social media in conjunction with our communications department. 
  • Develop and execute fundraising plans rooted in our values that expand the resources of MU/MPC.
  • Work with the Director of Finance & Operations to oversee MU/MPC c3/c4 compliance and submission of state and federal Independent Expenditure Committee reports.



Qualified candidates will have

  • Proven ability to win elections and build scaled electoral programs.
  • Experience developing and executing political programs including, data, field, canvass, candidate messaging and communications. 
  • Understanding of campaign finance legal structures. 
  • Understanding of and ability to manage a scaled volunteer field structure.
  • Excellent judgment in internal and external communication. 
  • Passion for our issues.
  • Highly organized and deadline-oriented.
  • Experience in community organizing, with experience in grassroots leadership development.


Additional skills that would be beneficial 

  • Ability to speak a language other than English
  • Public speaking experience
  • Instructional experience


Working Conditions:

  • All work will be conducted remotely until a return to office protocol is established
  • Office & field environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Normal business hours, some additional hours required with occasional weekend activities. Hours expand during election seasons.



Close date: Until hired


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Location: Michigan residents preferred, will consider out of state applicants if willing to relocate after return to work protocols have been established AND have a political landscape and knowledge of the state of Michigan


The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$56,000 - $58,000

Benefits

Status: Full-Time, Exempt, benefits eligible


Salary: $56,000-58,000


Benefits include: 

  • Health Insurance available immediately upon hire, or a Health Insurance Stipend if you opt for your own plan
  • Health Savings Account: Prorated contribution of $600 per calendar year paid in monthly increments, when on organizational insurance plan.
  • Stipends: Transportation stipend (currently internet stipend) of $75 a month and cell phone stipend of $50 a month.
  • IRA, when earnings threshold has been met
  • Paid Time Off: 15 days for the first and second year of employment which begin accruing when you start. It cannot be taken for the first 90 days. 18 days; third and fourth year, 22 days; fifth year and beyond.
  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays.
  • Sabbatical: Two month Sabbatical after four years of full-time service.
  • Relocation stipend.

Status: Full-Time, Exempt, benefits eligible


Salary: $56,000-58,000


Benefits include: 

  • Health Insurance available immediately upon hire, or a Health Insurance Stipend if you opt for…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Detroit, MI
Associated Location
4405 Wesson St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA

How to Apply

Close date: Until hired


Apply Here

Close date: Until hired


Apply Here

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