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Michigan Regional Organizing Director (East Lansing)

On-site, Work must be performed in or near East Lansing, MI

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Job Type:Temporary
End Date:November 15, 2024
Experience Level:Mid-level
Compensation:USD $5,695 / month
This salary is set by the CBA and is not negotiable

Description

THE ROLE: 

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Michigan, working to engage young people in electoral politics by registering thousands of young people to vote across the state. NextGen is committed to engaging young people in Michigan in the political process and increasing participation among 18-35 year olds. This role will be focused on organizing in one of several regions in Michigan as part of this ambitious effort. 


In Michigan, this effort will focus on organizing young people on campuses and the surrounding communities to bring progressive change to government through voting. Our work will engage young people in voter registration efforts, volunteer recruitment, and pledging young people to vote. Regional Organizing Directors need to be comfortable and confident in: mobilizing their own community, growing their network to include new volunteers to train, and motivating community leaders to help register and mobilize their own networks. Regional Organizing Directors are directly responsible for managing a team of organizers in their region to hit weekly and phase metric goals. 


This role will be based in Detroit and reports to the Organizing Director in Michigan.


FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: No

Union Position: Yes

Travel Requirements: 20-25% outside of assigned turf

End Date:11/15/24


WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE:

  • Recruit and train organizers to organize effectively and efficiently on their campuses and in their communities
  • In-person organizing, including voter and community engagement, businesses, campuses and NextGen-sponsored events
  • Manage organizers to hit their goals
  • Recruit and manage volunteers as necessary
  • Promote and execute events worthy of press and media
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with local community, student groups, and campus administrations in order to hit goals
  • Execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots voter contact, creative earned media actions, recruitment, event planning and turnout
  • Meet all data and field reporting deadlines
  • Perform other dues as assigned


REQUIRED SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY:

This role has a structured schedule as defined in the collective bargaining agreement between represented field staff and NextGen. As with most jobs in field organizing, the schedule for this role will fluctuate based on the time of year. This position is a full time exempt position and the hours here are general expectations for what the time requirement will be to effectively complete your responsibilities. Applicants must have the willingness and ability to work the following schedule:

  • A work schedule consisting of approximately 8-10 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • General availability to work weekends and irregular hours
  • A high capacity work schedule during designated events (For example: campus welcome weeks, the weeks leading up to voter registration deadlines) consisting of approximately 10-12 hours per day, 6 days per week
  • A work schedule consisting of up to 12 hours per day, 7 days per week for the 14 days leading up to the General Election (on even years only)


ABOUT YOU:

  • Experience organizing and managing organizer and volunteers
  • Driven with a strong work ethic
  • Weekend and irregular work hours required
  • Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and multi-task without sacrificing quality of work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment
  • Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder
  • Experience with electoral organizing
  • Experience organizing in communities of color


Bonus points for:

  • Previous student, youth, or campus organizing experience
  • Experience with EveryAction
  • Prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing


SALARY INFORMATION:

Salary of $5,695.00/month plus a comprehensive benefits package. This salary is non-negotiable per Campaign Workers Guild (Union) and NextGen America’s collective bargaining agreement. 


BENEFITS:

Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission. 


Taking Care of Your Future: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan - we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary


Setting You Up for Success:

  • $150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs 
  • $100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care


Prioritizing Your Work/Life Balance:

  • Generous PTO and leave policies 
  • 18 paid organization-wide holidays


ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment.  We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.

THE ROLE: 

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Michigan, working to engage young people in electoral politics by registering thousands of young people to vote across…

Benefits

BENEFITS:

Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission. 


Taking Care of Your Future: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan - we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary


Setting You Up for Success:

  • $150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs 
  • $100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care


Prioritizing Your Work/Life Balance:

  • Generous PTO and leave policies 
  • 18 paid organization-wide holidays

BENEFITS:

Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission. 


Taking Care of…

Location

On-site
East Lansing, MI, USA

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