Nonprofit

Engage the Vote Student Fellow: Central Florida

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Orlando, FL
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Published 9 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Compensation
USD $20 / hour

Description

Position Status: Part-time (10-15 hours/week)

Compensation: $20/hr

Location: Central Florida Campuses

Reports to: Engage the Vote Campus Coordinator

ABOUT ENGAGE MIAMI AND ENGAGE FLORIDA CIVIC FUND

Engage Florida Civic Fund builds civic equity and power through voter engagement and local and state issue organizing. We center young voters and leaders ages 16-35, building young people’s political power. As a civic and political education leader, Engage strengthens a culture of locally driven democratic participation of diverse communities, builds power to implement change, and works to advance a young people-led issue agenda that protects and invests in our communities. Engage Florida is a statewide 501C3 organization founded in 2024, while Engage Miami, founded in 2015 is a 501C4 organization.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Engage is currently seeking Engage the Vote Student Fellows to join our nonpartisan civic engagement program in Central Florida. Our goal is to civically engage and activate students and volunteers on college campuses to assist in building capacity, getting out the vote, and relationship-building to promote young people’s power as voters and leaders. We are looking for self-starters with a keen interest in civic engagement, democratic values, and a passion for political issues. This position is for college and university students in Central Florida and will extend through the Summer, with the potential to continue in the Fall semester.


Engage the Vote Student Fellows will be responsible for learning about and addressing issues related to voting rights at the local, state, and federal levels. They will also participate in civic engagement by leading efforts on their campus, helping students register and pledge to vote, signing up for vote by mail, and assisting with class presentations, volunteer recruitment, and on-campus civic engagement events. Fellows will be involved in direct voter outreach efforts such as phone and text banking. To facilitate their growth, they will also undergo civic leadership training development with Engage staff and civic leaders.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Attend orientations, trainings, and check in meetings with Engage staff, and coordinate and communicate as needed with campus departments, staff, and faculty

Assist with classroom presentations, facilitating effective campus partnerships, and recruiting student volunteers, while representing Engage at campus events

Participate in voter engagement activities including attending on-campus civic events, phone banking, tabling, and canvassing to support students pledging to vote and increasing voter registration and engagement, and 

Lead a campus event or project with the support of Engage the Vote team members and campus staff


QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a student enrolled at a Central Florida campus with ability to commit to reliably scheduling 10-15 hours per week

Commitment to building the power of young people in Florida and agreement to conduct nonpartisan civic engagement activities focusing on voting and education

Organized, motivated, and responsible, bringing enthusiasm and energy to educating and engaging fellow students, recruiting volunteers, and coordinating with faculty and staff with great follow-through

Strong communication skills, including comfort with class presentations, one-on-one conversations, and motivating and training volunteers, with a commitment to sharing our message and following nonpartisan guidelines

Interested in elections and civic engagement, with a desire to learn, grow, and develop as a civic leader on campus 

Willing to work in-person on campus and remotely with occasional requests to travel off campus with mileage reimbursement


The priority deadline for submitting applications is Monday, June 10, 2024, with a rolling application for those who apply after the deadline. Applicants who meet the qualifications may receive an invitation for an interview. The summer Fellowship will be active June - August 2024, with potential to extend.




Position Status: Part-time (10-15 hours/week)

Compensation: $20/hr

Location: Central Florida Campuses

Reports to: Engage the Vote Campus Coordinator

ABOUT ENGAGE MIAMI AND ENGAGE FLORIDA CIVIC FUND

Engage Florida Civic Fund builds civic…

Location

On-site
Orlando, FL, USA

How to Apply

To apply, email hiring@engage.miami. Please put in the subject line Full name/Engage the Vote Student Fellow Application and include in your email, your resume and a brief statement (no more than 5-7 sentences) sharing why you are interested in the position and believe you would be a strong applicant in helping us increase civic participation amongst young people. Alternatively, you may attach a video or audio file sharing your responses to these prompts. 


Individuals who are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. All ages are encouraged to apply. Engage is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodations during the application process are available to individuals upon request. 

To apply, email hiring@engage.miami. Please put in the subject line Full name/Engage the Vote Student Fellow Application and include in your email, your resume and a brief statement…

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