The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking an experienced Field Director to lead a diverse and robust team of Regional Field Directors (RFDs) and Field Organizers (FOs) in Michigan in 2020. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building the grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2020. Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage team of Regional Field Directors and Field Organizers.
  • Help draft and execute the field plan
  • Facilitate training and development of field staff
  • Ensure that all metrics related to field activities are properly tracked
  • Other assigned duties 

Required Qualifications 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations to organizers and managers
  • Must have access to a cell phone and vehicle. 

Preferred Background & Experience 

  • Two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN
  • Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter and resumé to [email protected]

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking experienced Regional Field Directors (RFDs) to lead a diverse and robust organizing team in Michigan in 2020. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building the grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2020. RFDs will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of organizers and volunteers to hit data-driven organizing metrics. RFDs should be skilled managers, positive, solutions-oriented and capable of motivating a diverse team of organizers and volunteers. Candidates with experience developing accountability systems and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop regional strategies and systems that lead your team to successfully meet daily and weekly organizing metrics, as well as maintain data integrity
  • Build and maintain political relationships with local leaders in your region
  • Work with state leadership to implement new communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region
  • Keep your team focused and motivated in a high-stress, rigorous work schedule and environment
  • Consistently meet stated deadlines and communicate with state leadership when challenges arise that will prevent you and/or your team from meeting your goals 

Required Qualifications 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations to organizers and managers
  • Must have access to a cell phone and vehicle.
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting 

Preferred Background & Experience 

  • Two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN
  • Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Send cover letter and resumé to [email protected]

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking a talented Voter Protection Organizer to build a strong team of volunteer attorneys, speakers, and advocates. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Organizer is a crucial role that will ensure every eligible citizen is able to cast a ballot that counts in 2019 and 2020. 

 

What You’ll Do

Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Recruit a robust team of volunteer attorneys and advocates who will serve as polling place Challengers; Voter Protection Hotline team members; and speakers. 
  2. Assist Voter Protection Director and Deputy Director with volunteer training and management.
  3. Educate voters about the crucial need for competent election inspectors (paid poll workers) and recruit them to apply for these positions in cities/townships across the state.
  4. Cultivate relationships with community organizations and other allies, including faith organizations, colleges and universities, and local business leaders to recruit volunteers and educate voters. 
  5. Use digital tools to engage new volunteers, educate voters, and highlight our work on the ground.
  6. Report timely and accurate data to Director or Deputy Director.

 

Who You Are

We’re seeking a detail-oriented individual who can handle a high volume of work and solve problems to get things done.

 

Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:

  1. A highly organized, data-driven leader. The ideal candidate can juggle competing priorities in a changing environment without dropping balls. They have demonstrated experience in managing volunteers, planning and executing events, and moving projects forward. They are comfortable using data to inform decision-making strategy, appreciate the importance of reporting clean and accurate data, and possess a strong attention to detail. 
  2. Strong cross-team collaborator. ​The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
  3. Strong situational communicator, skilled at building bridges across lines of difference. ​The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs and preferences of a diverse group of stakeholders. They carefully craft tailored messages to each of the audiences they mobilize to action.
  4. Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up. ​The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward.
  5. Committed to Democratic values

 

Required Qualifications 

You must have a cell phone and access to a vehicle.

 

The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.    

 

Send cover letter and résumé to [email protected]

The Michigan Democratic Party is seeking a talented Voter Protection Hotline and Speakers Bureau Director to manage our telephonic Voter Protection Hotline and our Speakers Bureau. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Hotline Director is a crucial role that will ensure every eligible citizen is able to cast a ballot that counts in 2019 and 2020. 

 

What You’ll Do

As our Voter Protection Hotline and Speakers Bureau Director, you will be expected to:

  1. Set up and maintain hotline technology: Install and maintain appropriate technology to service and scale a year-round Voter Protection hotline. Monitor volume to make sure that adequate bandwidth is available. Provide for remote access as well as voicemail, transfer based on language, and other features as needed.
  2. Train and supervise hotline volunteers to ensure high-quality service: Train volunteers and support them as they work, providing appropriate resources (including training manuals, refreshers, etc.) where necessary. When capacity allows, answer the hotline. Monitor volume of calls to scale staffing and sure that an adequate number of volunteers.
  3. Maintain strong data practices: Ensure that all hotline volunteers and staff are properly reporting on calls and that their reports are timely, accurate, and thorough.
  4. Escalate issues: Working with Deputy Director, monitor reports from hotline calls to ensure that all voter issues have been resolved and to aggregate and escalate trends or particularly challenging cases.
  5. Manage Speakers Bureau: Working with the volunteer speakers bureau coordinator, ensure that volunteer speakers are trained and supported to give educational presentations throughout the state on registration and voting changes resulting from Proposal 3. Ensure that a speaker is assigned to fulfill each speaker request. Assist speakers as necessary with the slide presentation and with answering questions arising from presentations.   

 

Who You Are

We’re seeking a detail-oriented individual who can handle a high volume of work and solve problems to get things done.

 

Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:

  1. A technically-savvy operator: The ideal candidate will be comfortable setting up and maintaining sophisticated technology. They will be proactive, planning for scale and other potential eventualities.
  2. Strong cross-team collaborator. ​The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
  3. Strong situational communicator, skilled at building bridges across lines of difference. ​The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs and preferences of a diverse group of stakeholders. They will have a high-degree of emotional intelligence to support volunteers through challenging scenarios. 
  4. Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up. ​The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward.
  5. Committed to Democratic values.

 

The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.    

 

Send cover letter and résumé to [email protected]

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