- Michigan Campus Organizing Manager, Youth Organizing Program, USA
NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans. This role will be focused on managing campus fellows in Michigan as part of this ambitious effort.
In Michigan, this effort will focus on organizing young people in targeted cities and regions to engage them in the state legislative process, organize actions to hold federal and local office-holders accountable, and prepare for 2018 electoral work.
Manage fellows in a statewide campus voter engagement program on campuses that will train part-time student fellows
Hold fellows accountable to metrics and goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from fellows
Help lead weekly training webinars and monthly fellow retreats
Give input on which local and state issues and campaigns for opportunities to engage in
Support the Michigan Organizing Director to develop and execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots voter contact and some creative earned media actions
Develop and maintain relationships with young activists around the state, and identify opportunities to partner
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1-3 years of field organizing and managing organizers and volunteers
Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to 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 is required. EveryAction experience a plus
Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing
Experience working on youth organizing programs
Experience on one or more campaigns in Michigan, at the local or state level
NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.
ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:
NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.
Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. We’ve supported candidates who support climate action. We’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide.
Now, the same values that drive our work on climate are under unprecedented attack from all directions.
We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality.
NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Please follow the link https://boards.greenhouse.io/nextgenclimate/jobs/771596?gh_src=bxqikt1#.WXlW64iGPIU
Job posted on 27th July 2017
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