The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is seeking a part-time Green Champion Organizer to build power, presence, and relationships on behalf of our organization and to organize citizens to get involved in making the protection of Michigan’s land, air, and water a political priority.
The ideal candidate will be a rising community leader who can supervise a canvassing effort in support of the state legislature’s “Green Champions.” This effort is the foundation of building long-lasting relationships with voters in Southeast Michigan. The Green Champion Organizer will develop the experience to work on an advocacy campaign and will be motivated to build a strong, diverse base of supporters for action on land, air and water issues in the region. This position is an opportunity to build relationships with elected officials, partner organizations, and grassroots advocates.
The Green Champion Organizer, who is based in Southeast Michigan (Oakland County, Metro Detroit, or Western Wayne County), reports to the Southeast Michigan Regional Coordinator, and works 20 hours per week at $15 per hour from time of hire through November 19, 2021, is responsible for the following:
- Supervising a group of paid Green Champion Canvassers who will canvass in targeted regions from August 2 - September 10, 2021.
- Canvassing to highlight key legislation that protects the citizen’s right to clean drinking water, against environmental practices that negatively impact climate change, affecting public health.
- Conducting and participating in trainings and team meetings to improve the quality of outreach engagement.
- After the completion of the canvass schedule, working on specific projects, including but not limited to participating in the Political and Outreach team’s field phone calls into congressional and senatorial offices regarding support for President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda.
- Performing daily field reports to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Michigan LCV’s database.
We are seeking candidates who excel at team development, building genuine relationships, problem-solving, and who are results-driven. Candidates must live in Oakland County, Metro Detroit, or Western Wayne County. You should have:
- A minimum of one year of experience as a lead or canvass supervisor.
- A winning attitude and willingness to inspire action and build a team.
- A valid driver's license and willingness to drive a program-issued van for staff transport to and from turf.
- Willingness to canvass if needed to pitch in for short staff days.
- Proficiency with the Voter Activation Network (VAN) to record data and report canvassing results.
- Strong communication skills.
- A commitment to Southeast Michigan and addressing the local land, air and water issues impacting the region.
- A commitment to learning the political lay of the land in Southeast Michigan.
- The ability to help develop and maintain strong working relationships with teammates to encourage them to meet and exceed goals.
- The ability to work on multiple projects in a goal-driven, hard-deadline, focused environment.
- The ability to work with high-performing teams of staff that make up a rich mix of people across race, gender, sexual orientation, and other group identities.
- A belief that who we elect matters and that the protection of Michigan’s land, air and water should be a political priority.
- Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and willingness to work in inclement weather conditions.
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com and include “Green Champion Organizer” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.