- Michigan Organizing Director, Youth Organizing Program, NextGen Climate, USA
NextGen Climate is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional 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 staff and fellows in Michigan as part of this ambitious effort.
In Michigan, this effort will focus on organizing young people in targeted cities, regions, and campuses 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 a team of organizers in key cities around the state, to organize and engage young voters around progressive issues and in electoral campaigns
Oversee a statewide campus voter engagement program on campuses that will train part-time student fellows to organize their campus around progressive issues and in electoral campaigns
Work with national staff team (based in San Francisco) on hiring, communications, organizing, and digital efforts in Michigan
Set field metrics and hold organizers accountable to those goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from organizers
Provide input regarding local and state issues and campaigns for opportunities to engage in
Execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots voter contact coupled with creative earned media actions
Develop and maintain relationships with young activists around the state, and identify opportunities to partner
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
4+ years of field organizing and managing field staff, with at least 1 cycle in Michigan
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
NextGen Climate offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.
ABOUT NEXTGEN CLIMATE:
NextGen Climate is a San Francisco-based environmental advocacy organization. Founded by businessperson and philanthropist Tom Steyer in 2013, we act politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans. Working at every level, we are committed to supporting candidates, elected officials, and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change.
NextGen Climate is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
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Job posted on 20th July 2017
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