Field Organizer–Michigan (Part Time Temporary)

Michigan, USA
negotiable Expires in 2 weeks

JOB DETAIL

Summary

 

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Save the Children’s political advocacy arm, is looking for a temporary Field Organizer to support our High 5 for Kids campaign that gives children a nonpartisan voice on the campaign trail leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election.

Founded in 2014, SCAN is building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and to help the most deprived children overseas thrive. Throughout 2020, SCAN will lead community education and candidate engagement efforts to raise awareness about important issues impacting children.

In this role you will receive training to support grassroots mobilization activities and work with State Campaign staff to advocate on behalf of children. Through this experience, you will gain a greater understanding of the presidential political process and grassroots organizing.

The Field Organizer is a paid 5 month position from late January to late June, with flexibility on start and end time. There is possibility of extension.

This position may be based in either Ann Arbor, Detroit or East Lansing. There will be frequent travel between all major metropolitan areas in Michigan, including nights and weekends.

Responsibilities

The Field Organizer will work with State Campaign staff to support candidate education and community engagement. The Field Organizer will:

  • Assist in non-partisan, issue-focused GOTV (get out the vote) activities
  • Identify supporter recruitment and educational outreach opportunities in key communities
  • Train volunteers for community action
  • Track candidate statements and help with campaign engagement tactics, such as canvassing and posing questions to candidates
  • Provide data entry support, assist with general administrative tasks and projects
  • Work closely with SCAN Volunteer Leaders and Student Ambassadors

The Field Organizer program is designed for individuals passionate about advocating on behalf of children. The Field Organizer will learn valuable skills to set the foundation for a potential career in organizing, advocacy or policy including:

 

  • Tactics for successful public awareness campaigns
  • Expertise in motivating voters to take action on important issues
  • A strong understanding of the presidential political process
  • An introduction to issues impacting children and early childhood education policy efforts

 

Requirements

  • Ability to excel in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Interest in early childhood education in the U.S. and/or global issues affecting children
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • A valid driver’s license and method of personal transportation
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application

 

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with political campaigns and/or grassroots organizing a plus

 

Classification

Part-time: 20-25 hours/week

Dates: January- June 2020

 

Save the Children Action Network does NOT provide housing or transportation.

 

 

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.


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