Democracy & Faith Fellows Michigan Organizing Collaborative
Position: Democracy & Faith Fellows
Location: Michigan (Flint, Detroit, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo)
Type: Full time/ Part time
The Michigan Organizing Collaborative (MOC) is a statewide network of civic, labor, faith-based
and social service organizations organized as a joint project of the Harriet Tubman Center inDetroit and Flint Area Congregations Together (FACT). The mission of the MOC is to create abroadly shared agenda for renewal of Michigan that ties together the interests of revitalizing our communities.
The Democracy & Faith Fellowship is a prestigious 6-month intensive field and training program for promising community leaders interested in electoral politics and community
organizing. Fellows will be chosen to work full- or part-time in low income and working class neighborhoods and suburbs to mobilize unlikely and underrepresented voters and likely
community minded faith voters to get them to the polls for the 2012 General Election. Each Fellow will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive voter engagement program
that includes voter education, voter registration, get-out-the-vote efforts, and other related activities. Fellows will also be working closely with one or more religious congregations and
Michigan Organizing Collaborative Democracy & Faith Fellowship is a strictly non-partisan effort and will not involve endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.
1. Identify and recruit volunteers based on assigned field plan
2. Provide training and development to paid and volunteer canvassers to execute
successful voter registration, get-out-the-vote, and other civic engagement efforts in specific geographical neighborhoods and congregations in target areas
3. Develop relationships with congregations and community organizations to achieve program goals
4. Develop relationships with County Clerks and Boards of Elections
5. Register voters directly
6. Set up and monitor phone banking and door-to-door canvassing operations
7. Manage and hold accountable volunteers and participating clergy
8. Daily Door-to-door canvassing and/or phone banking assignments
1. Experience with volunteer recruitment and management
2. Experience working in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
3. A track record of setting and meeting goals
4. Experience working with low income and underrepresented communities
5. Experience working with religious congregations
6. Passion for social justice and a strong commitment to strengthening participation in the
7. Highly enthusiastic and creative with the ability to motivate others
8. Spanish Language fluency a plus
9. Reliable transportation required
Compensation: Fellows will receive a monthly stipend (no benefits) and the best on-theground
training they can receive.
Hours: These positions involve significant evening and weekend hours.
Democracy & Faith Fellows will report directly to Civic Engagement Campaign Manager. As a grassroots organization working with a wide range of immigrant and ethnic communities, we encourage applications from people of color.
Interested candidates, please apply with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org using Democracy Fellow and city of interest (Flint, Detroit, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo) in subject
1. A Cover Letter
If you need assistance with your application contact:
Michael Edwin, email@example.com .
DEADLINE: Positions open until filled. Interviews will begin immediately.
See Michigan Organizing Collaborative for more information on www.michiganorganizing.org