Voter Contact Organizer - Detroit

Detroit, Michigan /
Canvassing – Michigan Canvassing Team /
Temporary Full Time
Position: Voter Contact Organizer - Detroit
Job Location: Detroit, MI
Position Type: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Compensation: $45,150
Travel Percentage: 100%
Reports to: Regional Field Director
Job Summary
For Our Future Michigan seeks a motivated, outgoing, and results-driven organizer to support our voter outreach efforts in Wayne/Washtenaw Region. You will run the day-to-day voter contact in your assigned turf and work to engage area residents and activists on local and national causes, candidates, and campaigns that matter to them. For Our Future Michigan is a statewide, coalition organization that builds progressive power through voter engagement and organizing within communities around key issues. We uplift the voices of the community to strengthen public education, advance social and racial justice, preserve our environment, and fight for working families. Candidates should have familiarity with the Detroit and Wayne/Washtenaw Region, experience working in political campaigns or organizing environments, comfort working long hours, basic digital skills, and access to reliable transportation.
This is a full-time, project-based position through at least November 11, 2022.
This position is part of a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

Essential Functions

    • Organize on the ground, building relationships with voters, in diverse communities with the core goals of:
    • Persuading them to vote for progressive candidates and issues
    • Motivating them to vote for progressive candidates and issues
    • Perform voter contact functions daily, to ensure that daily, weekly, and monthly goals are met.

    • This includes the following:
    • Phone calls to voters
    • Texting voters
    • Organizing voters through social media channels
    • Collecting stories of voters
    • Face-to-face canvassing on the doors with voters (per state guidance during COVID-19)
    • Meet assigned goals associated with each metric on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
    • Report daily on quantitative and qualitative metrics, ensuring timely and accurate data entry and reporting.
    • Assist in building and managing community events in execution of our field and organizing strategy.
    • Recruit volunteers to help meet your daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
    • Work with field leadership to plan and help implement new outreach strategies in your region.
    • Attend weekly scheduled calls and meetings.
    • Recruit and hold one-on-one meetings with voters and potential volunteers.
    • Attend trainings on voter contact tactics and program strategy.
    • Assist in coaching and training other staff or volunteers on best practices for organizing; direct voter contact, recruitment, and retention.
    • Represent the organization at community events and meetings when assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

    • 1-2 cycles of campaign or other voter contact experience preferred. (as a volunteer or staff member).
    • Knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN or a willingness to learn is preferred.
    • Experience with social media preferred (such as Facebook).
    • Basic computer literacy, database skills, and prefer access to a reliable portable computer. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus.
    • Must have access to a reliable internet connection.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation.
    • Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast-paced, metrics-driven work environment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects.
    • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
    • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
    • Bilingual experience is a plus, but not required.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

    • Health Insurance Coverage - 95% Employer Paid and 5% Employee
    • Paid parental leave
    • Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%
    • $150 Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement
    • Monthly Mileage Stipend
    • 13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays.

Expected Hours of Work

    • Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends, holidays, and nights.
    • Employees are required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle or other key deadlines, and generally not allowed to take off during blackout periods. Emergencies are not affected by this policy.
Work Environment
So long as it is safe and appropriate to continue door-to-door and site-based canvassing, it will be a high priority. Canvassing is considered an essential function of this job. Employees may be required to work in extreme weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. This position is expected to interact regularly face-to-face with voters, volunteers or community partners. If state and government stay-at-home orders, phased reopening orders, or other factors related to the COVID-19 virus (or any other reason) limit For Our Future’s ability to engage safely in in-person work, employees may be assigned other duties to be conducted from their homes.
Health and Safety
For Our Future Action Fund is committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and communities we serve. A condition of employment is that all employees are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines, which means: (1) fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (2) once eligible, boosted with a single dose of a COVID-19 booster shot. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon the individual proving they are fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation from All medical information will be treated as confidential medical information, stored separately from employees’ personnel files, in accordance with applicable law.
Additional requirements include sharing your vaccine record in the employer’s vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing and social distancing. Requirements may change in the future with evolving public health guidance and applicable laws.
Additional exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement are available for roles with a work location in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia in accordance with applicable state law.
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement does not apply to roles with a work location in Montana or Tennessee. All qualified applicants for roles with a work location in Montana or Tennessee will be considered regardless of vaccination status as required by applicable state or local law.
About For Our Future Action Fund
Founded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run the largest, permanent progressive field program across key states. Our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure and advance economic prosperity for all, strong community schools, climate justice, and racial and social justice. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.
For Our Future Action Fund is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law, including race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, arrest record, conviction record, ancestry, military service, or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Should an applicant need reasonable accommodation in the application process, they should contact a company representative.