Democracy Coordinator


Democracy Coordinator



Position Overview

The Democracy Coordinator will work with the Democracy Workgroup to coordinate efforts with table partners to ensure secure and accessible elections, and to support partners with work on election protection, census, redistricting reform and voter registration.

Michigan Voices works with a broad coalition of organizations and individuals, as well as county and city officials to expand opportunities for civic engagement and build support for secure and modern elections. This position will report directly to the Democracy Workgroup Director and will work closely with other program departments at Michigan Voices.


Primary Functions:


  • Engage and empower our community partners on issues such as voting rights, voter education, redistricting, election protection and democracy reform across the state of Michigan.

  • Weekly follow-up with Michigan Voices’ partner organizations granted to do grassroots democracy work.

  • Assisting in training and providing resources and support to our partner organization statewide 

  • Support partner organizations in volunteer recruitment around redistricting, voting rights and election protection rapid response

  • Provide field, communications, policy, and to strategic assistance to partners to plan, grow and sustain democracy work in the State of Michigan

  • Coordinate the creation and distribution of information and materials that help partners fight voter suppression efforts

  • Tracking grant deliverables, events, other measurable success of our partners for reporting purposes

  • Supporting grassroots lobbying efforts to block voter suppression measures 

  • Support partners’ leadership in driving local, state and federal democracy issue goals

  • Coordinate with our Communications, Integrated Voter Engagement and Partnership departments on projects involving our table partners

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills

  • 4+ years of grassroots organizing in Michigan

  • Experience with voting rights and election protection organizing

  • VAN experience (Voter Action Network)

  • Use of Social media as an organizing tool

  • Relationships with community organizations across Michigan

  • Attention to detail and tracking

  • Self-motivated in a work-from-home or hybrid office model

  • Comfortable conducting meetings and trainings via Zoom 

  • Understanding of how power, privilege, and oppression manifest at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels. Personal commitment to learning and growth, especially around equity.

  • Passion for social justice and democracy reform

  • Be able to clearly communicate broad vision, goals, and steps to achieving those goals.

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience organizing for fair redistricting

  • Event and meeting planning 

  • Bonus: Multilingual 

  • Experience with earned media

Compensation:

This is a full time, salaried position. The salary for this position is $55,000 - $65,000. Michigan Voices offers a full medical, dental, vision, 401k, short & long term disability, and life insurance compensation package. We also offer a reasonable time off policy with paid vacation, sick time and parental leave.

A Note to BIPOC Candidates:

Studies have shown that women, non binary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

To apply:

Please send your resume, a cover letter and three references to with Democracy Coordinator Job referenced in the email subject to: info@michiganvoices.org. This job will be posted until it is filled. Preference will be given to resumes received by June 14, 2021.

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