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Michigan Voices: Hiring Democracy Coordinator

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

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, new district education and voter rights & 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 Manager and will work closely with other program departments at Michigan Voices.

Primary Functions:

  • Supporting our virtual coalition meetings, being an active participant, and tracking follow ups as needed

  • Assisting in creating agenda & content for bi-weekly workgroup meetings

  • Assisting in facilitation of Democracy workgroup meetings

  • Tracking current events, including legislative updates, and their impact on our table, especially our Democracy workgroup partners

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

  • Potential of attending partner events (virtual & in-person) to learn more about them, opportunity to support them, take notes, take photos, & report back to MV team

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

  • Support manager with partner organization outreach

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

  • Assist in coordinating the distribution of information and materials that help partners fight voter suppression efforts

  • Assist in tracking grant deliverables, events, other measurable success of our partners for reporting purposes

  • Attend other coalition & MV department meetings to promote MV Democracy workgroup goals, and bring back relative information to the Democracy workgroup.

  • Assist manager with cross-departmental tasks that involve our Communications, Integrated Voter Engagement and Partnership departments on projects, for streamlining and effectiveness


  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills

  • Experience working with BIPOC & historically marginalized communities; understanding how to navigate ones presence based on dynamic of partners & communities

  • 2+ years of grassroots organizing in Michigan

  • Experience with voting rights and election protection organizing

  • Some experience with VAN (Voter Action Network)

  • Use of Social media as an organizing tool

  • Existing relationship(s) with community organizations across Michigan

  • Attention to detail and tracking

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

  • Ability to enthusiastically communicate via Zoom for meetings & trainings

  • 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 around civic engagement & voter rights

  • Event and meeting planning

  • Experience with basic graphic creation (Canva)

  • Experience with creating short videos & video editing

  • Experience with social media posting (FB, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok)

  • Experience with creating trackers

  • Bonus: Multilingual

Who You Are:

You are passionate about democracy and are aligned with MV’s Purpose.

You easily communicate in a virtual environment. You present yourself professionally on all platforms and are a confident writer and verbal communicator.

You know why racial equity matters. You can explain why Black Lives Matter, while also recognizing that people are at different places in their journey towards cultural proficiency.

You are open to feedback, eager to grow and you bring your best to everything you do.


This is a full-time, salaried position. The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $55,000

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 with Democracy Coordinator Job referenced in the email subject to: This job will be posted until it is filled.

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