Become an Organizer
July 13, 2018
We’re expanding our team to reach more young people in Miami! Check out our opening for an organizing team member below and get your application in today.
ORGANIZER POSITION: Salary is $35,000 annualized with personal healthcare provided
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Engage Miami is looking for authentic, talented and resourceful communicators who are passionate about building grassroots political power for young people in Miami-Dade County through field organizing and relationship building. Our Engage Miami organizers are a core part of our staff team and will be the leaders behind our efforts to engage, mobilize and register young voters so our voices are heard at the ballot box. This will include but is not limited to voter registration and voter mobilization efforts. This position offers tremendous opportunity for leadership, innovation, teamwork and professional and political development. The right applicant will be serious about building the grassroots political power of young people in Miami-Dade County. Organizers will report to the Organizing Director.
Register diverse young people to vote in the field through canvassing on
college campuses, community events, festivals, and concerts
Work on a team to execute large-scale voter registration, issue campaigns,
and turnout program targeting young voters in Miami-Dade
Recruit, train, and organize volunteers to collaborate with us on civic engagement
Lend a hand to all areas of the Engage Miami organization, as needed
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, VAN (ideal but not required)
A working computer and phone are necessary for this position
Reliable transportation and a driver’s license strongly preferred
Spanish or Creole language skills are a plus, but not required
What We’re Looking For
An authentic, grounded person with a strong sense of why they organize, and a deep commitment to building power for young people in Miami
Commitment to Engage Miami’s mission and the organization’s values, goals and objectives
Excitement for (or at least comfort with) approaching and talking to hundreds of young
people every day in the field
Passion for and ideally experience with tackling issues affecting young people
A relational person who empowers and develops young leaders
A highly organized person, who is able to work independently, able to work as a part of a team, and able to work under pressure
Experience growing up in, or working in, diverse communities
Self-starter who shows strong initiative and is committed to growth
Effective verbal and interpersonal skills
Willingness to work nontraditional hours on a regular basis & campaign hours during election season
This is a full-time, seasonal position that reports to the Organizing Director with potential opportunity to continue past the voter registration deadline in October until elections in November of 2018.
Salary: $35,000 annualized.
Benefits: Personal health insurance is provided. Paid time off contingent upon length of employment.
Our ideal candidate has experience in or knowledge of some of the following areas: canvassing and field work, voter registration, volunteer recruitment and management, election work, issue activism, and event planning. BUT, we care most about your desire to do the work. The same goes for formal educational experience-if you don’t have it, no big deal.
We encourage you to submit your application if this job excites you! We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all. We strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Email Organizing Director Gilbert Placeres a single PDF that includes a paragraph explaining why you are interested in the position, your resume, and three references.