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Michigan Organizer

Reproductive Freedom for All

Reproductive Freedom for All

Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

About Reproductive Freedom for All (Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America)

For more than 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All and its chapters have fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom —including access to abortion and contraception — for everybody. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.

Reproductive Freedom for All centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our work. Continuously learning from our history, we hold ourselves accountable to achieve reproductive freedom with equitable access for everybody. As the oldest and largest national membership organization primarily focused on advocating for abortion access, we organize and mobilize, galvanizing millions of people to take action to defend reproductive freedom, and shining a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others. We also work to elect champions for reproductive freedom and advance state and federal legislation to safeguard it. For more information on Reproductive Freedom for All, please visit our website.

Reproductive Freedom for All Seeks Michigan Organizer

The Michigan organizer is the bridge-builder between constituents and Reproductive Freedom for All. We seek a champion of reproductive freedom who will recruit and mobilize constituent groups to support legislation and candidates who support reproductive freedom. The Michigan organizer will build and nurture relationships with community members, and leaders through community engagement. Additionally, they will coordinate events (in-person and virtual), attend meetings, and recruit new members to join Reproductive Freedom for All. The ideal candidate must be deeply committed to centering and uplifting the voices of marginalized Michiganders and turning them into our next generation of leaders. They must understand that people who are closest to the problems have the best solutions and the job of the organizer is to turn their passion into action. The goal for the incumbent will be to base-build and expand political power in Michigan.

Job Details

Location: Detroit, Michigan, This position will be hybrid
Reports To: Midwest Regional Organizing Manager
Details: Full Time, FLSA-exempt, union
Salary Range: $55,000- $68,000

Responsibilities (What You Do)

  • Advocate and organize to hit legislative and electoral priorities;
  • Drive campaigns to advance bills for reproductive freedom during the legislative session, and in particular, work to engage young and diverse volunteers in field and advocacy work around these bills;
  • Drive campaigns to elect Reproductive Freedom for All endorsed candidates during election years. Coordinate with campaigns and drive fieldwork (canvassing, phone banking, etc);
  • Represent Reproductive Freedom for All in coalitions;
  • Build power through volunteer recruitment and leadership development, weaving in our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Recruit new, diverse volunteers and potential volunteer leaders to get involved in our fight for reproductive rights via events, set up tables at coordinated events to educate the community about Reproductive Freedom for All and its mission, lead weekly individual meetings with volunteers, etc.;
  • Mentor, train, and support Reproductive Freedom for All volunteer leaders, including those directly affected by the fight for reproductive freedom, to establish self-sustaining “Action Councils” that represent the organization’s values (Action Councils are groups of all-volunteer leaders committed to working on Reproductive Freedom for All priority campaigns by planning and leading events, recruiting new members, recruiting for rallies, advocating for bills, or leading get-out-the-vote efforts plus other community-building events);
  • Support Action Council leaders in creating and executing organizing plans to achieve campaign goals. Provide support to these leaders through individual meetings, training, regular calls, community development, online forums, and other methods as appropriate;
  • Infuse campaign context and Reproductive Freedom for All's methodology and values for creating social change in all-volunteer communications; share regular campaign updates with volunteers;
  • Sign up new Reproductive Freedom for All members and move them up a ladder of engagement into volunteer roles.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (What You Bring)

  • Experience either in community organizing or campaign work, including engaging, energizing, and ensuring high community turnout at Reproductive Freedom for All community events.
  • Skilled in building and maintaining organizing tactics like phone recruitment, canvassing, pitching leadership, meeting with members one-on-one, and coaching volunteer leaders to develop their own canvassing and community outreach plans.
  • Ability to train volunteers and activists in organizing and campaigning;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop organizing plans and hit goals;
  • Data management experience and knowledge (in particular, demonstrate the ability to use or learn tools like VAN, Hustle, Mobilize, and HubDialer);
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to work with deadlines and under pressure;
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team building, and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Reproductive Freedom for All’s mission, values, and goals;
  • Expressed ability to perform responsibilities in line with Reproductive Freedom for All's values;
  • Experience contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported;
  • Eagerness and ability to take on work and with an eye toward the crucial role cross-departmental tasks play in the success of the organization;
  • Commitment to ensuring anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our work and our organization;
  • Commitment to not only protecting and expanding reproductive rights, but also supporting other fights for justice and civil rights;
  • Computer proficiency in Google Suites (E-mail, Docs, Drives, etc), MS Office, Excel, Publisher, and/or other related software skills, and web-based research;
  • Willing to work some nights and weekends;
  • Willing and able to attend in-person events;
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Nice-to-haves (or excited-to-learns):

  • Knowledge of Michigan’s political landscape;
  • Relationships with Michigan student leaders.
Reproductive Freedom for All does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or political affiliation.
Candidates with backgrounds, identities, and experiences that are historically underrepresented in reproductive freedom non-profits are encouraged to apply.