Montana Women Vote is hiring a full-time Community Organizer. 

JOB TITLE: Montana Women Vote (MWV) Community Organizer HOURS: 40 hours/week

ORGANIZATION AND POSITION BACKGROUND:

Montana Women Vote (MWV) is a statewide coalition working to engage and mobilize low-income women and their allies as informed voters, policy advocates, and community leaders. We work on issues including economic justice, health care reform, voter rights, and reproductive justice. We believe that civic action, policy change, and leadership development can together shift the balance of power and improve the lives of low-income women and families in Montana. Our work includes voter registration and engagement, field campaigns, policy advocacy, and leadership development. Additional info is available at www.montanawomenvote.org.

MWV is seeking a full-time Community Organizer to work alongside the Program Director to create, manage, and evaluate program and organizational work. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, ranging from $30,000 to $34,000.  MWV provides a benefits package including generous paid leave and health insurance. The position is based in Missoula (preferred) or Helena.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Program Director

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the Program Director, coordinate and manage a statewide voter registration, education, and mobilization campaign during elections years.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, coordinate annual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute (WPLI), MWV’s statewide conference.
  • During legislative sessions and in the interim, work with the Program director to engage our members and develop leaders.
    • This may include, but is not limited to, coordinating travel and accommodations, writing action alerts and newsletters, running phone banks, helping members draft testimony, soliciting and editing letters to the editor, and helping to coordinate lobby days.
  • Recruit, manage, and train volunteers and community leaders.
  • Register voters at events, stores, schools, etc, and help Program Director support statewide voter registration groups.
  • Participating in general administrative and quality control support.
  • Working alongside MWV staff as a participating as a member of the Montana Women Vote team.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • 1 to 3 years of organizing experience, social justice organizing preferred.
    • Recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers and leaders.
  • Self-directed – comfortable setting own work plan and achieving goals.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work efficiently.
  • Social media and basic computer skills, VAN experience preferred.
  • Comfortable having one-on-one conversations in a variety of settings.
  • Available to work some nights and weekends and travel as needed.

We’re seeking candidates who will excel at building relationships with a wide variety of people, from organizational partners to community leaders to volunteers. The ideal candidate has an understanding of structural change, racial equity, and social justice; a creative thinker; and an effective team member. Everyone interested in our political system, women’s issues, and civic engagement is encouraged to apply. This position will help you build a wide-range of skills and provides the opportunity to bring unlikely and disenfranchised women voters into the democratic process.

TO APPLY:

Submit resume and cover letter by email to Kylie Gursky: kylie@montanawomenvote.org. For questions or information, call (406) 317-1504. This position is open until filled. To be considered in this round of applicants, please submit your application by August 27th, 2018.

MWV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, and any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. MWV is committed to diversity in our organization and encourage women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.