Job Opportunities

Missoula Field Fellow

June 25, 2018

Because you believe in a Montana that believes in you.

Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to educating, engaging, and organizing young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our two offices in Missoula and Bozeman, and our satellite branch in Billings.

Job Description:

The Field Fellow will work with fellow team members on our fall field efforts to build power with young Montanans by registering voters and turning them out to vote!

Applicants should have initiative and be self-reliant, and have a passion for making real, tangible change in their communities. The Field Fellow will split time between our political and civic projects and will be responsible for leading areas of the local field program under the supervision of the Field Manager, and within the statewide strategy of Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting voter registration and issue advocacy metrics

  • Support the Field Manager in all administrative and outreach efforts as necessary, which may include but is not limited to data entry, event identification, preparation and execution, recruitment, and assisting with our internship program

  • Provide proper training and support to interns and volunteers at a variety of different events including canvassing, phone banking, and tabling

Qualifications:

Gotta-Have Skill Sets: Must be present for a candidate to move forward in the hiring process.

  • Passion for grassroots organizing and building youth power, especially field work

  • Ability to independently manage and complete multiple tasks and projects accurately and by deadline

  • Ability to communicate effectively across a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to peers, elected officials, donors, partners, and fellow staff members

Nice-to-Have Skill Sets: Not required, but having these skills would make a candidate’s transition into the job more seamless for the individual and the organization.

  • Comfortable with public speaking

  • Experience, either professional or voluntary, with grassroots campaigning/electoral campaigns

  • Comfort with frequent change and urgency

  • Familiarity with university/college campuses & relationships with student groups and organizations on campuses

  • Leadership development skills

Strong Applicants will be:

  • Enthusiastic

  • A Team Player

  • Badass

  • Self Motivated

  • Funny (broadly defined)

  • Quirky

  • Cool (broadly defined)

  • Focused

  • Flexible

Working Conditions:

  • Shared office with the Field Manager, interns and volunteers

  • Comfortable conducting field work, including voter registration, canvassing, and street teaming, for up to 4 hours at a time, often in a stationary position

  • Some travel required

Logistics:

  • Compensation: $11.50 per hour for 10 hours/week

  • Contract Length: August 25th through November 10th

  • Location: Missoula, MT

Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a resume to Erin Miller, Missoula Field Manager, at erin@forwardmontana.org with the subject line “Missoula Field Fellow”.