Job Opportunities

Voter Registration Organizers (Billings, Bozeman, & Missoula)

August 1, 2018

Because you believe in a Montana that believes in you.

Forward Montana Foundation and Forward Montana (FMT) are 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 Voter Registration Organizer will lead our voter registration efforts in our three core communities: Billings, Bozeman, & Missoula. We’re looking for a creative field enthusiast ready to conduct voter registration on campus and in the community alike. In addition to coordinating and managing field efforts, Organizers will be responsible for recruiting volunteers, hitting metrics, and process voter registration (eg. data entry & quality control). Applicants should have initiative and be self-reliant and have a passion for making real, tangible change in their communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Must meet voter registration metric goals

  • Identify creative locations to gather voter registration that reaches our target constituency, Montanans ages 18-34.

  • Provide proper training and support to interns and volunteers conducting voter registration This includes keeping organized field schedules of volunteers and interns.

  • Manage all parts of processing voter registration from collection to quality control to data entry

Qualifications:

Gotta-Have Skillsets: 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 the deadline

  • Demonstrated perseverance & creativity to hit metric goals

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.

  • Experience, either professional or voluntary, with field work
  • Comfort with frequent change and urgency

  • Familiarity with your community’s campus & relationships with student groups and organizations

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 regional field team

  • Comfortable conducting fieldwork, including tabling, canvassing, and street teaming, for up to 4 hours at a time, often in a stationary position

  • Some travel may be required

Logistics:

  • Compensation: $12 to $14 per hour for up to 20 hours per week

  • Location: FMT is hiring VR Organizers in Billings, Bozeman, Missoula

  • Contract Length: January 10 – May 10, 2019

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

To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses why building power through voter registration is important & a resume to the appropriate regional Field Manager:

Billings — Michael Nelson, michaeln@forwardmontana.org

Missoula — Erin Miller, erin@forwardmontana.org

Bozeman — Amara Reese-Hansell, amara@forwardmontana.org