• Full Time
  • Detroit, MI
  • County: Wayne
  • Minimum Salary: $27.00
  • Maximum Salary: $29.00
  • Salary Type: Hourly
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit
  • Experience Level: 2-5 years
  • Education Level: HS or equivalent

Website Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

to inspire and equip people of faith to exercise stewardship of and love for all Creation

Position overview: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Faith+ Climate Justice Campaign Organizer will organize and engage congregations and faith leaders in Detroit and beyond to vote with climate justice in mind in the 2022 primary and general election, with a specific focus on infrequent, climate-alarmed BIPOC voters. They will also plug into democracy protection efforts before and after the election.

Our ideal candidate has a strong track record as an organizer and has relationships with and a deep understanding of Detroit faith communities, especially Black churches.

Duties include:

·       Designing a voter campaign that creatively activates and cultivates people of faith and conscience as leaders who mobilize their communities around climate justice and the upcoming election (hosting voter registration drives, serving as poll chaplains, giving sermons/announcements or making public statements about the importance of voting, etc.)

·       Cultivating Detroit faith communities as hubs of civic engagement and faithful action to support healthy communities with clean air, clean water and a stable climate

·       Recruiting volunteer congregational captains and providing ongoing support and opportunities for engagement (voter registration, text banking, etc.)

·       Representing Michigan IPL in ongoing campaign meetings, including with Michigan Voices table and national IPL’s Faith Climate Justice Voter campaign effort

·       Tracking campaign metrics for learning, improvement, and reporting

·       Tracking campaign participants and ensuring accurate data entry into Michigan IPL’s CRM (NationBuilder)

·       Building bridges between the voter campaign and Michigan IPL’s ongoing programs

Creating compelling digital content, including graphics, videos, and narrative, for social media and organizational communications


·       3-5 years experience as an organizer, including experience on elections and other campaigns

·       3+ years using communications and online tools to motivate and mobilize supporters

·       Creative and strategic thinker with strong interpersonal skills and ability to build commitment and enthusiasm

·       Ability to stay organized, create systems, and execute timely follow through

·       Cultural competence: deep understanding of the landscape of Detroit faith communities, especially Black churches, and ability to work with communities from diverse religious and racial backgrounds

Tools and Platforms used:

·       NationBuilder, Google Suite, Canva, Facebook, Twitter, Zapier, ThruText and/or Spoke

Compensation and terms:

·       $27-29/hour

·       Full time, with some flexibility around hours; some weekend and evening hours will be required

·       Contract basis through December 15, 2022


Day-to-day work is remote. Candidates must live in metro Detroit and be available for in-person meetings and events.

How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter as 1 PDF attachment, subject line “Voter Campaign Organizer,” to director@miipl.org.


If you’re unsure if you’re a good fit for the role (or have impostor syndrome!), or just want to connect ahead of time with questions, please book a 15-minute appointment to chat with Leah Wiste, our Executive Director: https://calendly.com/leahwiste/15?month=2022-05

Tagged as: Community/Member Engagement

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