JOB DESCRIPTION: MICHIGAN STATE DIRECTOR
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is seeking a State Director to lead our outreach in Michigan. The person will build and maintain partnerships with faculty, staff, administrators and students at the major two-year and four-year colleges and universities in those states.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster strong relationships and stay organized while working on long-term projects. They’ll be committed to developing new ideas and promoting CEEP’s established models of engagement, while working with administrators, faculty and staff, plus student leaders and allied organizations, to engage the campuses in the state. CEEP is a nonpartisan organization and candidates need to be committed to engaging all students on the campuses they reach out to.
This is a remote, contracted position with hourly compensation. We are looking for candidates located in Michigan and would want them to work full-time through the end of November.
We’re a national nonpartisan project that helps colleges and universities motivate America’s 20 million students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, and turn out at the polls. We teach administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders to use their institutional resources to engage students. See www.campuselect.org.
The State Director reports to CEEP’s Associate and National Directors and will:
- Bear prime responsibility for engaging colleges and universities statewide in CEEP’s approaches, building on and expanding relationships established by CEEP’s current Michigan Director, Katy Butler, who is going on maternity leave.
- Recruit, manage and coordinate campus contacts and any stipended student Fellows.
- Learn your state’s voter registration, absentee and early voting rules and train others.
- Research and develop state-specific materials, such as election calendars or vote plans.
- Participate in weekly phone or Skype check-ins with CEEP senior staff.
- Help your institutions track progress, like the number of students registered.
- Submit timely project reports.
- You’ll work primarily by phone and email, but will also travel to make site visits.
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results-oriented, and have strong project management and self-management skills. You should have:
- A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
- Experience managing multiple projects and ability to oversee recruitment, training and reporting results from volunteers, stipended student Fellows, and other partners.
- Experience with voter outreach or in higher education environments is a plus but not essential.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to CEEP Director Amy Ludwig at firstname.lastname@example.org. People of color, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Professional and monetary increases will be based on success of required tasks. www.campusselect.org