Community Organizer Position

Location: Greater Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo County, MI)

Classification: Full-time, now through August 1st

DESCRIPTION: Progress Michigan is looking to hire a full-time issue-based community organizer to start immediately and work in (Kalamazoo or Greater Kalamazoo, MI) until August 1st. Organizers will recruit and engage activists around issues including healthcare, the TrumpTax, and birth control access.


  • Identify and develop strong relationships with activists
  • Commit to meeting activists where they are, hold one-on-one meetings, house visits and other methods of grassroots outreach
  • Maintain constant and structured communication with activists you identify
  • Recruit attendees to organized communication events for earned media and public accountability
  • Execute a mobilization strategy and follow a pre-written field plan based on the specific issue areas mentioned
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Experience with grassroots organizing
  • Ability to work from home and be disciplined enough to get things done on a tight deadline
  • Applicant must be based near the Kalamazoo County area and possess a driver’s license with access to a car
  • Self-motivated and works well both independently and on a team. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects
  • Team player who is willing to tackle unglamorous tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated self-starter who see that something needs to be done and takes it on
  • Must have demonstrated commitment to progressive values, especially in the issues you’ll be organizing around

To apply, please send an email to that included a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted until we find the right candidate. We are looking to hire someone immediately, so please send your application as soon as possible.

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