Billings Field Fellow

Forward Montana is a homegrown, youth-led, long-term grassroots organization to train, mobilize, and elect a new generation of progressive leaders in Montana.

We are seeking a field fellow to complete direct voter engagement in Billings, Montana. This will include voter registration, volunteer recruitment, voter mobilization and some event planning. No previous experience needed; on the job training will be provided. This position will work directly with the Director for Eastern Programming based in Bozeman to achieve field goals and metrics in a timely fashion.  

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Field Fellow will work remotely conducting civic engagement efforts on MSU-B’s and Rocky Mountain College’s campuses as well as at community events from September 1 through November 15. This will include but is not limited to voter registration, voter mobilization and event planning. Occasional travel and a willingness to work unconventional work hours will be necessary to fulfill the expectations of this position. You won't be tied to a desk, you'll meet lots of people, and you'll make change happen at the grassroots level.

Forward Montana/Forward Montana Foundation is dedicated to grassroots training new leaders through hands-on activism; as such, the fellowship provides lots opportunity for professional development. Applicants should be self motivated and accountable while bringing a sense of humor to their work.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Identify and prioritize locations for voter registration efforts
  • Meet set field metrics each week
  • Work with a partner to plan one community event
  • Recruit and train volunteers
  • Conduct occasional data entry

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passion for progressive politics in Montana
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Enthusiastically engages in conversation with strangers
  • Able to work weekends and evenings
  • Comfortable in costume

PREFERRED SKILLSETS

Experience with Google Docs

STRONG APPLICANTS SHOULD BE: 

  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Player  
  • Self motivated and takes initiative
  • Funny
  • Quirky
  • Cool, defined broadly
  • Focused
  • Flexible

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Field hours will be completed in all weather conditions

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to stand for up to 4 hour periods
  • Must be able to work independently

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a temporary stipend position reporting to the Director of Eastern Montana Programming. Field fellows will be paid $1300 over the 13 week fellowship. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Kiah Abbey at kiah@forwardmontana.org by August 10th. Contact Kiah Abbey directly with questions at 406-672-8004.