BOZEMAN FIELD FELLOW

We are seeking one field fellows to complete direct voter engagement in Bozeman, Montana. This will include voter registration, volunteer recruitment, 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 and the Bozeman Field Organizer to achieve field goals and metrics in a timely fashion.  

JOB DESCRIPTION

Field Fellows will conduct civic engagement efforts on Montana State University and Gallatin College campuses as well as at community events from August 8 through November 18. 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 Foundation is dedicated to training new leaders through hands-on grassroots activism; as such, the fellowship provides lots of 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
  • Identify and prioritize opportunity for voter mobilization efforts

  • Meet set field metrics each week

  • Work with interns and staff productively and actively

  • Recruit and train volunteers

  • Conduct 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 COULD 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 & BENEFITS

This is a temporary stipend position reporting to the Bozeman Field Organizer. Field fellows will be paid $1400 over the 14 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, Director of Eastern Programming, at kiah@forwardmontana.org. Contact Kiah Abbey directly with questions at 406-672-8004.