Michigan Voice, a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices, is a state-based collaboration formed in 2005 to improve long-term coordination and communication among community-based nonprofit civic engagement 501c(3) organizations in Michigan. The table works together to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy. Michigan Voice and its partners are committed to reducing bias and discrimination; increasing diversity and inclusion; and collective action around a common issue agenda.
Michigan Voice seeks a full-time Director to begin work in July 2017. The Director will coordinate the collaborative, which is made up of justice-oriented, non-partisan, non-profit organizations.
The Michigan Voice Director’s essential functions and specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Write and implement the organizational plan and budget for the collaborative.
Raise funds required to support annual budget and manage the organization’s financial systems.
Deepen relationships in communities across the state to build strong, collaborative membership.
In coordination with the Steering Committee, drive the strategic planning process and determine the Table’s priorities, programs and resources.
Lead the facilitation of Michigan Voice table meetings.
The ideal candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:
Work experience with issue advocacy organizations, campaigns, and/or diverse coalition development is strongly preferred
Strong skills in leadership, vision, and strategy
Five years or more experience managing staff
Ability to see and develop a vision for a social justice movement in Michigan
Three years or more experience raising funds and grant writing; relationships with foundations or major donors is a plus
Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice (i.e., broad spectrum of work with racial justice/privilege, anti-racism, white allies, etc.)
Deep knowledge of Michigan and its needs and strengths
Must reside in Michigan
Ability to work non-standard hours
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Compensation is competitive and negotiable depending on background and experience, and includes a full benefits package. FLSA Status: Full-time Regular Position, Overtime Exempt
About State Voices
State Voices is helping create a fair and just society in America by making our democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative. Our network of nonpartisan, state-based coalitions works with hundreds of grassroots organizations to break down barriers to civic participation, restore confidence in government, and bring historically marginalized populations - and their ...issues - to the center of public discourse. Both nationally and in the states, we are building a community of collaboration, innovation, and equity that amplifies the impact of our partners.
Since 2008, State Voices has been a national leader in nonpartisan civic engagement. We employ the principles of collective impact, unifying change agents from different sectors around common goals to strengthen our democracy, building the capacity of partners with shared resources, and amplifying the voices of the underrepresented. We work in states to strengthen grassroots efforts by making efficient use of limited resources, promoting best practices, and achieving solutions no one group could achieve on its own.
State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 20 state tables comprised of 784 partner organizations in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and California through the San Diego Metropolitan Area table. We also train and support an additional 214 partner groups in at-large states through our Tools For All Program.
State Voices provides the organizations in our network with the tools and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy. We advance this work through three (3) national programs: Civic Engagement (voter registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration) and Civic Representation (census, redistricting and “clean elections”). For more information about State Voices, please visit www.statevoices.org.