Future Majority Election Organizing Fellow

Applications for Future Majority's 2019 Election Organizing Fellowship is currently closed

About Future Majority

Future Majority is a national nonpartisan non-profit, founded in 2018. We embolden the collective voice of young Canadians to shape the nation's policy agenda for a more economically equitable and environmentally livable future.

Future Majority's 2019 focus is turning out young Canadians to vote in the Federal Election through grassroots organizing. Specifically, Future Majority is engaging young Canadians on campuses, as all political parties will to pay attention to the issues young voters care about in the areas where there are large concentrations of young people

Future Majority inaugural election organizing fellowship

Future Majority is launching a highly competitive paid election organizing fellowship. The fellowship runs from August 2019 through mid-October 2019, where you'll receive intensive classroom training, and lead your own large-scale, volunteer-driven voter education drive and turnout programs targeting young voters at a campus. You'll get to make sure that young Canadians have a voice in this election and that all the major political parties know that if they want to win, they'll need to prioritize issues that young Canadians care about most.

Future Majority fellows go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. You could work in Prince George, British Columbia or St. John's, Newfoundland and anywhere in between. We will definitely take your location preferences into account, but we require all fellows to be geographically flexible. The compensation for this position is the equivalent of a $37,500 annual salary.

Future Majority supports and encourages diversity and equity, and we are striving to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, inclusive to ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or identity.

Major Responsibilities

  • Future Majority fellows will recruit and train a grassroots group of 15 - 20 volunteers on the campus they are organizing in.
  • Leading up to the election, working with volunteers, fellows will recruit +2,000 students to pledge to vote at their campus.
  • During early voting week, fellows will hire and manage a team of ~10 staff to canvass students on campus to the polls.
  • Fellows will coordinate weekly digital communications via social media, email, and SMS.

Qualifications

The Future Majority is looking to train the next generation of social change leaders. No previous election or organizing experience is required. What we are looking for is candidates with:

  • A Post-Secondary Education (University or College)
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social change.
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting for and or leading a team/project or group. (e.g. leadership role on a sports team, coordinated a project with multiple team members, leader of a campus student group).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to tell a compelling story and connect with people is a must.
  • Ability to speak fluent French is an asset.
  • Candidates must be willing to go where the fight is and be geographically flexible.

Benefits:

Training: Fellows will start off with a week-long intensive training in Toronto. You'll learn grassroots organizing skills like how to recruit and build a team, develop campaign leaders, and organize thousands of students digitally. Organizers will attend regional and online weekend training throughout the election period.

Salary: The Future Majority fellowship is a paid position. Organizers can expect to receive the equivalent of a $37,500 salary during the course of the program.

Job placement: Future Majority's organizing fellowship is a great way to get your foot in the door with social change organizations. We'll pack a year's worth of experience into just 3 months. The program will conclude with meetings with like-minded organizations looking to hire experienced organizers.

How to apply:

Applications will be filled on a rolling basis, but we encourage candidates to apply early as we expect a highly competitive applicant pool.

To apply online, fill out our online application below and attach your resume. Candidates can expect to hear back within two to three business days if they are invited to a first round interview.

For additional information, please email Alexander@futuremajority.ca with “Future Majority Election Organizing Fellowship” in the subject.