Opportunities at MiCAN

Line 5 West Michigan Engagement Coordinator

Salary Range: $25-28/hr
Deadline to apply: August 18, 2023
Target hire start and end date: September 2023 - February 2024 (six months)
Type: Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Location: West Michigan and Virtual

The Michigan Climate Action Network (MiCAN) is seeking an organizer to dramatically increase momentum in support of shutting down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, specifically within the geographic area of Michigan Congressional District 3. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the legal and political history of Line 5, familiar with civic priorities and groups in the greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon areas, and have experience in public policy advocacy, organizing, and networking. The successful candidate will work closely with the larger Oil and Water Don’t Mix Coalition to achieve statewide and federal goals. This position is half-time with dedicated funding for six months, and will be re-evaluated at the end of the contract with the potential for renewal.  

About the Michigan Climate Action Network

MiCAN is a statewide network of nearly 80 organizations and thousands of individuals working to solve the climate crisis by building a more powerful and more justice-centered movement, elevating climate to be a top priority in Michigan, and moving forward ambitious and equitable solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. MiCAN’s vision is to serve as the megaphone for the climate movement, and our primary impact is building a well-trained, well-coordinated, strong network of advocates that demand equitable climate action. We engage over 5,000 people to take action each year, advance ambitious policies, support the work of dozens of partner groups, and convene hundreds of people at the annual Michigan Climate Summit. We are housed at the Michigan Environmental Council which serves as the fiduciary for our organization.

Job Description: 

The Line 5 West MI Engagement Coordinator will be a MiCAN team member and an active participant in the Oil and Water Don’t Mix Coalition (OWDM), fulfilling the following expected activities: 

  • Integrate Line 5 engagement within the broader strategies and goals of MiCAN, represent MiCAN in the OWDM Coalition, attend organizing, coordination, and other meetings as assigned; 
  • Build base and momentum within Congressional District 3 in support of shutting down Line 5; 
  • Recruit and organize volunteers and other existing groups to join MiCAN and OWDM in the fight against Line 5;
  • Facilitate the scheduling and preparation for volunteers to meet with their Congressional representative about Line 5;
  • Create public education materials that highlight Line 5 impacts and host public events that mobilize actions in support of enforcing the existing shut-down order and in opposition to the proposed Line 5 oil tunnel;
  • Submit letters-to-the-editor or other opinion pieces, draft sign-on letters, and engage in other organizing activities as assigned.

Professional Requirements

Candidates for this position must demonstrate:

  • Experience in public policy advocacy, organizing, volunteer coordination, and/or networking;
  • Understanding of legal and political history of Line 5, Enbridge, and/or pipeline fossil fuel infrastructure;
  • Familiarity with the civic priorities, groups, and constituency of Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District;
  • A proven ability to work independently and be self-directed while collaborating well with others in a team setting;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize priorities, with keen attention to detail and deadlines;
  • An interest in and passion for the climate movement;
  • And, a strong commitment to MiCAN and OWDM mission and programs.

Compensation, Workplace, and Application Procedure

This is a half-time salaried position with flexible hours, requires in-person duties in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District and virtual accessibility, offered at the coordinator level position of $12,000-13,500 for a total of six months.

Please send a one-page cover letter, résumé and three references to [email protected], with the subject line: Line 5 West MI Engagement Coordinator. We will accept applications until midnight on August 18th.

MiCAN is committed to creating a diverse workplace and seeks a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. People of color, persons with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply. MiCAN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

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