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Third Sector New England Temporary Tenant Canvasser in Detroit, Michigan

bThird Sector New England/bbr/br/bLocation:/b US-MI-Detroitbr/bJob ID:/b 2021-1803br/bCategory:/b Capacity Buildingbr/bType:/b Fiscal Sponsorship Organizationsbr/ Building Movement Project (Detroit)br/br/bOverview/bbrbrFor nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP) (buildingmovement.org) has cultivated the potential for nonprofit organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive social change. As part of BMP's commitment to learning with and from groups and leaders at the local level, BMP has incubated the Detroit People's Platform (DPP) since 2013. DPP builds the voice and power of Detroit residents to have a say in the issues that affect their lives, particularly in the areas of transportation, housing, equitable development and access to needed services. brbrThe work of Detroit People's Platform is guided by a commitment to organizing local residents to be leaders in addressing inequality in Detroit, the nation's largest majority-Black city. DPP is committed to working across all of the city's seven council districts and across organizational boundaries in order to achieve change locally, across the Southeast Michigan region, and statewide. Detroit People's Platform has a track record of working with a variety of coalition partners to win policy changes that benefit Detroiters. DPP organized bus riders to lead successful campaigns to restore critical bus service connecting Detroiters to key jobs and institutions. DPP was also a key player in citywide campaigns for community benefit agreements, leading to Detroit becoming the first city in the nation to establish an ordinance requiring developer to engage in a CBA process. brbrThe Building Movement Project and Detroit People's Platform are fiscally sponsored by TSNE (tsne.org).brbrbResponsibilities/bbrbrWe are seeking part-time Tenant Canvassers who will join our organizing team. This position will be responsible for conducting educational outreach and public information activities to inform Detroiters about tenant rights according to state laws and local ordinances that affect affordable stable housing for Detroiters. This position will conduct door to door education and phone conversations across the seven (7) city council districts. The Tenant Canvassers will document contact with residents and will play an important role in supporting the work of developing community organizing tactics and strategies. brbrEssential FunctionsbrbrLearning from DPP's staff of organizers with a track record of campaign wins and grassroots organizing, the Tenant Canvassers will have the following primary responsibilities:brulliUse the Voter Activation Network (VAN) to identify canvass targets in selected neighborhoods, enter data on contacts made with residents, and update the data files based on canvass activities;/liliConduct Renters Rights workshopsParticipate in ongoing work development trainings;/liliParticipate in team planning and development of organizing strategies;/liliMeet numeric targets for door and phone canvassing;/liliEngage residents in dialogue, provide information, conduct follow-up contacts and link Detroiters to DPP's ongoing community organizing efforts. /li/ul brbrbQualifications/bbrbrWe will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below. brulliBasic computer literacy (typing ability, familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, etc.)./liliExperience in canvassing and/or community organizing with neighborhood residents. /liliCommitment to principles of social and racial j

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