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Jobs at MPP: Michigan Campaign Manager, DC Membership/Grants/VIP Program Fellow


The Marijuana Policy Project, the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the US, is hiring a Campaign Manager to work on the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care's ballot initiative campaign to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana for patients who are using marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. The position is based in Michigan and runs through November 2008.

The Campaign Manager must have a thorough understanding of politics and public policy, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience working with reporters and doing media interviews. In addition, candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, professional in both appearance and presentation, and able to accomplish a defined and ambitious set of goals without daily or direct supervision. Candidates with previous and existing ties to Michigan are preferred.

The overarching goal of the Campaign Manager is to successfully implement the campaign strategy from the campaign's inception through Election Day and ensure that every possible measure is taken to win the campaign. All aspects of the campaign will be overseen by MPP's Director of State Campaigns, with the Campaign Manager playing a key supporting role to the Director of State Campaigns and the campaign consultants.

The Campaign Manager's responsibilities include overseeing all day-to-day campaign operations; acting as first point of contact for the general public and the local activist community; ensuring that the local activist community is happy and engaged; identifying, training, and successfully managing/utilizing regional volunteer spokespeople; overseeing the distribution of all written campaign materials, such as campaign literature, Web site updates, etc.; working closely with MPP's State Campaigns office in Minneapolis to ensure that the campaign complies with all applicable campaign laws and successfully files all campaign finance reports; working closely with the campaign's in-state consultants; assisting MPP's Membership Department with fundraising opportunities upon request, from coordinating events in the state to assisting with donors; assisting consultants with coalition-building efforts as requested, resulting in a substantial number of community leaders and organizations publicly backing the campaign; and assisting consultants with media operations, as requested.

In addition to a competitive salary, the position includes full health insurance and an optional retirement package. For more information about the application process, see


MPP is also hiring a full-time fellow to assist its Membership and Grants & VIP Outreach departments. The fellowship is available immediately, pays $9 per hour, and requires a minimum four-month commitment.

This position is a chance to play a crucial and responsible role in two different areas of the nation's largest marijuana policy reform organization. Candidates should expect a fast-paced, professional environment.

The Grants & VIP Outreach department coordinates MPP's events, including celebrity fundraisers and an invitation-only activist training workshop, and manages MPP's grants program, which dispenses $2 million annually in support of efforts that foster measurable changes in marijuana policy.

The Membership department coordinates MPP's fundraising, conducts donor research, oversees communications with members, maintains MPP's member database, processes donations, and submits grant applications.

The fellow's time will be divided between the two departments. Responsibilities include researching donors; conducting outreach and promotion for celebrity fundraisers; maintaining inventory; working within MPP's member database; providing logistical and administrative event support; and other tasks as required.

Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical ability, strong initiative and work ethic, and fastidious attention to detail. Interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, please see

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