Summer 2021

Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) are dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people to the forefront of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts in Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, and the Flathead Valley.

Job Description

FMT is seeking a dedicated field enthusiast for our summer Voter Registration Organizer position. In addition to coordinating and managing voter registration and field efforts, Organizers will be responsible for recruiting volunteers, hitting metrics, and processing voter registration. Applicants should have initiative, be proactive  problem solvers, and have a passion for making real, tangible change in their communities.


  • Metric Goals: Meet voter registration goals set in coordination with the Field Manager. Identify creative locations and organize outreach efforts (digital and physical) to gather and promote voter registration and issue advocacy that reaches our target constituency: Montanans ages 18-34.
  • Field Shifts: Conduct field shifts to collect voter registration for up to 8 hours at a time including canvassing, street teaming, tabling, hosting small events, and giving presentations in the community. Manage and support interns and volunteers to conduct voter registration work. This includes but is not limited to, training and keeping organized field schedules for volunteers and interns.
  • Admin: Conduct quality control and data entry of all collected voter registration forms. Keep forms organized and turn in all forms to the appropriate county offices.


Gotta-Have Skill Sets: Must be present for a candidate to move forward in the hiring process.

  • Passion for grassroots organizing and building youth power, especially field work
  • Ability to independently manage and complete multiple tasks and projects accurately and by the deadline
  • Strong communication skills with peers, community partners, and volunteers
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with a remote supervisor, pending changes in public health guidance from the CDC
  • Demonstrated perseverance & creativity to hit metric goals
  • Must be organized and trustworthy

Nice-to-Have Skill Sets: Not required, but having these skills would make a candidate’s transition into the job more seamless for the individual and the organization.

  • Experience, either professional or voluntary, with field work
  • Comfort with frequent change and urgency 
  • Familiarity with local  community & existing relationships with youth,  student groups, or organizations
  • Demonstrated perseverance & creativity to hit metric goals

Strong Applicants will be:

  • Enthusiastic
  • A Team Player
  • Badass
  • Self Motivated
  • Funny (broadly defined)
  • Quirky
  • Cool (broadly defined)
  • Focused
  • Flexible

Working Conditions

  • Pending local and CDC health guidance, Organizers will be expected to work both in-person and virtually. This is subject to change based on COVID-19
  • Optional shared office with regional field team
  • Comfortable conducting fieldwork, including tabling, canvassing, and street teaming, for up to 8 hours at a time, often in a stationary position
  • Occasional work on nights and weekends
  • Some travel may be required 


  • Compensation: $14.00-$16.00 per hour for up to 15 hours/week
  • Contract length: June 14th to September 3rd 
  • Location: Billings

BIPOC, Women, LGBTQIA+, and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses why building youth power through voter registration is important and a resume to the Billings Field Manager, Pari Kemmick, at

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a preferred start date of June 14th.