Formed as an independent nonprofit in Fall of 2017, Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) is a youth of color led organization. LIT engages in values-based issue and electoral organizing, direct action, advocacy for public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities in Milwaukee’s key geographies, we organize young people to build independent political power for social, racial and economic justice.
*To be eligible to apply you must a currently enrolled at UW-Milwaukee, MATC, or Alverno student*
Campus Leadership Fellows will organize on and around their campuses, and gain skills and experience to build a strong foundation in organizing, including: Hands-on organizing and campaign skillsReal work experience working on campaignsBuild relationships with campus influencers + partners in the progressive movementLearn how to build campaign plans using organizing skills to impact their communitiesVoter registration and engagement on-campusBuilding out local organizational capacity on-campusElectoral campaign work, including phone banking, canvassing, and other direct voter contactOther duties as assigned Campus Leadership Fellows will spend 10-15 hours per week working. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Strong appetite for grassroots organizingExcellent organizational + oral skillsDriven with a strong work ethicWillingness to build relationships and talk to people you don’t knowCreative with solutions oriented attitudeAct with high integrity and characterStrong sense of time managementReliable and effective communicatorTeam playerReliable methods of communication and transportation Compensation:$600/month (10-15 hours per week)*NOTE: Hours may vary by week