Voces de la Frontera is now hiring for:
Field Coordinator (Full-time- this is a limited-term employment position (LTE) through December 2020)
Deadline to apply is February 7, 2020
Voces de la Frontera is a national leader in the movement for immigrant and worker rights and the largest grassroots Latinx membership organization in Wisconsin. Led by low-wage immigrant workers and students, Voces works to protect and expand civil rights and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing, and collective empowerment. Voces de la Frontera has ten statewide chapters. Voces’ student arm is called Youth Empowered in the Struggle.
See descriptions below:
Field Coordinator (Full-time)
The Field Coordinator (FC) works with Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) members, staff and allies in strategic regions of the state to increase our capacity in our election work and building the Voceros por el Voto program. The statewide field coordinator will focus on building political power by increasing the Latinx, vote and building a base of rural pro-immigrant voters and multi-racial youth. The (FC) main goal will be to execute and support the Voceros por el Vote 2020 election plan which will include building a base of 23,000 voters and 1700 Voceros as well as increasing voter turnout in strategic areas of the state.
In addition to the overarching state work, the FC will work with organizing staff and designated chapter members to grow voter Voces voter engagement and GOTV field capacity.
The FC will support leaders and coordinate with organizing staff in our Voceros por el Voto Program, to create and grow a list of friends and family who are eligible voters to engage in our election campaigns and to secure a commitment to vote in 2020 elections.
The FC will coach and train staff and Super Voceros on the Voceros por el Voto. Training will focus on best practices for engaging members and voters in civic engagement and relational voter organizing. The FC will train others in relational voter technology to establish a rigorous process for meeting our collective goals on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
This position will support year-round based organizing to engage leaders and voters in civic engagement training, hosting events and developing tools (Empower App), Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts.
This position is accountable to the Political Director (PD) and reports to the PD on a regular basis.
Note: This position will include work for both Voces de la Frontera and our 501c4 sister organization Voces de la Frontera Action, as part of our efforts to support pro-immigrant legislation and electoral candidates and raise up the Latinx and immigrant vote in the critical 2020 elections.
- Implement local, state and national political plan by working with political director, key VLDF staff and members in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of voter engagement and political programs.
- Strategic planning assistance – participate actively in long-range strategic planning for VDLF (Voces de la Frontera c3) & VDLFA (Voces de la Frontera Action c4).
- Use the voter file (VAN) and other technologies to support and enhance issue advocacy and voter contact programs. This includes utilizing best practices and VAN trainings, EveryAction database, Empower (MyRVP), Relay texting, and etc.
- Execute and strengthen the VDLF political agenda, including identifying strategic opportunities for growth and success.
- Raise and leverage relationships to support VDLF’s political program agenda.
- Support coalition coordination by, monitoring benchmarks, providing technical assistance and identifying gaps in VDLF’s collective strategy.
- Support and lead strategy around census work and field work.
- Support members in key chapters in organizing and facilitating events, including member meetings, trainings and direct voter contact activities.
- Partner with the VDLF communications team to project externally Voces’ political agenda and message on social media, earned media events and paid media communications.
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- At least 1-2 cycles of campaign experience that includes voter engagement
- 1-2 year of relationship-based organizing, leadership development, and team building
- Strong knowledge of VAN a plus
- Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects
- Ability to work independently and as a team
- Full bilingual Spanish/English proficiency required
- Experience with digital organizing a plus
- Experience with local, state and federal political and electoral compliance a plus
- Experience with immigrant rights organizing preferred
- Must be willing to travel with frequency
- Must have reliable vehicle, car insurance and valid driver’s license
- Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
- Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills
- Proficiency in database skills, Microsoft Office, Google Suite and other basic computer programs
- Health Insurance: Health, vision, dental and life insurance. Health insurance coverage applies to employee and dependents. Eligible after 90-day probationary period.
- Company phone OR reimbursement to personal phone if willing to utilize it for work purposes, in accordance with the Voces de la Frontera employee policy handbook.
- Paid-time off includes: 80 hours vacation, 16 hours personal time, 24 hours bereavement and paid holidays all in accordance with the Voces de la Frontera employee policy handbook. Eligible after 90-day probationary period.
Salary: $40,000/annually with benefits
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Natalia Espina, Operations Director, at email@example.com. No phone inquiries please.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 7, 2020.
Voces de la Frontera is an affirmative action employer. Voces believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any matters on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender identity and presentation, religion or spirituality, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, marital status, pregnancy or parental status.
Volunteers are always welcome! Call our office for volunteer opportunities.
1027 S. 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204 | Ph: 414.634.1620 | www.vdlf.org