Jobs

Voces de la Frontera is now hiring multiple full and limited-term positions for:

  • Development Director (full-time)
  • Puerto Rican Organizer (full-time through November 2020)
  • Green Bay Regional Organizer (full-time through November 2020)

Positions Are Open Until Filled. If Posted We Are Still Hiring. 

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 workthrough 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:


Development Director (full-time)

Nature of Work: The role of the Development Director (DD) is to develop and implement a strategic plan in collaboration with key staff and stakeholders to raise and grow vital funds to fulfill Voces de la Frontera and Voces de la Frontera Action’s mission to protect and expand the rights of low-wage workers, immigrants, and their families. The two primary responsibilities are to oversee and grow individual donor fundraising, write and manage grants for the organization and organize major fundraising events. The DD is accountable to the Executive Director (ED) and reports to the ED and board on a regular basis. The DD has an outreach role in the organization in developing and maintaining an ongoing relationship with major donors.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of the DD is to develop and execute an annual fundraising plan with new prospects, existing funding sources, fundraising activities and events  
  • Develop and track grant proposals and reports for all foundation, union and business fundraising
  • Update and maintain grants calendar, track deadlines and reports of grant and non-grant proposals, reporting deadlines, and prospective foundations
  • Support fundraising for capital campaign
  • Occasionally represent organization at major funder events
  • Research and build relationships with prospective individual and foundation funders
  • Coordinate individual giving efforts including online, direct mail, Community Shares/United Way and major donors
  • Oversee organization of major fundraising events, including annual gala, May Day, end of year giving and day-of-giving events
  • Engage and support staff and board in fundraising efforts
  • Oversee weekly review of proper coding for contributions, database entry, and timely thank you letters
  • Work in coordination with Operations Director to implement and execute cross-department structures of accountability and assist in aspects of audit and compliance related to fundraising in both the 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)

Qualifications:

  1. BA or BS in related field ideal
  2. Experience in social justice, issue-based organizing and strong commitment to Voces’ mission with at least 2-4 years of relevant experience
  3. Experience with full range of fund development duties, including grant writing, individual donor campaigns, budgetary knowledge and member-to-member campaigns
  4. Strong technological skills and familiarity with databases
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  6. Ability to work independently and self-initiate
  7. Experience working in a bilingual/bicultural environment
  8. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) preferred but not required

Benefits:

  • 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: $55,000/annually with benefits

Reports to: Executive Director

To apply submit:  Cover letter, resume and a 1-2 page writing sample to Natalia Espina, Operations Director, at operations@vdlf.org. Position open until filled.


Puerto Rican Organizer – (full-time)

This is a Limited-Time Employment (LTE) position through November 2020

About Voces de la Frontera:

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 chapters in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay/Fox Cities, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Waukesha, Walworth County, Kenosha, and West Bend. Voces’ student arm is called Youth Empowered in the Struggle.

This position will help build out the critical Puerto Rican voting bloc in urban Milwaukee and statewide through our Voceros por el Voto program. The focus for 2020 will include voter engagement and membership growth and retention.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, mentor and motivate Puerto Rican identifying Voces members in order to grow and build our base in Milwaukee and statewide
  • Develop leadership skills with members such as recruitment, strategy, implementation and reflection of campaign work, fundraising, organizational goals and structure
  • Establish or maintain regular membership meetings and have set recruitment/outreach protocol
  • Support local organizing committees in their role to build out the chapters and grow and engage the membership
  • Hold trainings and workshops where allied members are plugged into the work and support immigrant members. These trainings include but are not limited to: Know Your Civil Rights, Court Accompaniment trainings and leadership development trainings and seminars
  • Ensure that data is tracked and stored within the Voces data management system such as sign-in sheets for meetings, events or volunteer roles. This should be done in an accurate and timely manner to evaluate progress and reporting
  • Attend mandatory weekly staff meetings in-person (call-in if approved by supervisor)
  • Send regular communications via email with list of upcoming events and update local social media outlets in coordination with communications director
  • Meet benchmarks within the VDLFA Voceros por el Voto and canvassing campaign work. Work alongside Political Director and campaign staff to support organizational goals and initiatives
  • Support Development Director in grant-related activities such as grassroots fundraising for major events such as May Day and the yearly Gala

Qualifications:

  • Experience working for social justice as an organizer and a basic knowledge of community organizing skills (story of self, one on one, power analysis, understanding self-interest, and how to run a meeting)
  • Experience or background which demonstrates capabilities in organizing, political action, leadership identification and development, and motivating people to take action
  • Can think and act organizationally- prove loyalty to the organization and will not promote other projects while on Voces time
  • Connection to Puerto Rican community
  • Ability and stamina to work irregular and long hours and to attend weekend and evening activities
  • Has respect for and can work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds including immigrants from various countries, and LGBTQ folks
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required
  • Experience with digital organizing a plus
  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing preferred
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel with frequency
  • Must have reliable vehicle, car insurance and valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and other basic computer programs

Benefits:

  • Generous health insurance plan: Health, vision, dental and life insurance. Health insurance coverage applies to employee and dependents
  • 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, 40 hours sick leave, 3 days bereavement and paid holidays all in accordance with the Voces de la Frontera employee policy handbook

Salary:  $40,000/annual plus benefits

Report to: Organizing Director

To apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Natalia Espina, Operations Director – operations@vdlf.org.

No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.


Green Bay Regional Organizer – (full-time)

This is a Limited-Time Employment (LTE) Position through November 2020

About Voces de la Frontera:

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 chapters in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay/Fox Cities, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Waukesha, Walworth County, Kenosha, and West Bend. Voces’ student arm is called Youth Empowered in the Struggle.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, mentor and motivate Green Bay Voces members in order to grow and build our base in the Green Bay chapter
  • Develop leadership skills with members such as recruitment, strategy, implementation and reflection of campaign work, fundraising, organizational goals and structure
  • Establish or maintain regular membership meetings and have set recruitment/outreach protocol
  • Support local organizing committees in their role to build out the chapters and grow and engage the membership
  • Hold trainings and workshops where allied members are plugged into the work and support immigrant members. These trainings include but are not limited to: Know Your Civil Rights, Court Accompaniment trainings and leadership development trainings and seminars
  • Ensure that data is tracked and stored within the Voces data management system such as sign-in sheets for meetings, events or volunteer roles. This should be done in an accurate and timely manner to evaluate progress and reporting
  • Attend mandatory weekly staff meetings in-person (call-in if approved by supervisor)
  • Send regular communications via email with list of upcoming events and update local social media outlets in coordination with communications director
  • Meet benchmarks within the VDLFA Voceros por el Voto and canvassing campaign work. Work alongside Political Director and campaign staff to support organizational goals and initiatives
  • Support Development Director in grant-related activities such as grassroots fundraising for major events such as May Day and the yearly Gala

Qualifications:

  • Experience working for social justice as an organizer and a basic knowledge of community organizing skills (story of self, one on one, power analysis, understanding self-interest, and how to run a meeting)
  • Experience or background which demonstrates capabilities in organizing, political action, leadership identification and development, and motivating people to take action
  • Can think and act organizationally- prove loyalty to the organization and will not promote other projects while on Voces time
  • Ability and stamina to work irregular and long hours and to attend weekend and evening activities
  • Has respect for and can work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds including immigrants from various countries, and LGBTQ folks
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required
  • Experience with digital organizing a plus
  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing preferred
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel with frequency
  • Must have reliable vehicle, car insurance and valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and other basic computer programs

Benefits:

  • Generous health insurance plan: Health, vision, dental and life insurance. Health insurance coverage applies to employee and dependents
  • 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, 40 hours sick leave, 3 days bereavement and paid holidays all in accordance with the Voces de la Frontera employee policy handbook

Salary:  $40,000/annual plus benefits

Report to: Organizing Director

To apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Natalia Espina, Operations Director – operations@vdlf.org.

No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.



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

 

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