Jobs

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

  • Development Director (full-time)
  • Communications Director  (full-time)
  • Data and Tech Specialist (full-time)
  • Civic Engagement Lead Organizer (full-time this is a limited-term employment position (LTE) through May 2021)
  • Kenosha and Racine Organizer (full-time)

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 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:


Development Director (full-time)

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:

  • BA or BS in related field ideal
  • Experience in social justice, issue-based organizing and strong commitment to Voces’ mission with at least 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with full range of fund development duties, including grant writing, individual donor campaigns, budgetary knowledge and member-to-member campaigns
  • Strong technological skills and familiarity with databases
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and self-initiate
  • Experience working in a bilingual/bicultural environment
  • 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.


Communications Director (full-time) 

We are seeking a bilingual Communications Director to work with members, staff, and the Executive Director to develop and implement a strategic communications plan to complement statewide organizing efforts to engage both immigrant and key non-immigrant constituencies to fight for justice for immigrants and all working-class and poor people. This will include earned media, online communications, and internal communications directed toward members and allies. The position is based in Milwaukee and will work out of our main headquarters.

The ideal candidate is deeply committed to the immigrant rights movement, an excellent writer, a news junkie, and committed to harnessing the power of social media for progressive change. The ideal candidate will also be able to respond rapidly to factors that impact our campaigns, short and long term, and organizational goals. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and feel comfortable working independently.

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.

Job duties:

  • Work with the Executive Director and program staff to develop and implement the organization’s strategic communications plan, lead strategic planning process for communications
  • Work with Executive Director, staff and member-leaders to create and implement communications strategy for campaigns
  • Develop talking points and prepare members and staff for speaking roles at public events and in the press
  • Research, write, and preparing media packets and informational materials for meetings and events
  • Write press releases and press advisories, pitch media for coverage, and follow up with media for events and interviews
  • Monitor and track media outlets and archive news coverage
  • Maintain database of media contacts, allies, members, supporters, and contributors
  • In coordination with bilingual staff and volunteers translate bilingual written and online materials
  • Represent Voces in national communications calls, convenings, and press events when necessary
  • Supervise and collaborate with volunteers, interns and other communications staff
  • Make and subtitle simple videos for social media
  • Taking photographs and video at events for social media
  • Work with operations staff to coordinate expense reporting for print, media and vendors for compliance purposes and electoral work. Upload job descriptions to website and disseminate job descriptions
  • Work with development staff to create donor/chapter-specific newsletters and fundraising blasts
  • Work with development staff to write and edit grants and grant reports as needed and support organizational fundraising efforts such as MayDay and annual Gala

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Voces de la Frontera’s values, mission, and members
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Must be well-organized, self-motivated and able to work independently on multiple projects
  • Excellent writing abilities
  • Familiarity with platforms and programs like Canva, Photoshop, EveryAction, iMovie, and Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn new software
  • Expertise in Facebook and Twitter
  • Familiarity with website management tools like WordPress and platforms and experience with database-backed websites
  • Ability to access information and cope with shifting campaign needs efficiently and intelligently in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Must have reliable vehicle, car insurance and valid driver’s license
  • Commitment to bold progressive politics and action to expand what’s possible for marginalized communities
  • Knowledge and interest in Wisconsin politics, the national immigrant rights movement, progressive social movements, and the fight for immigrant and worker rights 

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: $50,000/annually plus benefits

Reports to: Executive Director

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 3 pages or less to Natalia Espina, Operations Director – operations@vdlf.org. No Phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.


Data and Tech Specialist (full-time) 

This individual will be responsible for strong systems and training to build a stronger culture of data collection, use, and reporting, as we grow a mass base of voters and members and grow our individual donor base. The position will collaborate with the Organizing Director, Lead Organizer, Communications team, Operations Director and Democracy, Power and Innovation (DPI) research staff to systematize and grow a culture of organizing data collection and learning from quantitative and qualitative data. This is a new position for Voces de la Frontera.

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.

Job responsibilities: 

  • Team lead on the transition from Powerbase database to Every Action database
  • Data entry and training for staff and volunteers on quality data entry creating phone banking lists, mailing lists, canvassing lists, running membership reports for renewals, measuring leadership development with members, volunteer roles, etc.
  • Participate in civic engagement tactics (phonebanking, canvassing, peer to peer texting etc)
  • Compile daily, weekly, and end of project reports
  • Everyday VAN support and troubleshooting for table, partner staff and their consultants
  • Support for the field on the Empower app (trainings, problem-solving etc.)
  • Support for relational canvass work and follow up with Voceros and voters
  • Support for data entry training for core volunteers specific to building a mass membership base and individual donor fundraising, and monthly sustainer campaign
  • Visualize and summarize findings using a variety of tools for a wide range of audiences
  • Integrate data results in weekly staff check ins and reports with supervisors to measure progress, trends, issues. Make recommendations or modifications to strategic plan based on learnings from the data
  • In-house IT support statewide for staff and volunteers, including tablets for citizenship program and canvassers, laptops/computers
  • Institutionalize and train staff on best practices for data privacy protections to implement throughout Voces statewide
  • Compile daily, weekly, and end of project reports. Share reports with elected board to measure progress towards our goals, monthly and with core leadership base to measure progress and inform strategic decision making
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 cycles of campaign experience that includes voter engagement
  • Demonstrated knowledge and comfortability with Excel or similar tool
  • Experience with data visualization software a plus
  • 1-2 year of relationship-based organizing, leadership development, and team building
  • Strong knowledge of VAN a plus
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Full bilingual Spanish/English proficiency required
  • 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

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: $50,000/annually with benefits

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Natalia Espina, Operations Director – operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries, please. Position open until filled.


Civic Engagement Lead Organizer (full-time) limited-term position open through May 2021

We are looking for a Civic Engagement Lead Organizer– someone focused on executing the ways in which Latinx folks will be seen, heard, and more powerfully represented in our democracy. This individual will serve to carry out power building tactics of census campaign, voter registration, and community redistricting campaigns. This position will work closely with VDLF community partner Wisconsin Voices’ staff for training, materials, accountability, and support. This position will have specific benchmarks, tactics and goals to deliver on.
This position is accountable to Voces de la Frontera/Voces de la Frontera Action Political Director (PD) and reports to the PD on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Relational Organizing with census, voter registration, and redistricting “Calls to Action” and quality control of program.
  • Collaborate with WI Voices partnership and Organizing Empowerment Project on relational organizing campaign work.
  •  Ensure that leader lists and contacts are being entered into Empower within 2 weeks of collection and that the application is functioning.
  • Recruiting and training a team of volunteers and Voceros/leaders to: Fill out pledge to be counted and actual census forms.
  • Register Voces members and people in the relational organizing program using the Vote WI App (from Wisconsin Voices). 
  • Testify at the People’s Maps Commission hearings and other fair maps events.
  • Attending census meetings and actions, representing Voces and bringing back action items.
  • Oversee all aspects of census work including census pledge, survey assists and speak to groups/people on the importance of the census.
  •  Attend necessary trainings and work with PD to get 30% of the RO program who are unregistered to be registered to vote ahead of October 15th, 2020.
  •  Tactic/goal: Use the Vote WI App to register and help register 2,000 Voces members via events and relational organizing program.
  •  Be the liaison for the Fair Maps Campaign, helping to define community power (or lack thereof) because of the power and representation being diluted due to rigged maps.
  •  Tactic/goal: Collect 3-5 “stories” of how Latinx folks have had their power diluted by districts not representing them. 

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 cycles of campaign experience that includes voter engagement
  • Demonstrated knowledge and comfortability with Excel or similar tool
  • 1-2 year of relationship-based organizing, leadership development, and team building
  • Strong knowledge of VAN a plus
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Full bilingual Spanish/English proficiency required 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

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 90day probationary period

Reports to: Political Director

Salary: $50,000/annually with benefits
To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Natalia Espina, Operations Director – operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries please.

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


Racine/Kenosha Organizer – (full-time) 

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 Racine/Kenosha Voces members in order to grow and build our base in the Racine and Kenosha chapters
  • 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 and 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: Executive 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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