Jobs

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

  • Development Director (full-time)
  • Civic Engagement Field Coordinator

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

  • RVP Field Trainer
  • RVP Organizer

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  operations@vdlf.org. Position open until filled.


Civic Engagement Field Coordinator (Full Time, limited-term employment position LTE through November 3, 2020)

Nature of Work:

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 the Political Director (PD), reports to the PD.  

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:

  • Supporting the Relational Organizing with the census, voter registration, and redistricting “Calls to Action” and quality control of the program 
  • Collaborate with WI Voices partnership and Organizing Empowerment Project on relational organizing campaign work 
  • Work with c3 Lead Organizer and Political Director to reach 2k positive IDs for Voter Registration.
  • In charge of assisting membership leaders in setting up the agenda for c3 Committee meetings.
  • Be a resource for c3 committees for event organizing and planning
  • In charge of logistics of Caravans with help with Civic Engagement Lead Organizers and or Political Director.
  • Participate in Organizer meetings statewide as a resource of information. 
  • Work with Regional Organizers, RVP Coordinator,  Civic Engagement Lead Organizer, and Political Director to help lead the Civic Engagement c3 portion at meetings.
  • Ensure that leader lists and contacts are being entered into Empower within 2 weeks of collection and that the application is functioning if applicable.
  • Register people  to vote in various ways/options including in the relational organizing program, the Voces de la Frontera Voter Registration landing page, and in-person voter registrations
  • In-charge of making sure the Municipal clerks of all cities get voter registrations that are finished off-line on our Voter Reg landing page 
  • Attending census meetings, actions, events.
  • Reporting organizing reports to Civic Engagement Lead Organiser and Political Director on a timely basis.  
  • Oversee all aspects of census work including census pledge, survey assists, and speak to groups/people on the importance of the census. 
  • Attend necessary training and work with PD to get 70% of the RO program who are unregistered to be registered to vote ahead of October 15th, 2020. o Tactic/goal: Use the Vote WI landing page to register and help register 2,000 Voces members via events and relational organizing program 
  • Collect Stories for Communications Depts from the Voter Registration campaign.

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 a 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 
  • Able to manage, organize, and pivot various events, calendars, and committees, volunteers. 

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: $40,000/annually with benefits

Reports to: Political Director

To apply submit:  Cover letter and resume to Primitivo Torres, Operations Director, at operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.


RVP Field Trainer (Full Time, limited-term employment position LTE through December 2020)

Nature of Work:

The Field Trainer (FT) will focus on building political and organizing power by increasing the Latinx vote and building a base of rural pro-immigrant voters and multi-racial youth. The FT’s main goal will be to execute and support the Voceros por el Voto 2020 election plan by training staff and volunteers who are working to build a base of 23,000 voters and 1,700 volunteer Voceros who will make a significant impact in the 2020 elections.

The FT works with VDLF members, staff, and allies in strategic regions of the state to increase the effectiveness in our election work within the Voceros por el Voto Relational Voter Program (RVP). VDLF believes that in order to mobilize our community to vote we must build the community to be organizer-leaders. The FT will be responsible for helping to build organizer-leaders from volunteer Voceros, starting with our part-time Super Voceros by training them on basic organizing tactics and working them up to more advanced organizing strategies.

To bolster our effectiveness in recruitment and mobilization, the FT will hold weekly trainings for new Super Voceros and volunteer Voceros to prepare them for their organizing responsibilities. Additionally, the FT will coach individual Super Voceros on their organizing and help them develop plans to increase their volunteer Voceros. 

In addition to the overarching training work, the FT will work with organizing staff to mobilize the community for GOTV efforts. Accordingly, the FT will be responsible for creating their own list of voters and volunteer Voceros to increase our community outreach and to demonstrate the effectiveness of organizing tactics. 

This position is accountable to the Political Director (PD), reports to the PD, and works closely with the Field Coordinator 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement local, state, and national political plan by working with the Political Director, RVP Field Coordinator, key VLDF staff, and members in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of voter engagement and political programs. 
  • 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 Voceros por el Voto organizing program, including identifying strategic opportunities for growth and success
  • Host weekly training sessions for new volunteer Voceros, Super Voceros, and individual coaching sessions with Super Voceros. 
  • Support members in chapters in organizing and facilitating events, including member meetings, trainings, and direct voter contact activities. 
  • Train Voceros to use the Empower (MyRVP) app and Voceros who are not able to use technology to use the Voceros paper process.
  • Train Voceros and Super Voceros on basic organizing tactics including: 1:1 conversations, making a hard ask, a rigorous follow up process, how to host events, and other organizing strategies, as necessary.
  • Build a relational list of voters and Voceros across the state to increase the Voceros por el Voto electoral capacity.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 cycles of campaign experience that includes voter engagement 
  • 1-2 year of relationship-based organizing, leadership development, and team building 
  • Knowledge of VAN/EveryAction
  • 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 local, state and federal political and electoral compliance a plus 
  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing preferred 
  • 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 
  • Experience with digital organizing is a plus

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: $40,000/annually with benefits

Reports to: Political Director

To apply submit:  Cover letter and resume to Primitivo Torres, Operations Director, at operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.


RVP Organizer (Full Time, limited-term employment position LTE through December 2020)

Nature of Work:

The RVP Organizer works with Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) members, staff and allies in strategic regions of the state to increase capacity in our election work and in building the Voceros por el Voto Relational Voter Program (RVP). The RVP Organizer 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 focus of the RVP Organizer is to execute and support the Voceros por el Voto 2020 election plan of building a base of 23,000 voters and 1,700 Voceros, as well as increasing voter turnout in strategic regions of the state.

In addition to the overarching state work, the RVP Organizer will work with organizing staff and designated chapter members to grow voter engagement and GOTV field capacity. The RVP Organizer will support leaders and coordinate with organizing staff to grow their lists of friends and family who are eligible voters to engage in our election campaigns, and to secure a commitment to vote in 2020 elections.

A critical role of the RVP Organizer will be in increasing the match rate of the Voceros por el Voto network of voters, which entails ensuring we have complete information for voters and Voceros in our database and that 70% of our database is registered to vote for the November election. Additionally, the RVP Organizer will administer our texting campaign to inform voters and recruit more volunteers across the state.

This position is accountable to the Political Director (PD), reports to the PD, and works closely with the Field Coordinator 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement local, state, and national political plan by working with the political director, RVP Lead Organizer, 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 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. 
  • Oversee voter matching process for the Voceros por el Voto network to increase the match rate to 70% of the network.
  • Oversee texting campaigns at Voces to increase voter outreach and turnout.
  • Build a list of voters and Voceros to increase the Voceros por el Voto network.
  • Recruit new Voceros from leads called by the phone bank team.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 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 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: $40,000/annually with benefits

Reports to: Political Director

To apply submit:  Cover letter and resume to Primitivo Torres, Operations Director, at operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.

Voces de la Frontera and Voces de la Frontera Action 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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