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1027 S. 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204 | Ph: 414.634.1620 | www.vdlf.org

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

  • Communications Director (full-time)
  • Milwaukee Organizer (full-time)
  • Madison Organizer (full-time)
  • Racine/Kenosha Organizer (full-time)
  • RVP Coordinator (full-time)
  • Field Organizing Coordinator (full-time)
  • Statewide Covid 19 Outreach Coordinator (limited-term, full-time, non-exempt employee)

Positions Are Open Until Filled. If Posted We Are Still Hiring. See descriptions below.

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 in 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. Voces’ student arm is called Youth Empowered in the Struggle. 

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.


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 which impact our campaigns, short and long term and organizational goals. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and feel comfortable working independently.

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: $55,000/annually plus benefits

Reports to: Executive Director

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


Milwaukee Organizer (full-time)

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, train, mentor and motivate Milwaukee Voces members to engage and participate in the organization goals, visions and campaign work as well as bring in other leaders
  • Planning and coordination of  monthly membership meetings 
  • Organize committee members to meet goals for recruitment and outreach protocol
  • Hold trainings and workshops including but not limited to: Know your civil rights, voting rights, court accompaniment trainings, rapid response, and leadership development trainings
  • Support local fundraising team and other Voces staff in fundraising efforts for Milwaukee chapters
  • Attend weekly staff meetings (mandatory in person)
  • Send regular communications to all Milwaukee members of upcoming events and update local social media outlets
  • Regular data entry for tracking of membership activities and goals
  • Ensure civic engagement that include issue-based organizing, elections and accountability for policy changes we seek

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 Primitivo Torres, Deputy Director – operations@vdlf.org.

No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled.


Madison Organizer (full-time)

This position works out of our Madison office and works closely with Madison-based committees who assist with chapter activities and fundraising. This individual will be responsible for fundraising for the position along with VDLF development team and fundraising committee.

Note: This position will include work for both Voces de la Frontera and our 501c4 sister organization Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA), as part of our efforts to support pro-immigrant legislation and electoral candidates and raise up the Latinx and immigrant vote in critical elections. 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, train, mentor and motivate Madison Voces members to engage and participate in the organization goals, visions, and campaign work as well as bring in other leaders
  • Planning and coordination of monthly membership meetings 
  • Organize committee members to meet goals for recruitment and outreach protocol
  • Hold trainings and workshops including but not limited to: Know your civil rights, voting rights, court accompaniment trainings, rapid response, and leadership development trainings
  • Support local fundraising team and other Voces staff in fundraising efforts for Madison chapter
  • Attend weekly staff meetings (mandatory in person)
  • Send regular communications to all Madison members of upcoming events and update local social media outlets
  • Regular data entry for tracking of membership activities and goals
  • Ensure civic engagement that includes issue-based organizing, elections, and accountability for policy changes we seek
  • Assist in large scale actions and events such MayDay and the annual Gala
  • Assist in larger campaigns such as Voceros por el Voto, under our c4 arm: Voces de la Frontera Action

Qualifications:

  • Experience working for social justice as an organizer and 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 a 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:

  • 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, 40 hours sick 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: Organizing Director

To apply:Submit a cover letter and resume to Primitivo Torres, Deputy Director – operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries, please.


Racine/Kenosha Organizer (full-time)

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
  • 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 Primitivo Torres, Deputy Director – operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries please. Position open until filled. 


RVP Coordinator (full-time)

The RVP Coordinator 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 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 focus of the RVP Coordinator is to build off the success of 2020 elections in which we built a voter base of over 10,000 voters and a Voceros Por El Voto network of over 20,0000 people. The RVP coordinator will work to deepen the involvement of our network in our issue campaigns, recruit new members, and build our electoral and membership base. The RVP coordinator will be responsible for administering our texting campaigns and monitoring and building our registered voter data base.  

This position is accountable to the Political Director (PD), reports to the PD, and works closely with the electoral organizer on a regular basis. 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement local, state, and national political plans by working with the political director, RVP Coordinator, 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 VDLFA (Voces de la Frontera Action c4). 
  • Oversee and implement the Relational Voter Program
  • Assist Political Director in the Hiring, training, and evaluation of RVP organizer staff.
  • Assist Political Director in the training and supervision of super voceros and the organizers in organizing and facilitating RVP events that build the network. 
  • 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. 
  • Work with Empower or Outvote in making sure that the RVP has the technical support to carry out its program. 
  • Insure voter matching in the  VAN of Voceros Por El Voto members. 
  • 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.
  • Attend coalition meetings involving RVP issues
  • Meeting with Empower admin team on weekly basis 
  • Attend Political Director meetings weekly
  • Manage Voceros work plans to meet weekly metrics
  • 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 employees 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 Eligible after 90-day probationary period. 

Salary:  $50.000/annually with benefits 

Reports to: Political Director 

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


Field Organizing Coordinator (full-time)

In the 2020 election, Voces targeted voters in 102 high-Latinx-population wards in Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha counties. In 2022 we want to target these same wards and expand into an additional 45 high-Latinx-population wards in Kenosha, Sheboygan, and Walworth counties. This would allow us to reach a voting-age population of approximately 186,000, of whom approximately 36% are Latinx.  This number represents approximately ⅓ of the Latinx voting-age population in the state.

We expect to mount major voter mobilizations in the fall election, for governor/lieutenant governor, US Senate, and as many down-ballot State Senate and State Assembly races as we can find viable candidates whose positions we can support. In addition, we expect to mount a major voter mobilization effort in the August primary election because that election will decide the candidates for the US Senate and many State Senate and State Assembly races. We will also mobilize for the April nonpartisan elections where we made a huge impact in the previous elections by electing a lot of first Latinx candidates such as the first Latina and LGBTQ to serve on the Milwaukee Common Council. 

We take a full-service approach to voter mobilization, which includes a relational voter program (RVP), standard door-to-door canvassing, and phone banking.   Due to the time and the level of tech skills required we run the RVP as a separate operation under its own leadership, but the canvassing and phone-banking operations would be run by the field organizing coordinator.  Because we are an independent-expenditure organization we are prevented by law from any coordination with candidates, campaigns, or parties and that includes development of content for literature and messaging.  For that reason, we create all of our own, in English and Spanish, and distribute it ourselves in our target wards.  That makes our support a value-added proposition for the campaign; it also helps the candidate understand where their support came from if they are fortunate enough to be elected.  And although Latinxs only make up 7% of the population, in a state where elections are won and lost on rounding errors that support can be decisive.  

In summary, the field organizing coordinator would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the candidate vetting and endorsement process is going smoothly (we have a separate leadership body that takes care of the actual vetting but they need staff support, the set of candidates can be complicated at the outset). 
  • Literature and messaging content creation (we have graphic designers who handle production)
  • Building and co-managing teams of canvassers and phone bankers, in cooperation with staff organizers in the target counties.
  • Creating walk lists and phone lists for canvassers and phone bankers.
  • Marshalling results from canvassing and phone banking to allow estimation of progress in the mobilization efforts. Working with our data team to complete data reports. Tracking hours of the same, for compliance reports.
  • Serving as the point person for all internal election questions (we have a comms team that handles external questions, from the media for example).
  • Ordering PPE and making sure regions have sufficient supplies for canvassing if Covid is an issue.
  • Meeting with coalition partners and reporting actions and results. 

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 with benefits 

Reports to:  Organizer director 

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Primitivo Torres, Deputy Director – operations@vdlf.org.  No phone inquiries please. 


Statewide Covid 19 Outreach Coordinator (limited-term, full-time, non-exempt employee)

VDLF will partner with Souls to the Polls and Milwaukee Interfaith Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) to organize joint bilingual trainings of Latinx and African American grassroots leaders of our respective organizations. The goal of this partnership would be to build greater understanding and solidarity between Black and Brown grassroots community leaders, as they develop their community organizing skills to promote vaccination in Black and Brown communities in Wisconsin. These communities are experiencing compounded public health racial inequities, suffering from lower rates of vaccination, and higher rates of illness and death due to COVID-19.

Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) is a deeply trusted organization in the Latinx and immigrant community that is being disproportionately impacted by illness and death due to covid 19.  VDLF will identify and reduce barriers to vaccination within Wisconsin’s Latinx communities including immigrants, essential workers, and their families. We will carry out these goals by working with our members (currently over 2,000 statewide) and community partners to identify barriers, and promote a pro vaccination message through our existing statewide networks, relationships, and processes that have proven to be effective in previous community engagement organizing and worker-protection campaigns carried out by VDLF.

Job Description: Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) covid vaccination efforts. Work with chapters, regional partners and health departments to bolster the vaccination efforts of Latino’s in the state of Wisconsin.  The Covid-19 Outreach Coordinator will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals in VDLF statewide objectives. This role will report primarily to the Executive Director.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work 40 hours per week.
  • Work to schedule pop up clinics (vaccination clinics) in the five Voces regions (Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Green Bay, and Madison.) 
  • Coordinate vaccination clinics with organizers to help distribute information on the clinics in the community. 
  • Email weekly reports to the Department of Health and Services (DHS) on vaccination efforts and community engagement. 
  • Working under the direction of the VDLF Executive Director set up events that will make vaccines available.
  • Working with the Communications Department of Voces, to develop and implement ongoing media campaigns to promote vaccinations in targeted areas of the state which would include flyers, social media posts, radio ads, etc. 
  • Work to foment new relationships with health workers and officials in concert with VDLF vaccination priorities. 
  • Attend trainings and events via zoom or in person, scheduled by the ED, DHS or other health entities.
  • Weekly check-ins with the Executive Director for any guidance on implementation of health campaigns.

Qualifications:  

  • At least 2 years of experience with organizing in a community setting.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team. 
  • Understanding of Voces De La Frontera role in serving and activating the community. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and general computer skills.
  • Proven record and experience in coalition organizing and in fomenting relationships with community-based organizations. 

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 with benefits 

Reports to:  Executive Director

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Primitivo Torres, Deputy Director – operations@vdlf.org.  No phone inquiries please. 


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