ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION & VISION
Causa works to improve the lives of Latinx immigrants and their families in Oregon through advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement. Latinx immigrants and their families are the heart of Causa and inspire, implement, and champion our work. Causa envisions a world where all people have the opportunities and resources needed to thrive. We envision a community that welcomes and values the contributions, strengths, and assets of Latinx immigrants and their families.
Causa actively works on building community power by increasing civic participation in the Latinx community through issue-based education, voter registration, voter engagement, and direct action. The field organizer will work to implement Causa’s 2018 Civic Engagement goals to build grassroots political power in Latinx immigrant communities. Their main responsibility is to execute a comprehensive plan that includes voter registration, door knocking and phone banking in order to ID voters and Get Out the Vote. The field organizer needs to be highly organized, detail oriented, and capable of motivating, training, and managing interns and volunteers.
- Execute campaign plans with clear goals, strategies and benchmarks
- Mobilize for political field activities, lobby days, and events for our policy and electoral campaigns at the city, state and federal level
- Building and deploying a volunteer base by recruiting, motivating, and managing leaders for canvassing, phone banking, and data entry
- Working to ensure that our volunteer databases are organized and kept up-to-date
- Deliver campaign message(s) through the voter contact program
- Represent Causa at community events
- Report daily and weekly tallies on total volunteers, voters called, reached, and identified as supporters in both phoning and canvassing activities
- Participate in frequent debriefs and reporting around messaging, evaluation, and progress to date
- Attend mandatory trainings as needed
- Turn in time-sheets and other administrative materials according to deadlines assigned
- Passion for social justice and immigrant rights issues.
- Demonstrated experience with field components of electoral or issue based campaigns
- Strong work ethic. Results-oriented, dependable and proactive.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain genuine relationships.
- Self-motivated and resourceful. Ability to work independently, with supervision, and as part of a team.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; must be well organized, detail-oriented.
- Willingness to work with and lead others, and willingness to speak in public.
- Ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking voters.
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, VAN and other databases, and
willingness to learn other needed computer programs.
- Ability to spend long hours on the phone and canvassing.
- Must be willing to accommodate community-based scheduling needs i.e. meetings, phone banks,
and canvasses held in the evenings and on weekends off-site.
- Flexibility to travel and have in person checks-ins with interns and volunteers.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your cover letter why working for immigrant justice excites you, what skills you hope to gain from this position, and past experience you have working on political or electoral campaigns.
Causa of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work
environment. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expression, and identities are encouraged to apply.
Supervisor: Advocacy and Civic Engagement Coordinator
Location: Portland Office
Duration: Temporary Position (January- December 2018)
Hours: 1.0 Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $34,000-$40,000 DOE, full medical and dental coverage.
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