Racine/Kenosha (CD1) Organizer

09 Apr, 2020

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Racine/Kenosha (CD1) Organizer

Voces de la Frontera
Milwaukee, WI

Racine/Kenosha (CD1) Organizer – (full-time)

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 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

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Job posted: 2020-04-09