Civic Engagement/Electoral Coordinator

Launched in January 2010, Cuéntame is a leading interactive online network where Latinos and the general public connect.

Through hard-hitting video exposés and documentary series Cuéntame informs, educates and builds a vibrant network of individuals ready and able to organize on the ground on key social issues that affect us all.

Cuéntame seeks to hire a Civic Engagement and Electoral Organizer for the 2012  elections, particularly on issues related to the Latino community; voter registration and get out the vote initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and manage Cuéntame’s community organizing program:
  • Build and maintain relationships with Latino groups and community organizations;
  • Assess and evaluate community assets and strengths by identifying leaders and issues;
  • Design and develop community participation processes;
  • Develop, nurture and work with Cuéntame partner organizations to create voter registration, direct action and get out the vote strategies for campaigns with clear deliverables.
  • Manage and supervise organizing-related interns and volunteers.
  • Collaborate with Cuéntame’s production staff on organization-wide initiatives.
  • Assist with program-related outreach including preparing program-related written reports, meeting summaries, and other materials; build and identify relationships with current and prospective partners; assist the Director with other tasks as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-3 years of experience in community organizing and/or legislative advocacy campaigns strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with Latino and immigrant communities;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-cultural, multi-generational or multi-sector communities;
  • Commitment to social justice and civil rights;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Openness and ability to adapt and respond to changes in the environment;
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish language are an asset;
  • Reliable transportation required with flexible working hours including some evenings and weekends;

TO APPLY:
Send to cuentamejobs@gmail.com -
A one-page cover letter on why you want to work for Cuéntame and why you would be ideal for this position.
Your resume.
A one-paragraph writing sample in Spanish and English.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Cuéntame is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workplace.


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  • published this page in Jobs 2012-05-04 15:50:00 -0700