Arizona Latino Organizing Program Director-Washington, DC
Organization: League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Location: Washington, DC .
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014
While the importance of Latino communities’ civic engagement is clear, it is still a well-kept secret that Latinos are very concerned about environmental issues, particularly climate change. As part of an effort to engage new constituencies and to diversify and strengthen the environmental movement, The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund’s (LCVEF) Latino Outreach Program is launching organizing programs in key states that can result in strong, grassroots Latino community activism and leadership in the fight against climate change. Arizona utilities are spending millions of dollars so they can keep burning dirty coal, polluting Arizona’s air and lobbying hard against solar energy. Who gets hit the hardest by their greed? –low-income Arizonans, particularly Latinos and children. LCVEF is looking for an experienced issue organizing director to develop and oversee an issue campaign designed to engage Latino families in the push to get utilities to cut their investment in coal and shift to clean energy. The Organizing Program Director must be bilingual and preferably, have strong Arizona experience or ties.
LCVEF works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF, in collaboration with our state LCVEF partners, educates the public, media and elected officials about key environmental issues, works to increase voter participation in the democratic process and mobilizes a diverse network of activists to advocate for sound environmental policies.
- Develop, implement, and report on organizing plans that will accomplish the program goals.
- Identify and create opportunities for actions, events and other tactics that can help reach the program goals.
- Hire, train and manage a team of three organizers, ensuring they meet volunteer recruitment and leadership development goals and other program metrics.
- Develop and sustain successful volunteer recruitment including phone banking, canvassing, list building, as well as organizing methods that move volunteers into leadership roles.
- Develop relationships and partnerships with Latino organizations, leaders and policymakers.
- Work with national LCVEF staff to implement a Spanish-language and Latino-focused communications strategy.
- Work with national LCVEF staff to assist with social media and online campaigns.
- Oversee administrative aspects of the program.
- 4+ years grassroots community, issue or labor organizing experience.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to building the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Arizona.
- A strong interest in environmental issues.
- Demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to lead an organizing team.
- Proven ability to develop organizers and volunteer leaders to take on greater and greater roles and leadership.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Ability to be creative and resourceful in challenging or new situations.
- Spoken and written Spanish language skills are required.
- Experience with the VAN and Excel is required.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment.
- Position requires the ability to travel within the state and to work some evenings and weekends.
- Applicants must be bilingual and preference will be given to those who have Arizona experience or ties.
The campaign will be based in the Phoenix, Arizona area. This is a short term, full-time, 9-month salaried position that includes health insurance benefits.
How to apply:
Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references byMarch 7th to email@example.com with “Arizona Latino Organizing ” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No calls please.