20 Jan Community Organizing Lead Job Position
Farmworkers and Latinx Working Families United
About PCUN: Our Mission is to empower farmworkers and Latinx working families by building community, increasing representation in elections, and systems change at the state and national levels. We’re Oregon’s farmworker union, and we value the ability of workers to take action to end exploitation and all the effects that come with that. We believe we can build thriving Latinx communities by ending the exploitation of bodies and our planet. The heart of our work is organizing, and we organize around workplace issues, candidates, community, and elections through an integrated system of organizations that are Oregon’s farmworker and Latinx movement.
Summary of responsibilities:
Support membership meeting coordination. Educate community members on issues and campaigns
Build a base of members and leaders
Help develop and support leaders
Motivate community members to take collective action
Support community mobilization and organizing efforts
Collect and manage data
Meets goals for the number of new prospective supporters identified, contacts made, and added to our database.
Support with an Annual Emotional Intelligence Workshop
Oversee the Annual Wildfire Preparedness and Rapid Response Educational Campaign
Lead and train a team of seasonal organizers for the campaign
Other duties as assigned by the Membership Manager
Experience and Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to farmworker and immigrant rights, environmental justice, social justice, and gender justice. Must read and speak Spanish fluently
Bilingual in Spanish and English – and Bicultural with a deep understanding of Latinx communities.
Experience in leading temporary staff
Comfort with technology, specifically iPads
Knowledge of G Suite programs such as docs, sheets, calendar, and Gmail.
Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.
Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on empathy and listening.
Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast-paced, metrics-driven work environment.
Reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license.
Ability to work independently and in team settings.
Ability to walk and stand for several hours at a time
The position is a temporary one-year contract. Forty hours per week, some nights, weekends, and some travel required.
Not required, but preferred qualifications:
Knowledge of indigenous languages: Mixteco/Purepecha/Zapotec. Experience with VAN or similar voter databases.
Salaried exempt position, $50,000 – $55,000 DOE
Benefits: Employer-paid health insurance including vision, dental, and chiropractic care; 401k plan. Employer-sponsored staff development opportunities, 11 paid holidays, two weeks paid winter break, and paid vacation days.
The position is based in Woodburn, Oregon, and reports to the Membership Manager.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Marlina Campos, Director of Organizing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open until filled.