PCUN Job opportunity: FIELD ORGANIZER

PCUN Job opportunity: FIELD ORGANIZER

Application deadline: Jul 17th, 2024

About PCUN: Our mission is to empower farm workers and working Latinx families in Oregon by building community, increasing Latinx representation in elections and advocating for national and state policy. We continue to build an agenda that strengthens workers’ rights by creating safer workplaces, advocating for fair wages, and pushing for enough economic security to care for our families.

PCUN values workers’ ability to act against exploitation and its effects. We also value equity, dignity, and respect for all workers and the “Sí se puede ” spirit of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.

Position Overview: Our electoral field organizers will execute PCUN’s election field goals. For the 2024 electoral cycle (August-November 2024), Organizers will be working on electing a multicultural, progressive slate of candidates to the Oregon Legislature. The electoral field organizers are critical to ensuring the organization’s growth, building genuine relationships with PCUN’s base, and developing the leadership of members and volunteers. They will also ensure that PCUN’s base (farmworkers, Latinx working families/voters, members, supporters, and volunteers) are engaged in these important campaigns. In large part through cultivation and organizing tactics. A key part of their field responsibilities includes mass mobilization of Latinx voters through phone banking, canvassing, texting programs, and digital organizing.

PCUN’s electoral field organizers must be highly organized, effective communicators, self-motivated, and passionate about social justice. PCUN’s Field Manager, Alexis Lisandro Guizar-Diaz, will supervise the field organizers.

Job Responsibilities:

●  Supports Field Staff in accomplishing PCUN’s voter outreach, registration, and turnout goals.
●  Organizes and leads campaign activities, such as phone banks, digital events, text banks, canvasses, mailers, and ballot assistance events.
●  Provide support on logistics for mass phonebanks, textbanks, and volunteer activities.
●  Builds a strong team of volunteers to support the work of PCUN.
●  Cultivate genuine relationships with PCUN’s base through phone and text banking.
●  Actively participate in debriefs and report back daily post-voter outreach events.
●  A meticulous eye for detail and timely nightly and weekly fieldwork reporting.
●  Keeping close counts of voters called and volunteers recruited.
●  Data entry and follow-up with partners, volunteers, and the base of registered voters.
●  Ensure volunteers and supporters are always thanked promptly.
●  Attends mandatory onboarding and other training

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

●  Passionate about farmworker and immigrant rights, social justice, and gender justice.
●  Excellent time management and organizational skills.
●  Bilingual in Spanish and English.
●  Bicultural, with a strong understanding of Oregon’s Latinx community.
●  Experience leading/coordinating/working on political campaigns.
●  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
●  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and late evenings.
●  Not required, but preferred knowledge of the Voter Activation Network (VAN), My Campaign, EveryAction, and Thrutalk. Self-motivated and resourceful. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
●  Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain genuine relationships.
●  Ability to spend extended periods of time on voter outreach.
●  Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:  A resume (1 page max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education, and accomplishments.
●  Please provide at least two references who can speak to your professional experience/community service, their contact information, and your relationship with them.
●  Send your documents to Alexis Lisandro Guizar-Diaz, Field manager, alexisguizar-diaz@pcun.org

Location: Woodburn, Salem-Keizer: Throughout the campaign, we will mostly do in-person canvasses and some virtual phone banks.

Duration: Temporary position (August-November 2024)
Hours: 25-30 hrs (part-time) for the duration of the election cycle. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Compensation: $20-23/hr, plus monthly phone stipend

 

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