Farmworkers and Latinx Working Families United

Field Fellow Position

Application deadline: February 23, 2024

Start and end date: March 25th – May 30th, 2024

 

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 in the power of the people. We want to live in a healthy democracy, where people participate in elections. We believe that traditional campaign models leave Latinxs behind, and do not offer transformational changes for our communities. Better elections means changing the way we do campaigns. Our field programs are bi-lingual, and bi-cultural. We engage and mobilize Latinx working families. Many of them, voting for the first time for candidates committed to transformational changes for Latinx working families. We believe that power can be built through the ballot. Our voice can change elections and the face of Oregon.

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

Field Fellow job description:

Our Field Fellows will bring their lived experiences and background into PCUN and hone grassroots organizing skills that will form the foundation of our long-term strategy to advance the farmworker and Latinx families movement. They will work with the Field Department staff and form part of a 10 week bilingual and bicultural fellowship focusing on building a leadership pipeline, organizing 101, history of the farmworker movement, conduct door-to-door listening canvasses, voter education, volunteer recruitment, community and membership outreach, and will gain political and community engagement skills. This is a part-time, hourly, limited-term position at $20/hour with a maximum of 15 hours a week. This fellowship is an experience that will be conducted primarily in person with some remote meetings.

Job Responsibilities:

-Commit up to 10-15 hours per week, primarily weekday evenings and weekends, from March- May, 2024
-Supports the Field Department in accomplishing PCUN’s mission and vision
-Willingness to learn about organizing and community outreach skills
-Commit to phone bank, textbanks, canvasses, volunteer recruitment, and community outreach
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Builds a strong team of volunteers to support the work of PCUN.
-Cultivate genuine relationships with PCUN’s base
-Actively participate in debriefs and reports back daily after community outreach
-Meticulous eye on details and organized .
-Ensure volunteers and supporters are always thanked in a timely manner.
-Attends mandatory onboarding and other weekly 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 an understanding of Oregon’s Latinx community.
Willing to work evenings and weekends
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.
Valid driver’s license.

 

How to Apply:

Answer the following questions and send your resume and your responses to andreagarcia@pcun.org

  • Tell us about yourself, and your connection to the Oregon Farmworker, Latinx and/or Immigrant Rights Movement?
  • What are some of the most important challenges facing our immigrant, farmworker, young Latinx community in the Mid-Willamette Valley/Oregon?
  • What makes you want to be a Field Fellow at PCUN?
  • What jobs, education, certificates, or volunteer experiences do you have that make you feel you would be a good candidate for PCUN Field Fellows, and what skills do you hope you learn through this opportunity?
  • Are you Committed to social justice movements such as Justice for the environment, gender + reproductive justice, reproductive, racial, economic, disability justice, farmworker and immigrant justice?
  • Share some insight about your personality and your work style? What values drive you?

Hours/Wage:

This is a part-time, hourly, limited-term position at $20/hour with a maximum of 15 hours a week. This fellowship is a 10 week experience that will be conducted mostly in person with some remote meetings

The position is based in Woodburn, Oregon, and reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.

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.