PCUN Job opportunity: FIELD ORGANIZER

Farmworkers and Latinx Working Families United

PCUN Job opportunity: FIELD ORGANIZER

Application deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis 

About PCUN: Our mission is to empower farm workers and working Latinx families in Oregon by building community, increasing Latinx election representation, and policy advocacy on both the national and state levels. 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 the ability of workers to take action 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 be charged with executing PCUN’s election field goals.  For the 2024 electoral cycle (February-June 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 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 Director will supervise the field organizers. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports Field Director in accomplishing PCUN’s voter outreach, registration, and turnout goals. 
  • Organizes and leads campaign activities: phone banks, digital events, textbanks, canvasses, mailers, and ballot assistance events.
  • Provides 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 banking 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 reporting of field work.
  • 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 in a timely manner. 
  • 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, 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.

How to Apply: 

  • A resume (1-page max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education, and accomplishments. 
  •  At least two references that can speak to your professional experience/community service, their contact information, and your relationship to them. 
  • Send your documents to Alexis Lisandro Guizar-Diaz, Field manager, alexisguizar-diaz@pcun.org

 

Location: Woodburn, Salem-Keizer: For the most part, we will be doing in-person canvases with COVID-19 protocols throughout the campaign and with some virtual phone banks. 

Duration: Temporary position (February-June 2023)

Hours: 20-25 hrs (part-time) for the duration of the election cycle. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. 

Compensation: $20-23/hr, monthly phone stipend

 

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