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(UFWF) Voter Engagement Organizer, Kern & Tulare Counties, CA

The United Farm Workers Foundation (UFWF) is a dynamic nonprofit organization created in 1974, by the late labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez, and relaunched in 2006. Our mission is to open the doors of opportunity to working people and their communities. We envision a clear path to social integration and civic participation for immigrants and their children. We reach Spanish speaking and indigenous communities and serve as essential resource hubs in California and Arizona. Our Service Centers are safe havens that provide critical resources and services--such as credible immigration legal advice--and act as hubs for educational outreach. The Civic Participation Program engages farmworkers and Latinos in the democratic process by telling their story and advocating for more equitable policies. The “Si Se Puede® Network,” aligns farm worker-serving organizations and provides a national infrastructure to maximize our collective impact. We serve over 60,000 immigrants annually through a holistic approach; not only do we provide critical services but we engage our constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty.

SUMMARY:

The UFWF is seeking three (3) Voter Engagement Organizers for Kern and Tulare counties. The Voter Engagement Organizer will help to develop a voter engagement program that identifies local precinct leaders that will establish committees of community advocates. These committees will participate and implement effective civic actions to increase the well-being of their communities. Through local resident participation, the project hopes to build trust and an understanding that just and equitable communities requires year-round voter engagement. These committees will have presence and engage in actions and conversations that can impact policies benefiting Kern and Tulare counties. Most importantly the precinct leaders will engage their communities in actions to maintain motivation and build momentum for the 2018 elections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This is not an exhaustive list.)

  • Identify and recruit community residents to become community advocates
  • Develop and implement community committees for voter engagement.
  • Outreach in hard-to-reach Latino households in heavily immigrant farm worker communities in the Central Valley, primarily in the cities of Delano, Wasco, Shafter, McFarland and Bakersfield in Kern county and Porterville in Tulare County.
  • Register those who are eligible in Kern and Tulare
  • Educate/Mobilize voters by engaging them on information sessions on voter registration, immigration, health and other local issues.
  • Lead regional voter registration drives
  • Build partnerships and key relationships with schools, businesses and community organizations/leaders.
  • Organize community informational sessions and house meetings with community leaders
  • Track, analyze, and report on data related to events
  • Recruit and train volunteers
  • Conduct outreach efforts focused on voter engagement
  • Develop and empower the community to become engaged in community committees
  • Update calendar of events, flyers and other informational materials for distribution
  • Draft and post social media updates
  • Travel to various areas throughout the region to organize different communities
  • Participate in organizing trainings
  • There may be other duties and flexibility will be required
  • Evening and weekend projects

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May involve coordinating and supervising of staff and volunteers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment .
  • Ability to speak clearly in front of large groups of people.
  • Collaboration . Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions oriented manner. Proven ability to effectively work as part of a team and to lead collaborative efforts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice .
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English .
  • Experience in canvassing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with voter registration efforts
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic and persuasive personality
  • Self-motivated
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $43,680.00 /year

Required experience:

  • voter registration: 1 year

Required language:

  • Spanish

Link: http://indeedhi.re/2vLP9Rv 

 

 


 

 

The United Farm Workers is seeking a talented and motivated Internal Organizing Coordinator to be part of the Farm Worker Movement in Santa Rosa, California.

SUMMARY:

The Internal Organizing Coordinator develops, coordinates, and executes operational plans to meet or exceed the needs of union members while actively involved in membership growth initiatives, develops or adopts organizational strategies that support benefit programs, membership growth and renewal of contracts and directs programs that support the development of the membership worker board and stewards under the direction of the Regional Director or Fund Manager. This is not an office job.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • Develop, direct, and execute operational plans adhering to the UFW vision using adopted management by results methods.
  • Establish processes to identify and maximize financial resources and use technology to control cost.
  • Design and implement procedures to maintain accurate information including grievance, arbitration and other membership records.
  • Implement training models for worker boards and execute strategies that encourage effective problem solving among staff, workers and employers under contract.
  • Cultivate a philosophy of membership growth and participation by creating effective partnerships, communicating effectively and empowering workers.
  • Use of cutting edge technologies and databases.
  • Identify ways UFW relationship can bring value to contract employers.
  • Renegotiate current contracts prior to expiration
  • Supervise staff as needed.
  • Must have good organizational skills and ability to work independently. Must be familiar with the history and mission of the UFW and be willing to make long-term commitment.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • HS Diploma or GED and equivalent experience. Associates Degree preferred but not necessary.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in contract organizing and representational organizing including one (1) year experience in campaign management
  • Ability to design and implement creative and innovative strategies which result in membership growth.
  • Must be proficient with MS office applications (Word, Excel, E-mail and Internet).
  • Ability to speak, write, read Spanish and English

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COMPENSATION: Starting salary of $49,000 a year.  Benefits package that includes family medical, dental, and vision, pension, employee contribution 401k, 5 paid sick days, 10 paid holidays and paid vacations.

 

ONLY RESUMES SENT WITH COVER LETTERS WILL BE CONSIDERED: recruiter@ufw.org