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The Organization: Mi Familia Vota/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a leading national civic engagement organization dedicated to empowerment and civic participation in the Latino community. MFV/MFV EF develops, coordinates, and implements sophisticated non-partisan field programs and strategies including citizenship promotion and assistance, voter registration, and voter education and mobilization. Through innovative voter registration methods, high impact training, and issue-based organizing, MFV builds Latino political power. Year-round, MFV engages with Latino communities around six issues: immigration, voting rights, the environment, worker’s rights, education, and healthcare.
Mi Familia Vota is a 501 c(4) organization, with Mi Familia Vota Education Fund as a 501 c(3) entity. We are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, maintaining operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.
The Position: The Texas Political Director oversees all aspects of the political and advocacy operations, the hiring and management of department staff, the coordination and implementation of our issue advocacy and ongoing coordination with our community partners. The Political Director must have excellent managerial and organizational skills, be level-headed, have good interpersonal skills and have a passion for building political power in our community.
This individual will serve as liaison to MFV/MFV EF’s partners; will take a leadership role in building and cultivating c(3) civic participation tables at the state and municipal level; will develop and lead a MFV EF State Advisory Board; and will keep them abreast of programmatic strategies and challenges. The Political Director will be a relentless advocate for program initiatives and the overall mission of MFV/MFV EF and will actively promote them by developing partnerships with the media.
A key role for them would be long-term strategic thinking about how MFV/MFV EF and its partners can use political engagement to build sustainable power in historically marginalized communities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and oversee implementation of strategies to engage the organization’s constituency of Latino partners, and community-based organizations when strategic in our policy initiatives.
- Oversee development of a state-based political plan by working with national MFV staff, Texas State Director, and state-based partners
- Prepare and review broad range of policy development materials, including draft legislation, Congressional testimony, administrative comments, factsheets, policy reports, action alerts, policy updates, talking points and related materials
- Work with the organization’s Communications team to develop and implement print, broadcast and digital media strategies to advance the organization’s policy priorities; where strategic, serve as spokesperson for the organization with media.
- Lead or actively engage in activities of coalitions and collaboratives which work on organization’s core mission issues.
- Support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of voter engagement and political programs; • Manage and provide strong leadership for the Texas staff, including effective supervision and development of staff members in political department
- Identifying strategic opportunities for growth and success, as well as managing challenges; • Coordinate with other departments within the organizations to ensure that the political program aligns with MFV’s broader strategy, particularly close coordination with issue campaign leads and organizing team. • Represent MFV in key tables, coalitions, and meetings with allies and national partners; • Raise and leverage relationships to support state partners’ political programs;
- Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation,and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
- Actively engage and energize MFV/MFV EF volunteers, partnering organizations, and funders. • Raise resources to support the departmental budget and grow staff;
- Publicly represent MFV/MFV EF with the media and external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations and build excitement for MFV/MFV EF’s mission.
Qualifications: The Political director will be thoroughly committed to MFV EF’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- At least 4-5 years’ experience in electoral, civic engagement, or political campaigns, with some relevant connection to community, labor, or other non-candidate politics;
- At least 3 years of management experience;
- Superior analytical, writing, speaking and advocacy skills (Writing samples required)
- Thorough understanding of federal legislative and administrative processes and ability to ● read and understand primary legislative/administrative materials (such as bills, statutes and ● regulations) required
- Proven ability to prioritize workload, be collegial with colleagues while being self-motivated, execute projects independently, and have outstanding project management skills that are
- organized and results-oriented.
- Has a strong political network and relationships with leaders within progressive landscape; ● Experience working across departments or teams within an organization;
- Ability to work within a coalition of diverse organizations and partners;
- Experience working in diverse communities and with grassroots organizations;
- Willing to have significant travel schedule as needed
- Proficient in Spanish preferred
Preferred Location: Austin or Dallas, flexible
Employment Type: Regular Full-time
FLSA status: Salary/Exempt
- Excellent Health benefits
- Life Insurance
- 12 paid holidays, vacation, and sick pay
- 401k matching available
How to Apply: Send a resume, letter of interest, and two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please use the subject line: Application for Texas Political Director. No phone calls please. Visit our website at www.mifamiliavota.org for more information.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Mi Familia Vota/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
Mi Familia is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ strongly urged to apply. Bilingual candidates urged to apply. Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Mi Familia Vota, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS: This Job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer and employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law. This job description has been reviewed in an attempt to illustrate the jobs functions and basic duties, in addition to „peripheral tasks‟ or that could generally be considered “other duties as assigned”. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to illustrate the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.
COVID DISCLAIMER: This Notice and Disclaimer is intended to be informational to our potential and future employees, guests, volunteers and associated partners of the risk of contracting COVID-19, a disclaimer of personal liability and organizational liability of our organization therewith, and an explanation of some of the things we’re doing to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Mi Familia Vota is committed to sharing timely and relevant information to benefit our staff, volunteers’ clients, and colleagues. Our organization has taken all possible precautionary means to ensure and mitigate risk to all. MFV has had numerous meetings, due-diligence checklist, and a comprehensive review of summary of all relevant legislative and regulatory action taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that may impact our staff and community out-reach providers. MFV has carefully, seriously, and strategically reviewed and studied all Federal and State agencies regulatory requirements to enable our management team to better respond to the minimization and stop COVID-19 pandemic; as well as implemented a comprehensive Safety protocol and policy. In these unprecedented times, it is imperative that industry organizations, such as ours continue to consult compliance leadership to ensure the safety of our staff and that of the public, to the greatest extent possible, by staying vigilant to the latest compliant course of action and mitigation of risk. We fully understand and agree that in order to maintain a safe environment, we must all act as the conscience of the organization, asking questions to ensure that the organization appropriately uses regulatory flexibilities and assistance. As always, the employees must be a reliable source of regulatory information when made aware of any violation to safety compliance. Mi Familia Vota is committed to providing an inclusive, safe, welcoming and healthy environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients and the public.
Houston Vaccine Outreach Organizer Job Description
Mi Familia Vota is a national organization that works to unite and build power in Latino, immigrant and allied communities to advocate for social and economic justice through increased civic engagement. Mi Familia Vota operates as an educational 501 (c)(3) group, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, and a political 501 (c)(4) group, Mi Familia Vota. Since 2006, Mi Familia Vota has been working in Texas and has become a recognized leader in engaging the Latino community to become active in the political process.
The Vaccine Outreach Organizer will lead a grassroots focused vaccination campaign to ensure Latinx, women, and young people in zip codes that have low COVID vaccination rates specifically in the communities of Pasadena and Alief. The Vaccine Outreach Organizer will also collaborate with Houston in Action to ensure we are part of the coordinated vaccination efforts across Harris County. The Vaccine Outreach Organizer will work with community clinics, schools, young adults, educational institutions, and community partners to grow the program in alignment to MFV EF/OCA-GH’s mission.
The Vaccine Outreach Organizer position will report primarily to the Houston Coordinator and subsequently to any other management position within MFV EF.
Primary duties and responsibilities
- Implement vaccination outreach program by door to door canvassing, business canvassing, phonebanking, and text banking
- Speak directly with community members and encourage them to get the COVID vaccine ● Develop and maintain relationships with educational institutions, community partners, and youth leaders
- Know all the COVID vaccine providers in priority areas and attend occasional vaccine drives ● Work closely with the Latinx communities and community leaders
- Connect community members to MFV civic actions and opportunities
- Attend community meetings and events (both virtually and in-person)
- Assist with creating social media content for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund platforms ● Work with other team members to coordinate all program responsibilities
- Work on additional tasks and opportunities that may come up during the year ● Prepare and turn in reports of overall program activities on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as directed by the Houston Coordinator.
- Self-motivated with proven ability to work independently.
- Able to work weekends
- Community organizing or engagement work and/or other relevant experience ● Proven record of success in setting and achieving goals
- Demonstrated experience building, nurturing, and maintaining diverse and effective alliances
and collaborations; proven ability to work collaboratively and foster collaboration, trust and partnership in the high-pressure environment of campaigns
- Excellent organizational skills and communication (written and oral) skills – English and Spanish preferred.
- Cultural competence and the ability to communicate effectively with people representing diverse interests, styles and backgrounds;
- Experience in using social media platforms, knowledge of VAN and/or other online voter file tools
- Ability to be flexible and understanding with changes
- Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Mi Familia Vota offers a competitive benefits package, including flexible work hours, paid time off, car allowance, and cell-phone stipend.
Send resume and a list of 3 professional references to Angelica Razo at email@example.com. Calls will not be accepted.
Mi Familia Vota is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and LGBT candidates to apply.