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Immigration Community Organizer Job Description

07.11.2018

Immigration Community Organizer Job Description

Location: Orlando, FL

Full-time, Temporary (1 yr)

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 trainings, 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, while Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is 501(c)(3)

The Position

Mi Familia Vota seeks a highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individual to serve as an Immigration Community Organizer in the Orlando region. The organizer will be responsible for building a strong base of community members to build power in their assigned areas. Additionally, they should engage and recruit members and help develop leadership among members.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent Mi Familia Vota in a professional manner to the community.
  • Support the development and implementation of immigration reform focused campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Build out a base of Latino immigrant residents.
  • Identify and recruit members for MFV’s Comite Fuerza Inmigrante
  • Assist in identifying and developing leadership among members
  • Work with the State Coordinator and State Director to develop strategies and a vision to win.
  • Participate in and conduct trainings as a part of professional development.
  • Continuously update and maintain data related to membership, trainings, and campaigns.
  • Support civic engagement work.
  • Work with Mi Familia Vota partners for coalition actions, trainings, campaigns, and campaign development.
  • Prepare and submit regular and ad hoc reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Commitment and passion for social, racial and gender justice;
  • 6 months to 1 year of experience in community, labor, or grassroots organizing;
  • Understanding of issues facing low income and minority communities;
  • Comfort with the implementation of a range of organizing strategies and tactics;
  • Willingness to work on local issue campaigns along with contributing to possible statewide and national campaigns.
  • Self-motivated – proven ability to work independently
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills in Spanish and English
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

How to Apply 

Send a cover letter detailing how you heard about the position and resume with salary requirements to nancyb@mifamiliavota.org with subject line: “Community Organizer, Orlando”. No phone calls please.

Visit our website at www.mifamiliavota.org for more information.

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.