Voces Unidas de las Montañas
Report to: Executive Director
Location: Garfield, Eagle or Pitkin county
Hours: Full-time. Frequent travel and evening and weekend work required.
Here at Voces Unidas, we envision a tri-county region where Latinas and Latinos are thriving, engaged and leading in all of our communities. We do this by creating opportunities where Latinas and Latinos advocate for themselves, actively participate in all civic institutions and take leadership roles in all decision-making tables.
About the Organization
Launched in May 2020, Voces Unidas de las Montañas is the first Latino-created, Latino-led, and Latino-serving advocacy organization in the tri-county region of Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties. Learn more at www.vocesunidas.org.
The Organizer reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for identifying, training, coaching and mobilizing local Latina and Latino leaders to build community power and create systemic change in their communities. Voces Unidas organizes around social justice issues, including, but not limited to, immigration reform, access to health care, affordable housing, food insecurity, good paying jobs, rights of workers, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and others.
Program development and management
Develop and execute annual plans for assigned portfolio of projects and initiatives; and
Track and report out on key milestones, successes, wins and challenges.
Building a base of supporters
Identify a pipeline of supporters willing to act to create change in their communities, using effective online and in-person recruitment strategies like online petitions, face-to-face meetings, group meetings and offering entry-level issue education or trainings; and
Build strategic relationships with key groups and community leaders to identify more supporters.
Developing effective advocates
Work collaboratively with leaders to research the issues facing communities and identify community-driven solutions;
Coordinate regular planning meetings with leaders to create effective team structures, develop and plan winnable campaigns, and set goals for growth and action;
Offer a series of workshops that develop individual power (skills, knowledge and confidence) and strengthen collective action for change; and
Coach and support leaders through one-on-one coaching and group sessions focused on the fundamentals of organizing, movement-building, and systems change.
Mobilize leaders to create change
Support the mobilization of leaders and supporters in a variety of strategic actions to win campaigns to create systems change;
Identify, train and support leaders with individual actions like providing testimony in support of a legislative proposal or sharing their story through the press to create awareness of the issues; and
Ensure the majority of leaders and supporters are taking regular action and are presented with opportunities to remain engaged in multiple campaigns/issues.
Help plan and facilitate a regional public policy forum and our participation in the annual Latino Advocacy Day.
Required Job Skills, Experience, and Qualifications
Alignment to Voces Unidas’ mission;
Passionate about community organizing and movement-building;
2-3 years of experience doing advocacy work professionally;
Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required;
Experience facilitating trainings;
Familiarity with advocacy and organizing skills and strategies;
Passion for developing people to realize their potential as a leader; including experience delivering presentations and facilitating group discussions;
Experience working with Spanish-dominant communities;
Deep and profound commitment to ensuring equity in the advocacy process and in ensuring that those with the least power have a voice at the table in our advocacy work;
Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills;
Ability to initiate, foster, and leverage contacts and networks to achieve strong, positive outcomes;
Ability to be flexible and steadfast in the face of ambiguity;
Action-oriented, self-starter who can work well independently and in collaborative teams;
Willingness to work flexible hours including 1-3 evenings per week and occasional weekends;
Full-time access to a car;
Ability to be in multiple locations in the course of a given day, the ability to transport items, and the ability to set up and take down meeting equipment (chairs, tables, projectors, screens, etc.);
Prior knowledge of how common American systems work (examples: school districts, local and county governments, electoral process, legislative process, etc); and
Fluency in English and Spanish required.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is between $45,000 to $62,000
Very generous self-care time policy
How to apply:
Please send a letter of interest and resume via email to email@example.com and use ORGANIZER in the subject line.
Positions will remain open until filled.