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 Environmental Justice (EJ) Organizer will focus on raising awareness of environmental justice and climate change issues that disportionately impact the Latinx, people of color, and immigrant residents. The EJ Organizer will work closely with our team members to support our existing environmental and civic engagement work and expand our grassroots efforts in this area.
The Environmental Justice Organizer position will report primarily to the Houston Coordinator and subsequently to any other management position within MFV and MFV EF. This position is part-time and temporary until December 2020.
*Due to COVID-19, Mi Familia Vota is currently working remotely for the foreseeable future. Training and onboarding will happen virtually and return to in-person will be considered after extensive safety and health measures are established*
Primary duties and responsibilities
- Engage youth and community members around environmental justice issues
- Conduct 1-1s and build a base of community leaders
- Carry out voter registration and voter engagement efforts through an environmental lens
- Assist in the planning and execution of candidate forums/interviews
- Coordinate OpEds and earned media events throughout the year highlighting community members and why they are climate voters.
- Assist in the creation of a state legislative agenda that centers environmental equity
- Create an Environmental Justice curriculum and training for youth and members.
- Represent MFV in regional environmental coalitions
- Participate in a state-wide multi-organizational process to create a net zero emission climate plan.
- 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 program activities on a weekly or monthly basis as directed by the Houston Coordinator.
- Self-motivated with proven ability to work independently.
- Able to work weekends and some evenings if necessary
- Community organizing work or other community engagement 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 campaign
- 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;
- Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point.
- Preferred experience in using social media platforms and digital creation
- Ability to be flexible and understanding with changes
How To apply
Send resume, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references to Houston Coordinator, Santiago Cirnigliaro. Calls will not be accepted. Position open until filled.
Mi Familia Vota is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and LGBT candidates to apply. Mi Familia Vota, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
This Job descriptions 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.
Job Type: Temporary
Pay: $15.00 - $15.50 per hour
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
- High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
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- Only full-time employees eligible
- Temporarily due to COVID-19