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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Job Postings

  • Fri 13 Sep, 2013
    Senior Campaigner
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    Title: Senior Campaigner

    Location: Virtual

    MANAGER: Campaign Director/Executive Director

    ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

    Presente.org is a national organization that exists to amplify the political voice of Latino communities. Presente is the largest Latino online organization dedicated to moving our country towards policies and cultural frameworks where the dignity, freedom, and well being of all people outweigh the bigotry, fear, and short-term greed of the few. With solid expertise in building online and social media engagement strategies and programs, Presente focuses on developing the political engagement of Latinos and strengthening immigrant rights organizing. We collaborate with allies in online and on-the-ground activism and cultural organizing strategies to mobilize grassroots energy on issues of concern to Latinos in the United States. We have grown into the nation’s largest online organization representing Latinos, with more than 300,000 members.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Senior Campaigner is expected to be entrepreneurial in practice every day. There are hundreds of issues, events, and government policies that affect the constituency daily. Campaigners are expected to utilize their experience, skills and creative energy to determine which issues have sufficient momentum and a clear plan of action, to be put forward to members. As campaigns evolve and change in fast-paced political and social environments, the Campaigner must utilize discretion and in-the-moment judgment to identify key "opportunity moments" to engage members of the constituency and call them to action. With the range of campaigns, this work is extremely varied in nature. Utilizing a methodology/theory of change that guides all of this work.

    CANDIDATE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • New Campaigns- Analyze, interpret and evaluate the circumstances around local/national political and social events for their potential to become a campaign by utilizing personal campaign instincts and Presente’s online organizing Theory of Change.
    • New Campaigns- Create plans and provide well-thought-out strategy and work plans for new campaigns. 
    • New Campaigns- Provide start-to-finish oversight of campaigns for which Campaigner is the lead.
    • Current campaigns- Monitor and respond quickly to the fast-paced changes that occur during current campaigns through direct outreach writing (emails, blogs, print/digital media opinion letters) to members of the constituency.
    • Current campaigns- Write regular outreach emails with input from the team to alert/inform the membership of the progress of a campaign or an opportunity for action.
    • Manage relationships with partners in order to maximize the impact of a campaign; ensuring strategy and messaging is consistent and clear
    • Recruit and supervise additional staff and consultants as needed to achieve campaign goals
    • Participate in general campaign strategy sessions, evaluations and other meetings.
    • Manage multiple field operations including hiring local staff, organizing national actions coordinated in multiple cities and states.
    • Prepare materials for grant proposals and reports pursuant to campaigns for which Campaigner is the lead. 
     

    CANDIDATE PROFILE:

    • Sensitive to/has worked on Latino issues.
    • Background in organizing and grassroots advocacy, not necessarily online organizing only.
    • 2-5 years professional work experience.
    • Deep understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social networking platforms.
    • Experience working with social networks and leveraging social media for impact on campaign targets.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly.
    • Must have exceptional traditional writing and grammatical skills.
    • Extreme attention to detail and outstanding organization skills.
    • Collaborative team player able to integrate with a diverse team full of opinions and ideas.
    • College degree preferred in liberal arts, journalism or new media.
    • Interest in Latino politics, social justice, and popular culture a must.
    • Diligent work ethic and insatiable desire to expand skills and be the best.

    Candidates who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Presente is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

    COMPENSATION:

    This is as a full time salaried position with compensation based on experience level.

    CONTACT:

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and brief (3 pages or less) writing sample to jobs@presente.org

  • Fri 13 Sep, 2013
    Campaign Director
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    Title: Campaign Director

    LOCATION: Virtual

    MANAGER: Executive Director

    ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

    Presente.org is a national organization that exists to amplify the political voice of Latino communities. Presente is the largest Latino online organization dedicated to moving our country towards policies and cultural frameworks where the dignity, freedom, and well being of all people outweigh the bigotry, fear, and short-term greed of the few. With solid expertise in building online and social media engagement strategies and programs, Presente focuses on developing the political engagement of Latinos and strengthening immigrant rights organizing. We collaborate with allies in online and on-the-ground activism and cultural organizing strategies to mobilize grassroots energy on issues of concern to Latinos in the United States. We have grown into the nation’s largest online organization representing Latinos, with more than 300,000 members.

    CANDIDATE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Campaign Director reports directly to the Executive Director and will be involved in managing different aspects of Presente.org’s line of work, including:

    • Create, monitor, analyze, and manage online organizing campaigns
    • Conduct campaign strategy sessions, evaluations, and other meetings.
    • Manage diverse organizational relationships and partnerships.
    • Serve as an organizational spokesperson and help develop media engagement strategy.
    • Manage a small campaigns team and consultants.
    • Oversee and manage member relations, growth and engagement.
    • Serve as a member of the Executive Management Team of the organization.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE:

    The ideal candidate for the campaign direction position is a social entrepreneur with superior communication skills, deep understanding of political issues within the Latino community, and an ability to recognize and capitalize on organizing moments. Key qualifications include:

    • Ability to align key stakeholders and Presente.org team members around the mission, vision and campaign strategies of the organization.
    • Experience with issue-based or political organizing/campaigning.
    • Experience with public relations or news media.
    • A self-starter who is able to learn on the job and make decisions quickly.
    • Creative, confident, willing to take risks and assume controversial stances.
    • Familiar with online organizing technology or has a sincere desire to learn.
    • Excellent written communication.
    • Bilingual and comfortable with speaking and writing in English and Spanish.

    Candidates who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Presente is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

    COMPENSATION:

    This is as a full time salaried position with compensation based on experience level.

    CONTACT:

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and brief (3 pages or less) writing sample to jobs@presente.org

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