Part time (15 hours per week) Temporary (6 month) Position**
The Raíz Fellow Latinx Grassroots Organizer will work in close coordination with PPMHV Public Affairs and Planned Parenthood’s national organizing team to lead a local campaign/initiative to engage and grow a base of Latinx supporters and build power for the reproductive health and justice movement in the Latinx community.
The Raíz program is Planned Parenthood’s national effort to work with the Latinx community on fights for reproductive health, sex education, and access to care. Beginning in 2014, Raíz organizers have worked to build sustainable, community-organizing teams in partnership with the Latinx community. Organizers and volunteer teams have worked on C3-appropriate voter registration, Medicaid expansion, immigration reform, comprehensive sex education and I Stand With Planned Parenthood efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Build deep/intentional relationships with the Latinx community, organizations and leaders who can support cross-collaboration efforts with Planned Parenthood.
- Engage, educate, and mobilize Latinx communities on local initiative and Planned Parenthood services
- Recruit and manage Latinx volunteers to participate in community events/actions
- Develop understanding of how data is a vital component to track and analyze advocacy campaigns by learning/using VAN database systems
- Manage logistics, planning, and implementation of efforts for local initiative/policy.
- Must have a flexible schedule, able to work evening and weekend hours.
- Associates Degree preferred but not required.
Ideal candidates will have experience with at least four of the following:
- Local organizing in the city where you are applying to work/ Deep experience living or working in Latinx or immigrant communities in the U.S.
- At least one big campaign victory on campus or in your local community, as a volunteer or staff member
- At least 1-2 years as a volunteer or staff doing field organizing
- Leading canvasses or phone banks
- Working knowledge of VAN, Excel, a computer language, or another tool for data management
- Workshop facilitation
- Knowledge of reproductive health issues
- Bilingual/fluent Spanish language
Certificates, licenses and registrations:
- Valid NY State Driver’s License and reliable vehicle (to meet the travel requirement on an immediate and non-pre-arranged basis)
Please send a resume to support and give a clearer picture to the hiring manager of your past and present accomplishments. You may also submit a cover letter with your resume to further describe your experience. All documents should be forwarded to [email protected] to be considered for this position.
The position will be posted both internally and externally.
Planned Parenthood® Mid-Hudson Valley is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.
**May be extended