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June 11, 2013

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer-Full Time

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer – Full Time
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/bDXX5NGJPGW4/
Aurora/Denver Metro, CO

Rights for All People (RAP), is an immigrant rights, immigrant-led advocacy organization based in Aurora, Colorado. RAP is seeking a passionate, results-oriented individual to join our team as a Full Time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer. This position is based on the capacity to work in a team dedicated to leader development, base building, issue campaigns and civic engagement. The Organizer will report directly to RAP's Lead Organizer.

Job Summary:

Strategic Campaigns: This work requires developing and implementing strategic campaigns designed to increase the power of our constituency, create relationships with legislators, mobilize voters and non-voters, and win policy goals based on RAP leaders' expressed needs. This work also includes developing and maintaining relationships with key allies. Grassroots fundraising, civic engagement, and membership recruitment will be integrated into all campaigns.

Member/Leader Development: The Organizer will engage in regular RAP Member recruitment, retention, and leadership development strategies to build RAP's base and our power to make change. The Organizer will play a key role in growing and implementing RAP's popular education curricula in all meetings and events.

Systems & Data: This work includes required engagement in regular organizational strategic planning, professional development, and evaluation activities. The Organizer must utilize data systems regularly, including PowerBase and the Voter Activation Network, to track and maintain organizing work in order to create data driven analyses of RAP's work.

Other Responsibilities: The Organizer will play a support role in implementing RAP's communications plan including social media, the quarterly newsletter, and website maintenance duties. This position will also be responsible for supervision and management of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers as assigned. Occasional travel to professional development trainings and conferences to represent RAP is required.

Preferred Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree
OR

Two years related work experience (Equivalency may be established through a combination of work experience and education). 18 years of age or older.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Bilingual (Spanish/English); Native Spanish speaker preferred
Excellent writing abilities in English and Spanish
Must have experience in and/or good understanding of community organizing and civic engagement work
Previous experience with group facilitation and community outreach
Basic knowledge of U.S. policy processes
Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to take initiative; Ability to manage multiple projects and demands with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills, including direct and ethical communication
Ability to work and communicate with culturally diverse groups and individuals
Working knowledge of software applications including Word and Excel
Have reliable transportation and willingness to travel out of state for occasional trainings
Availability to work on Saturdays and evenings
Ability to use social media including Facebook, Twitter, and text
A commitment and drive for social justice and protecting human rights both locally and globally
Compensation:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position includes health, dental and vision benefits, generous vacation and comp time policies, and opportunities for training and professional growth.

Posted by sjadrich at June 11, 2013 02:23 PM

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