State Director for 2016 Immigrant Voter Project
About the Center for Community Change Action
Center for Community Change Action (CCCAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of the Center for Community Change. CCCAction’s mission to build the power and capacity of low-income people,. especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. CCCAction is empowering the people most affected by injustice to lead movements to improve the policies that affect their lives. The focus of our work includes jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. CCCAction launched an innovative campaign that is galvanizing resources to empower low-income people to advocate for the policies, legislation and leaders who will significantly reduce poverty over the next 10 years.
The Center for Community Change Action, in partnership with America’s Voice and Latino Victory Project, is seeking state directors in Colorado, Nevada, and Florida to lead field activities in these respective states as part of the 2016 Immigrant Voter Project.
The state director will coordinate the state-level function of the project, oversee the implementation of the state campaign plan, and coordinate efforts with the national staff. The state director will work closely with local and state level organizations that work with immigrant communities. This is a full-time temporary position with benefits, which will last for 10-11 months.
Candidates should have at least 6 years of experience running and working on political campaigns, ideally with both candidate and issue advocacy campaigns; and experience running an electoral program. The position is based in the state (of Colorado, Nevada, and Florida) and will require travel throughout the state. This position reports to the 2016 Immigrant Voter Project National Field Director. Here are more details about the position and responsibilities:
- Coordinate execution of 2016 immigrant vote field and communications program in the state
- Provide input and analysis on strategy as it develops at the state level
- Manage the state campaign budget
- Engage and inspire targeted voting groups throughout the state
- Work with key local and state partners to ensure coordination around message development, earned media and issue advocacy that is integrated with voter field work
- Build and maintain existing relationships with organizations in the state
- Support the efforts of partner groups in the state to drive the state’s political narrative which feeds into the national narrative
- Maintain the necessary social media infrastructure to drive voter contact in the state
- Significant electoral and community organizing experience — preferably at the state level.
- Knowledge of, and relationships within, local and state immigrant rights movement.
- Comfort with and passion for electoral politics and strategy.
- Demonstrated success in coalition and movement building.
- Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to grassroots organizing and electoral work.
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups and people.
- Self-motivated, independent, willing to work long, flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
- Good communication, writing and administrative skills
- Familiarity with reporting and metrics, voter file interface systems (VAN)
- Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics and willing to work in a team environment
- Strong commitment to social justice and social change
- Up to 50% travel within state and 10% out of state
- Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly preferred
Salary & Benefits: $70,000 – $80,000, and generous benefits package including health/dental/vision, and retirement plan.
Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled.
How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.