Location: Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant Counties
Type: Temporary Part-time (20 hrs/week)
NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fé (CAFé) is a faith-based non-partisan grassroots organization located in Las Cruces, NM and organizes in communities across four Southern New Mexico counties. Established in 2009, CAFé seeks to transform communities by training grassroots leaders to advocate on their own behalf on a pro-family economic agenda. CAFe is organizing a strategic faith voice across Southern NM that advocates on racial and economic justice issues, and are committed to running strong, non-partisan voter engagement efforts every election cycle.
CAFé’s Civic Engagement Organizing Fellow is a temporary and intensive field and training program for promising community leaders interested in non-partisan civic engagement (CE) and community organizing. The position runs from early September to November 4, 2020. Fellows will be chosen to work in low income and working class neighborhoods to mobilize unlikely and underrepresented voters to get them to the polls for the 2020 General Election.
Each Fellow will be responsible for implementing our comprehensive voter engagement program that includes: voter education, get-out-the-vote efforts, and other related activities. Because of COVID-19, this year our program will not involve face to face canvassing or organizing.
CAFé’s Civic Engagement Organizing Fellow position is a strictly non-partisan position that will not involve implicitly or explicitly endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Weekly phone banking assignments and/or door-to-door canvassing (depending on COVID restrictions)
- Track number of committed voters, data entry of goals met on a weekly basis
- Weekly staff check ins
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
- A track record of setting and meeting goals
- Intermediate to advanced tech skills (email, zoom, VAN, smart phone)
- Good people skills, enjoys meeting and talking to new people
- Interest in racial and social justice, and a commitment to strengthening participation in the democratic process
- Highly enthusiastic and creative with the ability to motivate others
- Fluent in Spanish (written & oral) and knowledge of communities. Preferred but not required
- Available for late afternoon-evening shifts on weekdays AND weekends
Compensation: Fellows will receive a competitive wage ($15/hour) and the best community organizing on-the-ground training.
Hours: These positions involve significant evening and weekend hours.
Fellows will report to NM CAFe Organizer & CE Program Manger: Abraham Sanchez.
Please submit a resume and two references to Brenda Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the best phone number and email address to reach you. You may be contacted to get further specifics on your experience before scheduling a face to face interview.
If you need assistance with your application contact
Brenda Martinez (575) 524-0897
DEADLINE: Positions open until filled. Interviews will begin immediately.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status