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Latino Political Innovation Zones National Organizing and Field Director

title

Latino Political Innovation Zones National Organizing and Field Director

location

United States remote-text

type

Contract

date

05/31/2022

Latino Political Innovation Zones National Organizing and Field Director
(contract/remote)

ABOUT

Equis is a set of organizations working to create a better understanding of Latinos, innovate new approaches to reach and engage them, invest in the leadership and  infrastructure for long-term change and increased engagement. Since 2019, we have served as a hub of Latino polling, qualitative insights, and data, with analysis based on a large set of interviews, focus groups, online journals, ethnographies, and vote simulations.  Equis is a leader in digital innovation, focused on message testing and experiments, anti-disinformation tracking, and digital capacity-building for grassroots groups. Equis is also committed to developing Latino leaders across the progressive space, serving as a convener of organizations and individuals leading Hispanic-focused programs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Heading into the 2022 cycle, Equis is building a project called the Latino Political Innovation Zones to test whether a directed investment to increase engagement and attention to Latino voters can significantly increase Latino turnout in small to mid-sized, high-density, low-participation Latinx communities. After a rigorous data-driven process, three geographic zones have been identified as “underperforming” areas. Equis intends to measure two key outcomes during the 2022 midterm elections: (1) Latino turnout, measured as the percentage of Latino voters who participate in the election out of the total number of voting-age Latinos; and (2) performance of Democratic candidates, measured as the vote share of Democrats in each local race. Through rigorous testing, on the ground partnerships, and scale, Equis seeks to establish best practices to win the Latino vote.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Latino Political Innovation Zones National Campaign Director, Equis is seeking a Latino Political Innovation Zones National Organizing and Field Director to oversee and advance the Zones’ strategies and efforts and lead program and campaign work. The project seeks to help build Latinx political power through targeted political programs in Latino/Hispanic-dense counties in and around Fresno, California, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Midland and Odessa, Texas for the 2022 elections, in coordination with local partner organizations. The Organizing and Field Director will manage state-based staff, consultants and contractors, as well as, support financial management of the project. The Organizing and Field Director must be able to move the political objectives forward in a complex environment, while balancing the competing needs of various stakeholders. The position is fully remote and will require significant travel, taking into account the shifting COVID-19 landscape. A successful candidate will have deep knowledge of Latino communities and their voting behavior, and experience working in state level comprehensive organizing, and/or direct voter contact campaigns.

This position is a seasonal role based on a cycle that will conclude on December 31, 2022.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee implementation of organizing and field programs across three zones, serving as the staff manager for Zone Directors in California, New Mexico, and Texas; work closely with state partners, and national Equis leadership to meet ambitious goals; Train and manage Zone Directors, and guide them through recruiting and training of grassroots organizers, and canvassers. This includes, but is not limited:
    • Supporting the state teams to set ambitious and realistic goals, and managing the progress to goal process
    • Effectively manage staff and organizers carrying out organizing and mobilization efforts under demanding timelines and with multiple stakeholders by shaping roles and assignments in ways that leverage and develop people’s skills
  • Provide political analysis to Equis leadership on a regular basis to support fundraising, and communications efforts
  • Analyze data, and voter contact to guide campaign decisions
  • Travel to targeted zones throughout the course of the cycle
  • Working with the National Campaign Director, allocate financial resources across each of the zones

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7-9 years of campaign, elections, PAC, and/or organizing experience with at least 1 cycle of executive level experience
  • Effective skills in supervision, decision-making, campaign/organizing intersections, interpersonal relations, team building, and collaboration
  • Passion for Latino communities, electoral politics and strategy
  • Outstanding collaboration skills with diverse audience groups 
  • Demonstrated history of proactive attitude and high degree of self-direction; with a history of positively collaborating with high-level principals 
  • Experience with direct voter contact tools: VAN/PDI, relational organizing tools, GetThru, MiniVAN Manager, etc.
  • High level experience developing electoral, and organizing reporting systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in fast paced environments
  • Self-motivated, independent, willing to work long, flexible hours, including nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of campaign, elections, PAC, and/or organizing experience with at least 1 cycle of executive level experience
  • Deep experience living and working with Latinx and/or immigrant communities
  • Spanish language fluency, both written and spoken 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

COMPENSATION

This is fully remote (USA only). Competitive rate ranging from $9,000 to $11,000 per month. The rate offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as budget availability and commensurate with the selected candidates’ experience. 


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter via our career page.

Equis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Equis is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please email hr (at) equislabs (at) us.