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About Mijente

Mijente is a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building and organizing that seeks to increase the profile of policy issues that matter to our communities and increase the participation of Latinx and Chicanx people in the broader movements for racial, economic, climate and gender justice. Mijente is our 501(c)(4) and Mijente Support Committee our 501(c)(3).

Current Openings

To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter OR video submission. Video submissions should be no longer than 3 mins and can be in English or Spanish.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email tania@mijente.net.

Storytelling Director

Director of Storytelling

Chicago in December can be unforgiving. But in the winter of 2015 when a few hundred people gathered in the windy city, the snow relented and it wasn’t nostril freezing times. Or, maybe it was the free chap stick we distributed at Lánzate::The Jump Off. Mijente was born to a group of Latinx and Chicanx people, radical in their vision and multiplicitous in their strategy, hailing from many parts of the continent. Scattered across place and time, but somehow, arrived. We asked ourselves: Was it time to build a new political vehicle for our people? What would truly make this time different? What does political home mean when so many of us are exiled, numb, disconnected or just trying to get to the next day? We set off, romantics at heart, because we knew how hard it would be, but pledged to try anyway. We set off, guided by experiences gained by the fire of fights past – fighting to end deportation, to decarcerate, for LGBTQ liberation, for Black liberation, for fair wages, para el buen vivir. What happened next? Best believe it is interesting. We can tell you more about it, if you’ll consider applying and helping us write and tell the rest of the story.

Starting salary is $60,000, negotiable commensurate with experience; benefits include vacation, personal time off and health and wellness package. This position is remote and requires moderate travel. Position open until filled.

We are:

Mijente is a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building and organizing that seeks to increase the profile of policy issues that matter to our communities and increase the participation of Latinx and Chicanx people in the broader movements for racial, economic, climate and gender justice.

What you would be doing:

  • Develop a strategy of story that translates Mijente’s principles, analysis and agenda to
    a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Seek and surface stories from members, allies, staff, donors and others.
  • Support and develop others to tell their own story.
  • Build strong working relationships with members of the media and pitch relevant and
    timely stories.
  • Follow current news and popular culture; identify political opportunities and narrative
    trends and propose plans of action when needed.
  • Maintain the organizational press database.
  • Provide coaching, technical assistance and amplification to member and partner efforts.
  • Manage the organizational editorial calendar to plan, prioritize and perfect the stories
    to be told.
  • Serve as the Lead developer on organizational content creation.
  • Create compelling written content and graphics.
  • Work with Digital director to manage social media and website content.
  • Manage graphic designers, coders and/or videographers to produce content on spec, on time
    and on budget

You are/have:

  • Understanding of community organizing and collective efforts to build power and win
    changes
  • A noticer and observer and follow the 24 hour news cycle
  • Medium multi-disciplinarian and understand storytelling across digital platforms
  • Are fluent in Spanish and English
  • Give and receive feedback well, work cooperatively
  • Adaptive and can think and act fast with strong implementation
  • Roll deep with Millennials, have a visa to the iGeneration but can still be effective
    with the Boomers.
  • Cultural competency and have a keen sense of Mijente’s constituency
  • An eye for design and some familiarity with Adobe Creative and apps like Canva
  • Seek meaningful work where you can creatively communicate our politics and principles, but don’t want to simply serve as a Human Organizational Newsletter
  • Competency with WordPress or a similar CMS
  • Comfortable with social media metrics and analytics like Facebook Insights, Twitter
    Insights, Google Analytics and know how to use them to inform social media strategy and
    tactics
  • Record of communicating with growing and/or large audiences/users

How to throw your hat in the ring:

To apply submit your resume along with a cover letter or video submission to info@mijente.net. Video submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes and can be in English or Spanish.

Gente4Abrams Promotorxs
Gente4Abrams is a grassroots voter mobilization effort to build political Latinx power in Georgia during the 2018 midterm elections. As part of the campaign, we are bringing together Latinxs and Chicanxs to build power in the state, to organize to defend our families, and fight against criminalization and racial profiling. Georgia has an opportunity in the upcoming election to have a progressive candidate like Stacey Abrams as Governor, and Latinxs have a chance to play a part in electing the first Black woman to be Governor of any state in the U.S.  We are seeking individuals to join our campaign staff to mobilize the Latinx vote.

Job Title:  PROMOTOR

Position: Full-Time Position and Part Time
Salary Range: $1,000 – $1,200 biweekly, depending on experience
Location: Multiple Counties  in Georgia including Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb, Fulton and De Kalb

General Summary: Promotores will recruit and train volunteer leaders and volunteer teams. Working with these leaders and teams, the field organizer will lead a targeted Get Out The Vote campaign in selected neighborhoods. Organizers and teams will also educate the Latinx community on the importance and process of voting, building political power and fighting back against the criminalization of communities of color.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Recruit volunteers to a volunteer team
  • Train and coach volunteer leaders
  • Run voter contact events, including door to door canvassers
  • Manage data collection and input to track voter contact

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for community work
  • Commitment to personal growth and leadership development
  • Flexible schedule, including an ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Regular transportation to and from offices and voter contact events
  • Ability to use vote tracking App on personal phone.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills and collaborative work style
  • Previous community organizing or political campaign experience

Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to Vero4Abrams@mijente.net

Gente4Abrams Volunteer Coordinator
Gente4Abrams is a grassroots voter mobilization effort to build political Latinx power in Georgia during the 2018 midterm elections. Gente4Abrams is bringing together Latinxs and Chicanxs organizing to defend our families and fight against criminalization and racial profiling. Georgia has an opportunity to do that in the upcoming election by electing Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams as Governor. We are seeking individuals to join our campaign staff to mobilize the Latinx vote.

 

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Temporary Part-Time​: Early April (as soon as possible) through May 28, 2018

Salary Range​: $1400-$1800/month

Location: ​Based out of Atlanta, GA and supporting field work in multiple counties including

Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb

General Summary: ​The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for leading volunteer efforts of the Gente4Abrams campaign. They are responsible for the day to day tasks supporting and organizing the campaign’s volunteer base including managing the volunteer database, onboarding and training of the volunteers and working closely with field staff to assign volunteers to specific tasks.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Creating and distribute volunteer training materials
  • Create a volunteer intake system that assesses volunteers skills, capacities and interests and supports them to plug into the campaign as appropriate
  • Communicate mission, values and politics to all volunteers
  • Responsible for volunteer appreciation
  • Data entry including volunteer file management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience managing or supervising a team of people.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Be self-motivated, organized, willing to help with any project no matter how large or small.
  • Previous work or personal experience w / Latino and/or other communities of color
  • Strong computer and technology skills including database management and technology.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to handle autonomy while maintaining accountability

Submit your resume and cover letter to nora4abrams@mijente.net.

Regional Field Director
GENTE4ABRAMS

A Project of Mijente.net

Gente4Abrams is a grassroots voter mobilization effort to build political Latinx power in Georgia during the 2018 midterm elections. Gente4Abrams is bringing together Latinxs and Chicanxs organizing to defend our families and fight against criminalization and racial profiling.  Georgia has an opportunity to do that in the upcoming election by electing Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams as Governor. We are seeking individuals to join our campaign staff to mobilize the Latinx vote.

Job Title:  Regional Field Director

Full Time Position

Temporary: March 5th through May 22nd

Salary Range: $3,400 monthly

Location: Multiple Counties in Georgia including Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb, Fulton and De Kalb

General Summary: The Regional Field Director will be charged with developing and supporting working relationships between community, labor, and faith based organizations. The RFD is responsible for staffing and executing outreach events in the community.  As well as supervise, train, and develop organizers on the ground.

 

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Work with, train, and supervise up to 4 Promotores. RFD will ensure that Promotores are meeting their daily and weekly goals, provide instruction and assist with in the field supervision.
  • Develop and implement the field plan for their assigned region.
  • Assist in carrying out all aspects of that plan including:
    • Developing and establishing relationships with grass tops, faith based, community andsmall business organizations with assigned region.
    • Meeting with leaders and members of all faiths, civil rights and community organizations, and others to identify areas of common concern, and, where appropriate, develop a shared agenda and to take action.
  • Identify, train and support volunteers that concentrate on data collection and other campaign wide work.
  • Coordinate program and logistics for public events, mobilizations and other grass roots activity, as appropriate.
  • Perform administrative tasks as necessary to support the organizing during the campaign.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish and English

Minimum Qualifications:

  •      3-4 years relevant experience in community or political organizing.
  •      Flexible schedule, including an ability to work evenings and weekends.
  •      Regular transportation to and from offices and voter contact events
  •      Exemplary writing and editing skills.

Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to Vero4Abrams@mijente.net.

Mijente is an affirmative action employer. Mijente believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any matters on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender identity and presentation, religion or spirituality, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, marital status, pregnancy or parental status.

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