Electoral Leaders (Temporary)

 

 

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Electoral Leaders (Temporary)

Reports To:         Community Organizer

Location:             San Jose, CA

Position:              SIREN invites applications from candidates for this temporary position.

ELECTORAL LEADERS (Temporary)

Organization Overview: SIREN has evolved to become one of the premier immigrant rights organization in Northern California and has strengthened its infrastructure to become an anchor organization for immigrant rights in the Bay Area. SIREN is rare among immigrant rights organizations because it combines community organizing,     education and outreach, policy advocacy, and immigration legal services.  The combination of these four strategies contributes to SIREN's ability to provide strong leadership in immigrant integration.  These four program areas serve as a model to improve the living conditions of immigrants: (1) Immigration Legal Services: to provide immigration legal application assistance, information and education to immigrant and refugee communities in order that they may become full participants in society; (2) Community Organizing: to assist communities in tapping their potential for leadership and to allow empowerment, education, and communication among all communities; and (3) Policy Advocacy: to promote policies that protect immigrant rights and empower immigrants to make an impact on the political decisions that affect their lives. (4) Community Education and Outreach: to assist communities in becoming aware of the policies that protect and empower immigrants and overall knowledge of services offered at SIREN.

The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Silicon Valley through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

Position Available: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is seeking four applicants for our Electoral Leader positions to support the organization’s “Vote Today for Change Tomorrow/Votar Hoy Para Cambiar El Mañana” campaign. The ideal candidate is committed to growing the electorate through voter registration and grassroots voter education of immigrants and millennials in Santa Clara County. These individuals will be highly organized, detail-oriented self-starters who thrive on person-to-person contact and work independently as well with staff and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reach potential voters at events, sites (including but not limited to local community centers, schools, colleges, universities, and naturalization ceremonies) and through individual door-to-door engagement in immigrant neighborhoods to build their commitment to registration and voting

  • Ensure potential voters’ success in completing the voter registration process

  • Provide potential voters with information about the voting process (including deadlines and locations)

  • Ensure accurate and complete data on all of the above submitted in a timely fashion

  • Participate in mandatory trainings on voter registration, voter outreach, voter rights, and other electoral issues

  • Assist the Community Organizer in meeting program goals

  • Other duties as assigned, as related to the success of voter registration and get out the vote campaigns

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting presentations to immigrant and limited English proficient communities

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to follow guidelines to complete required tasks

  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English preferred

  • Previous electoral experience a plus

COMPENSATION

$15 per hour (approx. 20-30 hours per week)

DURATION

September 2016  through November 2016 (Temporary Position)

HOURS

  • Saturday and Sunday; 11:00am-3:00pm

  • Monday - Wednesday; 3:00pm-7:00pm

TO APPLY: Please send resume to SIREN Human Resources at hr@siren-bayarea.org. For more information, visit our website at www.siren-bayarea.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

WHO WE ARE

SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and naturalization services.  We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

To learn more about SIREN and the services we provide, please visit www.siren-bayarea.org.

SIREN is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment at SIREN.