PACT Electoral Work Coordinator
PACT : People Acting in Community Together is a multi-faith, multi-racial grassroots organization that empowers ordinary people to win extraordinary victories. Using the PICO Organizing Model we recruit community members and developing their innate leadership skills in order to build power and create systemic change using the PICO Organizing Model. Our vision is to catalyze a movement by using our prophetic voice and work with key stakeholders to create pathways to shared prosperity and a society in which every person lives with dignity and respect.
PACT creates change on the local, state and national levels. Our victories include co-founding the historic Santa Clara County Children's Health Initiative; we have created high-quality new schools; expanded affordable housing, transportation, and community services; improved public safety and police- community relations, and more!
PACT has a diverse staff and a large base of clergy/faith grassroot leaders in 30+ member congregations across Santa Clara County. As a member of the Faith In Action National Network and statewide affiliate PICO, we are intentional about building a multi-faith, multi-racial organization and putting faith at the center of our work.
An ideal candidate will be working effectively in a team environment. This person is able to work and communicate with multi-faith, multi-racial communities.
The prime focus will be the engage leaders and staff to build political power through census and school and community first initiatives. Including coordination with Santa Clara County wide allies and Faith In Action/PICO affiliates.
Coordinate PACT Electoral Work:65%
Train and develop clergy and community members of various faith traditions to participate in PACT's electoral work for 2020.
Recruit and train volunteers to execute outreach strategy for the 2020 Census and additional electoral work.
Assure PACT presence, manage relationships with county-wide and federation stakeholders to work in partnership and efficiently to meet collective goals.
Participate in the PICO National Network's state and national electoral calls
Impact Evaluation: 25 %
Provide reports, evaluate, plan, create materials as needed to move team electoral efforts forward.
Create and develop database to track measurable impact and in accordance with grant requirements. Work alongside partners to assure outcomes are being met.
Professional Development: 15%
Work with Lead Organizer to implement personal professional development plan, create strategy and trainings for staff and leaders.
Work effectively on staff to support of PACT organization-wide campaigns related to housing, immigration, public safety/criminal justice, education, voter engagement, and other community issues.
Be open to traveling and receiving training outside Santa Clara County.
Skills and Experience:
BA degree, or equivalent work experience in electoral/civic engagement efforts.
2-3 years of organizing/ advocacy work.
Fearless desire to learn and develop personal innate leadership skills.
Strong ability to work and support fellow staff members in an unstructured environment.
Ability to multi-task and work independently at times.
Experience working in diverse, multi-faith, multi-racial and immigrant communities
Bilingual: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi
Interpersonal and relational skills and curiosity about people
Experience using on-line and social media tools
Valid CA driver's license
Compensation and Benefits:
Commensurate on Experience plus, benefits: paid holidays, sick time, mileage reimbursement
PACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability or veteran status.
All applicants must apply for this position online via organizingcareers.org . Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:
An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format)
A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position)
A Writing sample.
If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact email@example.com . Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.
Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, interviews will begin almost immediately.
The position will remain open until filled.
FAITH IN ACTION provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FAITH IN ACTION complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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