Professional Development

Contract or Fellowship Opportunity: Assistant Disinformation Analyst

Contract or Fellowship Opportunity: Assistant Disinformation Analyst

Hiring immediately

 

Common Cause Education Fund is hiring an Assistant Disinformation Analyst contractor or fellow to assist with our Stopping Cyber Suppression program, part of the national nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition.

 

Time commitment: Contractors must be able to do a minimum of 20 hours a week, but full-time opportunity available as well. Fellowships are available for current students but must be able to devote time during business hours each day of the week.

 

Background:

Foreign actors, online trolls, and partisan activists will deploy voter intimidation and misinformation in the 2020 election cycle at an even greater level than we have ever seen before. And with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the election process (including registration and voting), voters are at an even heightened risk of disinformation attacks from both foreign and domestic bad actors.

Common Cause Education Fund has been leading a rapid response social media monitoring and anti-disinformation project for Election Protection since 2016. However, social media has also become more challenging to monitor centrally, as closed-group social networks like WhatsApp and Facebook are now the primary vectors for damaging disinformation. We are building a network of grassroots volunteers to monitor social media for disinformation and promote accurate nonpartisan voter information. This will result in thousands of disinformation tips and issues submitted to our database.

 

The role and deliverables: assist our Disinformation Analyst in reviewing thousands of disinformation reports. Triage the most important disinformation reports for rapid response. Set up smart social listening and assist state partners with smart social listening strategies. Review and triage cyber suppression submissions from our grassroots network to make sure the most dangerous or trending disinformation is known to organizations and state leads across Election Protection (and provide related inoculation and corrective content).

Key Activities:

• Analyze social media via advanced analytic tools (Crowdtangle) and report overperforming posts containing election/voting disinfo.

• Search Twitter daily or multiple times daily for common disinformation terms to assist removal from the platform.

• Review our database of disinformation and create connections between examples to understand broader narratives and trends.

• Review our database of disinformation for foreign-language content that can be sent to partners for translation.

 

Timing: starting immediately and running through Nov. 30, 2020 with possible extension into December.

 

Budget: A full-time contractor is budgeted at $5,000/month; pro-rated for part-time contractors. Fellows are available for current students with limited hours, with a stipend of $1,500 for the entirety of the program.

 

Contact:

Jesse Littlewood jlittlewood@commoncause.org

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Gwinnett County is now accepting applications for an Elections Associate II.

Gwinnett County is now accepting applications for an Elections Associate II. This position will report to the Elections area of the division and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: polling location and precinct review and maintenance; election system testing and maintenance; equipment and supply inventory; street/address research and districting.

For additional information and to apply, visit www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com

Application closing date: September 28, 2020

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Job Description – Domestic Violence /Legal Advocate

Job Description – Domestic Violence /Legal Advocate

The Domestic violence Advocate conducts initial assessments with domestic violence clients to identify existing or anticipated legal issues, and provides direct services, referrals, and resources to support clients. The Domestic violence Advocate performs all job functions in a, culturally and linguistically competent manner.

Domestic Violence Advocate responsibilities include:

• Provide culturally appropriate legal advocacy, including assisting clients in filling out restraining order paperwork, filing, and attending injunction hearings, immigration assistance, and support services for refugee and immigrant domestic violence survivors within metro Atlanta.
• Accompany survivors to court proceedings.
• Adhere to organization policies and work rules, including confidentiality and code of ethics.
• Transportation to meetings and other appointments as needed.

• Engage with domestic violence providers to coordinate service delivery and identify/address issues that have an impact on victims.

• Document all interactions with clients and follow up with appropriate documentation in files- accurately and within agency deadline requirements.
• Keep detailed records of all client services provided.

• Abide by professional confidentiality guidelines of organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or other trauma;

• Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse multidisciplinary team; and

• Prior experience working with immigrant populations will be weighed favorably. • Valid Georgia automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary;
• Minimum education of a bachelor’s degree social work (BSW) or an equivalent degree, or work experience Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

• Effective oral and written communication skills.

• Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds & demonstrated ability to serve individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. To Apply: Please send resume to Limia Obadi at Limia@tapestri.org

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Employment Opportunity- City of Morrow

The City of Morrow is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Accountant
employment opportunity. This position is responsible for assisting with core
financial functions and administration within the Finance Department.
Duties may include assistance with budget preparation, payroll, accounts
payables and receivables, internal auditing, and financial record keeping.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
*       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and related experience preferred in
municipal or County government and\or equivalent combination of education
and experience.
*       Five (5) years’ experience in Government Accounting position.
*       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
*       Valid Georgia Driver’s License
*       Acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (3 years)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
*       CPA Certification
*       Knowledge of Governmental Accounting software

For full job description and to apply visit: www.cityofmorrow.com

The City of Morrow is an equal opportunity employer and we consider
applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a
non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally
protected status.

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The City of Morrow is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Accountant employment opportunity

The City of Morrow is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Accountant
employment opportunity. This position is responsible for assisting with core
financial functions and administration within the Finance Department.
Duties may include assistance with budget preparation, payroll, accounts
payables and receivables, internal auditing, and financial record keeping.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
*       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and related experience preferred in
municipal or County government and\or equivalent combination of education
and experience.
*       Three five (5) years’ experience in General Accounting position,
preferably with a government.
*       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
*       Knowledge of Governmental Accounting software
*       Valid Georgia Driver’s License
*       Acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (3 years)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
*       CPA Certification

For full job description and to apply visit: www.cityofmorrow.com

The City of Morrow is an equal opportunity employer and we consider
applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a
non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally
protected status.

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The Buzz Post – Gwinnett County Job Opportunity – Elections Coordinator

Gwinnett County is now accepting applications for the position of Elections Coordinator. The Elections Coordinator is a management level position that reports directly to the Assistant Elections Supervisor. This position oversees the Elections Area which responsibilites include but are not limited to: polling location review and selection; poll official staffing and training; election system testing and maintenance; equipment and supply inventory, delivery, and pick-up; street research and districting.

Salary: $51,358.00 – $68,049.00 Annually

For more details and to apply, visit www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com

Application closing date: June 25, 2020 11:59PM

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JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME COUNTY FIELD COORDINATOR 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB POSTING FULL-TIME COUNTY FIELD COORDINATOR 

GALEO:

GALEO is a statewide organization dedicated to building a better Georgia where the Latino community is engaged civically and its contributions and concerns are recognized. GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. Our core beliefs are: Inclusion, Non-Partisan, Diversity and Responsive.

For more information, please visit https://galeo.org.

Position:

GALEO is working together in a coordinated manner with our allies to ensure increased participation in the upcoming 2020 Census and increased voter engagement in the 2020 elections.

Position requires the ability to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, and is considered a full-time position (40 hours per week minimum).

Great growth opportunity with GALEO for recent college graduates.

Building and coordinating a volunteer effort focused upon voter and Census engagement; recruiting volunteers and canvassers in assigned county

Meeting aggressive recruitment and contact goals for the assigned county for both the Census and electoral cycle.

Running meetings, training sessions, canvassing of neighborhoods, phone banks and various kinds of rapid response and other field efforts to support GALEO goals.

Data entry of field work will be essential and keeping timely and accurate reports will be required frequently.

Managing and working with paid part-time canvassers across the state. Primarily in assigned County, and elsewhere as needed.

Working with the Executive Director and GALEO staff to ensure that the goals are being met and communicating and overcoming obstacles.

Job duties:

Maintain computer files, records and contact lists in a consistent and organized manner.

Blogging and posting updates on social media for further engagement.

Provide strategic and technical campaign support including field, communications, and administrative to meet the campaign goals and priorities of active civic engagement campaigns.

Implement and be held accountable to metrics-driven Field Programs (Voter Registration, Petition Gathering, Census, GOTV, etc.).

Post pictures on social media (Instagram/Facebook/TikTok).

Other duties as assigned by the GALEO staff, including Executive Director.

Qualifications:

Preferred to some college level education.

Must have own reliable transportation.

Must be fluent in both English and Spanish. Must be able to translate text and communicate effectively in both languages, written and oral.

Some electoral, community or union organizing experience. Passionate about making a significant impact in the 2020 Census and the 2020 Elections

Ability to communicate effectively, work well with others, work well under pressure, be detail and goal oriented.

Strong interpersonal skills; diplomatic and professional approach to problem solving – ability to think outside the box.

Must have social media skills and be comfortable in all mediums.

Ideal candidates will have excellent time management, project management and organizational skills.

Some experience in the non-profit sector is preferred.

Willingness to work in a fast-paced & flexible environment.

Willingness to accommodate a flexible schedule; working weekends and evenings will be required.

Must be a self-starter and demonstrate teamwork.

Must be comfortable working independently.

Excellent verbal and written skills.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Willingness to grow with the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.

Knowledge of Latino community issues.

Must demonstrate commitment to Latino community and issues.

Computer skills are critical. Ability to work with MS Windows and/or Mac Office programs: MSWord, MSExcel, MSOutlook, MSPowerPoint, and various internet applications and social media such as Facebook.com, YouTube.com, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress. Must be comfortable or able to learn to work with website updates and HTML code.

Target area(s):

DeKalb/Fulton Counties

How to Apply:

Please send the following in an email:

an email cover letter

an attached resume

list of at least three (3) work related references 

to Jeniffer Chow, Program Coordinator for Civic Engagement at jchow@galeo.org

Resumes and the corresponding requirements listed above will be accepted until position is filled.

This is an entry-level position with the potential for growth. The position is also non-exempt (hourly). 

 

 

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SOCIAL SECURITY IS SEEKING OUT BILINGUAL CANDIDATES FOR: Contact Representative (Service Representative) and Claims Specialist positions in the Southlake/Morrow and metro Atlanta, GA Area.

 There is a potential for additional hiring with the Social Security Administration moving forward and we continue to seek out bilingual candidates.  We are currently recruiting qualified individuals for a Contact Representative (Service Representative) and Claims Specialist positions in the Southlake/Morrow and metro Atlanta, GA Area.

Contact Representative (Customer Service Representative)

Hiring Salary Range: GS-5 or GS-6, $35070 to $39091 per year

Promotion Potential: GS-08, $48109 to $62546 per year

As the first point of contact in our offices, Customer Service Representatives are responsible for speaking with beneficiaries or inquirers in person or by telephone to provide information on Social Security laws, rules, and regulations. This includes obtaining information to determine eligibility and entitlement for programs administered by SSA, and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims. The position is especially suited for a flexible, service-oriented individual who enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced work environment.

Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Specialist/Claims Representative)

Hiring Salary Range: GS-5 – GS- 9, $35070 to $53137 per year

 Promotion Potential: GS-11, $64290 to $83580 per year

Claims Specialists conduct interviews with members of the public to obtain, clarify, and verify information about initial and continuing eligibility for retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance benefits, and eligibility for supplemental security income including State supplements.  In addition, they gather information and evidence to resolve discrepancies, and make final decisions for initial and continuing claims for benefits and payments.  The position is especially suited for a decisive, service-minded individual who enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced work environment.

 For over 80 years, the Social Security Administration has served an important role in the lives of the American public. Social Security has kept millions of elderly and disabled individuals safe from poverty. With over 90% of the U.S. population covered by Social Security, new challenges require the dedication of a talented workforce that looks for opportunities to deliver service that meets the changing needs of the public.

Our employees serve people from all walks of life, and assist individuals in establishing entitlement to benefits under Social Security programs. By working for the Social Security Administration, you can make an important difference in the lives of so many people as well as  your own.

The Social Security Administration offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program that employees can customize for their individual medical and financial needs. In addition to traditional “dollars and cents” benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help employees balance life with Social Security and life outside of work.

We are looking for explorers to shape the future with us!

There are certain hiring authorities that the federal government is able to utilize to bring people on board in full time positions.    Along with Veterans and recent graduates (within 2 years) and other authorities exist.   Another hiring authority allows us to hire people with various health conditions, through the Schedule A authority.  You can find additional information concerning Schedule A hiring at http://archive.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-07-B.asp  and https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf256.pdf.  I have attached a sample of a Schedule A letter as well.  Medical documentation must be submitted with the particular wording provided in the attachment.

 For additional information, please see the following:

 https://www.ssa.gov/careers/careersPublicContact.html

https://www.ssa.gov/careers/individualsWithDisabilities.html

https://www.ssa.gov/careers/veterans.html

https://www.ssa.gov/careers/student1.htm

Resumes, transcripts, and any additional information relating to the hiring authorities above can be forwarded to Pam.Decker@ssa.gov. If a transcript is unavailable, a list of courses, semester/quarter hours, and grades is acceptable. This can be a current online version from the college/university. Upon selection, an official transcript will be required.

We have a proud history of outstanding public service and look forward to continue recruiting qualified individuals who can contribute to our on-going success.

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Job Title: Community Outreach Coordinator

Organization

The North Georgia Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (NGA LITC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping low income people and families in its community achieve financial independence by conducting educational events and outreach activities to provide information about tax issues and providing direct representation and assistance for low-income individuals and families experiencing tax controversies. The NGA LITC provides services to people and families of all races and ethnicities across the state, and our primary outreach efforts are targeted towards Hispanic, Latinx, and immigrant communities in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

Over the past year, the NGA LITC has represented more than 100 low-income clients in a range of tax matters. We have helped our clients reduce or compromise more than $500,000 in tax liabilities and obtain more than $30,000 in refunds, and we have provided information about important tax topics to many more through outreach events and the distribution of educational materials. This assistance has helped our clients remain in homes, keep children in school, and pursue new career opportunities.

Overall Summary
The Community Outreach Coordinator will provide essential support to the NGA LITC’s community outreach and engagement efforts. These efforts will include helping to build and maintain relationships with key community partners to facilitate collaborative efforts to spread awareness of the organization and its programs and to host programs to educate community members about important tax issues. They will also include coordinating various aspect of planning such events. In addition to its primary community outreach role, the Community Outreach Coordinator will provide general support to all operations of the NGA LITC. This will include assisting with direct client representations, including preparing forms and organizing documents, to help resolve tax cases and performing periodic administrative tasks, including assisting with grant applications and compliance.

Essential Functions
• Community Outreach (50%)
o Networking with key community partners, including nonprofits, advocates, businesses, and associations
o Attending nonprofit trainings to remain current on community outreach methods and implementing best practices
o Identifying opportunities for collaborations with partners for community outreach and education events
o Planning and coordinating event logistics, including seeking sponsorships
o Maintaining organization’s website update feed and social media profiles
• Assistance with Legal Work (35%)
o Supporting clinic’s direct client representations by organizing documents and filings, drafting correspondence, and assisting in managing case flows
o Curating and maintaining client files, including both physical files and online client information database
o Assisting clients in using online case management system
• Administrative Work (15%)
o Assembling information and forms for periodic grant applications and required post-grant reports

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience working in an office setting
• Legal industry and/or nonprofits experience strongly preferred
• Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred

Hours and Compensation
• Hours: 15-20 hours per week, expected to grow into a full-time position over time
• Schedule: Flexible, TBD after an offer is made
• Compensation: $15,000 annual salary + benefits
Contact: Please send resume to Eric Santos, Executive Director, at esantos@gataxclinic.com

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Cobb County has a Full-Time Training Supervisor vacant.  Information regarding the position is as follows:

The Training Supervisor is a full-time position in the Elections & Registration Department.  Main responsibilities include:  designs training classes for poll workers using Microsoft PowerPoint, video, online, hands-on and other methods for teaching adults; coordinates training schedule, materials, supplies and equipment for poll worker classes; coordinates staffing schedule for 24+ facilitators to conduct each election; supervises seasonal and part-time workers including poll workers, facilitators and office staff; carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including: interviewing, hiring and training, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; assesses training effectiveness and adjust as needed after every election; ensures efficient and accurate tracking and reporting of class attendance to comply with State Law; creates reports and charts using Microsoft Word, Access and Excel; ensures the department’s compliance in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards, ordinances, laws, and requirements.

There is extensive overtime leading up to an election, that is accrued as compensatory time.

To apply or for more information:

Posting Link:  http://cobbcounty.peopleadmin.com/postings/28293

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