Professional Development

JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

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 increased voter engagement.

  • 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 team of canvassers in a specific assigned county
  • Meeting aggressive recruitment and contact goals in phone banking, text banking, mailers, and any other campaign GALEO does.
  • Running meetings, training sessions, contactless canvassing (literature drops), phone banks, text banks, 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 in various databases.
  • Managing and working with paid part-time canvassers across the state. Primarily in assigned County, and elsewhere as extra support is needed.
  • Working with the Program Coordinator and GALEO staff to ensure that field team goals are being met and communicating and overcoming obstacles.

Job duties:

  • Maintain computer files, records and contact lists in a consistent and organized manner.
  • 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 as ADMIN for metrics-driven Field Programs (Voter Registration, Petition Gathering, Census, GOTV, etc.).
  • Other duties/projects assigned by the GALEO staff, including Chief Executive Officer, are to be done efficiently and professionally.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred some college level education.
  • Must have their 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 Latinx community.
  • 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
  • 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 areas:

  • Cobb County

How to Apply:

Please send the following in an email:

  1. an email cover letter
  2. an attached resume
  3. list of at least three (3) work related references

to Jeniffer Chow, Program Manager 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). Pay would be based upon education and experience.