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SEIU Local 1107


AAPI Civic Engagement Organizer
18-Months Contract

Based in Las Vegas, NV

 

Who We Are:
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1107 is the largest healthcare union in Nevada, representing public and private sector workers. We are part of SEIU International, one of the largest unions in the country. Together we are taking on corporate power and building a powerful movement for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice.

Position Summary:
The role of the SEIU Nevada Civic Engagement Organizer is to engage leaders in the AAPI community in voter education programs and political action. The CE Organizer provides effective leadership by recruiting, developing and training AAPI leaders to strategically implement a voter registration, voter engagement, and political action program. The CE Organizer along with AAPI leaders will develop an interorganizational framework between AAPI community organizations to enhance and consolidate AAPI community political power. The position summary is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job and is not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Increase voter registration and voter participation within the AAPI community by identifying, recruiting, developing, mentoring, motivating and mobilizing leaders, in strategic and sustained meaningful ways.
  • Implement a grass tops AAPI community leadership committee.
  • Collaborate with paid canvassers to conduct voter registration outreach.
  • Engaging in one-on-one conversations, assessment and motivation of volunteers in meetings, on the phone, and home visits as necessary.
  • Planning and carrying out public actions such as voter registration drives, community townhalls and volunteer forums.
  • Developing and carrying out campaign work plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire volunteers to develop into leaders and participate in key voter engagement activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizing for power and commitment to social justice and providing the support needed to be successful.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality volunteer experience including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and deliver on short-term and long-term organizing plans, volunteer development and capacity building goals.
  • High level of organization, record keeping, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver license and vehicle required.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Experience working with the Voter Activation Network and EveryAction platforms.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and standard business software.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in the labor movement or with a 501 (c) 3 or 501 (c) 4 is preferred. 
  • Fluency in Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Cantonese or Mandarin is a plus.

To Apply:
All interested applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, and references to fdanglapin@seiunv.org with “Civic Engagement Organizer Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Salary for the position is $6,600 a month for 18-months. This is a contract position that is based in Las Vegas.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER:
SEIU Nevada Local 1107 is an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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