CHISPA MARYLAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Chispa Maryland, a program of Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCV Ed Fund) is seeking a Community Organizer to engage Latino communities in Maryland. The Community Organizer will build the leadership of volunteers and community members to be a powerful voice in promoting clean air, clean water and public health. We are looking for an ambitious Community Organizer who is goal-driven, passionate about social change and justice, and experienced in building individual and collective leadership and power. Preference will be given to candidates who have Baltimore experience or community ties.
The Maryland LCV Ed Fund is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit committed to maximizing the participation of conservation-minded voters in public policy decisions made at the state and local levels regarding Maryland's environment and natural resources. In 2014, Maryland LCV Ed Fund launched its Chispa Maryland program to build the power of Latino families and to identify and influence environmental and public health policies and decisions that affect their lives. Over the past four years, Chispa Maryland has established itself as one of few environmental programs in the state with strong and growing grassroots community capacity. Chispa Maryland has solidified partnerships with community groups, faith based institutions, and schools among others, and our volunteers and activists have become environmental leaders and taken actions to protect the health of their families from harmful chemicals, and air and water pollution.
- Conduct new outreach to recruit volunteers through door-knocking, presentations, one-on-one’s and phone calls that results in a growing volunteer base;
- Identify and create opportunities for building the engagement and leadership of volunteers and support their growth and development, moving them into increasing leadership roles;
- Organize volunteers’ participation in grassroots events such as neighborhood meetings, media events and forums using methods such as: one-on-ones, meetings and presentations;
- Use and create content for online engagement such as social media posts, blogs, graphics, etc;
- Develop relationships and partnerships with community organizations and leaders;
- Represent the organization during networking events, partner meetings and other events;
- Work closely with other Maryland LCV Ed Fund staff to build grassroots support for environmental legislative priorities.
- Enthusiasm and a commitment to building the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Maryland;
- A strong interest in environmental activism;
- 2+ years community, issue, labor, or political organizing, preferably within the Latino community;
- Strong written and oral communications skills in English and Spanish;
- Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment;
- Willingness to learn, be adaptable in a variety of situations and be a problem-solver;
- Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Salary and Compensation: $36,000 - $45,000 range depending on qualifications and experience. This is an exempt position and includes benefits such as health and dental insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.
Position Requirements: This is a full time position based in Annapolis, Baltimore City, Montgomery County or Prince George's County. The Community Organizer will report to the Chispa Maryland Director. Ability and willingness to travel; evening and weekend hours and access to a car are required to be successful;
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by Friday, August 24, 2018 to Ramon Palencia-Calvo at email@example.com with Community Organizer in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We seek to have the successful candidate start as soon as possible.
Maryland LCV Ed Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Racially Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Workplace
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2018 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Maryland LCV and LCV Education Fund are among Maryland's leading statewide advocacy organizations. We work in Annapolis to pass pro-conservation legislation and engage conservation minded voters on Election Day and beyond to hold elected officials accountable.
The internships begin on a rolling basis on June 1st and end around September 1st.. The internship is 10-20 hours a week. Occasional trips to Annapolis may be required. Interns must have reliable transportation and access to the internet and attend all three seminars. Interns must also be comfortable talking on the phone. Some evening and weekend hours are required to attend/ staff events. Candidate must be comfortable on the phone, strong writing skills and ability to work independently.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. - no calls please
Electoral- Annapolis – with remote work
-Reports to the Political Director
-Participate in legislative campaigns
- Provide support for endorsed candidates’ campaigns
-Assist in coalition meetings, and events
-Research candidates, legislators, and environmental issues
Fundraising Research & Writing– Baltimore/ Annapolis
-Reports to the Development Director
-Research donors and foundations
-Helps develop written materials including grants
detail oriented, experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Docs, strong writing skills, ability to work independently
-graphic design experience a plus
Event Planning - Baltimore/ Annapolis
-Reports the Development Director
- will work on annual dinner scheduled for October, 2018
-phone calls for confirmation calls
- assisting with assembling and mailing invites
- graphic design experience a plus
- may work with board members
comfortable interacting with vendors, extremely organized, able to work through Oct. 12, 2018
Media Coverage and Communications- Annapolis
-Reports to Communications Manager
-Works to increase email list
-Create content for social media and website
-Monitor local news sources for Maryland LCV coverage
-Draft press releases, blog posts, emails, and other content
Water Multimedia Design and Communications Intern Annapolis/Statewide
- Reports to Water Policy Advocate
- Develop creative multimedia messages
- Help create or edit materials for publications
- Improve layout, designs, and messaging of water and diversity related campaigns.
-Artists and graphic designers encouraged to apply.
Chispa - Baltimore/ Hyattsville/ Annapolis
- Reports to Chispa Director
- Assist in development of messaging, communications, and campaign strategy
- Assist in community engagement efforts
- Attend local events and outreach opportunities
- Help coordinate and run volunteer activities
- Help design flyers and communications for events
- Spanish fluency preferred but not necessary
Clean Water Policy / Chesapeake Bay Advocacy- Annapolis/Statewide
-Reports to Water Policy Advocate
-Help coordinate campaign activities of environmental organizations all over Maryland
-Assist in development of messaging, communications, and campaign strategy
-Attend coalition and government meetings
-Environmental policy or communications background
Detail oriented, ability to juggle a variety of tasks at once, experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Docs. Ability to generate concise memorandums (memos), letters, and detailed reports.
Preferred (but not required) skills:
Policy research and meeting facilitation experience is a plus. Watershed, conservation, and/or environmental science knowledge is an added bonus but not necessary. Experience and/or familiarity with Maryland state political arena desired but not required.