JOB OPENINGS

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Posted: February 13, 2024 | Full-Time | MI, USA (Remote)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

MI Poder is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, non-partisan social welfare and civic engagement organization serving the Latinx population in Michigan. Our purpose is to strengthen the Michigan Latinx voice and leadership capacity to mobilize our constituents and increase participation in the democratic process. We develop and advocate for legislation, regulations, and government programs to improve the Michigan Latinx community’s opportunities, growth, and investment.

MI Poder is currently seeking a Communications Director to lead the design, development and implementation of our strategic communication efforts. A perfect fit for a strategic and innovative thinker, the Communications Director is responsible for defining the voice and establishing the public image of MI Poder. A major player during election seasons, this position plays a critical role in informing Latinx voters, influencing decision-makers and impacting policy change through effective communication strategies. We are looking to fill this position ASAP and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this manner. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Responsibilities of the Communications Director include:

  • Create a communications plan and goals aligned with MI Poder’s mission, align staff and stakeholders around the plan, manage execution of the plan, and ensure established communications goals are met.
  • Sit on the MI Poder Leadership Team and serve as a thought partner to the Executive Director giving input on strategic decisions and collaboration as needed.
  • Create culturally relevant, shareable online content effectively spreading the message of MI Poder’s work. Develop and employ methods to track and monitor effectiveness and reach of implemented content.
  • Serve as the voice and spokesperson for MI Poder to the public. Create press releases and media advisories. Pitch press stories to keep MI Poder relevant and in the public eye. Build and maintain relationships with members of the press.
  • Partner with Field leaders in creating an online presence to mobilize voters by developing language and messaging in support of the Field Team strategy. Develop corresponding language and messaging for boots-on-the-ground Field Team members.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

We recognize that no one person will embody every quality and attribute that defines success for this position. Examples of professional and personal abilities a successful incumbent has, or can demonstrate the ability to obtain, include:

  • A deep interest in strengthening the Michigan Latinx voice to build community power and greater social and civic opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience and track record of conceiving strategy and overseeing implementation for a program or project taking a concept from idea to execution with success. Preference for strategic experience to be within communications and/or media relations.
  • Demonstrated mastery of writing compelling content for a variety of media, including press releases and press advisories, emails, social and other online content conveying organizational voice and tone.
  • Strong ability to earn press coverage, demonstrating knowledge on how to get press to cover your story from making compelling tailored pitch calls to writing compelling press releases and advisories.
  • Organizational aptitude, demonstrated in the building and maintaining of systems and processes for ongoing projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to make decisions assertively and confidently, specifically the ability to lead an initiative by corralling intersectional thoughts from partners and stakeholders and making the right decision for the organization.
  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to understand the needs of your audience and adapt your communication style accordingly.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective bilingual messaging and content to reach our full community required. Strong preference for incumbent to be bilingual.

Studies have shown that women, BIPOC, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. MI Poder is a non-discriminatory workplace and equal opportunity employer committed to building an organization reflective of the community it serves. You are strongly encouraged to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000 annually dependent on experience and bilingual skill. MI Poder offers a competitive benefits package which includes health, vision and dental coverage as well as paid vacation.

For a full job description and to apply, click the button below.

FIELD DIRECTOR

Posted: February 19, 2024 | Full-Time | MI, USA (Remote)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

MI Poder is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, non-partisan social welfare and civic engagement organization serving the Latinx population in Michigan. Our purpose is to strengthen the Michigan Latinx voice and leadership capacity to mobilize our constituents and increase participation in the democratic process. We develop and advocate for legislation, regulations, and government programs to improve the Michigan Latinx community’s opportunities, growth, and investment.

MI Poder is currently seeking a Field Director. This position plays a major role in the success of MI Poder’s political ambitions of engaging and mobilizing Michigan Latinx voters. The Field Director will shape the strategy to increase Latinx voter turnout and define accountability goals of voter engagement each election cycle. This position will collaborate closely with departmental leaders to design effective and engaging campaigns educating and empowering Michigan Latinx voters.

This position requires occasional travel to all MI Poder service areas during election seasons and is otherwise fully remote within the state of Michigan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this manner. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Responsibilities of the Field Director include:

  • Design and implement statewide field programs to build and maintain voter bases, carry out voter engagement, increase Latinx voter turnout, and support strategic targeting through education of priority issues for Latinx voters.
  • Sit on the MI Poder Leadership Team and serve as a thought partner to the Executive Director giving input on strategic decisions and collaboration as needed.
  • Oversee MI Poder’s field organizing efforts. Hire, supervise, and provide guidance to a team of Regional Organizers building trust, cohesion, and alignment in all departmental efforts. Design volunteer engagement strategy for Regional Organizers to implement in their assigned areas.
  • Develop and deliver field training in alignment with established program goals including leadership development, capacity building, and data training to MI Poder staff, volunteers, and anchor community leaders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local community anchor organizations in support of building their electoral capacity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

We recognize that no one person will embody every quality and attribute that defines success for this position. Examples of professional and personal abilities a successful incumbent has, or can demonstrate the ability to obtain, include:

  • A deep interest in strengthening the Michigan Latinx voice to build community power and greater social and civic opportunities.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated cultural competency of the Michigan Latinx community.
  • Two cycles of political/campaign field work (such as voter persuasion, early-voting, and get-out-the-vote campaigns) or comparable political or advocacy experience required. Preference for at least one cycle inclusive of managing paid staff.
  • Demonstrated experience and track record of conceiving strategy and overseeing implementation for a program or project taking a concept from idea to execution with success. Preference for strategic experience to be within electoral or advocacy work.
  • Proficiency using VAN/MiniVan and other voter engagement software programs.
  • Ability to lead, inspire, and maintain cooperative working relationships and accountability with a diverse group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers.
  • Organizational aptitude, demonstrated in the building and maintaining of systems and processes for ongoing projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to make decisions assertively and confidently, specifically the ability to lead an initiative by corralling intersectional thoughts from partners and stakeholders and making the right decision for the organization.
  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to understand the needs of your audience and adapt your communication style accordingly.
  • Bilingual ability in English and Spanish required to effectively communicate with our communities and Spanish-speaking volunteers.
  • Ability to travel, with the potential of overnight stays, to all MI Poder service areas: Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Holland, Pontiac, Flint, Detroit, and Ann Arbor.

Studies have shown that women, BIPOC, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. MI Poder is a non-discriminatory workplace and equal opportunity employer committed to building an organization reflective of the community it serves. You are strongly encouraged to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000 annually dependent on experience and bilingual skill. MI Poder offers a competitive benefits package which includes health, vision and dental coverage as well as paid vacation.

For a full job description and to apply, click the button below.

MI Poder is a non-profit, 501(c)4, non-partisan social welfare and civic engagement organization serving the Latinx population in the State of Michigan.

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