RESOURCE ORGANIZER

Voz seeks a Resource Organizer who will work with the Executive Director and board to create the foundations of greater diverse grassroots revenue sources. Bring both innovation and best practices to ensure Voz implements creative, effective, and mission-aligned approaches to fundraising. Design, implement and track a robust, diversified, and measurable annual development plan to attract and retain a broad base of support from individual and major donors. Additionally, they will engage staff, members, board, and community in fundraising and will manage our social media accounts, media requests, and website development.

Mission of Voz

VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project (“Voz”) is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protecting civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Voz operates the MLK Workers’ Center where day laborers are connected with employers in a safe environment.

Description

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project (“Voz”) is a worker-led organization that trains diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect their civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education, and economic opportunities.

Voz runs a worker center in N Portland, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center, a place built by and for day laborers. The worker center brings dignity and justice to the employment relationship between employers and workers by providing a safe, dignified, and organized space for workers to find work, guaranteeing a fair wage, monitoring labor and civil rights abuses, improving working conditions, and recovering stolen wages. Within our new Gender Justice Initiative framework, we are building a project, especially for domestic workers so that they also have an organizational space within the worker center.

Responsibilities

Summary

Voz seeks a Resource Organizer who will work with the Executive Director and board to create the foundations of greater diverse grassroots revenue sources. Bring both innovation and best practices to ensure Voz implements creative, effective, and mission-aligned approaches to fundraising. Design, implement and track a robust, diversified, and measurable annual development plan to attract and retain a broad base of support from individual and major donors. Additionally, they will engage staff, members, board, and community in fundraising and will manage our social media accounts, media requests, and website development.

Diversify Grassroots Revenue Sources (50%)

  • Research best practices for grassroots donor engagement, management and recognition;
  • Create and maintain a donor list and tracking system with existing and new data.
  • Cultivate existing and new individual donors and major donors;
  • Lead our monthly sustainer “Vozista” program;
  • Build relationships with religious institutions, universities, businesses, non-profits, etc.
  • Manage donor portfolios; conduct meetings with donors, and other key stakeholders;
  • Manage donor data, ensure the ongoing integrity of the donor database and processing of all gift entries and acknowledgments;
  • Develop and implement a compelling grassroots donor recognition and stewardship program;
  • Support in activities related to the worker center, which may include member service, resource navigation, conflict resolution, and other assigned tasks;

Event Planning (15%)

  • Organize quarterly donor drives;
  • Organize our annual end of year Give Guide appeal;
  • Coordinate all aspects of our Annual Fundraising Event;

Internal admin. (10%)

  • Manage database (Salsa) for all fundraising stakeholders, including partners and donors, regularly updating contact information, fundraising, and follow-up activity;
  • Maintain organized all fundraising drives and accounts with access to communications and fundraising platforms;
  • Create and update a manual of best practices/recommendations, fundraising templates (including acknowledgment letters, calendar/timelines for fundraising campaigns and events, and draft organization's fundraising principles;
  • Mobilize and coordinate staff, volunteers, and worker members to fundraising activities and strategies;
  • Check-in with and collaborate with the Bookkeeper and ED;

Manage Communications (20%):

  • Coordinate Media Outlets: Create content for Voz’s social media accounts, support newsletters content creation, live events, radio programming, website management, and support with Public Relations;

Grant writing and reporting (5%)

  • Assist Grant Writing Consultant and ED with grants and/or reports or for reviewing and editing, as assigned.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Dedication to the mission and core principles of Voz;
  • Dedication to strengthening worker leadership, within Voz and in the community;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, written and spoken;
  • Have strong cultural competence working with Latinxs, immigrants, people of color, and working-class communities;
  • Being able to work in person in various locations, and also from home;
  • Availability to work some weekends and some evenings;
  • Have an excellent ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet objectives and deadlines effectively;
  • Have good communication (clear, direct, respectful);
  • Ability to maintain respectful and professional treatment with colleagues, volunteers, and grassroots workers;
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects at the same time;
  • Learns quickly and has the ability to prioritize in stressful situations;
  • Support the Executive Director with administrative tasks;
  • There is no minimum school or college degree requirement for this position;
  • Be responsible, reliable, punctual, and have excellent attendance;
  • You collaborate and work cooperatively, as well as working independently;
  • You know how to ask for help and communicate your needs effectively;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of social media, website design, email, Word, Excel, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc. and graphic design programs such as Canva, Photoshop, etc.;
  • Excellent written skills and ability to create content for social media and website;
  • Excellent ability to network, do event planning, and build contacts and relationships;
  • Follow Voz’s health and safety regulations at all times (including the use of face masks and other precautions due to COVID19).

Compensation

Details

  • POSITION: Resource Organizer;
  • HOURS: 40 hours per week;
  • SALARIO: $22.28 por hora, Salaried, exempt;
  • BENEFITS:
    • This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 7901 union.
    • 100% Health/Dental Coverage, 3 weeks paid vacation (starting), 60 hours of sick time per year, and 6 weeks paid family leave.
    • Financial support for the use of personal telephone, and mileage / transportation reimbursement;
  • START DATE: To be defined;
  • LOCATION: Portland, OR. The work will take place at various sites, including at our MLK Jr. Worker Center at and our administrative office, with meetings and special activities at various locations throughout the city. During the pandemic, the organizer will be able to work a few hours a day from home;
  • SUPERVISOR: Executive Director.