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The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and action center whose purpose is to build the power and self-determination of South Florida’s most oppressed communities. We are a multi-racial and multi-issues organization, lead by women of color and low-income families. We employ an intersectional approach linking gender, race, and socio-economic status understanding the needs of women, girls and femmes must be the basis for a social justice agenda.

Staff and Policy Director (Miami Workers Center)

Location: Miami
Job Type: Full-Time

Organization Overview

The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and action center whose purpose is to build the power and self-determination of South Florida’s most oppressed communities. We employ an intersectional approach linking gender, race, and socio-economic status in understanding the contributions and needs of black and brown women, girls and femmes, and that it must be the basis for a social justice agenda. 

Job Description

The Staff and Policy Director will be responsible for: 

- Drafting c3 political plans for review by the Executive Director.  

- Develop and maintain a productive inside/outside strategy to promote the Miami Workers Center strategy through political discourse; to advance, protect and defend low income black and brown women, girls and femme rights. 

- Develop and maintain relationships with key progressive political players.   

- Develop and execute strategies for base building, mobilization, and building coalitions with partners, allies and staff.  

- Supervising staff working on multiple issue campaigns.  

- Develop and support MWC staff in the development and oversight of MWC government affairs.  


The Staff and Policy Director reports directly to the Executive Director. 

Key Responsibilities

- Design and implement political strategies to enact MWC vision, regarding to key issue areas related to legislation and policies (include budgets and field projections) 

- Design and implement MWC’s organizing and membership model with Executive Director and staff. 

- Foster and maintain strong, ongoing relationships with national, local and statewide partners and allies.  

- Work collaboratively with partners in joint efforts and campaigns.   

- Provide biweekly or monthly reports on benchmarks (as agreed with supervisor) 

- Oversee MWC issue campaigns, that include but are not limited to, gender justice, economic justice, environmental and climate justice, housing and criminalization.  

- Lead and supervise staff in:   

     -->Work plan development and implementation 

     -->Planning and implementation of local events  

     -->Meeting of benchmarks for membership growth and campaigns   

     -->Team building 

     -->Staff Development   

- Develop and maintain alliance-building relationships with key political and community representatives, current and former elected officials (and their administration), government policy decision makers and donors. 

- Contribute to the development of overall South Florida strategy on multiple issue campaigns. 

- Manage the day-to-day implementation of approved political programs, including the development of campaign plans, accountability systems and campaign materials.  

- Tracking state and local legislation, policy developments, and analysis. 

- Oversee policy research and analysis using a variety of platforms and conversations with staffers, etc.     

- Building the Femme Power Leadership Institute curriculum to include pipeline to candidacy for women of color interested in political office.  

- Represent MWC through national, statewide and local plans.  

- Work alongside the MWC Communications Department in support of narrative, media and digital campaigns. 

Qualifications and Experience

- Applicant must share a commitment to the organization's mission and have 3-5 years of organizing and/or political campaign experience.  

- 2 - 3 years in supervising staff. 

- Demonstrated ability to develop and execute political plans. 

- Strong communication, interpersonal, motivational skills and desire for social change are essential. 

- Experience in building and maintaining multi-sector alliances. 

- Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational skills. 

- Computer skills: working knowledge of campaign databases including the Voter Activation Network and Microsoft Office Suite.

- Fully bilingual in English and Haitian Creole OR Spanish.

- Familiarity with 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 non-profit rules 

- Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation; travel is required throughout the state. This position is in Miami and occasionally requires travel throughout the state and nationally and sometimes international.

- Available for occasional weekend and late hours  

 

How to Apply : Please e-mail cover letter and resume with the subject line “Staff and Policy Director” to   info@theworkerscenter.org

 

The Miami Workers Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, differently- able people are strongly encouraged to apply.   

 


Radical Hope Program Manager (Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

Organization Overview

The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the power of immigrant communities to impact the root causes of inequality, defending and protecting basic human rights, including the right to live without fear. FLIC is a statewide alliance of close to 40 diverse member organizations and a growing number of individual members, including farmworkers, students, service providers, grassroots organizations and legal advocates, who come together for the fair treatment of all people, including immigrants. We accomplish our mission through coordination of immigrant organizations and community education, organizing and advocacy.

Position Summary: FLIC seeks an organized and visionary individual with experience in program management and coordination, with excellent interpersonal and team building skills to lead the implementation of a multi-year, transnational coalition program to advance power building for women of color. Candidate will be driven by excellence, efficiency and adhere to organizational mission. Must have excellent written and oral skills, superior organizational skills, ability to think strategically and maintain relationships with partners, members and funders.

  • ● Develop program implementation structure and processes to ascertain desired impact.
  • ● Develop program tracking for accurate and efficient reporting to senior staff and funders.
  • ● Highly organized with ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • ● Demonstrated knowledge of gender, race and class analysis in a political and social context
  • ● Manage and maintain relationship with partner organizations, staff and funders using superb interpersonal skills
  • ● Ability to organize women of color from different fields and backgrounds living in Florida and/or abroad (Honduras, Haiti, Mexico and Puerto Rico) to convene for different gatherings (around different purposes: political education trainings, cultural events and strategy sessions).

Requirements:

  • ● Excellent coordination skills and ability to work with staff from other organizations to move project along, as well as coordinate meetings and conference calls with all relevant parties
  • ● Outgoing and dynamic personality, willing to try new things and fail, ability to learn quickly
  • ● Experience training others is preferable
  • ● Previous experience in organizing, particularly women of color preferable.
  • ● Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • ● Position will require the ability to travel locally and internationally, and work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • ● Knowledge of English required, knowledge of Spanish and/or Kreyol preferred
  • ● Proficient in Microsoft Office

Application Process:

Please send your resume as electronic attachment (.pdf or .doc) Ref. subject line “Application for RH Program Manager” to hr@floridaimmigrant.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled FLIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbians, gay men and transgender individuals.

Job Type: Full-time Salary Range: $45k to $55k - will commensurate with experience.

 

 


GOTV Canvass Lead

Location: Miami, FL

Compensation: Part-time, seasonal position $17/hour

Help turn out Black women voters throughout South Florida this important election year! The Miami Workers Center is hiring motivated individuals for a paid canvass program operation in Miami-Dade County for the 2018 election cycle. Canvassers will be responsible for contacting thousands of voters through door knocking collecting commitment pledges to vote. The Canvass Lead will be responsible for ensuring canvasser are meeting their benchmarks, canvassing when necessary, and inputting data. Our goal is to build knowledge of the political process while encouraging folks to vote in an important midterm election. 

This is a temporary position. Canvass Lead will work under the immediate supervision of the Gender Justice Coordinator and Executive Director. 

Hours: Part-Time, 25 Hours Per Week (will require a flexible schedule, including weekends & evenings)

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Persuade Black and brown residents to fill out pledge forms and commit them to vote as their civic duty
  • Ensure canvassers are meeting their daily/weekly canvass and pledge card goals
  • Work above mentioned schedule
  • Fill out accurate daily reports and input data from canvassers
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Help coordinate phonebanks and canvasses with MWC staff

Qualifications and experience: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  • Experience using the VAN, Excel, and other pertinent data entry tools
  • Be goal-oriented, punctual, organized and with a positive attitude
  • Have access to a personal cell phone for job duration
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Believe in the mission and vision of the Miami Workers Center

To Apply

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, with subject GOTV Canvass Lead to jasmen@theworkerscenter.org 

MWC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, differently- able people are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 


GOTV Canvasser

Location: Miami, FL

Compensation: Part-time, seasonal position $15/hour 

Help turn out Black women voters throughout South Florida this important election year! The Miami Workers Center is hiring motivated individuals for a paid canvass program operation in Miami-Dade County for the 2018 election cycle. Canvassers will be responsible for contacting thousands of voters through door knocking collecting commitment pledges to vote. Our goal is to build knowledge of the political process, while encouraging folks to vote in an important midterm election. 

This is a temporary position. Canvassers will work under the immediate supervision of the Canvass Lead and Gender Justice Coordinator. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Reach out to Black and brown residents, inspiring them to vote in the upcoming election.
  • Work a flexible schedule
  • Door knock for several hours a day, imparting our messaging about political power. 
  • Fill out accurate daily reports
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Data entry

Qualifications and experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  • Be goal-oriented, punctual, organized and with a positive attitude
  • Have access to a personal cell phone for job duration
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Believe in the mission and vision of the Miami Workers Center

To Apply

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, with subject GOTV Canvasser to jasmen@theworkerscenter.org 

MWC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, differently- able people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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