Civic Engagement Coordinator

Vietnamese Outreach Worker
July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Website SEAMAAC

JOB TITLE:          Community Resources Coordinator
DEPARTMENT:    Health & Social Services (H&SS) Department
REPORTS TO:      Health & Social Services Director
JOB SCHEDULE:  Full-Time
EXEMPTION STATUS:  Exempt

 

Organization Description:

SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of Civic Engagement Coordinator. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

The Civic Engagement Coordinator position is central to ensuring SEAMAAC’s mission of ensuring that marginalized communities of politically, socially and economically supported. This position manages SEAMAAC’s non-partisan Civic Engagement Program. This position plans and coordinates SEAMAAC’s Civic Engagement Program, which is focused on engagigng Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the electoral process.

The Coordinator will coordinate program activiites including voter registration, voter education, Get Out the Vote, and voter protection around the November 2021 election and beyond. The Coordinator is responsible for managing project data, quality and content. The Coordinator supervises approximately Field Canvassers, recruits and trains Civic Engagement volunteers, and mobilizes staff, volunteers, and community leaders around program activities. Additinally, this position manages recruitment and start-up trainings for new partner organizations. The Coordinator will plan and facilitate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Subgrantee Table meetings, support the Director with sub-grantee contract implementation, provide technical assistance to sub-grantees, attend and participate in Pennsylvania Voice statewide partnership meetings, and engage in national AAPI Civic Engagement activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting with agency and administrative tasks.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Political Science, Urban Studies & Planning, Social Policy, Social Work, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of social service program coordination and supervision experience required.

 

Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience mobilizing communities and building coalitions around social issues
  • Experience recruiting and training volunteers, especially around voting rights
  • Knowledgeable about policy issues impacting AAPI refugee/immigrant communities and/or Philadelphia’s immigrant/refugee communities in general
  • Experience leading grant funded projects in a non-profit organization
  • Supervision skills, and experience with managing staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Ability to manage time, maintain appropriate boundaries, and prioritize tasks
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Computer and database skills
  • Excellent communication skills including written, in-person, and group facilitation skill
  • Ability to interact professionally with people on opposite sides of sensitive issues
  • Ability to plan program implementation to ensure program deliverables and evaluation outcomes are met
  • Ability to work with diverse staff as well as a strong commitment to supporting the collective efforts of the team in accomplishing program objectives and goals
  • Understanding of privilege and marginalization
  • Ability to work independently while observing and complying with all standards of the supervisory structure of the organization
  • Ability to accurately represent SEAMAAC and network in nonpartisan advocacy and coalition work
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia and/or PA voting laws and coalitions is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with voter registration apps and databases such as VAN highly desirable
  • Fluency in an Asian language(s) is highly desirable, including but not limited to Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali, Khmer, Hmong, Lao, Indonesian, Burmese and/or dialects such as Karen, Chin, Shan, Rohingya, etc.
  • BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Manage program activities described in “Primary Responsibilities”
  • Provide supervision to staff and volunteers
  • Assist with staff & volunteer recruitment, interviewing, hiring, retention, morale, and performance
  • Build relationships and support partner organizations, community organizations, and faith organizations
    around civic engagement programming.
  • Mobilize communities around non-partisan civic engagement, voter registration, voter education, voter
    protection, and get out the vote work
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of data entry into program database(s)
  • Complete timely program reports
  • Facilitate program meetings, and attend meetings with partner organizations
  • Evaluate, update, and create program materials
  • Support advocacy and coaltion-building efforts
  • Participate in organization-wide work efforts and events
  • Will require some travel and evenings and a minimum of five (5) weekend assignments per calendar year
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is based in South Philadelphia and will require the ability to travel within the city.

 

Necessary Special Requirements: Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks. SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to determine whether they affect the applicant’s suitability for the job.

 

Comments:

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

 

Salary and Benefits:
Hours:Primarily during business hours depending on Civic Engagement Program needs. This position will require some travel, evenings and a minimum of five (5) weekend assignments per year.
Salary: $42,000-$45,000
Benefits: Paid sick leave, holiday pay, health insurance, paid vacation, and all other benefits available for full-time employees.

 

SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed cover letter and resume to

employment@seamaac.org.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@seamaac.org