Field Organizer

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Field Organizer

Website SEAMAAC, Inc.

SEAMAAC, INC.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

JOB TITLE: Field Organizer
DEPARTMENT: Health and Social Services
REPORTS TO: Civic Engagement Coordinator
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time Non-Exempt

 

GENERAL Description:

SEAMAAC welcomes applications for a Field Organizer in the Civic Engagement Program. 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

SEAMAAC’s Civic Engagement Program engages Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the electoral process. The Field Organizer will help develop and implement SEAMAAC’s non-partisan AAPI Voter Education, Voter Registration, Get Out the Vote (GOTV), and other civic engagement activities. The Organizer’s primary role will be to implement AAPI-specific civic engagement strategies and help train and organize field staff. The Organizer also will conduct data entry and quality control including voter registrations and voter contact data. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Canvassing: Actively engage with members of the local AAPI community to encourage civic participation and provide information related to SEAMAAC campaigns and projects, primarily, through in-person, door-to-door interactions. Lead, organize, and participate in field canvassing efforts. Monitor campaigns and field work to see if goals are being achieved.

• Training: Assist with engaging volunteers and staff for canvassing and phone/text banking shifts. Help create and lead trainings directly with the Civic Engagement Coordinator for canvassing and phone/text banking. Actively participate in all phone/text banks, as well as assist in leading inperson field team. Help plan and organize events strategically with the Civic Engagement Coordinator by providing insight on community needs and field strategies.

• Community Education: Prepare campaign materials in coordination with the Civic Engagement Coordinator such as flyers, mailers, pamphlets, and brochures. Support the development of translated materials into target AAPI languages.

• Data Entry: Maintain accurate, current, and detailed data relating to individual community engagements and entering the collected information into our database.

• Coalition Building: Actively engage in civic engagement partner meetings; assist with partner organizations’ field plans if needed. Help provide technical support and trainings as needed.

• Outreach: Participate in key civic engagement outreach methods including voter registration, canvassing, phone banking community members to GOTV, text banking community members to GOTV, and working in the field.

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.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perfotm essential functions.

Skills/Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Experience working with Asian immigrant communities and Limited English Proficiency populations strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in an Asian language is highly desirable, including but not limited to Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Nepali, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Chin, Karen, Korean, Tagalog, or Rohingya.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent digital skills including comfort with using tablets, laptops, and online databases
  • Minimum I year experience of civic engagement work such as GOTV efforts, canvassing, phone/text banking, voter education, and/or policy advocacy.
  • Experience with online databases including VAN preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
  • Understanding of and commitment to SEAMAAC’s principles and values regarding race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities
  • Passion for promoting civic engagement in AA.Pl communities and other BIPOC communities.
  • Ability to deliver non-partisan messaging to all community members and partner organizations.
  • AAPI and other BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to 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 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the canvassing duties of this job, the employee is regularly expected to be on their feet and/or walking. The individual will be interacting with community members in public settings and will adhere to all regulations and organizational protocols related to COVID-19 safety. While canvassing in the neighborhood, there is a potential for interacting with unpredictable community members and inclement weather.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must undergo 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.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Hours: This position is full time. Must be available to work some weekends and evenings.

Salary: $30,000-$33,000.

Benefits: Health insurance, paid leave, and all other benefits available to full-time employees.

 

 

 

SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Applicants are required to submit a detailed cover letter stating qualifications, interest in SEAMAAC as an employer, and related experience to the position. A resume must be included. Applicants will not be considered without these required materials. The packet of materials can be sent to employment@seamaac.org

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