Milwaukee Youth Organizer

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Community Organizing

 YES Milwaukee Youth Organizer (full-time)

The Milwaukee Youth Organizer strengthens the Core Leadership of Voces de la Frontera’s youth arm, Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), by recruiting, training, and motivating student leaders in Voces’ organizational and campaign activities. The Milwaukee Youth Organizer also recruits and involves new youth leaders through providing direct assistance with DACA and college access. This position works closely with YES staff and teacher advisors to help high school YES leaders create functional school-based chapters that can get to scale to make a significant difference through youth-led campaigns for social justice. The goal of the position is to create a broad base of youth, mostly high school age, to work on youth-led campaigns for social justice.

Note: This position will include work for both Voces de la Frontera and our 501c4 sister organization Voces de la Frontera Action.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership development and follow up with Core Leaders. This includes Freedom School, summer retreat, and more throughout the year
  • Work closely with YES Coordinator and teacher advisor to support high school YES chapters
  • Carry out campaigns related to immigration reform, educational justice, GOTV efforts, and other social justice issues in which high school students are taking leadership
  • Attend Voces staff meetings and coordinate youth program work with the work of the organization, including intergenerational activities
  • Help individual students with college access and DACA
  • Co-manage YES social media
  • Coordinate member involvement in fundraising
  • Run Core Leadership meetings, including preparing the facilitator in facilitation skills, Unity Clap as well as coordinating the weekly agenda
  • Work with YES coordinator to plan monthly political education/organizing training workshops at Core Leadership meetings
  • Maintain recruitment, training, and follow up with Core Leaders
  • Maintain communication with YES Coordinator through weekly work plans and daily reports
  • Manage youth membership progress along with youth staff and leaders to meet yearly membership goals
  • Attend high school chapter meetings biweekly for assigned chapters to build membership, involve current and new teacher advisors, increase parent involvement, and build leadership of student leaders

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in community organizing, youth leadership development, and/or program development
  • Experience with leadership development, organizing strategies and civic engagement campaigns
  • Demonstrated capacity in working with diverse youth populations, school-based organizing a plus
  • Demonstrated capacity in working with diverse stakeholders including program advisors, school staff and funders
  • Must have reliable vehicle, car insurance and valid driver’s license
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required
  • Experience with digital organizing a plus
  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing preferred

Benefits: (Eligible after 90-day probationary period)

  • Generous health insurance plan: Health, vision, dental and life insurance. Health insurance coverage applies to employee and dependents
  • Company phone OR reimbursement to personal phone if willing to utilize it for work purposes, in accordance with the Voces de la Frontera employee policy handbook
  • Paid-time off includes: 80 hours vacation, 16 hours personal time, 40 hours sick leave, 3 days bereavement and paid holidays all in accordance with the Voces de la Frontera employee policy handbook

Salary: $40,000/annually with benefits

Reports to: Statewide Youth Organizing Director

Voces de la Frontera is an affirmative action employer. Voces believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any matters on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender identity and presentation, religion or spirituality, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, marital status, pregnancy or parental status.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Ania Jimenez, Human Resources Director - operations@vdlf.org. No phone inquiries please. Positions open until filled.

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