[act-ma] Boston CISPES is hiring!
Eli Latto, Boston CISPES
boston at cispes.org
Tue Jul 17 15:32:34 PDT 2012
*Regional organizer, part-time*
Boston CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador)
is the local chapter of a national, grassroots, solidarity organization.
We have been working since 1980 in solidarity with the FMLN (Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front) and the Salvadoran social justice
movement to promote an alternative to the oppressive US-backed policies
of the Salvadoran oligarchy.
CISPES is supported almost entirely by grassroots fundraising efforts,
receiving over 95% of funding from individuals. We see fundraising as an
integral part of organizing, and seek to make our work self-sustainable
by building and maintaining relationships with a strong base of
politically and socially-aware supporters.
Recruit new participants to go on delegations and brigades to El
Make contact with new people interested in El Salvador and/or
Follow up with new contacts to recruit them to participate in
Develop and carry out chapter fundraising plan to meet the chapter's
Organize fundraising mailings, phone banks and events.
Support chapter members in participating in fundraising tasks.
Implement CISPES national program including; organizing speaker's
tours, congressional pressure, public events, street actions, and
Participate in relevant coalitions.
Recruit for and attend CISPES national and regional gatherings.
_Office Administration _
Opening and responding to mail/email.
Overseeing member database.
Maintaining office equipment such as computers, phones, fax etc.
Maintaining financial and banking records.
Maintaining chapter materials and equipment such as banners,
merchandise, flyers, books and movies
1 year of grassroots organizing experience
Grassroots fundraising experience, or a strong desire and ability to
learn fundraising skills quickly
Experience with collective group functioning
Flexible schedule, ability to work nights and weekends as needed
Highly organized and self-motivated
Ability to meet frequent deadlines and work under pressure in a
Flexibility to travel occasionally
Working knowledge of the impact of US policies internationally,
particularly in El Salvador and Latin America. This includes
understanding of globalization, neoliberalism and movements creating
resistance and alternatives to those policies
Strong personal identification and dedication to political activism
and social justice work
Familiarity with the organizing of other progressive groups and a
working knowledge of US social movements
Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, internet research, email
1 year commitment, minimum
STRONGLY DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED:
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Experience in supporting leadership and skills development in activists
Experience with media work
Working knowledge of graphic design and database management software
*Half-time*(20-25hrs a week), $13,388/yr plus full health benefits. Two
weeks paid vacation after 6 months, 4 weeks after one year. Additional
stipend available for people with children.
*HOW TO APPLY*
Send a cover letter (details below) and a resume or detailed description
of your relevant organizing experience by email to Eli Latto at
boston at cispes.org.
Your 1-2 page cover letter should address:
Your conception of solidarity and why you are/want to be a
Why you would like to work with CISPES
What strengths and experiences in organization building that you
bring to the position
Which areas you would like to improve while working as an organizer
Any other relevant information you want us to know about you
CISPES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER:
People of color, women, gays, lesbians, transgender and gender
non-conforming people, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
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