[act-ma] Boston CISPES is hiring!

Eli Latto, Boston CISPES boston at cispes.org
Tue Jul 17 15:32:34 PDT 2012


*Boston CISPES*

*Regional organizer, part-time*

*Organizational Background*

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.


*POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES*


_Recruitment_

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    Recruit new participants to go on delegations and brigades to El
    Salvador.

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    Make contact with new people interested in El Salvador and/or
    Solidarity organizing.

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    Follow up with new contacts to recruit them to participate in
    chapter activities.


_Fundraising _

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    Develop and carry out chapter fundraising plan to meet the chapter's
    financial needs.

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    Organize fundraising mailings, phone banks and events.

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    Support chapter members in participating in fundraising tasks.

_Program Coordination_

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    Implement CISPES national program including; organizing speaker's
    tours, congressional pressure, public events, street actions, and
    delivering workshops.

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    Participate in relevant coalitions.

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    Recruit for and attend CISPES national and regional gatherings.


_Office Administration _

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    Opening and responding to mail/email.

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    Overseeing member database.

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    Maintaining office equipment such as computers, phones, fax etc.

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    Maintaining financial and banking records.

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    Maintaining chapter materials and equipment such as banners,
    merchandise, flyers, books and movies



*QUALIFICATIONS:*

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    1 year of grassroots organizing experience

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    Grassroots fundraising experience, or a strong desire and ability to
    learn fundraising skills quickly

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    Experience with collective group functioning

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    Flexible schedule, ability to work nights and weekends as needed

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    Highly organized and self-motivated

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    Ability to meet frequent deadlines and work under pressure in a
    healthy way

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    Flexibility to travel occasionally

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    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

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    Strong personal identification and dedication to political activism
    and social justice work

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    Familiarity with the organizing of other progressive groups and a
    working knowledge of US social movements

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    Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, internet research, email
    software

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    1 year commitment, minimum


STRONGLY DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

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    Bilingual in Spanish and English

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    Experience in supporting leadership and skills development in activists

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    Experience with media work

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    Working knowledge of graphic design and database management software


*Salary:***

*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:

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    Your conception of solidarity and why you are/want to be a
    solidarity organizer

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    Why you would like to work with CISPES

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    What strengths and experiences in organization building that you
    bring to the position

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    Which areas you would like to improve while working as an organizer

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    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 
apply.


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