Jolt is a non-profit organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of millennial Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of Latino millennials to tell their own stories through creative acts of resistance, like the Migration is Sweet! selfie station, Poderosa mural, and Quinceanera at the Capitol, which collectively reached over 50 million Americans.
Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.
Jolt was founded in November 2016 by Cristina Tzintzun, a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Cristina was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, and her work has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBC’s Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others. The organization entered a new phase in April 2021, when Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia took over as Executive Director. Jolt is a young organization with big dreams about what is possible in Texas. Our vision has made national headlines and has spurred increased investment into our work- which is why we are hiring talented people to join our growing team.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Jolt is seeking Regional Organizers to build community based networks that will engage Latino communities across Texas. Regional Organizers will be the face of our campaign on the ground, responsible for communicating our message directly to the community and recruiting volunteers to lead efforts to persuade and mobilize the Latino community.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Identify, develop, and supervise canvassers and volunteer leaders to organize constituents for canvassing, phone banks, organizer call time, voter registration drives, and other events designed to educate and engage the Latino community;
- Create a strong inclusive progressive presence in communities within assigned turf;
- Use digital tools to engage new volunteers, expand the electorate, and highlight our work on the ground;
- Meet voter registration, voter contact, and capacity-building goals.
- Support student clubs and chapters by providing tools and resources needed to advance voter registration initiatives including leadership development on Jolt’s core issues with the assistance for the Training and Curriculum Specialist
- High school or equivalent experience required
- Strong commitment to the Latino community, and progressive ideals;
- Excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills;
- Enthusiasm for building meaningful relationships in the communities we’re organizing;
- Willingness to learn campaign technology including Google Sheets, Thru Text, and EveryAction;
- Previous community organizing experience or experience working with volunteers is preferred but not required.
This position is based in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas and reports to the corresponding Regional Organizer. Jolt is reviewing resumes on a rolling basis with preference given to applicants applying before June 1, 2021.
This position pays $40,000 – $55,000 per year depending on experience. Jolt’s benefit package includes full employer-covered health care, employer match retirement contribution up to 2%, employer-provided life insurance policy, monthly cell phone reimbursement, and 23 paid days off, plus additional benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume and a cover explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to email@example.com with your name and the job title in the subject line. Position is open until filled.
Jolt Initiative 501(c)3 and Jolt Action 501(c)4 are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.