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 canvassers for our vaccine initiative who are dynamic, outgoing, and hard-working individuals ready to create change in Texas. Jolt seeks to increase vaccination rates in Harris County by December 2021. Canvassers will survey East Houston zip codes 77011 and 77012 to increase vaccination rates and help meet our 6,500 voter registration goal.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Work within the community to increase the number of vaccinated individuals (age 12+) to 50%.
- Educate residents about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine through community outreach.
- Direct residents to nearby vaccination sites within the community
- Two rounds of canvassing to include 18,000 doors informing residents of closest vaccination sites or events
and answering questions related to the vaccine.
- Phone and text bank residents within specified zip codes
- Partner with local community faith based leaders and local vaccination site partner daily vaccination appointments
- Hold required vaccination events to promote and motivate residents to get vaccinated
- Register voters at vaccination sites and events held
- Track data via database or spreadsheet on a daily basis.
- Check-in weekly with your supervisor about team voter registration goals and pledge card collection goals.
- Communicate daily with your supervisor about your shifts and availability.
- Represent the organization effectively to the public.
- No experience necessary, but must be highly motivated and eager to engage with community leaders
- Willing to work irregular hours and weekends
- Eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in the state of Texas
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
- Access to a smartphone
- Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week
This position is based in Houston, Texas and reports to the corresponding Regional Manager. Jolt is reviewing resumes on a rolling basis with preference given to applicants applying before October 15, 2021.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume and a cover explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.