Jolt harnesses the power of Latino culture to empower young Latinos and transform Texas.
We believe young Latinos will transform Texas through the power of their vote. We are harnessing the brilliance of our community and culture to build a generation of leaders that matches the urgency of our time.
What We Strive For
Jolt gives Latinos the power to make change, so we can have a say in how Texas is run. There are almost 11 million Latinos in Texas. Together, we have the power to transform our state.
Jolt brings together Latinos from across Texas to win on the issues that matter. Jolt doesn’t stand for any one party or politician — it stands for the Latino community, families, and parents who worked hard to give their children everything they didn’t have.
Here’s how we do it.
Jolt organizes our community to determine what happens on school boards, in the state legislature, at the Governor’s mansion and all the way to Congress and White House to make sure our government works best for ordinary people. We accomplish this through:
TELLING OUR STORIES
Jolt brings artists and musicians together to lift up issues and voices in the Latino community, and share stories of how everyday people in the community are coming together to build a stronger democracy.
Jolt members endorse candidates up and down the ballot to determine who gets elected, and conduct year-round issue advocacy to engage voters on the issues that matter most to them.
Jolt’s Levantate Leadership Institute provides training to Latino youth on public speaking, advocacy, digital organizing and mobilization so that they can be effective leaders for their community.
COMMUNITY AND STUDENT ORGANIZING
Jolt helps young people form student chapters at high schools and college campuses to organize around the issues that matter to them and to register their peers to vote.
About the Opportunity
Jolt Initiative believes that registering to vote is the first step in engaging with our democracy. To that end, we seek passionate individuals who want to register thousands of young individuals who are turning eighteen this year. To meet this goal, the organization is hiring a team of seasonal, part-time canvassers to register new voters in Dallas and Houston. Jolt seeks dynamic, outgoing, hard-working, and motivated individuals ready to create change in Texas.
Key Priorities & Responsibilities
- Register voters on high school and college campuses, community events, and high traffic areas
- Attend digital events and promote Voter Registration
- Work with leaders in the community to coordinate times to register voters
- 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 members
- 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 20 hours per week
$15 per hour
This position is based in Dallas or Houston, Texas.
This is a temporary, 20-hour per week position that runs from March 1, 2021 through December 1, 2021.
Equal Employment Statement
Jolt Initiative 501(c)3 is an equal opportunity employers. It is Jolt’s policy to comply with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations relating to employees or applicants relating to advertising, recruitment, employment, compensation, promotion, transfer, termination of employment, training and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual orientation/expression/identity, genetic information or disability. It is Jolt’s policy to also comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references, of which three must be considered professional, to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please include “Jolt Voter Registration Canvasser.”