Organizational Overview Presente.org is a cutting-edge online organizing initiative that seeks to amplify the political voice of Latinos and their allies. Launched in May 2009, Presente.org has already run several impactful campaigns on issues like the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the racially charged murders of Luis Ramirez and Brisenia Flores, and anti-Latino anchor Lou Dobbs. In the process, our membership has grown to more than 100,000, and we are now looking for a Campaign Director to assume leadership over future campaigns.
Case Study: Basta Dobbs
Our "Basta Dobbs" campaign against CNN anchor Lou Dobbs demonstrates Presente.org's organizing approach and impact. Working with a coalition of more than 60 partners from the immigrants rights, religious, and progressive communities, the campaign used an array of new media and traditional organizing tactics, including an online petition that gathered more than 100,000 signatures, an online video viewed over 125,000 times, local events in 20 cities, and a digital sit-in on CNN's web site. Our efforts were covered widely in the Spanish- and English-language media, and we achieved our goal when Dobbs resigned from CNN on November 11.
The ideal candidate for the campaign direction position is a social entrepreneur with superior communication skills, deep understanding of political issues within the Latino community, and an ability to recognize and capitalize on organizing moments. Key qualifications include:
ÔÇó Ability to align key stakeholders and Presente.org team members around the mission, vision and campaign strategies of the organization
ÔÇó Experience with issue-based or political organizing/campaigning
ÔÇó Bilingual and comfortable with speaking and writing in both English and Spanish
ÔÇó Experience with public relations or news media
ÔÇó A self-starter who is able to learn on the job and make decisions quickly
ÔÇó Creative, confident, willing to take risks and assume controversial stances
ÔÇó Familiar with online organizing technology or has a sincere desire to learn
ÔÇó Excellent written communication
ÔÇó Strong preference for someone in San Francisco Bay Area
The Campaign Director will be involved in all aspects of managing Presente.org, including:
ÔÇó Creation, monitoring, and analysis of online organizing campaigns
ÔÇó Conducting campaign strategy sessions, evaluations and other meetings.
ÔÇó Interaction with related organizations and media in the space
ÔÇó Identification, recruitment, and supervision of additional staff and consultants
ÔÇó Overseeing member relations
ÔÇó Developing and managing budgets in conjunction with other key team members
ÔÇó Fundraising: overseeing proposals, making presentations, and interacting with funders
About Citizen Engagement Lab
Presente.org is being incubated by the Citizen Engagement Laboratory (CEL), which uses digital media and technology to organize underserved communities. CEL supports Presente.org by providing technology platforms, online organizing expertise, and back office support.
This is as a full-time salaried position, with compensation based on experience level.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and brief (3 pages or less) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.