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Health Equity Organizer

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Make the Road States
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Las Vegas, NV
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Published 29 days ago

Make the Road States builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road States operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRS tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

MRStates is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and afterschool youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more."

Make the Road Nevada (MRNV), a 501(c)(3) organization holds a vision for Nevada that begins with building a strong grassroots foundation in Las Vegas and it ends with elevating the power of working-class immigrant communities in every community around the state. We do this by informing, empowering, and mobilizing our community to take action on important issues that directly affect their families and loved ones. 

Make the Road Action (MRA), a 501(c)(4) organization is committed to building power for justice in immigrant and low-income working-class communities of color. MRA operates in five states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. We work to create social change, connect voters to the candidates and issues that are most important to them, and work hands-on in a fast-paced environment to create long-term impact in the communities that need it most. 

Make the Road States (MRStates), a 501(c)(3) organization is the national home for the second-generation Make the Road family of organizations that serves to uplift the voices of working-class, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color.

Current opening:

The Health Equity Organizer will be responsible for keeping track of policy priorities related to health and equity set by the membership and organization, including providing updates on federal, state, and local victories, losses, and opportunities. Organizer will be responsible for recruiting and engaging members by developing them into lead on campaigns around the local, state, and federal issues.

The primary focus of this position will be educating and organizing low-income and immigrant community members to effectively engage in collective action in order to empower members to make progress on fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic especially in communities of color. 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Community Organizing and Campaign Building

  • Foster and work in close and effective coordination with the organizing director and members of the other departments and coalitions.
  • Develop long and short term organizing strategies and goals with active support and input from organizing director 
  • Manage, track, analyze and research data to inform campaign planning
  • Develop organizing materials including talking points, fact sheets, one pagers, etc. 
  • Plan and coordinate outreach and organizing meetings in order to build an effective, ongoing organization and to promote participation and leadership of members and allies 
  • Develop and maintain outreach and organizing plans, work plans, campaign plans, leadership plans, etc. 
  • Record and report metrics as part of individual work plan, campaign plans and organizational goals
  • Manage health equity outreach specialists and track deliverables set forth by grant agreements

Member organizing and leadership development:

  • Recruit and mobilize local community members to become members of Make the Road and be actively involved in at least one of the ongoing campaigns including attending and participating in meetings, actions, and events
  • Collaborate with the broader organizing team to plan and run weekly general membership meetings and regular leader meetings
  • Help create and conduct trainings, presentations and workshops centered around the priorities of the organization as a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)
  • Develop informed, confident member-leaders who themselves can recruit, mobilize, and organize others and help lead our campaign work.

Foster and Manage Public Relationships:

  • Represent, and advocate on behalf of Make the Road members in coalition spaces, with elected officials, and government agencies
  • Help develop and maintain relationships with allied organizations and individuals
  • Coordinate meetings with elected officials and candidates
  • Speak about Make the Road work and campaigns in public spaces and to the press and train members to do the same

Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Minimum of 1 year experience organizing or running program
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and immigrant justice in particular
  • Ability to work regular evenings and occasional weekends
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Dedication to improving the quality of life for immigrants and working-class Nevadans and creating a pipeline of leaders from our local community
  • Proven ability to manage complex relationships and build consensus among diverse interests
  • Microsoft Office or Google Drive Suite Competency
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn database and communication platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Job Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem/Situation Analysis
  • System-Oriented
  • Balanced Decision Making
  • Emotional Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Project/Task and Goals Focus
  • Empathetic Outlook
  • Flexibility
  • Objective Listening

How to apply:

Please attach resume and submit all documents to the Make the Road States Career Center. 

MRStates is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

Make the Road States builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road States operates…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

·        Bilingual in English and Spanish

·        Bilingual in English and Spanish

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Las Vegas, NV
Associated Location
4250 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89110, USA

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