Job Opening: Civic Power Manager

OUR WORK:


LatinoLEAD is a network of leaders working together to empower the Latinx community in Minnesota. We invest in individual development to strengthen our collective power — advancing our influence, growing our impact, and building coalitions for positive change.

OUR MISSION:

We are Latinx leaders across all sectors who join together to create innovative strategies to drive and define policies and perceptions that advance Latino collective influence, success and power.


We bring together Minnesota Latinx leaders from across the state, that include various ethnicities, generations, and working sectors to have a greater social impact through collaboration, power building, and leadership development.

We strive to increase our knowledge on pressing issues facing Latinxs in Minnesota, spotlight successes, and cultivate LatinoLEAD as a respected force of influence.


We meet our mission by cultivating our network’s collective power in a unified way to help improve the quality of life for Latinx across all sectors statewide by doing the work in the following key areas:

  • Leadership Enhancement and Advancement

  • Community Education and Civic Participation

  • Networking and Community Building

  • Partnership and Collaboration

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Civic Power Manager at LatinoLEAD is a leader committed to advancing racial equity, advocating for public policy, community civic engagement, and has the drive to continue to work with local, state, and national government, nonprofit, and community partners. As a member of the Community Education and Civic Participation Team, the Civic Power Manager will report to and closely work with the Executive Director on policy advocacy and strategy implementation.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and collaborative leader who thrives in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment and can effectively manage multiple issues and projects simultaneously.

The Civic Power Manager will:

  • Provide leadership, strategic vision, and development to LatinoLEAD’s Action Teams in partnership with the Executive Director

  • Develop and assess public policy advocacy, legislative engagement in alignment with LatinoLEAD’s policy priorities

  • Co-develop our policy and lobbying strategies, incorporating best practices in anticipation of the fast-pace changes in the political, electoral, and public policy environment

  • Collaborate with our communication lead to develop communication strategies to advance our public policy initiatives; communicate effectively with our external and internal stakeholders

  • Develop relationships with key members of mainstream media both in English and in Spanish.-language media

  • Monitor federal, state, and local policy initiatives in alignment with the outcomes and priorities of LatinoLEAD’s mission and community needs

  • Collaborate with program staff and consultants across the organization to advance engagement, mobilization, and communications to achieve goals

  • Work closely with LatinoLEAD’s stakeholders (network leaders, volunteers, local coalitions and community partners with lived experience) to support legislative advocacy, public policy advocacy, and organizing efforts

  • Ensure compliance with laws and guidelines established by federal, state, and local legislative bodies, and regulatory agencies, including lobbyist registration and reporting

This is a full-time and salaried position. The Civic Power Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the LatinoLEAD staff team. At times, this position requires travel, driving and work outside of normal business hours

THIS JOB IS FOR YOU IF YOU LIVE BY THESE VALUES...

​Our actions, interactions, and reactions within the context of this consortium will reflect and demonstrate our core values — both as outward facing values to the greater communities we serve as well as inward facing in the manner in which we collaborate with each other — so as to innovate solutions for the most pressing challenges before us.


LEADERSHIP: Our work is advancing Latinxs into positions of leadership and influence by providing professional development, ​​ensuring that Latinxs are using culture as an asset for their advancement.

EQUITY: Our work is activating our network and its allies to promote equity in their communities and beyond, and doing our part to provide resources according to our community’s unique needs.

ACHIEVEMENT: Our work is to highlight a culture of achievement in Minnesota’s Latinx community — telling bold stories of our success and impact as one way to elevate our community and its influence.

DEVELOPMENT: Our work is to aid in the development of an infrastructure and secure the space to thrive – one that encourages personal, professional and communal growth for Latinx people.

HAVE THESE SKILLS…

Public Policy and Legislative Agenda

  • Lead and coordinate LatinoLEAD’s Action Teams in visioning and implementing innovative advocacy efforts

  • Develop and execute strategic advocacy plans, including communications, organizing, legislative and other policy efforts with internal and external partners

  • Advocate for LatinoLEAD’s position on pending legislation at the State Legislature through education, advocacy, written, and verbal testimony

  • Engage, develop, and execute a public policy agenda that supports the organization’s mission and vision

  • Engage with policy-makers at the State Capitol and elevate the presence of LatinoLEAD at the legislature. Additionally, work with local units of government, such at the county, city, and school boards

Community Advocacy

  • Develop relationships and coordinate advocacy efforts with LatinoLEAD’s community, stakeholders, network leaders, local coalitions and community partners with lived experience

  • Cultivate relationships with key elected and appointed officials, policy makers, and related governmental bodies and leaders

  • Assist with development and support of cross-racial, cross-sector, and cross-governmental coalitions

  • Advocate for the organization’s position through meetings with lawmakers, position papers, public testimony, grassroots efforts, and other effective advocacy methods

  • Coordinate LatinoLEAD’s Action Team members to implement consistent models, structures and methods of community-center organizing

Communications and Research

  • Lead research and analysis on policy issues and regulations to inform policy positions and trends

  • Support and advise on policy and advocacy materials, including action alerts, talking points, issue briefs, letters, press statements, opinion editorials, website updates, and legislative and policy reports

  • Support in the creation of communications and social media strategy to effectively advance LatinoLEAD’s state, and local policy initiatives and campaigns

  • Support our Action Teams to build social media presence as thought-leaders and policy experts

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage the Action Teams including personnel work assignments, recommend training, solicit and respond to employee feedback and concerns, evaluate performance and discipline as necessary

  • Oversee compliance with annual lobbying reporting requirements including completion and filing of semi-annual lobbyist registration and reporting


and EXPERIENCES….

  • Minimum 2 years of policy and/or legislative experience; or experience working and collaborating with people in positions of power

  • Minimum 1 years organizing experience on political or issue campaigns

  • Strong knowledge of the Latin American and Latinx communities and their needs, especially in Minnesota

  • Demonstrated experience navigating a multi-partisan and highly political government system with emphasis on the Minnesota legislative process

  • Strong ability to interact and collaborate with people from different backgrounds, ideologies, and personality types.

  • Ability to positively absorb criticism and rejection and transform them into learning opportunities

  • A flexible, creative, entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of LatinoLEAD

  • Detailed oriented and great time management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Experience working with diverse constituents, teams and colleagues

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated resilience and openness in dealing with organizational challenges

  • Experience with project management tools and large group facilitation

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to convene and motivate teams, staff members, and volunteers

  • Ability to be flexible and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge

  • Able to take ownership and drive activities to completion

  • Proven organizational and project management skills

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS CONSIDERED:

  • Experience in the following policy areas: education, economics, immigration, health, and other policy issues impacting the Latino community

  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish (preferably oral and written language)

  • Strong commitment to social justice and community-centered designs


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, advocacy and political leadership, or related field

  • Experience with project management tools and large group facilitation

  • Research writing experience

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SALARY & BENEFITS: This is an exempt position with a salary range of $50,000-$60,000. LatinoLEAD offers all employees health benefits.

LOCATION: LatinoLEAD prioritizes the safety of its employees and therefore, our staff has the flexibility to work remotely. Office space is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

HOW TO APPLY: Email a copy of your cover letter and resume to info@latinoleadmn.org with the subject like "Candidate for Civic Power Manager - [FIRST NAME, LAST NAME]"

NOTES: LatinoLEAD is a fast growing nonprofit with deep respect for our team members. We encourage an environment of growth, flexibility, creative, open-mindedness and intentional about of our different individual needs so that our team can thrive maintaining high engagement and outstanding results via a sustainable work-life balance.




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