Texas Rising seeks a full-time Regional Field Coordinator based in Brownsville. Texas Rising is a project of the Texas Freedom Network that is building an informed and effective movement of young Texans working toward equality and social justice across the state of Texas.
The Regional Field Coordinator is the face of Texas Rising in Brownsville, working to advance and grow our network of activists and organizers. The Regional Field Coordinator will oversee our program in the lower Rio Grande Valley. The primary responsibilities of a Regional Field Coordinator include recruiting, training, and managing teams of college-age students on area campuses to build grassroots power and implement civic engagement and issue-based advocacy campaigns. The Regional Field Coordinator will also be responsible for leading our voter registration and engagement program in the region.
This position will have a focus on reproductive rights and environmental justice organizing in Brownsville and surrounding areas. This will be the primary issue campaign the Coordinator focuses on in the first year, but this does not limit the Coordinator from participating in other issue advocacy organizing. The Regional Field Coordinator in Brownsville will work closely with their student chapters, Field Manager, and the Texas Rising Director to create a plan for environmental justice, and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizing in their region, and will work to execute the goals of that plan with their student chapter teams.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Developing a plan to organize their region based on its unique characteristics for grassroots electoral and issue-advocacy campaigns (with a primary focus on reproductive health, rights , and justice, and environmental justice)
Coordinating TX Rising student chapters on targeted campuses in the region, which includes managing volunteers and stipended student leaders
Planning and implementing voter engagement campaigns which include voter registration, voter education, and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts (phone banking, text outreach, and block walking)
Management of part-time staff dedicated to voter outreach
Developing and maintaining relationships with partner organizations and allies in the community
Planning, coordinating logistics and building participation for Texas Rising events
Preparing and leading youth advocacy and organizing trainings
Participating in issue advocacy around reproductive justice, voting rights, lgbtq equality, criminal justice reform, immigration reform
Serving as TX Rising representative at coalitions, events, conferences and meetings, including public speaking engagements
Occasional travel to TX Rising events throughout the state
Extensive travel and sometimes working long and/or irregular hours are required.
Qualifications and Skills
Must live in or be willing to relocate to Brownsville, Texas
Applicants must be well organized, resourceful and persistent
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrate a commitment to the progressive values, mission and goals of the organization
Must be highly motivated self-starters who are able to work independently and in a team environment
Ideal candidates will be able to bring young people of color together and motivate them to get involved in the political process.
Ability to implement digital organizing in their everyday work is preferred.
Have an entrepreneurial spirit and the capacity to build and implement a plan for your region is preferred
Fluency in another language is preferred.
Experience in volunteer and staff management is preferred.
Salary range: $50,000 - $60,000 (depending on experience)
100% employer paid medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer contribution, paid vacation, personal, sick, and parental leave.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
This position requires regular interaction with the general public. TFN is committed to keeping employees as safe as possible, including strongly recommending vaccinations (and possibly requiring full vaccination at a future date). It might not always be possible to maintain a full schedule of hours for employees not able to engage in in-person field work.
Texas Rising/Texas Freedom Network is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LGBTQ community to apply.