Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) Job Postings
The Washington State Census Alliance is a coalition of organizations serving communities of color. This historic collaboration, formed in the summer of 2018, is focused on educating and engaging our communities for a safe, fair, and complete 2020 Census count. It serves as the central coordinating body to develop plans, raise and distribute funds, and execute an unprecedented statewide educational campaign to increase Census participation. In early February of 2019, the Alliance convened over 100 leaders of color and 67 organizations from across the state in Toppenish, WA to build relations, set an overall framework, and start to build out regional efforts throughout the state. To learn more about the Washington Census Alliance click here.
Why the Census Matters to Us
There are two key reasons why we are engaging in this work. First, the biennial Census drives the allocation of federal resources. Almost $14 billion in education, health care, and transportation funds are granted to Washington State based solely on the decennial Census. These funds represent critical resources to support basic needs and infrastructure on which our communities depend.
The second reason is political representation. Under our federal constitution, the Census is required to reapportion Congressional districts. Further, the data is used to draw all Congressional districts, all state legislative districts, and many at the local level. We fundamentally believe that our voices in all levels of government are strong when we have a more accurate the Census count.
About this position
This position will directly support building and coordinating regional coalitions around the state to ensure that the organizations with the right expertise and who are trusted messengers in Census historically undercounted communities, have the information, capacity, and reduces the need to participate in the 2020 Census.
The Alliance Manager is a project based position that will be supervised by the Alliance's Coordinating Committee and will be housed within Latino Community Fund.
Core Responsibilities of the Role
- Manage Alliance members, subcommittees, advisors, and allies around the state to implement the community designed Census workplan
- Engage a broad set of Census Historically Undercounted organizations and groups around the state to support and provide with resources needed to collaborate on the Alliance plan to “Get out the Count” in 2020 in a safe and informed campaign.
- Be the main point of contact for new organizations, allys, funders and local government for all Alliance business
- Monitor federal and state updates on Census 2020 developments, including action items and
- Support the fiscal sponsor organization to keep track of funding, presendsetatinos, reports
Minimum Experience & Skills
- Minimum 5 years of working experience with at least 3 years in civic engagement, campaigns or issue advocacy that includes grassroots community engagement;
- Demonstrated experience facilitating coalitions and working with a diverse coalition
- Ability to synthesize information and communicate effectively;
- Community and grassroots organizing approach to problem solving and the ability to think independently and creatively;
- A track record of advancing racial equity outcomes and ability to work effectively with communities of color in political settings.
Desired Experience & Skills
- Established relationships with community-based organizations, particularly those working in communities that are at risk of an under-count in the census;
- Knowledge of the political and progressive landscape in WA.
- Bilingual in one other language
- Census knowledge or experience
- Experience working and coordinating work remotely
Compensation & Benefits
- Salary Range Commensurate with experience: $ 50,000 - $60,000
- This is a full time (40 hours/week) salaried position that requires a willingness to regularly work outside of normal business hours.
- Benefits: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick time and 10 paid holidays.
- Anticipated Start Date: ASAP Negotiable, This position will run from start date to December 2020, with possibility for limited extension into 2021.
- To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com by May 20, 2019 and include “Alliance Manager Application” in the subject line.
- If you have specific questions before applying, please contact: Oskar Zambrano, Director of Civic Engagement and Advocacy at Oskar@latinocommunityfund.org