About the Texas Organizing Project (TOP): Founded in 2009, TOP is the leading statewide organizing group in Texas, advancing racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing. Our programs are anchored in the three largest metro regions of the state: Houston, Dallas And San Antonio. TOP has a base of more than 300,000 members and supporters who reflect Texas Growing population of Black and Latino families. Through on the ground organizing, grassroots leadership training, direct action, policy advocacy and electoral engagement, TOP has made substantial gains in policy solutions and public investments in neighborhood infrastructure, family sustaining jobs, affordable housing, community schools, health access and immigrant rights that have improved the lives of our communities. TOP also runs the largest independent grassroots electoral field operation in the state, engaging hundreds of thousands of voters of color each election cycle.
Job Description: The Temporary Part-Time Immigration Justice Organizer will help build a base of directly impacted people in Black and Latino Immigrant communities, through our standard outreach practices at TOP which include canvassing and phone banking . The organizer will also work with hot leads generated with the goal of adding more active Immigrant right’s members to the campaign committee. The organizer will also prepare and turn members out to meetings and actions as part of the campaign plan.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Practice all safety protocols, including COVID-19 safety requirements.
● Talk to residents in community locations, shopping plazas, canvass neighborhoods door-to-door, etc.
● Move people to action, by having them complete surveys and any applicable petitions. Survey/petition quantity goals will be set in collaboration with your manager.
● Participate in organizer training sessions
● Recruit volunteers from existing databases by making phone calls and sending emails.
● Turn out members/supporters to meetings and actions.
● Prepare for and help members prepare for meetings with targets to present demands
● Follow-up with hot leads generated from community work
● Participate in Black immigrant coalition spaces at the state and national level
● Strong commitment to social, racial, economic justice and building Black and Latino power across Texas
● Ability to work as part of a team to organize events and actions
● Be available to work flexible hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends as needed
● Ability to manage personal transportation needs to move efficiently to different locations
● Basic, demonstrated skill set with computer use, including email (checking, responding and
sending emails with attachments); ability to use Google Suite (opening, sharing and creating
google docs)–Some training, but not exhaustive training will be provided; ability to complete
virtual phone banks in database (VAN)–VAN training will be provided
● Bilingual Required (English and another language)
Hourly pay rate is $20/hr for a maximum of 29 hours per week. This is a Part Time – temporary position for 12 weeks with the possibility of extension. This position reports to the Immigration Justice Director.
Women of color and directly impacted individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your relevant work and volunteer experience with “Part-Time Harris County Immigration Organizer” in the subject line.