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Diverse Community Outreach Leader Contract Job Description - Resumes/letters being accepted now through Friday, June 3, 2011 to: team@e-democracy.org - Subject line: Community Outreach Leader

E-Democracy.org is hiring a number of focused part-time one to two month contract outreach positions over the summer in 2011 to specifically recruit diverse communities in our Neighbors Issues Forums across St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Do you care passionately about building community? Do you believe in inclusion and raising diverse voices? If yes, then join our digital ground breaking Inclusive Social Media effort and team.

We seek resumes and/or letters of interest from those who can help us lead very grass roots outreach to the:

  • Latino community - Focused on Powderhorn and Phillips in Minneapolis as well as potentially the West Side in St. Paul
  • Somali and East African communities - Focused on Phillips, Seward, and Cedar Riverside (Cedar Riverside is a model where the forum is successfully ~half East African today)
  • Native American community - Focused on Phillips (we also be posting a Community Outreach and Information Leader position for Leech Lake later as well)
  • Hmong and SE Asian communities across St. Paul with special emphasis on the North End, East Side, and Frogtown
  • African American communities - Minneapolis and St. Paul generally, special work in Summit-U, the East Side and Frogtown in St. Paul

Duties:

  • Recruit diverse communities in-person - community events, festivals, door-to-door in target areas, libraries, parks, computer access centers, ethnic shopping malls, etc.
  • Recruit diverse community leaders and cultural organizations - whether recruiting in-person, via e-mail, or telephone - if you have deep connections to the communities above securing new members is the goal
  • Post (multi-lingual) signs and fliers in cafes and other public locations
  • Promote participation in the forum via locations that provide public Internet access such as the local library and community centers that cater to diverse communities

Skills Desired:

  • Good communication and organizing skills
  • Outgoing personality and a willingness to engage and involve others - in short you are shy about asking people to sign-up on paper forms but will only sign-up people who express some interest
  • Multi-lingual speaking ability in Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Hmong, etc. per your primary diverse community focus
  • Self-directed - As part of the contract process we will ask invited candidates to outline a simple work plan

Duration: One to two months within June, 2011 to the end of September, 2011. As a contractor, you are responsible for your self-employment tax (1099) and any insurance.


Rate: Depending upon experience, the contract rate is up to $15/hour with approximately 100 hours in each contract. There will be a sizable bonus available for those who sign-up at least 100 new members, and again at every 50 new members signed up on our paper sign-up forms. This will be clearly detailed in the contract.

To Apply: Send a short letter to Steven Clift, Executive Director, E-Democracy.org team@e-democracy.org describing your interest, community activities, and contact information. Attach a resume if available. If you do not receive a confirmation with 48 hours that you applied for this position, please call 612-234-7072 during business hours.


We also have volunteer positions where we will provide a limited number of gift cards to those assisting our general tabling outreach at community events, libraries, and festivals. (A single $20 gift card for at least 2 hours of active assistance will be available at key events.) These important volunteers will assist our Outreach Coordinator, Corrine Bruning and our diverse community outreach leaders. Let us know if you are interested in being on a list of potential outreach volunteers: team@e-democracy.org

 

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