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Contract Job Description - Applications being accepted now through Friday, June 3, 2011.

E-Democracy.org is hiring a number of part-time very focused one to two month contract positions geared specifically to lead special outreach to diverse communities on our Neighbors Issues Forums in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

We seek resumes or indications of interest from those who can help us lead direct outreach to the:

  • Latino community - Focused on Powderhorn and Phillips in Minneapolis and potentially the West Side in St. Paul
  • Somali and East African communities - Focused on Phillips, Seward, and Cedar Riverside (forum successfully ~half East African today)
  • Native American community - Focused on Phillips (we also will have a larger Community Outreach and Information Leader position in Leech Lake in 2011)
  • 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

We also have volunteer positions available with a gift card thank you stipends available for 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.)

Duties:

  • Recruit
  • Meet with and train cultural organizations and community groups on how to join, post, and generally use the forum to reach out to the community.
  • Lead ongoing outreach and at least quarterly recruitment drives mostly in-person using our standard paper sign-up sheets. Reasonable recruitment goals will be negotiated with E-Democracy.org.
  • Promote participation in the forum via locations that provide public Internet access such as the local library and community centers.

Skills Desired:

  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Outgoing personality and a wiliness to engage and involve others
  • Multi-lingual speaking ability in Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Hmong, etc. per your primary neighborhood preferred
  • Self-directed - As part of the contract process we will ask invited candidates to outline their simple own work plan.
  • Comfort with online technologies including online forums/social networking, digital cameras, uploading video to YouTube

Duration: February, 2010 through December 31, 2010

Rate: Depending upon experience, the contract rate is $15/hour with approximately 100 hours in each contact. There will be a bonus available for those who sign-up at least 100, and then 200 new forum members on our paper sign-up forms. As a contractor, you are responsible for your self-employment tax (1099) and any insurance.

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.

 

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