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Spanish-English Bilingual Base-builder

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network (Mid-City CAN) is a 501(c)3 collaborative comprised of hundreds of partners and thousands of community members. Mid-City CAN’s mission is to build a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing. For over 30 years, Mid-City CAN plays an essential role in the community and the San Diego Region by facilitating dialogue, identifying common issues, spearheading advocacy efforts, building power, and training community members to take leadership roles in affecting change. Some of our advocacy achievements include $5.1 million towards two skate parks and a recreation center, the Halal school lunch program, and a no-cost transit pass for youth 18 and under.

Reporting to the Organizing Director, the Bilingual Base-builder, works as assigned to assist the community organizing team and various program staff in communicating and building relationships with community members, their families, and organizational allies in the design and ongoing implementation of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team community organizing and advocacy campaigns. Duties include working in two languages during meetings, developing materials in two languages, phone-banking, emailing, texting, door-knocking (as assigned), assisting with meetings, events and actions, and other tasks as assigned. The available Bilingual Base Builder position is for Spanish-English and will be assigned to the ITCH Momentum Team’s campaign for the Youth Opportunity Pass (a regional no-cost transit pass for youth).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write materials into designated language
  • Conduct presentations and one-on-ones with consecutive communication accurately in English and second language
  • Make social media posts in designated language
  • Conduct discussions between English and second language as assigned
  • Phone-banking (repeat phone calling from an organizational list of 100+ phone numbers) to community members and calling lists in designated language
  • Text-banking (repeat texting from an organizational list of 100+ phone numbers) to community members and calling lists in designated language
  • Email lists of community members in designated language
  • Use Microsoft Office Suite, Nation Builder Data Base, and other computer technologies
  • Conduct door-knocking (when allowable by prevailing health orders) in designated language
  • Complete program tasks and prep work as assigned by supervisor
  • Conduct outreach to schools, agencies, and collaborative partners that service to recruit members and conduct outreach; such and not limited to tabling or group presentations, tabling, and working directly with schools
  • Prepare materials for group work
  • Clearly articulate the efforts of Mid-City CAN and our community development strategy
  • Execute assigned campaign plans, project work plans, adhere to timelines and deadlines, and use Mid-City CAN planning tools
  • Complete weekly data entry and progress reports in a timely manner
  • 40 hours per week as scheduled to meet organizational needs
  • Friday afternoon, weekend, and evening work required weekly to meet organizational needs
  • Attend all staff meetings, staff trainings, and retreats, and incorporate learnings into daily
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, administrators, and a variety of internal and external
  • Other tasks as

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Community organizing or leadership training a plus, such as certificates from: Institute for Cultural Affairs, Gamaliel Foundation, PICO National Network, Center for Third World Organizing, Consensus Organizing Center, or comparable organizations
  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and a commitment to using bilingual language skills on a routine basis
  • Possess a passion for social justice that translates to daily interactions
  • Ability to self-direct, take initiative, work independently, and balance conflicting
  • Ability to work in a highly diverse workplace across, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, perspectives, and economic status; ability to build relationships and interact with diverse people easily and contribute to a respectful workplace.
  • Flexible in adapting and learning new ideas and/or concepts,including ongoing training, workshops and/or learning
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends with occasional travel overnight
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to personal professional growth and

COVID-19 Safety and In-person Work

  • Strictly comply with all applicable public health orders and organizational safety
  • Work as part of a team among colleagues to assist with unforeseen COVID-19-related
  • Conduct work in person as health order allow (PPE provided), majority of work is expected to be in-person with some remote
  • Acquire COVID-19 vaccine and boosters unless qualified medical exemption; unvaccinated staff are required to take a routine COVID-19
  • Remain flexible in order to adjust to changing safety protocols and health orders as

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Work is performed in an office, at home, or community setting; employee regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day; occasionally lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Position involves regular use of a computer and keyboard, telephone, and face-to-face communications; employee should be able to communicate clearly and professionally in all of these manners. The employee may spend periods of time sitting, standing, or walking. Employee required to work in-person and adhere to health and safety protocols which may require wearing of facial mask covering nose and mouth for several hours and/or gloves or other PPE (provided). If required by health orders, employ may have to work virtually at home requiring use of virtual meeting technology (technology provided) for several hours requiring focus on a computer screen. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation: The hourly wage range for this full-time, nonexempt position is $20.00 - $25.00 per hour, commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter for this position through the Mission Edge San Diego job board.  No phone calls, walk-ins, or recruiters, please. 

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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  • Ron Sanchez
    published this page 2023-01-27 14:00:47 -0800
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