Organization: Native Peoples Action Community Fund, Inc
Job Title: Data and Voter Engagement Specialist
Schedule: Part-Time Independent Contractor
Annual Compensation: $35,000
Native Peoples Action Community Fund, Inc., a newly formed Indigenous-led non-profit organization in Alaska, strives to advance the transition to a just society that provides continuation of our Alaska Native ways of life, and wellbeing of Alaska Native peoples. We leverage our strong Alaska Native community network to build a volunteer base that provides confidence, encouragement, and guidance in connecting Alaska Native traditional values.
The foundation of our work is grounded in our operating principles:
Be Well: Indigenous Wellbeing Founded on Respect and Understanding
Be Grounded: Indigenous Education for All
Be Sustained: Sustainable Economies of Place Founded on Respect
Be Seen: Media and Messaging by Indigenous Artists
Be Heard: Amplify Indigenous Voices
Be Sacred: Honor and Defend Indigenous Spirituality
Native Peoples Action Community Fund focuses on education and information sharing, supporting local decision-making, building stronger unity among Indigenous communities to collectively address issues
impacting our ways of life and enhancing the voice of Alaska Native people. Our resilience and our adaptation to change is highlighted and built upon in the work we do.
Native Peoples Action Community Fund (NPACF) is seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual to serve as our Data and Voter Engagement Specialist. This position will build a get out the vote initiative to enhance the collective voice of Alaska Native peoples and communities across the state. This position will conduct research and outreach planning by listening to, engaging with, and organizing alongside Indigenous communities. This position will be charged with building and maintaining a database to assist in effective efforts of grassroots movement building. This position will also support NPACF’s work to protect Native traditional ways of life, amplify Indigenous voices, and support efforts of Native health and wellness, while supporting a strong democracy where everyone feels engaged, seen and heard. The position is currently funded for 2020, and fundraising efforts are in progress to secure the position long-term.
VOTER ENGAGEMENT TURNOUT
– Build a large network of volunteers and community leaders statewide to engage in get out the vote efforts;
– Build a network of partners to engage and enhance get out the vote efforts;
– Identify and train volunteers;
– Help coordinate voter turnout programs;
– Attend local community gatherings;
– Coordinate events geared toward voter education;
– Identify issue campaigns of local importance;
– Coordinate and lead grassroots door, street and phone canvasses on non-partisan get out the vote.
– Maintain clean, standardized data collection in the Voter Action Network Alaska and affiliated databases and update progress weekly;
– Identify and build outreach lists on the Alaska Native community;
– Build relationships with businesses, organizations, tribal leaders and others to develop outreach tools to increase our reach to Alaska Native peoples.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY
– Recommend new programs and initiatives for Indigenous people and develop proposals for external partnerships with variety of stakeholders;
– Coordinate house meetings and community gatherings;
– Assist with preparing educational programs and other related materials for communities, tribal entities, community leaders and other decision makers;
– Secure commitments from community members and leaders to write letters and opinion pieces to persuade greater engagements in the voting process throughout the state;
– Represent NPACF at community events;
– Represent NPACF in meetings with other allies, advocates and organizers to ensure collaborative decision making & field organizing goals;
– Work with NPACF team to fulfill duties.
– Demonstrated experience with grassroots organizing, civic engagement or integrated voter engagement programs;
– Passion for NPACF’s mission and policy platforms;
– Ability to meaningfully engage Alaska Natives and Alaskans from diverse backgrounds;
– Knowledge of and connection to rural and Alaska Native communities and ways of life;
– Innovation, ability to take risks, constant curiosity and desire to learn;
– Demonstrated volunteer recruitment, training and supervision skills;
– Demonstrated ability to work well independently and fulfill deliverables from work plan on time;
– Strong written and verbal communication skills;
– Ability to work with a team in different locations;
– Excellent organization and planning skills;
– Experience with coordinating events;
– Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, respond quickly to emerging opportunities, and be flexible to adapt to changing circumstances of dynamic organizations;
– Experience working with the Voter Activation Network (VAN).