2020Census Vietnamese Community Educator

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Position Details
Opening Date: 
Wed, 12/11/2019
Program Summary: 
VietLEAD is a grassroots, Vietnamese community-based organization that focuses on intergenerational healing through leadership development, community engagement, culture & arts, and health promotion work. Our focus is participatory democracy, youth organizing, health and healing, and culture and arts programming with and by our community. Our vision is to integrate unique, sustainable programming that builds the skills, leadership, and collaboration needed to ensure that our community can thrive in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Position Summary: 
From Winter 2019 until Summer 2020, VietLead will be a part of a Philadelphia and Camden County’s initiatives to “Get Out The Count” (GOTC) for the upcoming 2020 CENSUS! As part of our belief that all community members have the right and ability to shape and inform our cities, counties and neighborhoods, we will be assembling a 2020 CENSUS Team that includes our Community Educators as part of our in order to carry out the initial steps in educating our community members, citizens or not, young and old, to engage our political sphere through the upcoming 2020 CENSUS. This team will participate in a two fold census education outreach plan through organizing, hosting, and implementing Vietnamese-language and English-language 2020Census Education workshops throughout Philadelphia and Camden Counties. We will be educating community members about why participating in the 2020 CENSUS is important for our community’s interests as well as reminding our community members to be attentive of the census deadlines. The VietLead 2020 CENSUS Team will be a part of a seasonal team designed to provide support to a dynamic and creative team that works to increase political power of the Vietnamese community, and the broader Asian American community in Philadelphia. VietLEAD seeks several highly motivated, enthusiastic and responsible individuals for our part-time 2020 CENSUS COMMUNITY EDUCATION TEAM position for our “Get Out The Counts” program. This position will be based out of our Philadelphia or Camden office and will begin in Winter 2019 and through Summer 2020. The Community Educator Team will support Program Staff
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
● Outreach to Vietnamese community groups, religious centers, and other communitycenters to schedule and provide 2020Census education workshops in PhiladelphiaCounty, Camden County, and in other spaces as capacity allows● Training Vietnamese community leaders to lead their own workshops● Outreach to Asian communities (in New Jersey specifically) to support in 2020 CensusEducation● Supporting community members to fill out the census● Organizing Census Action Days with the 2020Census Team (including Field Team andother project staff)● Supporting team in Implement “Get Out The Counts” Strategies over through out thenext year until CENSUS DAY on April 1, 2020● Support in Outreach for volunteers and for other program-related needs● Organizing and recruiting new volunteers through high school, college, and communityoutreach for phone● Maintain filing system for volunteer hours● Supporting Staff in organizing, planning, and carrying out programming● Other programming-related support as needed
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
● Excellent organization skills● Excellent presentation skills● Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment● Must be able to speak Vietnamese● Must have access to transportation● PC computer literacy, proficient in Word, Excel, and internet usage Valid driver's license Must have required background clearances (PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting)
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to:nancy.nguyen@vietlead.org and tracy.nguyen@vietlead.org