VOICE Participatory Democracy Coordinator (Philadelphia)

Division / Program: 
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Tue, 04/04/2017
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: 
The VietVOICE Project was developed as part of our belief that all community members living in Philadelphia have the right and ability to shape and inform our city. We use voter engagement as an initial step to engage our community members, citizens or not, young and old, to engage our political sphere through either voting or supporting others to vote to hold our public officials accountable to our community’s interests. Philly VietVOICE Coordinator will lead 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 a highly motivated, enthusiastic and responsible individual for our part- time VOICE (Viets Organizing to Increase Civic Engagement) position for our non-partisan 2017 “get out the vote” program. This position will be based out of our Philadelphia office and will begin immediately and end in November 2017.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
The Coordinator is responsible for the following: Responsibilities: • Coordinating, supporting and supervising the VietVoice team • Planning and implementing logistical support for actions such as voter registration, door-knocking, canvassing, and phone-banking for 2017 program plan • Implement “Get Out The Vote” Strategies over spring, summer and early fall • Training new volunteers in phone banking, door knocking, and home visits for voter registration • Creating filing and management system for volunteer hours • Supporting outreach for volunteers and for other program-related needs • Supporting Program Staff in organizing, planning, and carrying out programming • Other programming-related support as needed • Representing VietLead at electoral organizing and civic engagement partner meetings • Responsibly managing and overseeing project budgets • Keeping track, record, and follow up with Voter Registrations, new leadership, and new training for organization
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
Requirements: • Previous electoral organizing experience preferred • Management and supervision skills preferred • Excellent organization skills • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment • Bilingual in Vietnamese/English preferred • Access to transportation preferred • PC computer literacy, proficient in Word, Excel, and internet usage
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Please send a resume and cover letter to nancy.nguyen@vietlead.org.