Overview

The Texas Freedom Network (TFN) seeks a part-time Advocacy and Field Organizer for its Texas Rising program based in Edinburg, Texas. Texas Rising is a project of the Texas Freedom Network that is building an informed and effective movement of young Texans working toward equality and social justice across the state of Texas.

The Advocacy and Field Organizer will work in the upper Rio Grande Valley and will primarily focus on local and statewide advocacy on issues such as climate change, criminal justice, immigration, LGBTQ, and voting rights. May also assist with voter registration efforts in the region, and help manage a small team of organizers. This is a part-time position, working an average of 20-25 hours per week. The AFO will report directly to the Regional Program Coordinator in their region.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend a day-long training, plus additional one-on-one training with the Regional Program Coordinator to learn about Texas Rising and your role
  • Maintain regular communication with the Regional Program Coordinator
  • Take lead on local issue-advocacy projects in the region
  • Assist Regional Program Coordinator with statewide projects
  • Assist with recruitment efforts for Advocacy Day at the Capitol
  • Assist with voter registration efforts and management of small team of organizers
  • Job duties fluctuate based on political cycle

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to work well with a team, take direction and feedback, and share skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; self-motivated
  • Ability to work around 4-6 hours a day for 4-5 days a week
  • Must be willing to get deputized to register voters
  • Must have access to a laptop, smartphone, and reliable transportation
  • Previous experience in canvassing or other civic engagement campaigns
  • Previous experience in issue advocacy
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish, preferred but not required
  • Management experience preferred but not required

Benefits

  • $21 per hour
  • Paid sick time
  • $115/mo internet and phone stipend
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Texas Freedom Network is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LGBTQ community to apply.

About Texas Freedom Network

Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 150,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education. Based in Austin, TFN acts as the state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the State Board of Education.