Job Announcement: Fundraising Collective Member


JOB: CISPES Fundraising Collective Member

compensation: $15.24/hour
employment type: part-time
non-profit organization
Fundraising Collective Member – hourly (8-10 hrs/week)
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Due: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
SALARY: This position is hourly (8-10 hours/week) with compensation of $15.24/hour

Put your fundraising skills to work with the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)–a unique national organization dedicated to grassroots mobilization and cross-border solidarity!

This position is an exciting opportunity to:
* Support struggles for social and economic justice and against US imperialism in Latin America
* Develop your skills as part of a team of dedicated fundraisers
* Raise money to fund our movements!

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Since 1980, CISPES has been working in solidarity with the FMLN (Farabundo Marti­ National Liberation Front) and the Salvadoran social movement to promote an alternative to the oppressive US-backed policies of the Salvadoran right-wing.

Our current campaigns focus on:
1) Supporting the revolutionary social programs of El Salvador’s first-ever leftist government.
2) Continuing to challenge multi-national corporations and U.S. governmental institutions that attempt to undermine this transformation.

Local CISPES committees across the country also play an active role in coalitions to:
* Advance struggles for immigrant rights
* Accompany the leftward shift in Latin America
* Oppose US military intervention, including under the banner of the “War on Drugs”
* Build a broad-based movement to challenge corporate-driven globalization

Fundraising Collective Members are part of CISPES’ national fundraising team. Members are responsible for bringing in funds for the national organization as one of our primary grassroots fundraising programs. The main role of this position is to make calls to our grassroots phone list, update supporters on our campaign, and pitch them to increase their financial and political support of CISPES.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
* National Phonebank: Calling a portion of our list to update supporters and ask them to donate over the phone. The schedule is flexible: calling takes place on afternoons and evenings during the week. Weekend shifts are also available.
*Collaboration: Regular coordination meetings with the Seattle Phonebank Coordinator
* Record-keeping: Maintain thorough records of fundraising phone calls and donations and send pledge reminders at the end of each calling shift.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Experience fundraising and/or comfort asking people for money over the phone
* Basic understanding of the political and social issues of Latin America, especially the US role in Central America militarily and economically, and the impacts of neoliberalism in Latin America and the US
* Political beliefs that are compatible with the goals of the organization
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly on the phone and among a collective
* High level of organization
* High level of initiative and self-motivation; ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
* Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings
* Strong conversational English

PREFERRED:
* Fundraising experience with phonebanking and/or canvassing
* Experience with grassroots organizing and/or solidarity work
* Administrative skills
* Knowledge of CISPES and the history and politics of El Salvador
* Bilingual English/Spanish speaker

CISPES is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, queer folks, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references’ contact information by email or by regular mail to Jed Walsh, Fundraising Collective Member Position, 606 Maynard Ave S, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98104.

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