LCLAA Communications and Policy Coordinator

Position Overview

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) seeks a talented, creative and committed Communications and Policy Coordinator to oversee LCLAA’s communications, marketing and policy strategy. The Communications and Policy Coordinator will be responsible for carrying LCLAA’s message to the media, local and national leaders, membership, and to the public through various media and communications outlets. This person must demonstrate exceptional writing and editing skills, with proven experience writing news stories, editorials, speeches, press releases, promotional/advertising copy, and social media posts. The Communications and Policy Coordinator must show strong commitment to workers’ rights and be able to produce effective marketing and outreach materials to support LCLAA’s programs and campaigns. The individual must have a strong grasp of social media and effectively communicate with our membership and external audiences to raise the visibility of LCLAA and its local chapters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Communications and Policy Coordinator will work closely with the LCLAA team to support LCLAA’smission and work through the following duties:

Communications

  • Lead communication/digital engagement to amplify LCLAA’s work and campaigns through aggressive communications outreach, including print and digital media, and online engagement through social media.
  • Develop strategic messaging for LCLAA’s campaigns and priorities.
  • Draft and write press releases, talking points, op-eds, media advisories and bi-weekly newsletters.
  • Plan press conferences.
  • Oversee distribution of targeted e-blasts and communications on Action Network;
  • Monitor press coverage about LCLAA, its members and issues impacting Latino workers and labor.
  • Actively pitch stories to reporters to expand press coverage of LCLAA and its work.
  • Establish relationships with key reporters and producers.
  • Build and maintain a database of media outlets, reporters and producer.
  • Manage all content and engagement on LCLAA’s social media outlets, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other outlets as needed.
  • Design and create visuals and graphics for LCLAA events.
  • Develop an outreach and communication plan for LCLAA chapter engagement.
  • Promote LCLAA chapter events and campaigns.
  • Generate content and maintain LCLAA’s website.

Policy and Programs

  • Support the policy, advocacy and research needs related to LCLAA’s work and mission.
  • Develop strong relations with policy leaders, Government Agencies, their staff and LCLAA partners in the labor union movement and the Latino civil rights, research and advocacy community.
  • Develop campaign strategies and take the lead on related coalition building under the directive of the Executive Director.
  • Attends hearings and briefings related to LCLAA’s legislative priorities and represents LCLAA at conferences, meetings and work related events.
  • Participates in labor and Latino coalition meetings to stay abreast of policy and advocacy issues and assists the Executive Director in preparing necessary materials for such meetings.

Administrative Duties

  • At least 10% of weekly responsibilities will focus on administrative duties, including answering phone calls, letter writing, and updating communication and maintaining communication with members.
  • Provide assistance and support on LCLAA events, meetings, press conferences and other gatherings.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of LCLAA National conferences, conventions and other events.

Other

  • Some travel required.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, political science, Latino studies or related field preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience in communications, media outreach and social media.
  • Proven experience placing media stories, and increasing followers and engagement in social media platforms.
  • A passion for advocating and communicating about the Latino community
  • A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, have a strong attention to detail, thrive at multitasking.
  • Working knowledge of Indesign and other design software.
  • Photoshop experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to create social media campaigns, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites.
  • Creative in using new media to communicate LCLAA priorities, including experience-producing infographics.
  • Self-starter who is able to self-manage, with input from other staff;
  • Excellent project management skills, demonstrated experience meeting deadlines and providing fast turn-around of quality products and working in a high-pressure environment;
  • Able to innovate and excel while working with wide range of chapters, members, coalition partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and work well with internal and external staff at all levels
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, though not required; and
  • The candidate must be a great team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance; annual vacation, paid federal holidays, 403B plan offered.
Application deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, open until filled.
Approximate start Date: immediately.
To apply: Please submit electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please visit www.lclaa.org No phone calls please.

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers' rights and their influence in the political process. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, Independent Unions and all its membership.

LCLAA is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information on our organization at: www.lclaa.org

Administrative and Membership Management Assistant

Purpose

The Administrative and Membership Management Assistant is responsible for performing administrative duties and support office activities for executive management and staff of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). Oversee all aspects of general office coordination including membership.

Responsibilities:

General Office Administration and Executive Support

  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Director, this includes managing meeting agenda, scheduling meetings and appointments, coordinating all aspects of travel arrangements, expense reports, written communication and coordinating staff meetings.
  • Provides office administrative support in a variety of capacities including filing, printing, telephone support, copier projects, mail processing, purchase orders, expenses, travel authorizations, invoices and supplies control.
  • Assists staff with coordinating organization’s meetings including logistics and presentation material.
  • Monitors inventory, manages ordering, and tracking financial information for invoices and purchase orders related to office supplies.
  • Prepares and handles incoming/outgoing correspondence.
  • Assist with overall maintenance of the organization and its offices.
  • Assist in arranging for the repair and maintenance of office equipment.
  • Interact, Receive and direct visitors.
  • May also train and supervise volunteers and other support personnel such as interns.
  • Maintain records for office space, company credit card and office keys.
  • Answer phones and direct all incoming calls to appropriate party promptly and efficiently.
  • Handle Follow up calls.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director, Director of Operations & staff.

Finance

  • Responsible for handling checks received.
  • Responsible for Bank deposits.
  • Prepares Executive Director’s expense reports.

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  • Responsible for LCLAA’s Membership Database management.
  • Issues membership cards to LCLAA members.
  • Issues letters and acknowledgments to members.
  • Handle information requests from LCLAA members and chapters.
  • Maintains members contacts for communications database.

Meeting/Events Planning

  • Assists in some aspects of the logistical work.
  • Coordinates Conference and Events Registration.
  • Handles Event registration database.
  • Supports Staff during Events.
  • Assists in promoting LCLAA events.
  • Assist in coordinating event communications for LCLAA members and allies.
  • Provides on-site assistance for meetings and conferences as needed.

Please send cover letter and current resume to:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – No phone calls please

Starting Date: Immediately

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers' rights and their influence in the political process. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, Independent Unions and all its membership.

LCLAA is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information on our organization at: www.lclaa.org

Chapter Development and Field Coordinator

Location: Washington D.C

Accountability: Reports to the Executive Director

Position overview: The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is searching for a Chapter Development and Field Coordinator to assist in the development and support of LCLAA’s chapters. The Chapter Development and Field Coordinator primary focus will be to increase LCLAA’s membership nationwide, help coordinate chapter work around a national platform, help engage and mobilize our chapters and members around both local and national issues of importance to labor and the Latino community. The Chapter Development and Field Coordinator will be responsible for the field implementation of LCLAA’s program in coordination with local chapters, community organizations, and local unions. The Chapter Development and Field Coordinator will provide membership support, interact with LCLAA members, and chapters for the collection of member dues, process applications, enter data, and other clerical duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Chapter Development

  • To assist LCLAA chapters with strategic analysis, planning and technical support in such areas as chapter growth, member recruitment and implementation of programs.

  • To provide support in chapter visibility areas using online tools like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

  • To work with LCLAA chapters, LCLAA Officers and Executive Board and National Office in the implementation of programs including: assisting chapters in building community coalitions to support local organizing campaigns.

  • To work with LCLAA chapters in the implementation of LCLAA national programs such as Civic Engagement Campaigns, Trabajadoras, Immigration etc.

  • Responsible for the assessment and analysis of chapter programs, conditions and activities to inform planning and work plans.

  • Membership growth of chapters and National LCLAA.

  • Facilitate two-way communication between National LCLAA and local chapters.

  • Spread “Best Practices” and ideas that work for all chapters.

  • Coordinate the work of National LCLAA with chapters and vice versa.

  • Assist LCLAA chapters to develop their own programs and ensure growth, including the following important components:

  • Leadership Development
  • Membership Growth
  • Relations with Unions and Labor Councils
  • Relations with Community Groups and Coalitions
  • Chapter Fundraising Goals and Methods
  • Areas and Issues of Activism
  • Chapter strategic planning
  • Provide Chapter guidance including accountability meetings

Membership

  • Responsible for LCLAA’s membership database management.
  • Ensure member data and high quality communications is managed to best support LCLAA chapters.
  • Issues membership cards and acknowledgments to LCLAA members.
  • Deliver effective member recruitment, engagement and retention.
  • Handle information requests from LCLAA members and chapters.
  • Maintains member’s contacts for communications database.
  • Prepares membership reports for LCLAA’s National Executive board and chapter leaders.
  • Any other task relevant to these duties or the mission of the organization assigned by the Executive Director.

Job Experience/Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of related professional experience.
  • Must have strong union experience and commitment to the labor movement.
  • Organizing and organization building experience.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to and understanding of issues affecting Latino working families.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills. Bilingual Spanish communication skills a plus.
  • Computer Literate and knowledge of databases.
  • Public Speaking.
  • Strong organizational, time management, communication, and writing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform within deadlines.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with others.
  • Must be able to develop work plan and perform in a team environment.

Candidate must be willing to travel as needed: this is a field position, includes extensive travel to different areas to assist Chapters.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance; annual vacation, paid federal holidays, 403B plan offered.

To Apply: This position is open immediately. Applications may be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About LCLAA: The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers' rights and their influence in the political process. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in both the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation and its associate membership.

For more information, please visit www.lclaa.org- No phone calls please.

LCLAA is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information on our organization at: www.lclaa.org