Mobile Voices Community Organizer position

From: Evonne
Sent on: Tuesday, January 6, 2009 1:23 PM
JOB OPPORTUNITY FORWARDED THRU THE ETHERS, IN LA:  MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MOBILE PHONE ADVOCACY!

*Mobile Voices Community Organizer*
The Community organizer will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day
activities of the project including but not limited to:  training, material
development, equipment maintenance, technical support and communication with
our partners.  The Coordinator reports directly to the Project Manager.

This position is Full time
Mobile Voices / Voces M?viles (a.k.a. "vozmob") is a project for low-wage
immigrant workers in Los Angeles to publish and receive material to and from
the web using mobile phones.  The project brings together day laborers,
scholars, software developers, and community organizers with the purpose of
bridging the digital divide in our communities using a popular communication
methodology.

vozmob is a collaboration between the Institute of Popular Education of
Southern California <http://idepsca.org/> (IDEPSCA) and the USC Annenberg
School for Communication <http://annenberg.usc.edu/> (ASC).

Job Scope & Duties:
 -  Support in the implementation of mobile phones technology curriculum;
 provide instruction for day laborers, domestic workers, who have little or
 no access to technological resources as a means of bridging the digital
 divide.

- Support in the implementation of the Mobile Voices plan.

- Support in the implementation of outreach strategies to day laborers
 centers.

- Collect, process and make available data from project participants,
 staff and volunteers as well as document progress.

- Implement general maintenance of equipment; maintain and troubleshoot
 equipment, provide technical support to members of the Mobile voices team.

- Work with other Mobile Voices Volunteers.

- Work closely with Drupal and Open Source Community Developers.

- Other duties as assigned by Project Manager and community board team.

Qualifications

*Required*

?         Fluency in English and Spanish languages.

?         One year of community organizing experience.

?         Commitment to social justice and immigrant rights issues.

?         Willingness to explore uses of cell phones, including but not
limited to Text messaging, picture messaging and Multi-media messages.

?         Intermediate knowledge Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and
basic familiarity with programming.

?         Knowledge of web browsers.

?         Familiarity with the Open Source Community.

?         Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to
take initiative, self-start, and be creative in addressing issues and
problems with limited resources.  Ability to work in a collaborative manner
with partner organizations and Mobile Voices Participants.

?         Knowledge and understanding of the political and historical
context of Latino immigrant communities in this country, with emphasis on
Central and South American culture.

* *

*A Plus***

?         Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with
diverse groups, including immigrant and refugee communities, peer
organizations, and related organizations.

?         Knowledge of Linux.

?         Knowledge of Video production.

?         Apple computers/software experience a plus.

?         Knowledge of graphic software.



IDEPSCA is an affirmative action employer. All interested individuals,
including women, people of color, immigrants, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals,
transgender and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.



*Compensation & Benefits:  *Commensurate with experience



*Application Procedure:  *Recruitment is continuous until position is
filled.  Interested applicants are encouraged to send a resume along with a
cover letter outlining background and any related experience to Amanda
Garces, IDEPSCA, 1565 West 14th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015; e-mail:
[address removed].  IDEPSCA is an affirmative action employer.  All
interested individuals, including immigrants, women, people of color,
lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, and persons with disabilities,
are encouraged to apply.



You can become familiar with our project before applying by going to:
http://www.vozmob.net
http://arnic.info/vozmob/projectlinks.html

Amanda Garces
Mobile Voices Project Manager
IDEPSCA
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Fax:[masked]
[address removed]
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Voces Moviles / Mobile Voices

web: http://mobilevoices.net | http://vocesmoviles.net
wiki: https://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/VozMob
lists: (general) https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/vozmob | (tech)
https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/vozmob-dev
irc: http://irc.freenode.net #vozmob
tags: http://del.icio.us/tag/vozmob


~:~:~:~
Love = Energy     ~Evonne Heyning~
Creative Director, Interactives
Amoration & The Lightning Temple
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lightningtemple.net
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