Jolt is a non-profit organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of millennial Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of Latino millennials to tell their own stories through creative acts of resistance, like the Migration is Sweet! selfie station, Poderosa mural, and Quinceanera at the Capitol, which collectively reached over 50 million Americans.
Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.
Jolt was founded in November 2016 by Cristina Tzintzun, a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Cristina was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, and her work has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBC’s Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others. The organization entered a new phase in April 2021, when Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia took over as Executive Director. Jolt is a young organization with big dreams about what is possible in Texas. Our vision has made national headlines and has spurred increased investment into our work- which is why we are hiring talented people to join our growing team.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Jolt Initiative seeks to register 6,500 voters by the registration deadline on October 4, 2021. To meet this goal, the organization is hiring a team of part-time Voter Registration Canvassers to register voters in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Jolt seeks dynamic, outgoing, and hard-working individuals ready to create change in Texas.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Register voters on high school and college campuses, community events, and high traffic areas
- Work with organizers and leaders in the community to coordinate times to register voters
- Track data via database or spreadsheet on a daily basis
- Check-in with your supervisor about team voter registration goals and pledge card collection goals
- Communicate daily with your supervisor about your shifts and availability
- Represent the organization effectively to the public
- No experience necessary, but must be highly motivated and eager to engage with community members
- Willing to work irregular hours and weekends
- Eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in the state of Texas
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
- Access to a smartphone
- Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week
Job Type: This is a 20-hour per week position that runs from August 1, 2021 through December 30, 2021.
Location: Austin, Texas ; Dallas, Texas ; Houston, Texas ; Fort Worth, Texas ; San Antonio, Texas
Compensation: $15 per hour
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the job title in the subject line. Position is open until filled.