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The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice team is dedicated to building a more equitable and a just Louisiana. Our employees work across the state to build power and make connections in their communities. Power Coalition has a dynamic workplace that values innovation, social justice, and a commitment to creating a better future for our state.

Open Positions

Program Coordinator
Data & Targeting Fellow
Redistricting Fellow
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Program Coordinator

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ), Program Coordinator is a detail-oriented connector, bridging the support for program and administrative functions. This position is responsible for providing the day-to-day coordination critical to our organization’s success. The Program Coordinator works both internally and externally across our portfolio of work to plan, organize, track, and maintain critical elements of our core programing and campaign work including the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiative, voters’ rights and protections, issue-specific advocacy campaigns, and special projects.

Programmatic Team Support
  • Support implementation of program and/or grant activities to ensure successful outcomes are achieved
  • Work in collaboration with community organizers in the recruitment and onboarding of volunteers to support GOTV and other PCEJ work
  • Collaborate with staff to coordinate campaign goals, develop campaign concepts, and produce content, including emails, action pages, and social media posts to engage and mobilize supporters to take action.
  • Plan communications to multiple target audiences with distinct engagement goals, and help manage email lists and databases
  • Support digital strategy to deepen our base inspire action, and advance organizing online
Administrative Coordinator
  • Maintain internal and external communications to support the management of program and administrative resources
  • Provide proactive support to ensure projects/programs have the administrative resources necessary to carry out defined activities
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, manage the organization’s procurement process, inventory, and vendor relationships
  • Maintain organization reporting, invoices, check requests, and documentation to support fiscal sponsorship records
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings including staff meetings, project kick-off meetings, and other convenings which may include scheduling, agenda development, and facilitation support
  • Ensure administrative documents relating grants and programs are maintained and up to date
  • Keep projects on track and collaborate and communicate closely with team members
Event Planning and Community Level Project Management
  • Support the planning and implementation of organization events which includes working collaboratively with event team members, supporting event logistics, on-site support, and event follow up requests for GOTV, voters’ registration, advocacy campaigns, and other PCEJ work
  • Facilitate or moderate community conversations and proactively orchestrate key community level meetings to advance advocacy goals
  • Provide cost estimates and information on resources needs to budget managers or directors to support budget development
Organization Ambassador and Team Member
  • Support the implementation of programs designed to promote the organization, its mission, and the issues important to the community and target population
  • Promote the branding of PCEJ and represent the organization and its messaging among external stakeholder groups
  • Attend local events and community gatherings as a representative of PCEJ
  • Demonstrate initiative and support a team culture by pitching in and supporting the work of the organization when necessary
  • Demonstrate the values of equity and justice through actions and messaging both internally and externally

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits Black womxn and other womxn of color, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is a project of Public Allies

She Leads! Data and Targeting Fellow

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ), is hiring a SheLeads Data & Targeting Fellow. Our SheLeads! program is our flagship statewide fellowship to build a network of powerful women organizers, leaders, activists who are disrupting the current power structures and realizing change in their communities.

The SheLeads Data & Targeting Fellowship seeks to develop strong Black Women Data leaders across the state that will use data for social change through organizing, policy change, and advocacy.

 This two year fellowship will work directly under our Data and Targeting Director who is the “first Black women in National Network to Lead Statewide Data Department.”  

Data informs all that we do therefore, the SheLeads Data & Targeting fellow will work across our full portfolio of activities to provide the data resources necessary for a comprehensive, high-performance, social justice organization.

Duties

  • Engages internal team leads to identify data collection needs and design data collection platforms to align with collection and reporting requirements
  • Supports a data-driven organizing culture that uses data as a key component of campaign decision-making
  • Maintains regular reporting and work with internal teams to create organization reports including table reports, grantee reports, campaign reporting, list matching reports and other reports as needed
  • Supports reporting quality control processes including processes for data sharing and requests
  • Maintains knowledge of data innovations and makes recommendations on data and/or field tools
  • Provides training to internal team and external partners on VAN and other data tools
  • Provides and/or identifies professional development opportunities to build data capacity and knowledge among internal team members and external partners
  • Conducts weekly calls and trainings
  • Assist PCEJ staff with data entry
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to external stakeholders
  • Demonstrates the values of equity and justice through actions and messaging both internally and externally

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits Black womxn and other womxn of color, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is a project of Public Allies

Crowd Academy Redistricting Fellowship

Program overview

Supported by in-state redistricting experts and partners leading democracy organizing, this program will identify and train community leaders to serve as regional Census and Redistricting Fellows for 12 months starting in the first quarter of 2021. Fellows will learn skills critical to monitoring and intervening in the 2021-2022 redistricting process at every level.

Background

In the first redistricting cycle since losing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, voting rights advocates must approach redistricting community education and advocacy in a more strategic, efficient manner.  Section 5 provided advocates and litigators a notification system to monitor and act when appropriate on redistricting changes proposed in formerly covered jurisdictions (17 states, mostly in the South, that were, prior to the United States Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, subject in whole or part to Section 5’s preclearance requirement).

Section 5’s preclearance requirement also bought affected communities time to assess proposed redistricting changes because those changes could not legally be implemented until federal approval was obtained.  Without Section 5, redistricting changes will go into effect immediately upon passage.  This increases the pressure on communities to object to problematic plans during the legislative process and, if unsuccessful, to litigate those plans immediately after passage.

Without the notification element and the extra time afforded by the preclearance process, advocates must equip and support communities across the South to both act as the “eyes and ears” notification system lost after the Shelby decision, and to engage meaningfully in the redistricting process, from demystifying the process to producing, analyzing and advocating for maps.  Following the return of the decennial census data, redistricting at all levels of government--from congressional districts to town council districts.  There are simply not enough experienced voting rights advocates to be in every community, but those advocates can provide support--technical, legal and base-building--so that communities themselves can utilize the tools those experienced advocates use.  And those communities, already deeply familiar with the electoral systems and how those systems are structured to serve (or not) their best interests, will be well positioned to participate in the redistricting process and advocate for their own best interests.