Employment Opportunities

Communications Intern

Are you interested in putting your skills to work for a great cause? The Libre Initiative has a great opportunity for you! Libre, a non-partisan non-profit, seeks to fill an internship position for the communications department. The mission of the organization is to advance economic freedom principles (limited government, free trade, free enterprise) across the U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities. The intern will report directly to the communications director.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the communications department by scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, and processing accounting requests as needed.
  • Aid the communications department in the development of content for social media and blogs.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, memorandums, proposals, and correspondence.
  • Assist the communications department in monitoring and researching news relevant to Hispanic/Latino communities.
  • Compile relevant media clips and post content through social media outlets.
  • Assist with booking media interviews for Libre designated spokespeople.

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of fiscally conservative issues is preferred but not required
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office Suite and media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Experience with WordPress or CMS preferred
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and committed to excellence
  • Should be pursuing a college degree

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EOE/M/F/D/V

 

Executive Assistant

Looking to put your skills to work for a great cause? The Libre Initiative is looking for an Executive Assistant.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Executive Assistant will contribute to a productive work environment for up to two executives at the Libre Initiative by ensuring that their time is organized efficiently and productively based on their goals. This position requires someone who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and personable.  The Libre Initiative is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support including scheduling meetings, booking travel, and reporting expenses.
  • Maintain calendars and daily schedules in a proactive, forward-thinking fashion for the supported executive(s).
  • Schedule external client and partner meetings that involve executives from multiple organizations.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with C-Suite level executives and their support staff to ensure that meetings are scheduled promptly and appropriately.
  • Assist in the creation, formatting, and distribution of agendas, PowerPoint presentations, memorandums, and other correspondence for both internal and external meetings.
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis and ensure that it is distributed or stored properly.
  • Serve as a Meetings and Events team member and assist with planning, preparation, and execution of Virginia office and national meetings and events.
  • Monitor office operations and inventory including ordering, tracking, and approving office supply orders from various departments.
  • Serve as point of contact for staff on any building and facilities related questions for Libre's Arlington office.
  • Serve as primary contact for property management and the Center for Shared Services (CSS).  Share landlord communications with staff; coordinate with CSS on facilities questions, and give office tours as needed.
  • Answer all incoming calls, greet guests, and direct them to their meeting or appointment.
  • Assist the Operations manager with various projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience providing executive assistance to C-suite level executives preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention-to-detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, adapt to change, and work well under pressure in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Knowledge of fiscally conservative issues is preferred
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Possess a friendly professional demeanor and positive phone presence​ 

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EOE/M/F/D/V

Texas Press Secretary

The LIBRE Initiative is looking for a Texas Press Secretary to work with the Communications Director and regional staff to carry out state and local communications responsibilities across the assigned region, support long-term regional planning needs, and lead outreach in the region. The Texas Press Secretary must be an assertive, quick-thinking, and savvy professional equipped to serve as the media liaison to local and national outlets, arrange media opportunities for regional spokespersons, and be available to be on-the-record on behalf of the organization. Tasks may also include contributing news items for a daily blog, the bi-weekly newsletter, writing columns, special programs and initiatives, regional opinion pieces, commentaries, speeches, and to coordinate development of the organization’s communications efforts as needed. This position will cover multiple cities in the state and may often involve responding to breaking stories in multiple states at once, as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships with reporters, bloggers, television bookers and producers, columnists, editorial staff and communications staff for allied organizations.
  • Secure opportunities for designated spokespeople to appear and discuss organizational priorities.
  • Draft press releases, advisories, talking points, articles, blog content, position statements, editorials and other products as needed.
  • Manage day-to-day press inquiries.
  • Work with Communications Director to develop and focus localized state messaging strategies to support grassroots and advocacy work of the organization.
  • Produce informational materials to support state level efforts.
  • Organize press conferences and availabilities, media briefings, and teleconferences.
  • Track and respond to important developing stories around issues of interest to the organization in the assigned region.
  • Pitch to the media and maintain updated contact lists for media outreach.
  • Work with Communications Director to develop social media campaigns in sync with regional activity.
  • Track and respond to important developing stories around issues of interest to the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar combination of education and experience in Communications, Political Science or Economics is preferred
  • Local residents of San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and the Valley region are preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in communications, grassroots campaigns, messaging, and/or writing/editing
  • Familiarity with the newsletter production process
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • A firm grasp of policy issues and knowledge of the congressional and federal regulatory process (knowledge of Hispanic community is a plus)
  • A high degree of proficiency in writing, composition structure, and grammar
  • Strong editing skills; familiarity with AP style
  • Ability to work flexible hours to support events and be able to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Possess a friendly, professional demeanor, positive presence, and is comfortable being interviewed on camera
  • Previous communications project management experience and attention to detail a must
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with urgent deadlines
  • Prior experience as an on-the-record/on-camera spokesperson in a highly-charged media environment strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish is required
  • Familiarity with Hispanic media is preferred

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EOE/M/F/D/V

 

Digital Media Director

The LIBRE Initiative is looking for a Digital Media Director to join its digital operation that empowers Hispanics to engage in the political process. This person will oversee, optimize and broaden our reach via the various social media platforms and web tools for focus states.  The Digital Media Director is responsible for social media content, web communications, digital advertisements and strategic marketing for designated organizational programs. The position will manage a small team of digital coordinators and will provide support for the planning, development and coordination of both internal and external communications and action projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit and review national and state-based communications for client social media sites.
  • Develop, and track optimization of digital advertisements as well as maintain a budget
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and completion of special projects related to internal and/or external communications initiatives.
  • Monitor social mentions of the organization, peer organizations, and relevant topics in focus states; respond, when appropriate, to build relationships within the community and with key influencers.
  • Brainstorm and execute creative approaches to motivate young people to interact and utilize digital platforms.
  • Manage junior digital staff in a collaborative work environment that maximizes the program’s impact.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (public relations, journalism or marketing) required
  • 3-5 years of experience in email and social media marketing is a plus
  • Previous experience at a free-market nonprofit organization is a plus
  • Working knowledge of media markets, general marketing, and public relations communications and research
  • Strong understanding of email marketing, including targeting, delivery implementation, best practices, and metrics is preferred
  • Extensive understanding of social media trends and ability to measure and evaluate successes (and failures)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and a proven track record of creative, outside-the-box thinking
  • A deep interest in communicating economic policies to mainstream audiences
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, including the ability to communicate with peers throughout a global organization
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Understanding of current technologies available and willingness to explore new platforms
  • Design experience, video production, and web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.) would be a plus but is not required
  • Understanding of and passion for the U.S. Hispanic market

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EOE/M/F/D/V

Virginia Field Director

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to promote free market principles? The Libre Initiative, a client of the Center for Shared Services, is seeking a Virginia Field Director to develop, implement, and manage a statewide outreach strategy to ensure an effective grassroots operation to support the organization’s vision and mission. The Libre Initiative is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the regional director and regional coordinator to develop a statewide outreach strategy that enhances and promotes the organization’s branding and messaging for its targeted audiences.
  • Develop relationships with Hispanic and conservative grassroots leaders and organizations throughout the state.
  • Develop relationships with the Hispanic and mainstream media throughout the state in collaboration with the organization’s communications team.
  • Develop, assist, and implement special events that promote the organization.
  • Work with the organization’s youth, faith-based, entrepreneur, and women’s national outreach directors to develop these markets in your state.
  • Recruit potential volunteers for the organization’s activities.
  • Report activities to the operations office on a consistent basis.
  • Collaborate with organization’s key regional and national staff, along with surrogates to identify relevant local and national issues important to the U.S. Hispanic community and affinity groups across the state to create effective messaging for the organization’s target audience(s).
  • Set up local, self-sustaining chapters in your region.
  • Assist with building a state database of Hispanic contacts.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Local residents preferred
  • Must be willing to work on weekends as needed
  • Must be comfortable operating Microsoft Office and social media
  • Must have experience and be comfortable with public speaking
  • Should have proven experience in coalition-building
  • Should have proven experience in event planning
  • Demonstrates strong ability to multi-task
  • Exhibits a strong attention to detail
  • Values team collaboration, transparency, and timely communication with changing priorities
  • Values integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • A firm commitment to increasing prosperity for U.S. Hispanics and for all Americans
  • English language fluency and writing skills are required, Spanish language fluency and writing skills preferred
  • 1-2 years project management experience preferred

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EOE/M/F/D/V

Program Coordinator - CONTRACTOR

The LIBRE Initiative Institute is seeking a program coordinator-contractor to support the delivery and launch of the high school diploma initiative (HSDI). Our organization’s mission is to educate and inform the U.S. Hispanic/Latino community on the benefits of economic freedom principles such as free enterprise, limited government, and personal responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the application and enrollment process for HSDI prospective applicants within assigned region. Participate in selection process by reviewing applicant documentation to determine eligibility and provide recommendations to leadership on selection of qualified candidates into the program. Review and score application essays and other materials submitted by applicants during the admission process.
  • Represent LIBRE and its associated educational programs to prospective applicants, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in advancing education initiatives for Hispanic/Latino students.  Plan and implement own recruitment and related activities for assigned region.
  • Counsel prospective applicants on the HSDI admissions process. Admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, phone calls and emails. 
  • Support the Director of Educational Programs to manage ongoing strategic communications with high school and independent counselors, including email, print, and other media to assist in increasing the pool of HSDI qualified applicants.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records in accordance with HSDI guidelines and educational standards. Ensure that students enrolled in HSDI complete all assigned requirements to maintain in the program (i.e. completion of volunteer hours).
  • Observe, assess and evaluate students’ work to determine progress and make suggestions to the students for improvement.
  • Monitor performance tests, quizzes and issue progress reports on student performance. Prepare, utilize and present reports denoting weekly and monthly student participation and success rates.
  • Guide and advise students who demonstrate academic challenges to ensure that they have adequate resources to successfully complete the program. Serve as a coach/champion to enrolled students in an effort to increase HSDI completion rates in assigned region.
  • Provide advice and support to Director of Educational Programs on any concerns and/or areas for improvement during launch of HSDI including selection criteria, guidelines/best practices and online educational platform to ensure successful implementation of program.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred
  • Experience as an academic advisor or student success counselor/case manager preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office with strong knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Must reside or provide regular in-person services in the area assigned
  • Demonstrates strong ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively
  • Values integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • A firm commitment to increasing prosperity for U.S. Hispanics and for all Americans

EOE/M/F/D/V

Please send your resume and cover letter to Beto Gonzalez at [email protected]

**This position is for an independent contractor who can provide these services with individual initiative, and does not offer either the benefits and status of a LIBRE employee or the ability to act as an agent for or otherwise legally bind the organization.

 

Press Secretary/Writer

The LIBRE Initiative is looking for a Press Secretary/Writer to manage and coordinate press, while also being the primary writer of media products on staff. The position requires a writer/editor to draft and edit content across the organization’s communications vehicles and publications as assigned to help strengthen the organization’s efforts to advance economic freedom in the U.S. Hispanic community including contributing news items for daily blog, the bi-weekly newsletter, writing columns, special programs and initiatives, regions opinion pieces, commentaries, speeches, and to coordinate development of the organization’s communications efforts as needed. The press secretary will also assist in managing national, state-wide and localized day-to-day communications responsibilities across assigned multi-state regions, support long-term regional planning needs and outreach activities throughout the country as needed. The Press Secretary must be an assertive, quick-thinking and savvy professional equipped to serve as primary media liaison to national outlets, arrange for media opportunities for regional spokespersons and be available to be on the record on behalf of the organization. The position is based in Washington, DC.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Draft press releases, advisories, talking points, articles, blog, position statements, editorials and other products as needed.
  • Work with Communications Director to develop and hone localized state messaging strategies to support grassroots and advocacy work of the organization.
  • Produce informational materials to support state level efforts.
  • Managing day-to-day national press inquiries and requests and provide back up support to regional press secretaries if needed.
  • Organizing press conferences and availabilities, media briefings, and teleconferences.
  • Tracking and responding to important developing stories around issues of interest to the organization in your assigned region.
  • Ability to pitch to the media and maintain updated contact lists for media outreach.
  • Tracking and responding to important developing stories around issues of interest to the organization.

Qualifications:

  • A high degree of proficiency in writing, composition structure and grammar; have strong editing skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or similar combination of education and experience in communications, political science or economics, is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in communication, grassroots campaigns, messaging, and/or a writer/editor.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.
  • A firm grasp of policy issues and knowledge of the congressional and federal regulatory process (knowledge of Hispanic community is a plus).
  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Hispanic media is preferred.
  • Candidate should be able to work flexible hours to support events and be able to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Possesses a friendly, professional demeanor, positive presence, and is comfortable being interviewed on camera.
  • Previous communications project management experience and attention to detail a must.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with urgent deadlines. This position will cover multiple cities in the state and may often involve responding to breaking stories in other states at once as needed.
  • Prior experience as an on-the-record / on-camera spokesperson in a highly-charged media environment strongly preferred.

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EOE/M/F/D/V