Hiring part-time positions in grassroots fundraising

Are you passionate about challenging US and corporate intervention in Latin America? Do you have experience raising money for movement work (or are excited to learn these skills)? Consider applying for a part-time phonebank position with the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Education Fund!

Preferred location for this position is Los Angeles (though work will mostly be remote)

CISPES is a national organization that has been supporting the Salvadoran people's struggle for social and economic justice since 1980. Through speaking tours, strategic campaigns, creative actions, and delegations, our local chapters organize to:

  • oppose unjust US policies and corporate exploitation in Central America
  • accompany the Salvadoran popular movement in their struggle against state repression and in their visionary work to build a better world
  • accompany the struggle for migrant rights

We do all of this without taking money from corporations, governments, or big foundations - which is why robust grassroots fundraising from individual donors and members is so critical!

The main responsibility of this position is to make calls to our national supporters, update them on our current campaign, and pitch them to increase their financial and political support. The phonebank helps to ensure funds for the national organization and is one of our primary grassroots fundraising programs.

This job is part-time (7-10 hours per week). Schedule is flexible but calling takes place on evenings during the week, though some weekend shifts (Sunday afternoons) are also available.

Hourly wage is $19.50 with annual cost of living increase, and paid vacation and sick time. 

* National Phonebank: Call existing supporters to update them on our campaign and ask them to donate over the phone
* National Collaboration: Participate in regular meetings with the Phonebank Coordinator and in semi-monthly planning meetings as part of the National Fundraising Team
* Record-keeping: Maintain thorough records of fundraising phone calls, donations, and send pledge reminders at the end of each call shift

* Some experience fundraising
* Comfort and confidence in asking individuals for donations over the phone
* Basic understanding of the political and social issues of Latin America, especially the U.S. role in Central America militarily and economically
* Political beliefs that are compatible with the goals of the organization
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly on the phone
* High level of organization
* High level of accountability; ability to work independently
* Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
* Strong conversational English
* Commitment for at least four months (March 2023 - June 2023) with possibility to extend

* Fundraising experience with phone banking and/or canvassing
* Experience with grassroots organizing and/or solidarity work
* Administrative skills
* Bilingual English/Spanish speaker
* Knowledge of CISPES and the history and politics of El Salvador

CISPES Education Fund is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming people, and disabled people are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, short cover letter explaining your interest in the position and any relevant skills or experience, and three references' contact information to Amalia Walker at [email protected]. With questions, call the National Office in DC at 202-521-2510. 

Meet some of the sustainers who power our work!

"I am a CISPES supporter because continuing to fight for social justice and a more people-centered country means continuing the dream and sacrifice of thousands of my fellow Salvadorans who died for that vision.” - Padre Carlos, New York City

Join Padre Carlos by becoming a sustaining donor to CISPES today!