Hip Hop Caucus is launching its field program called the Pressure Squad, a group of leaders in their cities who are trained and empowered to engage their networks in issue campaigns and elections critical to our communities. Hip Hop Caucus is engaging 10 Cultural Field Leads in five key states, to recruit Pressure Squad members and help lead the Pressure Squad in their cities. This position is a contract position from July 15 – December 31, 2022, requiring a minimum of 20 hours per week. The position reports to the Cultural Ambassadors Field Director. The Cultural Field Lead recruits and manages the Pressure Squad members who will help support and execute campaigns on the ground and help identify and shape local opportunities to move communities to action.
Cultural Field Lead Details
- Contact: Cultural Ambassadors Field Director
- Location: WI, GA, LA, NC & PA (cities: Madison, Milwaukee, Atlanta metro area, Savannah, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, New Orleans & Baton Rouge)
- Type: Contract
- Contract Length: July 15 – December 31, 2022, minimum 20 hours per week
- Contract Amount: $2,400 per month, paid monthly
- Recruiting 20 Pressure Squad members in your city to be a part of Hip Hop Caucus’ city-based Pressure Squad Team. Members should live in the city and should create, drive, and promote hip-hop culture. This can include, but is not limited to, creatives, lifestyle business owners, venue owners, poets, tastemakers and cultivate relationships between them and Hip Hop Caucus.
- Facilitating these members’ involvement in the Caucus’ advocacy and voter mobilization campaigns by engaging them in calls to action created by the Caucus’ organizing department; storytelling and content strategies from the Caucus’ digital, public relations, and production departments.
- Focusing on relationship building and management with the Pressure Squad Members and coordinating communication among the Members and with the Caucus’ Field Department, ensuring all Pressure Squad Members are informed, excited, and empowered.
- Supporting Pressure Squad Members growth and development as spokespeople, activists, and advocates by successfully making accessible to them the tools, expertise, and opportunities the Caucus provides.
- Representing, communicating, and translating the Caucus’ brand identity, issue agenda, and goals for campaigns, initiatives, platforms, and projects to the Pressure Squad Members, ensuring their understanding and alignment with the Caucus’ priorities.
- Attend all Pressure Squad training programs.
Ideal Cultural Field Leads will have:
- 2+ years experience working within the local community.
- Excellent relationship management skills and ability to build a strong team culture amongst volunteer leaders.
- A network of cultural leaders, influencers, creatives, and media personalities they can leverage to build their local team.
- Ability to build strong and trusted relationships and connect with people of various backgrounds in any part of the country.
- Strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Adapt in learning new information and being able to translate and distill it for diverse audiences.
- Extremely strong judgment and a strong judge of character.
- Understanding and effective management of risk in terms of ambassador marketing and
- similar tactics.
About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.
Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our members, as well as our dedicated national team, span the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. We focus on addressing core issues impacting underserved and vulnerable communities, with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Through a collaborative network, we hold elected officials accountable, shape policy, and build more diverse and powerful movements to ignite positive change.