New VCET Deputy Director
The Virginia Civic Engagement Table is excited to announce Tierra Ragland as our new Deputy Director. Tierra has a new focus of sustaining VCET as an organization as well as strengthening the relationships between partner organizations and VCET in addition to her role as the Director of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project. As a staff, VCET is committed to the work of building a Virginia that is strongly rooted in the values of the communities our partner organizations work in. There will be a deeper commitment to creating an expansive civic engagement model that centers the most directly impacted communities in all of our work. This model includes investing in training and leadership development programs that center people of color. The most directly impacted communities will thrive as we develop a strong coalition who invests in centering power building in our work. Let’s collaborate in new bolder and exciting ways!
Advocacy Training Planning
Are you interested in helping us plan an awesome Advocacy Training? Join us for our next planning call on July 9th, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM. Please email Alex at Alexandria@engageva.org if you would like to join the call.
Upcoming VA Counts Coalition Calls
Mark your calendars for the next VA Counts Coalition calls.
July 12, 2019 from 12:00pm-12:45pm
August 23, 2019 from 12:00pm-12:45pm
Please RSVP for the call by emailing Alex at Alexandria@engageva.org.
Save the Dates: VCET Partner Meetings
We are less than a month away from VCET’s next partner meeting. It will take place at VCET’s Richmond office (1705 E. Main St., Richmond, VA) on July 16th, 2019 from 1 PM – 3 PM. An agenda will be shared on a date closer to the meeting. The following partner meetings will be on September 26th and December 17th at the same time and location. Please save the dates and plan to attend.
Next VCET POC Partner Meeting
On Thursday, August 29th at 3 PM, we will hold our next POC Partner Meeting at our Richmond office (1705 E. Main St., Richmond, VA). The group will decide at the meeting what changes they want to make happen in Virginia together. Save the date and RSVP here. Executive Directors and Presidents are excluded from this meeting.
Career Opportunity: Community Health Organizer at NAKASEC
The Community Health Organizer is a full-time position who will recruit, engage, and activate Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to address inequities in health access for AAPIs and immigrants in Prince William County. This is a new organizing area for NAKASEC VA in terms of issue area and geography, and the Community Health Organizer will coordinate this initiative with support from other members of the NAKASEC VA staff. All staff at NAKASEC VA is expected to participate in organizing and fundraising campaigns. Learn more about this position and how to apply here.
Career Opportunity: CCAN VA Senior Grassroots Coordinator
Chesapeake Climate Action Network is hiring for a Senior Grassroots Coordinator. This position will manage Organizers, plan field campaigns and organize in targeted areas including Northern Virginia. An ideal candidate has the skills, passion and drive to fight for climate justice. Learn more about this position and find out how to apply here.
Career Opportunity: VCET Executive Director
VCET is looking to hire an Executive Director. This position will provide leadership for the organization’s 501(c)(3) programming and the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project, which is an affiliated 501(c)(4). An ideal candidate has experience in both 501(c)(3 and 501(c)(4) with the abilities to facilitate collective actions between partner organizations, build organizational capacity through fundraising and manage administrative functions. See more about this position and find out how to apply here.
You’re Invited: VAPLP Cohort 6 Graduation
We welcome you to join us in celebrating the graduation of VAPLP Cohort 6. Graduation will be from 2 PM – 4 PM on June 30th at Christopher Newport University (1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606). A full lunch will be served and we are honored to have Jessica Byrd, Founder of 3-Point Strategies, as the guest speaker. Come celebrate with us and help fill the room with like-minded progressives to show the new cohort there is a strong group of leaders in VA ready to support and collaborate with them. RSVP here.
Data Tip of the Week
Beyond VAN Training: Google Docs
What do you do when collaborators of a Google Doc make a mess? How do you restore the original document? Find out the solution here.
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