Right to Justice Coordinator

Posted by
Mano Amiga
San Marcos, TX
Published 10 days ago


Part-time position

This inaugural role coordinates grassroots organizing efforts towards policy goals related to criminal legal reform in Hays and Caldwell Counties by base building with people impacted by criminalization and allied community members. The person in this role will participate in local and regional organizing related to criminal legal reform using digital communications, community surveys, and other creative tools. They will also coordinate campaign events, alliance work, and public presentations in order to spur systemic change through public education by uplifting real local experiences of directly impacted persons towards more just policy outcomes. 

Responsibilities of the role also include attending coalition meetings, interviewing pretrial detainees in jail and outside pro se docket hearings, and reporting on these findings on issues related to, but not limited to, pretrial detention, and cash bail. The person in this position will work closely with other regional state allied organizers and Mano Amiga staffers. This position also requires supporting other staff members in conducting research and analysis on policies related to criminal legal reform and evaluating its impact on those affected by criminalization.

This position reports to the Executive Director. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular base-building activities with people impacted by criminalization and allied community members through the facilitation of bi-monthly workshops, rallies, interviews, and community surveys.
  • Develop and coordinate online-to-offline integration of members and campaign supporters; monitor and respond to incoming social media and email communications from individuals impacted by criminalization.
  • Assist the Political Strategist and Community Outreach Director with developing content for presentations, online information, and other materials for issues related to criminal legal reform and Mano Amiga. 
  • Support local and statewide organizing and campaign work through coordinated campaign events and participation in alliance work.
  • Coordinate logistics for local and regional right to justice events by booking event venues and working with the office manager to arrange food, materials, lodging, and transportation for staff.
  • Participate in, and identify other individuals impacted by criminalization to participate in, interviews with allied journalists when requested by the Political Strategist or Executive Director.
  • Perform ongoing administrative and organizational tasks related to the role, such as keeping an accurate Google Calendar of all current and upcoming activities, attending weekly check-ins with the Executive Director, preparing written summaries of meetings, attending staff meetings and training, and assisting with the preparation of annual reports. 
  • Supervise interns and or volunteers as assigned by the Executive Director.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Direct experience with incarceration systems through their own experience (primary preference for applicants) or those with a direct connection to carceral experience through that of a loved one (secondary preference for applicants). 
  • An ability to communicate direct experience with incarceration systems effectively to different audiences in a culturally competent manner: conservative, liberal, young, old, elected officials and their staffers, etc.  
  • Comfortable coming into contact and communicating with different system actors, including the District Attorney, City Council members, police officers, and people impacted by criminalization.
  • A willingness to work irregular hours, with a mix of office-based work, fieldwork, and travel. 
  • Demonstrated grassroots organizing skills with marginalized populations. 
  • A history of working collaboratively and respectfully with diverse stakeholders.

Strong applicants also possess the following:

  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Working knowledge, experience, and ability to utilize Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Suite (Drive, Gmail, Sheets, Slides). 
  • Strong writing, communication, and social media skills (e.g. op-eds, letters to the editor, public presentations, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or TikTok). 

We encourage all qualified candidates, particularly those who have been impacted by criminalization, to apply. 

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a part-time, hourly position in San Marcos, Texas with an office located at 174 South Guadalupe Street. The schedule is 25-30 hours per week, with potential for full-time employment depending on funding. The compensation for this position will be $18/hour. Benefits include a $300/month healthcare stipend and paid time for sick, vacation, and holidays, in accordance with Mano Amiga’s policies. 

About the organization:


It is the mission of Mano Amiga SM to educate, advocate, animate, and organize alongside historically low-income underrepresented communities impacted by criminalization, incarceration, and immigration along the I-35 corridor including Guadalupe, Caldwell, Hays, and Comal counties. 


We aim to construct an 80-mile-long zone of resistance to dismantle discriminatory policies and practices rooted in solutions, deep in the heart of Texas.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Mano Amiga is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employing staff, or selection of volunteers, on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, carceral system experience or conviction, veteran status, financial status or HIV status. Mano Amiga works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages, and sexual orientations.


Part-time position

This inaugural role coordinates grassroots organizing efforts towards policy goals related to criminal legal reform in Hays and Caldwell Counties by base building with people…

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Marcos, TX
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