Part Time Contract
Details: The project contract is a total of $27,000 over 7 months. Disbursements will be made according to work flow to be negotiated once selected.
The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is a non-partisan, non-profit statewide organization founded in response to the 1996 passage of federal immigrant and welfare laws that profoundly affected immigrants. CIPC helps to develop and support pro-immigrant public policy to improving the quality of life for all Californians. CIPC also provides technical assistance, training and education on immigrant issues.
In partnership with the Drive CA coalition, the California Immigrant Policy Center fought for and won the right to a driving license for all Californians regardless of immigration status via the Assembly Bill 60 (Alejo) in 2013. As a result of this work, since its passing in 2013, over 1 million California residents have applied for and received an AB 60 license to drive..
The Consultant will support CIPC’s project to address the changing needs of AB 60 license holders, including collecting stories and inform policy makers about the benefit of the AB 60 program and what policy and programmatic changes are needed to improve access to licenses, including enhancing privacy for license holders. The Consultant will engage with and convene the network of members of the ICE out of California and Drive California coalitions and members to address information privacy and identification needs. The consultant will also support the disbursement of subgrants to community based organizations or regional coalitions that have a track record of working on issues of detention/deportation and driver’s licenses for all.
This position will be supported by the Senior Organizer in the Bay Area. We anticipate the work to continue from May 2018 - November 2018.
- Collect stories of California residents who may need additional forms of identification other than currently available forms of identification.
- In consultation with CIPC’s Organizing team, write and produce data, campaign materials and information for policy makers, partners and elected officials when needed. Some examples of these type of materials include:
-Policy brief about the gaps and needs for additional identification beyond state issued driver’s license.
-Individual stories of Californians in need of additional forms of identification
-Develop community education materials to address changing needs of AB 60 license holders, including
coordinating translations of such materials in other key languages.
-One pager highlighting need for additional form of ID beyond state issued driver's license.
-Update existing community education materials with latest information
- Engage immigrant community members by:
-Developing a community education workshop curriculum on the importance of driver’s license information
privacy to protect against deportations
-Presenting and facilitating workshop on intersection of sharing of information from law enforcement
database with ICE the importance of driver’s license information privacy to protect against deportations
deportation at ICE out of CA convening.
-Joining ICE out of CA and Drive CA call as needed to share new developments on AB 60 licenses and
proposed recommendations to strengthen privacy protections of license holders
- Update Drive CA website with new community education materials
- Previous experience with immigrant rights advocacy.
- Highly skilled in writing educational materials for various audiences and demonstrated ability to develop educational and outreach materials;
- Ability to facilitate and engage broad coalitions and experience working with diverse communities and audiences is required;
- Familiarity with wordpress and graphic design (InDesign, PhotoShop, Canva, etc) is a plus;
- Experience working with immigrant rights organizations and community-based groups in California is strongly preferred;
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample via e-mail to HR@caimmigrant.org. Please note that we will only be able to respond to short listed candidates. Those candidates will be asked to submit 3 references.
Thank you for your interest in the California Immigrant Policy Center.