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Community Organizer

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Colectiva Legal del Pueblo


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BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION The Community Organizer is responsible for building community power through organizing, outreach, and education. The person who fulfills this role will provide educational opportunities directly to the immigrant community with the goal of identifying and training community leaders as well as enhancing the knowledge of basic legal rights among the community. They support currently and formerly detained individuals, families of immigrant detainees, and communities in the state of Washington that have been affected by local, state and federal immigration policies. They work in conjunction with the Colectiva legal team to carry out advocacy projects/campaigns, identify and develop leaders within the immigrant community, research and provide resources to clients and the overall immigrant community, and manage volunteers.*How do we tell stories to the public about the experiences of our clients/community 

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES OF THE POSITION

Community Outreach, Education & Empowerment

  1. Identify, connect and meet with clients and community members who have been affected by immigration detention and deportation, including former detainees, families of detainees, and families of deported immigrants.
  2. Responsible for updating and creating bilingual materials to educate the larger community about services and mission of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo (CLP).
  3. Receive, schedule and facilitate community requested workshop with support of CLP staff and volunteers, 
  4. Establish and enhance existing curriculum with the guidance of CLP legal team and feedback from the immigrant community. 
  5. Outreach to clients, community members and families by attending tabling events, participating in radio announcements or other creative outreach strategies that disseminate information or educational materials to immigrant communities in an effective way. 
  6. Conduct community meetings, family support meetings and leadership development trainings with people from the immigrant community 
  7. Coordinate with the Development Coordinator to fulfill grant requirements.

Advocacy

  1. Collaborate with CLP Legal Team and other immigration attorneys on anti-detention and deportation advocacy projects and campaigns.
  2. Create and plan advocacy activities with CLP participants and constituents, and facilitate their participation, including legislative meetings with elected officials and public demonstrations for systemic change. 
  3. Document and raise public awareness of the human factors that drive migration, the hardship and separation caused to families by detention and deportation and the positive contributions and aspirations of immigrants in the community.
  4. Communicate and advocate for the needs of clients to staff and other community partners;
  5. Research, identify, and address systemic anti-immigrant practices in local and state policies and agencies. 
  6. Participate in coalition meetings and research around issues related to immigration, with a focus on criminalization and detention of immigrants in the US while collaborating with national and regional coalitions.
  7. Develop and Maintain partnerships with other immigrant communities (Muslim, African and API communities) to share and help develop uniform materials and workshops. 

Volunteer Management

  1. Develop strategies to identify new volunteer sources, provide one-on-one training, mentorship and Leadership Training to people interested in facilitating Workshops, outreaching to the immigrant community and organizing collectively. 
  2. Recruit volunteers through the agency's network, including outreach to corporations, educational and religious institutions, sponsoring organizations, and community groups.
  3. Develop volunteer roles, and provide development opportunities for leaders.
  4. Coordinate with program and administrative staff at all levels to ensure effective volunteer operations.
  5. Conduct volunteer orientations and schedule volunteers (groups and individuals) across the state to support CLP workshops and clinics.
  6. Work independently to design and stage special projects involving media, funded volunteer opportunities, high profile volunteers and mobilization efforts
  7. Support staff and Board members in fundraising requests to volunteer organizations and individuals; make requests as appropriate

Ideal Candidate will have the following experience:

  1. Spanish fluency required, including strong public speaking skills 
  2. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. 
  3. 1-3 years experience in community organizing in areas of immigrant rights, human rights and social justice and/or providing community education and/or developing community education materials. 
  4. Familiarity with current immigration issues and general demographics of Washington state.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to concerns and characteristics of detained individuals, asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants with criminal convictions and their families.
  6. Demonstrated ability to nurture leadership within the immigrant community 
  7. Demonstrated digital ability to creatively envision, plan and implement programs. 

COMPENSATION

This position starts at $53,000 and includes an annual cost of living adjustment, and benefits package includes paid health and vision insurance, and generous paid time off, vacation and sick leave. Please inquire at the interview about any other benefits we may be offering. 

TO APPLY 

Please send resume, cover letter, responses to questions listed below, and list of three references to jobs@colectivalegal.org. All documents must be attached in PDF format in one email with “Community Organizer” in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. No phone calls please.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Please answer the following questions:

1. Why do you want to work for Colectiva Legal del Pueblo? What draws you to this work?

Answer in 500 words or less.

2. How do you define social justice and what is the role of community organizing in social

Justice work? Answer in 500 words or less.

3. What does working in a collective mean to you? Answer in 500 words or less.


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CLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees/applicants in all of our employment practices without regard to race, religion, color, sex or gender (including gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental ability, or any other basis protected by law.

We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and other traditionally underrepresented groups.



BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION The Community Organizer is responsible for building community power through organizing, outreach, and education. The person who fulfills this role will provide educational opportunities directly to the…

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  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

This position starts at $53,000 and includes an annual cost of living adjustment, and benefits package includes paid health and vision insurance, and generous paid time off, vacation and sick leave. Please inquire at the interview about any other benefits we may be offering. 


This position starts at $53,000 and includes an annual cost of living adjustment, and benefits package includes paid health and vision insurance, and generous paid time off…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency required, including strong public speaking skills 

Se requiere fluidez en español, incluidas fuertes habilidades para hablar en público


Spanish fluency required, including strong public speaking skills 

Se requiere fluidez en español, incluidas fuertes habilidades para hablar en público


Location

On-site
Burien, WA

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Instructions:

Please send resume, cover letter, responses to questions listed below, and list of three references to jobs@colectivalegal.org. All documents must be attached in PDF format in one email with “Community Organizer” in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. No phone calls please.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Please answer the following questions:

1. Why do you want to work for Colectiva Legal del Pueblo? What draws you to this work?

Answer in 500 words or less.

2. How do you define social justice and what is the role of community organizing in social

Justice work? Answer in 500 words or less.

3. What does working in a collective mean to you? Answer in 500 words or less.


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