Status: Full-Time, 1 Year Specific-Term (from date of hire)
Location: Greensboro, NC
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
For consideration, please attach your Cover Letter and Resume to the online application in addition to answering the Application Questions.
Summary of Principal Responsibilities
This position is designed to engage as the lead organizer on issues of immigration reform and policy work for the North Carolina Immigrant Rights program (NCIR).
NCIR is looking to work in multiple immigrant communities and help build immigrant power to make positive changes in the lives of the community. This position will focus on local community organizing and leadership development in North Carolina.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of this position include the following:
- Work with immigrant communities, organizations, and within coalition spaces in North Carolina to develop organizing campaigns and track anti-immigrant legislation.
- Work with immigrant communities and organizations in North Carolina to develop and expand relationships and alliances to other networks.
- Represent AFSC and participate in meetings, planning, and execution of collaborative work with immigrant community.
- Coordinate community forums to provide political education to multi-racial groups and inviting them to take action.
- Conduct formal presentations, workshops and or other public speaking opportunities at forums about work we are doing.
- Leading community defense organizing work.
- Nurturing immigrant-led committees to resist ICE detention.
- Conduct 1:1s with new contacts, assign actions/tasks, and track development of community members.
- Planning and implementing direct actions on issues identified by in undocumented immigrants communities.
- Organizing public campaigns to stop deportations and to win local policies that create greater safety and support for immigrants.
- Leading the intake process and supporting needs of immigrant families facing detention and deportation.
- Working with NCIRP Director and Organizing Team to develop strategy.
- Connecting local undocumented leaders to the immigrant rights movement statewide and nationally.
- Organizing public campaigns to stop deportations and other direct threats to the immigrant community.
- Building non-immigrant support for immigrant-led campaigns.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not mandatory.
- At least 2-3 years of direct organizing experience, developing the leadership of working class people of color around issues like employment and education.
- At least 1 year of direct organizing experience with immigrants.
- Bilingual (fluent) in written and spoken Spanish and English preferred.
- Experience creating public educational materials for working class audiences.
Other Required Skills and Abilities:
- Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
- Access to a car and the ability to travel to different parts of the state (all mileage reimbursed).
- Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team.
Compensation: Salary $49,439 with minimal flexibility based on experience – Non-Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.
The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, national origin, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is represented.
The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.