The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (www.firrp.org) is the only non-profit organization providing free legal services and social services to the approximately 4,000 men, women, and unaccompanied children detained in Arizona on any given day for immigration removal proceedings. The Project was founded in 1989 and is currently based in Florence, Phoenix, and Tucson. The Project is nationally known for providing high quality legal services and supports initiatives for national change in immigration law and policy.
THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR POSITION
The Florence Project seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator, to assist the Project with raising awareness and to support our programs. The Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Development & Research Director and in partnership with the Communications Coordinator and Development Assistant. The position may be based in our Phoenix or Tucson office, with regular travel to other Project offices. This position is contingent on funding. The main duties of the Community Engagement Coordinator are (in addition to other related tasks):
Outreach & Event Coordination
- Develop and update outreach documents and resources as needed.
- Identify and schedule community outreach opportunities, to generate support for the Project.
- Present to community, school, and religious groups about the Project’s work, and recruit staff and volunteers to present, as well.
- Develop and maintain a faith-based outreach program under the supervision of the Development & Research Director.
- Sustain a “point of entry” event program for new and prospective donors under the supervision of the Development & Research Director.
- Work with staff to coordinate Project participation in outreach events.
- Collaborate with advocacy partners and community groups as appropriate.
- Assist with tracking the effectiveness of outreach efforts and fundraising goals (where applicable).
- Proactively collect and write client testimonials and collect photos, and prepare program updates on an ongoing basis.
- Draft newsletter articles and content for reports.
- Create educational pamphlets (print or online) for professionals and the general public.
- Create other documents as requested by the Executive Director the Development & Research Director
- Assist the department with the planning and execution of fundraising events.
- Communicate with designers and vendors for materials.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Must have outstanding communication and writing skills.
- Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Spanish is required.
- B.A. or B.S. degree or comparable experience required. Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in non-profit communications, marketing, fundraising, or project planning experience preferred.
- We seek individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume, and energetic work environment, who are flexible team players, with a sense of humor.
- Must be able to juggle multiple tasks, show initiative, and problem solve creatively.
- Must be highly organized with a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete tasks independently and also work as a team.
- Must have ardent support for the Project’s mission and a commitment to immigrant rights. Background in social justice or immigrant/refugee rights movements or organizations is a plus.
- Experience with marketing, social media, graphic design, videography, or photography is a plus.
- Occasional travel throughout the state is required, with regular travel between Project offices. Must have reliable transportation
This is a full-time, salaried non-exempt position. Annual salary is $36,000. We strive to create and uphold a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment for all staff. We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, with full premiums paid by the Florence Project. We also provide limited mileage reimbursement for travel between offices and places of work. After two years of employment, employees are eligible for an employer matching retirement plan. Paid time off includes one personal day each month in addition to fifteen days of vacation and twelve days of sick/medical leave annually, four weeks maternity-paternity leave (up to twelve weeks total, with option to use personal, vacation, and sick paid time off for unpaid portion), and bereavement leave, in addition to observing all federal holidays. After three years of employment, employees are eligible for an eight week paid sabbatical.
Level of Language Proficiency
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Spanish is required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
This is an immediate opening. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please email a resume, letter of interest, three professional references, and 1-3 writing samples to email@example.com with “Community Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of under-represented communities.