Executive Director, Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ)

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Minimum: $39,000
Details: $25/hour (or $39,000 year for .75FTE)

Published

05/25/2018

Start Date

08/01/2018

Application Deadline

06/24/2018

Address

1704 Northeast 43rd Avenue
Portland
Oregon
97213
United States

Description

About Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ):


Founded in 2006 as the “Oregon New Sanctuary Movement,” IMIrJ is an organization made up diverse faith communities, faith leaders, and individuals from across the state of Oregon working together to respond actively, publicly, and bravely to the increasing oppression inflicted upon immigrant members of our communities.


We work as advocates, accompaniers, and organizers to take radical action for the transformation of power, providing unique opportunities to provoke change. We know that sanctuary is more than a space; it is a journey of creating the just, open, and welcoming communities we want – for sanctuary everywhere.


As immigration injustice has grown exponentially over the last few years, so has IMIrJ, from a Portland area-based organization to one that now has increasing reach and a demonstrated capacity for organizing across the state. We have hired more staff and play a prominent role in statewide advocacy and organizing. We are successful at mobilizing faith communities and allies to demonstrate their collective power; using our faith traditions and stories to raise awareness of immigrants’ rights issues and counter anti-immigrant narrative.

 


If you feel called by our mission, you may be the next Executive Director we are looking for. As our Director, you will be responsible for…


  • Continuing to increase our reach across the state to mobilize an expanding group of leaders and activists in diverse faith communities to work together for immigrant justice.
  • Providing team leadership, direction, and overall guidance and vision for the organization’s activities, while continuously analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of organizational operations and logistics.


This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of an organization made up of bold and courageous individuals and faith communities who are leading a critical part in the work for immigrant justice in Oregon using their faith and conscience for deep, social change.


You will lead the following key activities:


  • Create an annual work plan based on strategic objectives, maintain an effective organizational structure, and ensure the recruitment and engagement of qualified personnel to meet set goals.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff and volunteer base.
  • Oversee resource development and fundraising.
  • Establish and manage the organizational budget with input from the board of directors.
  • Ensure effective communication with the governing board of directors, staff, and with a large, statewide volunteer base.
  • Coordinate major events and activities with staff and volunteers, basing goals on capacity and overall organizational objectives.
  • Provide opportunities for ongoing leadership development and support for personnel and volunteers.
  • Plan and oversee programs to connect a diverse array of faith communities and individuals with opportunities for accompaniment of immigrants impacted by immigration enforcement policies, including court accompaniment and physical “Sanctuary.”
  • Officially represent the organization to allied organizations across Oregon, to faith communities and institutions, to a diverse donor base, to foundations, and to supporters, partners, and the media.
  • Develop the key language and messaging necessary to effectively transmit IMIrJ’s goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate and coordinate collaboration among regional and national partners in the immigrants’ rights movement.


You will need to have the following skills and characteristics:


  • Have a passionate commitment to immigrant justice!
  • Be fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Have an understanding of, and appreciation for, faith communities and faith-based advocacy.
  • Have proven grassroots organizing and relationship-building skills with diverse communities, which might include communities of faith, of color and ethnicity, gender, varying immigration status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and political orientation.
  • Have strong writing and public speaking skills, enjoy being the public face of an organization
  • Be capable of leading (and delegating to) a team of diverse staff and volunteer base.
  • Be creative and innovative, flexible under pressure
  • Have demonstrated fundraising ability
  • Have knowledge of global economic policies (i.e. free trade), domestic immigration policies, and root causes of migration and displacement.
  • Have experience working with social media and online communications platforms.


To learn more about IMIrJ, please visit: www.imirj.org


HOW TO APPLY

IMIrJ is excited to hear from dynamic, outstanding candidates for this position. Please send a cover letter describing how you meet the criteria in this announcement, a chronological resume, how you heard about this position, and the names of three references (references will not be contacted without prior notification) to:


hiring@imirj.org by 5:00pm on June 24, 2018.

Benefits

Health care stipend, flexible work schedule.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish and English.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

hiring@imirj.org
http://www.imirj.org

HOW TO APPLY


IMIrJ is excited to hear from dynamic, outstanding candidates for this position. Please send a cover letter describing how you meet the criteria in this announcement, a chronological resume, how you heard about this position, and the names of three references (references will not be contacted without prior notification) to:


hiring@imirj.org by 5:00pm on June 24, 2018


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