1322 Webster Street
Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until filled
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Non-exempt, part-time (15 – 20 hours per week)
Location: Oakland, California
About the Organization
Today, there are approximately 40,000 human beings locked up in for-profit prisons and municipal jails as part of the U.S. immigration detention system. While 46% of migrants are transferred at least twice away from family and friends, 84% lack attorneys. Many are denied adequate medical care, and human rights abuses have contributed to over 160 reported deaths.
Freedom for Immigrants’ highly dedicated team works to end U.S. immigration detention by monitoring human rights abuses, elevating stories, building community-based alternatives to detention, and advocating for system change. The heart of our work is community-based volunteers who visit people in detention, building relationships that have the power to change lives and systems. Currently, Freedom for Immigrants supports a network of over 1500 volunteers visiting at 43 immigration detention facilities through Freedom for Immigrants-affiliated visitation programs. Freedom for Immigrants is an award-winning non-profit whose founders have been recognized for their vision and leadership by Ashoka, Echoing Green, and the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Learn more at www.freedomforimmigrants.org.
About the Position
This is an exciting, part-time opportunity to help shape the U.S. immigration detention visitation movement and work toward a country without immigration detention. The Administrative Assistant will assist Freedom for Immigrants’ executive directors and staff to manage administrative duties.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide administrative support to Freedom for Immigrants’ two co-founders and executive directors, including but not limited to: screening calls; routing incoming correspondence; managing calendars; booking travel arrangements; creating monthly newsletters; coordinating meetings and event arrangements; managing staff communications; and other irregular tasks.
• 1 to 2 year experience as an executive assistant or administrative assistant, preferred.
• Excellent time management and organizational, multi-tasking skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication and strategic thinking skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Excellent computer and Internet research skills.
• Ability to work independently. Past experience working in a decentralized start-up nonprofit is a plus.
• A sense of humor, flexible nature, and willingness to be a bit of a jack of all trades at times.
• Fluency in Spanish or another language is strongly desired.
• Candidates who have been directly affected by immigration detention or the mass incarceration system are highly encouraged to apply.
• Candidates who are retired or are students with a flexible day schedule highly encouraged to apply.
Level of Language Proficiency
Excellent English writing and editing skills. Fluency in Spanish or another language is strongly desired.
Minimum Education Required