Volunteer Coordinator - Temporary Assignment (6-months) Immediate Opening

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Dilley, TX, USA
United States


We Are

The American Immigration Council (“Council”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience.

The Justice Campaign is a collaboration between the American Immigration Council and the

American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Justice Campaign is a broad-based project to

activate a community of lawyers (and other volunteers with supporting skills) to defend detained

immigrants facing removal and to advocate for due process and justice for noncitizens targeted for

immigration enforcement.

The Dilley Pro Bono Project (the Project), a local partner in the Justice Campaign, is an

unincorporated association that provides pro bono legal services and undertakes advocacy on behalf

of detained mothers and their children at the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) near the

city of Dilley, Frio County, Texas. The Project is a consortium of four non-profit corporations, the

American Immigration Council (Council), the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), the

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA).

Your Role

Under the direction of the Director, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for communicating

with, screening, scheduling, orienting and conducting post-engagement surveys of all volunteers for

the Dilley Pro Bono Project (Project) in partnership with the Immigration Justice Campaign. The

Coordinator will obtain necessary clearances for all volunteers in a timely fashion and maintain data

collection systems to track volunteer engagement.

This position reports to the Director of the Dilley Pro Bono Project and the Manager of Pro Bono Partnerships and Projects for the Immigration Justice Campaign.

Essential Job Functions will include:

  • Communicate with and disseminate information to volunteers and respond to all volunteerinquiries in a timely fashion.
  • Identify “super-star” and partner with the Immigrant Justice Campaign to leverage them.
  • Provide creative tools to orient volunteers in advance of their time on the ground, experience permitting. Tools must be nimble enough to support remote teams.
  • Track and survey volunteers’ experiences and engagement in the Project, interpret the data, and make recommendations on trends established from data collection and survey information.
  • Obtain necessary clearances for all volunteers, including mental health and medical professionals, in a timely fashion and maintain strong relationships with government officials at the facility to facilitate clearance.
  • Ensure volunteers abide by facility rules and Project expectations.
  • Match on-the-ground needs to weekly volunteer pool in coordination with the Director.
  • Develop and execute an onboarding process for volunteers.• In limited circumstances, coordinate the scheduling of remote interpreters for on-the-ground volunteers.
  • Open and disable volunteer accounts in client management system.
  • Coordinate screening and enrollment for remote teams.
  • Complete and track volunteer verification documentation on behalf of the Project.
  • Work with the Director to select long-term volunteers and facilitate their engagement.
  • Work with the Project Manager and Director to trouble-shoot volunteer coordination needs and provide additional support to volunteers on-the-ground.
  • Perform administrative/clerical tasks, as needed, to help connect volunteers with the appropriate opportunities and resources.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

As with all positions at the Council, this position requires commitment to the Council’s mission.

Your Background

Undergraduate degree with 1-3 years’ experience successfully building capacity through strategic volunteer engagement, ideally including within the legal community. Prior volunteer outreach experience required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated creativity in volunteer outreach through multiple media (including social media) and experience using volunteer management systems and online community platforms and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual skills and an understanding of multi-cultural communications desirable.

This is a 3-month temporary assignment located in Dilley, Texas. 

American Immigration Council is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment

decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin,

ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic

information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or

local law.


Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.

A community of individuals passionate about their work.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency desired

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Only complete applications will be reviewed. For consideration, please make sure to include your resume, cover letter and salary requirements.