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Bilingual Spanish-speaking Mitigation Specialist

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Community Resource Initiative
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San Francisco, CA

Community Resource Initiative


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Published 11 days ago

February 15, 2021

About us: Community Resource Initiative (CRI) is a collectively-run nonprofit investigation office and resource center. We investigate on behalf of capitally charged and condemned individuals to improve the legal standard of care and advocate for the value of human life.  We collaborate with families and communities impacted by the judicial system to facilitate safety, growth and resilience.  

Towards this mission, as part of capital defense teams, our staff conducts bio-psychosocial history investigations on behalf of individuals facing the death penalty.  Our investigations uncover life-history narratives that show the complexity of human lives in an effort to provide legal decision makers with the information they need to arrive at life-affirming verdicts.

Through our investigations, we have become intimately familiar with the risk factors that place folks in harm’s way and at risk for incarceration. We run initiatives to combat these risk factors, aiming to build and bolster the protective factors necessary for growth and resilience of those most impacted by death penalty prosecutions.  

 The Position: CRI seeks a bilingual Spanish/English speaker to conduct bio-psychosocial history investigations on behalf of our clients who face the death penalty and other extreme punishments within the criminal legal system. This work involves establishing strong relationships with our clients inside prisons and jails and frequent travel within the United States and abroad to conduct interviews and retrieve records that shed light on our client’s backgrounds and upbringings, their unique strengths and vulnerabilities. Note that due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic travel is currently suspended and will resume once it is safe to do so. This position requires tenacity, drive, and above all, a commitment to value our client’s personal histories as instruments for transformation, to ensure them the best possible outcomes in the face of extreme adversity. 

We are seeking applicants who will uphold our commitment to CRI’s flat organizational structure and engage in building and strengthening our organization. We value collective building for a healthy and diverse working environment. 

 Required Qualifications

  • Advanced working fluency in both English and Spanish
  • 2 years of full-time professional work experience in the field of social work, journalism, justice, advocacy, nonprofits or any related field
  • Strong interpersonal, listening and observation skills
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with individuals from all backgrounds
  • Ability to work a very flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, sometimes on short notice
  • Ability to pass background checks to enter jails, prisons, state hospitals and other secure facilities 
  • Ability and resilience to navigate challenging situations
  • A driver’s license

Benefits and Compensation

CRI has a flat salary structure. The annual starting salary for this position is $70,000. CRI provides employee health, dental, and vision insurance coverage as well as a monthly reimbursement that can be applied to expenses related to health and wellness, transportation, educational assistance and/or student loan payments. CRI matches 401k retirement contributions up to 3%.

Application Instructions

If interested and truly fluent in Spanish, please email a curriculum vitae and letter of interest which includes your thoughts on the death penalty as currently applied in the United States to cri.org@gmail.com.  In your letter, please also discuss your ability to work with and advocate on behalf of individuals who come from backgrounds different than your own. Please write "Bilingual Spanish-speaking Mitigation Specialist" in the subject line of your application email.

About us: Community Resource Initiative (CRI) is a collectively-run nonprofit investigation office and resource center. We investigate on behalf of capitally charged and condemned individuals to improve the legal standard of care and…

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Level of Language Proficiency

Advanced working proficiency in English and Spanish

Advanced working proficiency in English and Spanish

Location

San Francisco, CA

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