Program Coordinator- Bay Area Rapid Response

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



938 Valencia Street
San Francisco
United States


Bay Area Coordinator for Rapid Response Networks


Program:        Immigrant Rights and Community Engagement (IRCE)

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and optional retirement, flexible spendingaccount, and commuter benefits. Generous paid time off.

Supervised by: Director of Immigrant Rights & Community Empowerment

Schedule: Full-time Exempt position

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: Marisela Esparza, ( Applicants who do not submit a resume and cover letter will not be considered.


Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS) nurtures individual wellness and cultivates collective power among low-income and immigrant communities to create a more just society. As a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization, we work to improve lives on an individual level as well as affect broader social change by engaging in advocacy and community organizing. We work on a wide range of issues—from homelessness to housing to immigration to employment—and provide services ranging from shelter to tenant rights outreach to residential care, from deportation defense and immigrant rights education to workforce development for day laborers and domestic workers.


The Immigrant Rights and Community Empowerment Program was recently reconfigured at DSCS to provide fiscal leadership and support to the positions housed as part of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) and the San Francisco Rapid Response Network (SFRRN). In addition, we are excited to announce a new position, the Bay Area Rapid Response Coordinator through the Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network (NCRRIDN). This position will serve as the coordinator between NCRRIDN and all the Bay Area Rapid Response Networks (BARRN), including San Francisco, Alameda County, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and the South Bay to ensure effective communication across the networks. This includes understanding the existing rapid response infrastructure, mapping out needs, and developing a strategy to cover gaps and develop resources.


  • Formalize communication strategies between all BARRN.
  • Liaise between NCRRIDN and BARRN to ensure that networks understand how to access NCRRIDN resources.
  • Assist in the development of a regional information sharing strategy that highlights best practices to improve efficiency and develop coordinated responses to enforcement.
  • Assist with the collection, and coordination of data retrieved from the local networks, and other partners. This includes intakes, statistics, reports and referrals.
  • Track referrals between Bay Area RRNs
  • Interface with attorneys and organizers to understanding the day-to-day challenges    of rapid response and compile report on findings.
  • Lead or support in community led campaigns against deportations.
  • Participate in regular meetings with local networks, stakeholders and NCRRIDN staff; including leading, certain subcommittee calls of NCRRIDN.
  • Assist with streamlining social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms), ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the communities.
  • Posting Tweets on a biweekly basis and using tools like TweetDeck to plan forward-looking Tweets over weekends and holidays.
  •  Maintain a monthly social media and blogging calendar
  • Monitor social media and news platforms for developing stories. 
  • Create graphics for social media
  • Participate in fundraising and organizing efforts as needed.
  • Attend organizational and departmental meetings, trainings, and activities.
  • Maintain professional attitude and work ethic.
  • Comply with DSCS policies and procedures, and laws pertaining to the operation of DSCS.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications for successful employment:

  • Knowledge of Bay Area’s immigrant communities, especially those who are low-income, limited English proficiency and may be suffering from trauma, and organizations that serve these communities
  • Experience with and commitment to working with immigrants and to advance immigrant rights movement
  • Experience in public relations and community partnership building
  • Experience with Community Led Campaigns Against Deportations.
  • An interest in marketing, communications, social media; Familiarity with key social media tools (e.g. Twitter and Facebook)
  • Experience with analyzing data trends and outcomes
  • Ability to work with and facilitate consensus building among diverse groups and personalities 
  • Ability to build and manage systems and processes
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends as needed to carry out program activities
  • Strong administrative background, attention to detail, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of program management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bilingual Spanish Speaker

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: Marisela Esparza, ( Applicants who do not submit a resume and cover letter will not be considered.