Immigrant Rights Organizer

Posting ID : B1008676930
Date Posted : 2012-05-11
Category : Nonprofit Jobs

Job Description: Immigrant Rights Organizer
Full time salaried position with benefits

OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state and national levels through building power in immigrant communities, in conjunction with key allies.

OneAmerica is looking for an experienced organizer who is committed to creating long-term change in immigrant communities. The succesful candidate is dedicated, self-motivated, and creative. S/he is experienced in building relationships with individuals and organizations, working with immigrants and organizing within communities, moving actions and campaigns foward, and collaborating effectively as part of a team. This position is based in Seattle and will work with immigrant communities in Northern Washington.

Job Title: Organizer

Primary Responsibilities:
•Organize in partnership with OneAmerica team, immigrant groups (with a focus on Spanish-speaking communities), and allies to expand the existing base of individuals and organizations engaged in building power for immigrants in Northern Washington
•Run and win campaigns to move a pro-immigrant agenda at the local, state and national levels. This includes developing strategies; engaging in direct action; and planning events, rallies, forums, and media-oriented efforts.
•Participate in cross-team research and track issues related to immigrant rights
•Develop grassroots leadership and a diverse membership base in conjunction with other OneAmerica team members and programs
•Mobilize community members and coalition partners to attend key events such as lobby days, rallies, and demonstrations
•Assist in fundraising (through grants, membership efforts, special events, etc.), in partnership with OneAmerica's Development Team
•Develop and implement an annual work plan focused on core outcomes with quarterly milestones, including effective evaluation and reporting methods that support OneAmerica's overall strategic plan
•Work collaboratively with OneAmerica team, as neccessary, in order to accomplish our strategic mission and shared vision

•Demonstrated commitment to fighting for social, racial and economic justice
•Experience building strong relationships with diverse allies and constituents
•Excellent facilitation and coalition-building skills
•Ability to think strategically and plan programs and campaigns
•Strong organizational and time management strategies
•Ability to thrive in a high pressure, fast-paced enviroment
•Effective verbal, listening and written communications skills
•At least two years of experience in community, labor or electoral organizing
•Comfort with basic computer programs and functions, including email, Microsoft Office, and database maintenance
• Must be willing to travel and accommodate community-based scheduling needs such as evening and weekend meetings at offsite locations
•Ability to research, interpret and communicate local, state and national policy in an accessible way
•Access to reliable and flexible transportation; comfortable travelling extensively
•Must have Spanish language skills and previous experience organizing in Spanish-speaking immigrant communities

•Competitive Salary
•Medical and dental benefits
•403(b) Employee Savings Plan
•Excellent holiday, vacation and sick leave

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume, with three references, to Kendra Anderson, Lead Organizer at In your cover letter, please tell us how your personal and professional background informs why you are interested in working as an immigrant rights Organizer with OneAmerica. Please highlight your personal or professional experience working in communities of color. Please, no phone inquiries.

Last day to apply is May 22, 2012. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

OneAmerica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and people of color to apply.

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