AUSTIN: Job Opening: AIRC Coordinator

Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition

The Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition is a membership-based coalition of immigrants, allies, and organizations that promotes human rights and dignity & social and economic justice for immigrants. We achieve this through community organizing, policy advocacy, and public education.

Job Opening Coordinator in Austin, TX

Job Description

Responsibilities:

· Coordinate community organizing and education with immigrant leaders.

· Work with immigrant leaders to develop campaign strategies to confront issues facing the immigrant community.

· Build support for immigrant rights with local allies and organizations, and with state and national coalitions.

· Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to meet both current and projected budget needs.

· Communicate regularly with membership, state/national partners and Steering Committee.

· Outreach to media, including writing op-eds, press releases and coordinating press conferences.

· Perform and/or delegate administrative duties: updating database, website, listerv, bookkeeping.

Required Qualifications:

· Minimum 2-year commitment

· Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish

· 1-2 years of community organizing experience

· Familiarity with immigration policy and its implications at the local level

· Familiarity with political landscape of Austin and Texas

· Strong fundraising skills, including grant writing

· Excellent organizational and administrative skills

· Computer experience (Microsoft Word, Excel, email, Internet, and database programs)

· Experience with group facilitation and mediation

· Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills

Compensation:

· $35,000 annual salary

· Health Insurance

AIRC is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, Women and LBGTQ individuals to apply.

To apply:

Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample (preferably a grant proposal) to:

Caroline Keating-Guerra, AIRCapply no later than April 3, 2010. Position starts May 17, 2010.

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