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Job Opening: Bilingual Community Organizer

Posted: August 30, 2011

The Alliance for Immigrants Rights and Reform – Michigan (AIR) is seeking an entry-level community organizer, to begin work immediately.

This is a full-time, contract position, funded for at least two years. This position may be extended as funding allows.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are due by September 15th , 2011.

AIR is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together to fix the broken immigration system and stand up for immigrant families. Our advocacy focuses on building power to: reform the broken immigration system; win pro-immigrant polices at the federal, state, and local levels; increase the civic engagement of immigrant communities; win better working conditions for immigrant workers; stop racial profiling, civil rights violations, and abusive immigration enforcement by local police, ICE, and Border Patrol.

The community organizer will be based in Dearborn, Michigan.

For job requirements and qualifications, please click "Read More"...

Organizers must:
-Speak, read and write fluent Spanish and English.
-Have their own car and valid driver’s license. American-made cars are encouraged.
-Have their own cell phone and computer.

Organizers should:
-Have a strong passion for social justice and a tireless work ethic.
-Have a basic understanding of community, political or issue organizing.
-Be conversant with modern office and communications technologies, and able to learn new software and systems quickly.
-Be prepared for a fast-paced work environment with a high-level of autonomy. Organizers are expected to build relationships and campaigns with little supervision.
-Have experience with immigration issues and immigrant communities.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay for this full-time, contract position is $30,000 per year, plus cell phone and travel stipends.

Please send resume and cover letter to: ryan@michiganimmigrationreform.org, cc: jeries@michiganimmigrationreform.org, jonathan@michiganimmigrationreform.org,
Subject: Organizer.

Visit www.michiganimmigrationreform.org for more information about AIR.

AIR is a project of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services 501c(3).


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