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Campaign for Accountable, Moral and Balanced Immigration Overhaul (CAMBIO)
MAY 31, 2013 | Download
Position and background:
The Campaign for Accountable, Moral and Balanced Immigration Overhaul (CAMBIO) brings together a diverse group of organizations dedicated to ensuring that the current immigration reform battle includes urgent reforms of the immigration enforcement system in order to protect the civil and human rights of all communities in the U.S and to prevent legislation from further expanding the overly punitive and unaccountable federal immigration enforcement machine. Our organizations — the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights, the Border Network for Human Rights, Detention Watch Network, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Guest Worker Alliance, the National Immigration Law Center, Rights Working Group, and the Southern Border Communities Coalition — understand that the individual work of member organizations will be much stronger through coordination, collaboration, and resource and information-sharing with colleague organizations working across issues and regions. Further, we understand that in order to create the political space to shift the debate on enforcement, we need to amplify our work through a common messaging framework, coordinated activities, and an approach that talk about the enforcement system as a whole rather than its myriad parts.
NILC is seeking a field coordinator to help further develop and implement the campaign’s field strategy. This person will report to the NILC Administration Manager and the CAMBIO Campaign Manager. The candidate will be an employee of NILC, which is CAMBIO’s fiscal agent, but will work exclusively on supporting the Campaign. The ideal candidate will have a proven grassroots organizing background, excellent communications skills, and experience working with coalitions and/or campaigns. This is a temporary full-time position (4 to 6 months).
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with developing CAMBIO’s national field strategy for achieving its federal policy priorities.
- Organize CAMBIO’s field partners and other organizations to advocate for CAMBIO’s policy priorities in the immigration enforcement debate.
- Assist in organizing grassroots online and offline activism: action alerts, letter-writing campaigns, state of play calls, etc.
- Create and maintain political materials for state-based outreach.
- Report back to the CAMBIO Steering Committee and Field Working Group on CAMBIO’s field activities.
- Support community liaisons, peer counselors and volunteers in the region and state.
- At least 2 years of grassroots organizing and/or legal policy or advocacy experience on immigrant issues.
- Experience organizing grassroots organizations to achieve policy goals.
- Experience managing communications between a central campaign and partners in the field.
- Self-starter who demonstrates the ability to take initiative, set goals, and achieve them both independently and cooperatively as a team member.
- Ability to present your ideas clearly and effectively through oral and written communication.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent time management skills: able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
- Detail-oriented and conscientious about work quality.
- Interpersonal skills, including sense of humor and diplomacy.
- Proactive and flexible; able to work independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience with volunteering/working for campaigns and/or nonprofits preferred.
Salary and benefits:
Competitive salary, DOE. This position does not include benefits.
This position is open until filled, with priority given to applications received by June 14, 2013. Please send a detailed cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to the National Immigration Law Center, Ref #CFC0513. Send these materials by email, preferably in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org only. Please include position reference number in the subject of your e-mail. Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested above in your application. No phone calls, please.
NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.