James H. Binger Center for New Americans Community Outreach and Program Coordinator
Duties and Responsibilities The Community Outreach and Program Coordinator [“Coordinator”] will work under the supervision of the Center’s Executive Director who currently serves as the Director for Education and Outreach. The Coordinator will also work in collaboration with the Center’s faculty, staff, students, partners, and university and community allies. Up to one-quarter of this work may be off-site. The position requires a responsive, proactive person with close attention to detail who will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including vulnerable populations to achieve the Center’s project-based education and outreach goals.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH 40%
The Coordinator will develop, organize, and manage the Center’s community outreach programs directed towards noncitizens. This includes project planning, logistics, volunteer recruitment, community engagement, recordkeeping, data input, publicity, tracking outcomes, and the production of educational materials and newsletters. The Coordinator will participate in a host of broad-based immigrant rights and advocacy efforts including regional coalitions, community events, and targeted campaigns. Current Center projects include:
Rural Immigrant Access Initiative – The Initiative recruits and trains students and volunteer attorneys to offer free legal screenings to immigrants in rural Minnesota and county jails.
Translation and Interpreter Program – The Center’s document translation and interpretation service trains a pool of volunteers to offer vital support to the Center’s cases.
Human Rights Defender Project – Trains volunteer observers to monitor immigration court for human rights and due process concerns.
EVENT PLANNING 30%
The Coordinator will plan, organize, lead logistics, and execute the Center’s events designed to train the legal community to provide representation to immigrants. This includes the Center’s Annual Immigration Law Forum which is a nationally-attended immigration law conference in the fall, a series of continuing legal education seminars throughout the year, and other immigration-related events. Duties include securing venues, arranging speaker invitations and travel, event publicity, attendee registration, recruiting event volunteers, and directing event logistics.
The Coordinator will develop and implement communication strategies with Center leadership to publicize the Center’s accomplishments and immigration-related advocacy to the public. The Coordinator will work directly with Law School Communications to develop, write, and edit portions of the Center’s website, social media posts, and annual reports for a range of audiences including the law school community, the general public, and Center partners and funders.
The Coordinator will track, document, and summarize quantitative and qualitative data to measure the impact of the Center’s programs and identify trends and efficiencies.
The Coordinator will lead the Center’s hiring of interns and undergraduate workers and manage the intern/student worker pool.
The Coordinator will assist the Executive Director to organize and execute internal Center activities including weekly staff meetings, periodic partner meetings, and semi-annual strategic planning sessions.
Deadline: The position has a priority deadline of February 21, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after that date.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
Candidates should be familiar with immigrant and refugee communities.
Candidates must have demonstrated ability to provide administrative support.
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish or Somali required.
At least three years of total work experience in the areas of immigration-related education,organizing, outreach, or advocacy.
Preference will be given to applicants with longer than required experience working in immigration related community outreach.
Preference will also be given to applicants with experience in community organizing or training and managing volunteers from diverse cultural, linguistic, and immigration backgrounds.
Candidates must have experience and demonstrated ability to organize events.
Internal Number: 335365
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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