Alliance San Diego is a community organization whose mission is to build collective power so we can create an inclusive democracy. We are creating a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Through our efforts, we are making an impact at the local, state, and national levels.
In its first ten years, Alliance San Diego has engaged and collaborated with underrepresented communities. It has helped shape the future of San Diego and beyond through changes in public discourse to changes in public policy. We have worked to ensure affected community members are fairly represented and have a seat at the decision-making tables. We have accomplished this with a full-time staff of twenty, thousands of canvassers and volunteers, and dozens of community partners.
We now seek a passionate individual to join our team as our Human Rights Organizer. This person will organize community events and build partnerships with other organizations and community members. They will undergo the Department of Justice’s accreditation process to provide affirmative immigration legal services (such as applications for naturalization, green card renewals, DACA, etc.).
The Human Rights Organizer will support the Human Rights Manager in managing the Immigrant Integration Program. They will assist in strategic planning as the program expands its scope of services. Our goal is to integrate and empower marginalized immigrant communities by moving them along a continuum from undocumented to documented and engaged leaders.
A strong candidate will have experience working in the immigration field, using client management software, and familiarity with the diverse immigrant community in San Diego County. An ideal candidate will also be bilingual and able to communicate effectively in their second language. They will possess leadership qualities and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Lastly, the ideal candidate will have experience working with diverse and marginalized communities.
The Human Rights Organizer will report to the Human Rights Manager and will:
- Organize participants for immigrant integration workshops to advance human rights priorities.
- Field calls from immigrant community members seeking assistance and schedule appointments or refer as needed.
- Support Human Rights Manager with workshop logistics.
- Design and facilitate community awareness events.
- Become a DOJ accredited representative and prepare applications, maintain files and represent individuals before USCIS.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree
- Experience working in the immigration field;
- Team management experience;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues;
- Understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and other marginalized communities in San Diego.
- Case management experience is a plus
- Bilingual preferred (able to communicate with clients effectively)
- Leadership and empowerment;
- Strategic thinking and decision-making;
- Proficiency working with diverse communities;
- Analysis and problem solving;
- Time management;
- Results-oriented and organized;
- Effective communication;
- Self-motivated – proven ability to work independently;
- Compassionate service;
- Resolving conflict; and
- Fostering Teamwork
Some overnight and out-of-town travel required. Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer competitive pay and benefits and a collaborative work environment with colleagues who are dedicated to social justice.
To apply please provide a cover letter, resume, and three references (minimum of two professional references required) to the email address [email protected].
Alliance San Diego is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all people to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against based on religion, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, or any other basis prohibited by law.