Human Rights Organizer (Temporary)

Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization building coalitions to bring change in local, state, and national policy. Our mission is to empower diverse people & organizations to engage more effectively in our communities, and in the civic process, to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice.

Alliance San Diego seeks an experienced and energetic person to recruit, coordinate, and support our growing Immigrant Integration needs. This position will be responsible for outreach, referrals, and informational sessions regarding the renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The Human Rights Organizer will work closely with all staff to ensure successfully achieving DACA renewal goals.

A strong candidate will have experience with immigrant integration through DACA, Legal Permanent Residence, and/or TPS programs. DACA recipients are strongly encouraged to apply. This position will also be responsible for providing administrative support, managing volunteers, and conducting community outreach. Experience with MS Office and data entry, as well as great communication skills, is strongly desired.

Primary Responsibilities

The Human Rights Organizer reports to the Human Rights Director and will be responsible to:

  • Conduct outreach for DACA renewals;
  • Conduct informational sessions regarding the DACA renewal process;
  • Log calls and emails for screening and referral services
  • Screen applicants and provide referrals to appropriate assistance providers;
  • Organize and support events for Alliance San Diego efforts to increase DACA renewals 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in community or volunteer organizing;
  • Experience in event organizing;
  • Understanding of social justice issues and challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and working class families;

Key Competencies

  • Proficiency working with diverse communities and with grassroots organizations;
  • Analysis and problem solving;
  • Time management;
  • Organization skills;
  • Results-oriented and organized;
  • Effective communication;
  • Self-motivated – proven ability to work independently
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership and empowerment;
  • Compassionate service:
  • Resolving conflict;
  • Fostering Teamwork

This is a full-time (32-40 hours/week) temporary position scheduled to end on October 13, 2017. Compensation is $13-$15/hour based on experience. Some evening and weekend work is expected in this position. We offer a collaborative work environment with colleagues who are dedicated to social justice. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three references (minimum of two professional references required) to