Immigrant Rights Organizer (Full-Time)
The Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) is a grassroots community organization that builds the capacity of Filipino/a/xs to organize on issues of social, racial, and economic justice that affect undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth.
The Immigrant Rights Organizer will engage Filipino/a/xs community members and stakeholders in order to advance AFIRE’s mission and organizing priorities with undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth. This person would also take on the responsibilities of an NAI Outreach Coordinator to meet the citizenship assistance workshop deliverables. Under the supervision of the Program and Development Manager and in collaboration with the AFIRE staff, the immigrant rights organizer will plan, execute, and evaluate AFIRE’s programs in order to develop the leadership abilities and organizing capacity of Filipinx community members, while also outreaching to the community using the platform of the NAI Citizenship Application Assistance Workshop.
Outreach & Relationship Building
Build and organize a growing Immigrant RIghts Komite of 10+ community grassroots leaders
Maintain and develop streamlined systems of outreach and follow up to use across all programs and events.
Outreach to the Filipino community to identify legal permanent residents who may be eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship
Coordinate staff, volunteers, and applicants at workshops
Create, maintain and modify record keeping process in collaboration with office assistants and organizers to collect and organize intake information used for reporting into Salesforce and internal database
Provide referrals to partner organizations on issues like domestic violence, health insurance, senior benefits, or affordable housing
Recruit and train immigrant rights grassroots leaders through the Citizenship Assistance workshop
Recruit and train volunteers for outreach and application assistance at workshops
Support and coach grassroots leaders to meaningfully and powerfully participate in issue campaign work
Provide opportunities for leadership development & relationship building in immigration coalition spaces: Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment coalition (PAVE), Chicago Immigrant Working Group (CIWG), Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois (ICIRR)
Attend NAI collaborative meetings with Erie Neighborhood House, LSNA, and others to strategize about citizenship workshops
Meet grant deliverables from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
Coordinate with lead agency, ICIRR for materials, trainings, meetings, and other resources needed
Issue-Based Campaign Work
Develop member-led resources to raise awareness regarding immigrant rights
Mobilize around major action days/celebration days
Develop and track membership dues (alongside other staff members)
Strategize and participate in fundraising campaigns
Fluent in Filipino language is preferred (Tagalog or Bisaya) and English. Native speaker is highly desired
Strong commitment to immigrant rights, workers rights, and progressive social/racial/economic justice
Experience in community organizing is strongly preferred including experience in developing and leading campaigns.
Experience in working with and knowledge of the Filipino/a/x community, especially experience working with different generations of immigrant communities
Experience working in coalitions
Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to provide leadership to staff, board, and members
Working some weekends will be required
Background or experience in immigration law concepts is a plus
Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Google Apps (i.e. Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Calendar)
Accurate, organized, and detail-oriented
Ability to maintain confidential information
Access to reliable transportation throughout the City of Chicago preferred
$17 / per hour but negotiable; other benefits include paid time off for sick & vacation, and pro-rated paid holidays.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only qualified applicants will be contacted directly.
AFIRE is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability level, or marital status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws