EMPLOYMENT: Immigration Services Outreach Organizer (Houston)

EMPLOYMENT: Immigration Services Outreach Organizer (Houston)

About the Texas Organizing Project (TOP):
Founded in 2009, TOP, has become the leading statewide organizing group in Texas, advancing racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing. Our programs are anchored in the three largest metro regions of the state, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. We have a base of over 100,000 members and supporters who are reflective Texas’ growing population – people of color, low-moderate income families. Through on the ground organizing, grassroots leader trainings, direct action, policy advocacy and electoral engagement we have made gains in policy solutions and public investments in neighborhood infrastructure, family sustaining jobs, affordable housing, community schools, health access and immigrant rights. TOP also runs the largest independent grassroots electoral field operation in the state, activating over 200,000 voters of color each election cycle.

Position Summary:
The Texas Organizing Project is seeking a talented and dedicated Immigration Services Outreach Organizer to provide strategic coordination and outreach efforts in immigrant communities. The Immigration Services Outreach Organizer will be responsible for conducting broad outreach in the community, identify partners to co-host informational training sessions and other outreach events. The Organizer will also be responsible for training TOP’s member volunteers, training and supporting other volunteers, preparing materials for volunteers, and scheduling volunteers to participate in workshops and other events. The ideal candidate believes deeply in the importance of building community leadership, capacity and power. S/he must be able to organize and effectively communicate at all levels – with grassroots community people as well as established community leaders and policy experts.

Position: Immigration Services Outreach Organizer

Job Qualifications:
A successful candidate will have experience in training and either community organizing or legal services; takes initiative independently and able to work in a collaborative, fluid team environment; commitment to social justice and immigrant rights from the grassroots up, and building the leadership of directly affected individuals as vital messengers and leaders in their communities.

Candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate:
• Two years of related work experience;
• Experience working in a legal setting; preferred
• Organizing experience; preferred
• Strong sense of self-initiative;
• Ability to design flyers and other outreach materials. Knowledge of basic design programs;
• Ability to work independently and juggle multiple responsibilities;
• Excellent time management and administrative skills;
• Strong ability to manage technology;
• Fluency in English and Spanish (strong written and verbal communication skills in both languages);
• Strong written and communication skills;
• Deep commitment to furthering immigrants’ rights and the broader movement for racial and economic justice;
• Ability to work irregular hours including nights and occasional weekends (position is full-time salaried FLSA-exempt);
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment;
• Must have a driver’s license and own a vehicle.

Job Responsibilities:
• Prepare, coordinate and conduct Know-Your-Rights trainings to community members on their rights, current immigration law and policy topics across the city, and maintain a regular calendar of workshops and other outreach events
• Lead various forms of outreach, including canvassing, phone banking, social and traditional media, etc to ensure TOP is achieving its outreach goals
• Track and report outreach metrics
• Collaborate with other legal and non-legal service providers to organize trainings, co-host events, share best practices and up to date information
• Create outreach materials for training sessions, partner organizations and volunteers;
• Train and manage volunteers to conduct outreach activities
• Hold regular meetings and represent the organization with local partners;
• Participate in national coordinators calls & learning calls with partners
• Coordinate with the Communications Director to publicize outreach efforts through traditional and social media regarding TOP’s services;
• Work with TOP’s community organizing team to meet TOP’s program objectives; and
• Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings, and perform other duties as assigned

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and travel reimbursement.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

To apply:
Please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to recruit@organizetexas.org.

As an equal opportunity employer, Texas Organizing Project embraces diversity and does not
discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status,
veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and people of color are
strongly encouraged to apply.

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