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Rapid Response Coordinator

MUA is seeking Rapid Response Coordinator to assist in coordinating and managing the new Alameda County Immigrant Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP). ACILEP will provide a rapid response to the legal needs of Alameda County residents and families facing imminent deportation or who are impacted by immigration enforcement activity.

Organizational Description

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a 28 year old grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power.  MUA offers intensive community organizing and leadership trainings, mutual support workshops and peer counseling, workforce development trainings and workers’ rights projects, and community education and organizing campaigns that allow immigrant women’s voices to be heard on the local, state and national levels.  MUA is committed to building an organization that is led by its membership.  Currently, 15 of 25 staff began as member leaders in MUA.  

 

Employment Opportunity

MUA is seeking Rapid Response Coordinator to assist in coordinating and managing the new Alameda County Immigrant Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP). ACILEP will provide a rapid response to the legal needs of Alameda County residents and families facing imminent deportation or who are impacted by immigration enforcement activity. The Rapid Response Coordinator will lead 5 Community Responders based in sister organizations in managing a hotline where affected individuals and community members can call to report immigration enforcement actions and will work with this team to coordinate communication back with and support for the affected individuals and their families. The Rapid Response Coordinator will receive preliminary information and documentation gathered by the Community Responders and will assess which cases to refer to ACILEP Attorneys at sister organizations or the Alameda County Public Defenders Office. The Rapid Response Coordinator will also work with other support staff to connect the affected individuals’ family with emergency support and case management services. Finally, the Rapid Response Coordinator will work with the ACILEP’s Know Your Rights Coordinator to ensure immigrant communities have the necessary guidance for individual and family emergency planning, to protect the legal rights, and to connect with ACILEP if and when necessary.

 

Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly meetings with ACILEP.
  • Work with other ACILEP staff to develop and implement a process map for ACILEP, including working with Community Responders to create a an intake process for services.
  • Lead 5 Community Responders in managing a hotline where affected community members can report immigration enforcement actions.
  • Work with Community Responders to manage rapid response to raids and certain other immigration detention efforts.
  • Work with Community Responders to maintain a referral database and oversee referrals out of ACILEP for people not eligible for ACILEP’s legal services. 
  • Review cases and refer eligible ones for legal representation through ACILEP. Also manage referrals out to emergency support services.
  • Coordinate with Know Your Rights Coordinator to support with information materials and outreach where necessary.
  • Engage volunteers and partner organizations as needed.
  • Generating monthly reports and submitting the same to Centro Legal de la Raza.
  • Ensure connection between the resources provided through ACILEP and MUA’s internal work of providing direct support to immigrant women impacted by enforcement and deportation actions.  
  • Develop MUA’s immigrant know your rights education, outreach, and response strategy in Alameda County and ensure that it fits into the broader goals and supports of ACILEP.

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Bilingual; excellent written and oral communication in English and in Spanish.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Experience with direct services or client work preferred.
  • Past experience coordinating, managing and supervising the work of others preferred.

 

Compensation

Duration: This is a two-year position with the possibility of renewal if funding permits.

Hours: Full-time position; minimum of 40 hours a week, flexible work schedule, occasional weekends and evenings.

Benefits: Excellent benefits

Salary: Depending on experience

Location: The Rapid Response Coordinator will work out of MUA’s Oakland office.  Some hours can also be worked from home.

 

Application Process

Send your resume and cover letter in English and Spanish, and three references by February 20, 2017 to Lourdes Martinez at:  

lourdesm@mujeresunidas.net No phone calls please!

 

This position is open until filled.

 

 

Part-time Operations Coordinator (Temporary)

Are you detail-oriented and organized and want to put your administrative skills to work for immigrant women’s and workers’ rights?  MUA is seeking an Operations coordinator to ensure that we have the systems and structure in place so that our empowerment and organizing programs operate smoothly and staff is well-supported.

 

Employment Opportunity

MUA is offering a temporary part-time position as an Operations Coordinator. We are looking for someone who is organized, technologically savvy, attentive to details, a team player and most importantly, is committed to social justice. The coordinator ensures the smooth functioning of the administrative, personnel, and technological systems of MUA’s two offices in San Francisco and Oakland. The Operations Coordinator is supervised by the Finance Director.  She works closely with the FARO (Finance, Administration, Fundraising, and Operations) Team.

 

Responsibilities

ADMINISTRATION

  • Technology:   Manage existing office and technology equipment, supervise technology consultant in planning, back-up, maintenance, and improvements; support staff in technology; Maintain and troubleshoot phone system, copiers, printers and other office equipment; Monitor the use of cellphones.
  • Facilities: Provide support during the process of move in our Oakland office if needed. Coordinate security, organization, and maintenance at offices; Responsible for purchasing office supplies for both offices and the childcare; Supervise office cleaning worker.
  • Volunteers and Interns:  Implement new system of volunteers and interns recruitment.

PERSONNEL

  • Benefits Administration:  manage medical, dental, vision, 401k plans for staff; orient and provide support to staff in accessing benefits, provide assistance to staff accessing health benefits when needed; Support hiring process of new staff.
  • Staff Evaluations:  coordinate annual evaluations for staff; support supervisors in completing process.
  • Meetings:  Coordinate logistics for organization-wide staff planning meetings and retreats

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in managing operations in social justice organizations;
  • Experience and skills in organizational operations work—including office operations and communications systems.
  • Proficiency with computer operations and programs, including excel, word.
  • Supervision abilities, and the ability to share administrative skills through mentoring
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills—good attention to detail and well organized;
  • Self-motivated—proven ability to work independently;
  • Strong time management skills

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;

  • Bilingual; excellent oral communication in English and Spanish

  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers and immigrant communities as well as a commitment to the leadership development of immigrant women

 

Compensation

Hours: Temporary, Part-time position. 20 hours per week

Salary: Depending on experience

Location: 50 % in San Francisco and 50% in  Oakland . Flexible schedule

 

Application Process

Send a letter stating why you are a good candidate for this position (Spanish or English), a resume, two references (No MUA members or personnel) to erika@mujeresunidas.net by February 22, 2017.

This position is open until filled.

 

Mujeres Unidas y Activas is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!