Jobs with Adelante

Join our team! We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Director of Administration & Fundraising

Enforcement & Detention Organizer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & FUNDRAISING

Job Title: Director of Administration & Fundraising
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Salary: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefits package
Position Type: Full-time
Start Date: ASAP – no later than September 2018
Reports to: Executive & Legal Director
Closing Date: Until filled

Adelante seeks a full-time Director of Administration & Fundraising to take on primary responsibility for ensuring that Adelante is a sustainable, healthy, high-functioning organization whose internal procedures and funding sources align with our mission and fully support our work and our community. The ideal candidate will be someone with a background in non-profit administration, grassroots and foundation fundraising, and community organizing, and who is interested in growing into a major leadership role within the organization.

The Director of Administration & Fundraising’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining internal administrative systems to efficiently track and manage Adelante’s finances, donors, members, volunteers, media contacts, and other key information
  • Significantly expanding our grassroots donor base and working with Adelante’s staff, membership, and Board of Directors to develop diverse, sustainable revenue streams to support Adelante’s work
  • Seeking and applying for foundation grants; building relationships with foundation representatives; ensuring compliance with grant agreements by timely submitting reports and fulfilling other grant requirements
  • Supervising Adelante’s organizing and administrative staff; helping staff set and reach goals and develop professionally
  • Working closely with Adelante’s staff, membership, and Board to collectively set goals, priorities, and strategies for each of our campaigns and programs; ensuring that our fundraising activities and funding sources align with our mission and allow us to implement those strategies
  • Occasionally speaking on behalf of Adelante at public events and in the news media; supporting other staff in media and communications, including drafting press releases, media outreach, and training community members as spokesperson

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (we may accept candidates who are not 100% bilingual as long as they possess a high level of written English abilities and are very comfortable speaking in Spanish, even if they have never received formal instruction in written Spanish)
  • Deep commitment to social justice, workers’ and immigrants’ rights; understanding of the interwoven nature of different struggles for black and queer liberation, economic justice, immigrants’ rights and other issues
  • Excellent writer and speaker who is capable of conveying the urgency and impact of Adelante’s work to different audiences
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Technology-literate, proficient in Microsoft Office, and willing to learn and master Salsa (our Customer Relations Management platform) and WordPress (for web editing)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, patience, humility, and ability to relate to low-wage immigrant workers and their families
  • Background in media and communications, or artistic and musical skills, are a plus, but not required

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position to Jessica Vosburgh with the subject line “Director of Administration & Fundraising”

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
ENFORCEMENT & DETENTION ORGANIZER

Job Title: Enforcement & Detention Organizer
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Salary: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefits package
Position Type: Full-time
Start Date: ASAP – no later than September 2018
Reports to: Executive & Legal Director or Administrative Director
Closing Date: Until filled

Adelante seeks a full-time Enforcement & Detention Organizer to lead our efforts to organize against detention, deportation and police-ICE collusion in the Birmingham area and at the infamous Etowah County Detention Center, and to collaborate with our members and other staff to engage in outreach, popular education, strategy, and leadership development to advance all of Adelante’s work.

The Enforcement & Detention Organizer’s responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as the staff point person for Adelante’s campaigns and programs related to enforcement and detention—currently the Birmingham Sanctuary City campaign and the Shut Down Etowah campaign; working with member leadership committees and allies to plan and implement campaign goals and strategies
  • Working closely with Adelante’s Executive & Legal Director and pro bono lawyers on individual cases of Etowah detainees seeking release from prolonged detention, and Birmingham area residents in immigration custody seeking release on bond and relief from deportation
  • Traveling to visit detained persons in Gasden and Fort Payne, AL, and their family members in the Birmingham area
  • Providing in-depth training and leadership development to Adelante members, allies, and the community in the areas of immigrants’ rights, community deportation defense, and combating detention and incarceration
  • Supervising Organizing Fellow(s) focused on enforcement and detention
  • Building and coordinating a network of volunteers trained to verify and respond to reported raids and accompany community members to court dates, probation, and ICE check-ins
  • Serving as Adelante’s liaison to other organizations, community groups, and coalitions addressing immigration enforcement, detention, policing, and incarceration issues
  • Collaborating with other Adelante staff and members on regular outreach visits, info sessions, workshops and trainings for community members and allies around the Birmingham and Gadsden areas
  • Assisting with general administrative tasks such as organizing files, updating contact lists, etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluent in spoken Spanish, fluent or proficient in spoken English; strong writing, editing and proofreading skills in both languages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, patience, humility, and ability to relate to low-wage immigrant workers, incarcerated immigrants, and their families
  • Deep commitment to social justice, workers’ and immigrants’ rights; understanding of the interwoven nature of different struggles for black and queer liberation, economic justice, immigrants’ rights and other issues
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of popular education, campaign-based organizing, and developing the leadership of directly affected persons
  • Background in immigrants’ rights and anti-deportation organizing strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of the laws, agencies, and processes that govern the deportation, detention and incarceration systems
  • Ability to work early and late hours when necessary, and occasional weekends; willingness to travel and to visit individuals in jails and detention centers
  • Highly organized and self-motivated

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position to Jessica Vosburgh with the subject line “Enforcement & Detention Organizer”

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