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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WORKER CENTER COORDINATOR (vea el anuncio en español abajo)

Job Title: Worker Center Coordinator
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: Flexible, no later than October 2017
Reports to: Executive Director
Closing Date: September 15, 2017

Adelante seeks a full-time Worker Center Coordinator to take on primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of our community worker center, assist with outreach and organizing efforts, and collaborate with our members, staff, and volunteers to protect and advance the rights of immigrant workers and their families in the Birmingham area.

About Adelante: Adelante unites day laborers, domestic workers, and other low-wage and immigrant workers and their families in the Birmingham area to defend our rights, promote our dignity, and pursue justice for all. Since our founding in 2014 with the support of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Adelante has emerged as a strident voice for labor, immigrant and human rights in Alabama. Adelante merges community organizing, popular education, public and media advocacy, strategic litigation and legal representation, and arts and cultural celebration to realize a holistic vision for change from the bottom up. Our current work includes the campaign to make Birmingham the first sanctuary city in Alabama, wage theft and workers’ rights defense, community deportation defense, and the Shut Down Etowah campaign.

Position Description

The Worker Center Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
• Drafting and disseminating email blasts, social media posts, media advisories, and other materials to keep Adelante’s members, supporters, and the broader public informed about our work
• Providing administrative and logistical support and oversight for Adelante’s campaigns and programs, including the wage theft program, community deportation defense, Shut Down Etowah campaign, ICE Out of Birmingham/Sanctuary campaign, English classes, and other programs
• Being available during the worker center’s open hours (Monday through Friday, and occasional weekend days for special events) to assist Adelante members and other community members who drop in or call with questions and requests for assistance
• Coordinating a network of volunteers and interns to support Adelante’s work
• Supporting Adelante’s active members and staff in conducting outreach, recruiting new members, and developing leadership of existing members, and in planning and facilitating community meetings, know-your-rights trainings, and other workshops and events at Adelante and in the community
• Performing general administrative tasks such as organizing files, updating contact lists, etc.

Desired Qualifications:
• Passion for social justice
• Excellent interpersonal skills, patience, and ability to relate to low-wage immigrant workers and their families
• Fluent in Spanish
• Ability to work early and long hours when necessary
• Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Highly organized and self-motivated
• Background in labor and/or immigrants’ rights organizing preferred
• Artistic and graphic design skills a big 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 “Worker Center Coordinator”

 

ANUNCIO DE EMPLEO: COORDINADOR/A DEL CENTRO DE TRABAJADORES

Título: Coordinador/a del Centro de Trabajadores
Ubicación: Birmingham, Alabama
Salario: Ofrecemos un salario competitivo acorde con experiencia y calificaciones, y un excelente paquete de beneficios
Tipo de Empleo: Tiempo completo
Fecha de Inicio: Flexible, a mas tardar en octubre del 2017
Reporta a: Directora Ejecutiva
Fecha límite: 15 de septiembre del 2017

Adelante busca un/a Coordinador/a de tiempo completo para asumir la responsabilidad principal de la operación diaria de nuestro centro de trabajadores comunitario, ayudar con esfuerzos de alcance y organizing, y colaborar con nuestros miembros, personal y voluntarios para proteger y avanzar los derechos de los trabajadores inmigrantes y sus familias en el área de Birmingham.

Acerca de Adelante: Adelante une a los jornaleros y las jornaleras, trabajadoras domésticas y otros trabajadores inmigrantes y de bajo sueldo y sus familias en el área de Birmingham para defender nuestros derechos, promover nuestra dignidad y luchar por la justicia para todos. Desde nuestra fundación en 2014 con el apoyo de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros y Jornaleras (NDLON), Adelante ha surgido como una voz estridente para la justicia laboral y inmigrante y los derechos humanos en Alabama. Adelante combina organizing comunitario, educación popular, abogacía pública y en los medios, litigio estratégico y la representación legal, y la celebración artística y cultural para lograr una visión holística del cambio desde abajo hacia arriba. Nuestro trabajo actual incluye la campaña de ciudad santuario en Birmingham, la defensa de los derechos laborales y el contra el robo de salarios, la defensa comunitaria contra la deportación y la campaña para cerrar el Centro de Detención de Etowah.

Descripción del Puesto

Las responsabilidades del Coordinador/a incluirán:
• Redacción y difusión de mensajes y boletines de correo electrónico, posts en los medios sociales, comunicados de prensa y otros materiales para mantener informados a nuestros miembros y apoyadores y al público en general sobre nuestro trabajo
• Proporcionar apoyo y supervisión administrativa y logística para las campañas y programas de Adelante, incluyendo el programa de robo de salarios, la defensa comunitaria contra la deportación, la campaña de Shut Down Etowah, la campaña de ICE Out of Birmingham/ciudad santuario, clases de inglés y otros programas
• Estar disponible durante el horario del centro de trabajo (de lunes a viernes y fines de semana ocasionales para eventos especiales) para ayudar a los miembros de Adelante y otros miembros de la comunidad que vienen al centro o llaman con preguntas y solicitudes de asistencia
• Coordinar una red de voluntarios y pasantes para apoyar el trabajo de Adelante
• Apoyar a los miembros activos y al personal de Adelante para llevar a cabo actividades de alcance, reclutar nuevos miembros, y desarrollar el liderazgo de los miembros existentes, así como en la planificación y facilitación de reuniones comunitarias, capacitaciones sobre los derechos y otros talleres y eventos en Adelante y en la comunidad
• Realizar tareas administrativas generales como organizar archivos, actualizar listas de contactos, etc.

Calificaciones deseadas:
• Pasión por la justicia social
• Excelentes habilidades interpersonales, paciencia y habilidad para relacionarse con trabajadores inmigrantes de bajo salario y sus familias
• Fluidez en español
• Capacidad para trabajar horas tempranas y largas cuando sea necesario
• Fuertes habilidades de redacción, edición y corrección
• Muy organizado y motivado
• Experiencia anterior con derechos laborales y/o derechos de inmigrantes es preferible
• Habilidades artísticas y de diseño gráfico son una gran ventaja, pero no es necesario

Cómo aplicar:

Envíe por correo electrónico su currículum y una carta de presentación explicando por qué estás interesado/a y calificado/a para este puesto a Jessica Vosburgh con la línea de asunto “Coordinador/a del Centro de Trabajadores”

ADELANTE LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

Adelante Alabama Worker Center seeks a third-year law student or recent law school graduate to sponsor for fellowship applications with Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Soros, or school-funded fellowships in one of the following areas: (1) combatting workplace rights abuses among low- wage immigrant workers, (2) challenging prolonged detention and securing legal representation for detained immigrants in Alabama, (3) ending discriminatory policing and collusion between local police and immigration enforcement, (4) other projects related to defending and expanding the rights of low-wage immigrant workers and their families in Alabama.

Adelante is a grassroots organization on the frontlines of the struggles for labor, immigrant and human rights in Birmingham, Alabama. Adelante merges community organizing, popular education, public and media advocacy, arts and cultural programming, and litigation and legal representation to realize a holistic vision for change from the bottom up. Our legal docket and all of our legal work is informed by a law and organizing approach. We engage in both direct representation of community members in areas such as removal defense, workplace U Visa petitions, wage and hour litigation, and criminal defense, as well as taking on strategic litigation and advocacy to advance our mission in areas such as detention, policing reform, and civil rights. We regularly co-counsel and consult with prominent regional and national public interest legal organizations, and collaborate with local groups fighting for racial justice, LGBTQ liberation, and other critical social movements. Our current work includes the campaign to make Birmingham the first sanctuary city in Alabama, wage theft and workers’ rights defense, community deportation defense and raids response, and the Shut Down Etowah campaign.

Adelante was founded in 2014 as a project of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). NDLON continues to support various aspects of Adelante’s work. In addition to working on the ground in Alabama, the Legal Fellow would have the opportunity to be part of NDLON’s legal team, engaging in strategy, collaboration, and training with leading national advocates in the areas of labor, immigration, and civil rights law.

To apply, please send a resume and writing sample to Executive and Legal Director Jessica Vosburgh in order to arrange a time to discuss your proposed project. Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred.

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