Organizing Director, Home is Here


Home is Here envisions a world where newly arriving immigrant community members have access to the support and resources they need to live safe, healthy, dignified lives in communities built for all. We aim to build multiracial networks of solidarity and equitable communities that support everyone's survival and healing in an increasingly interdependent world.


The Organizing Director will play a leading role in establishing a structure and strategy for our work building power and community-based systems that offer resilience around housing, legal aid, resettlement mutual aid, and abolition in the Greater New Orleans area and throughout the Gulf South region. This will include relationship development with newly arriving immigrants, established community members, organizational partners, and other stakeholders. The Organizing Director has oversight over ensuring local community members are engaged, heard, and represented in the work we do. They will also play a key leadership role within our organization - helping shape advocacy, partnerships, and movement-building strategy for the work as a whole.


  • Build a broad, diverse, mixed-language and cross-class base of community members engaged in relationships of solidarity, capacity-building, and movement for change;
  • Implement outreach strategies and engagement opportunities that offer pathways and a ladder of involvement to transition people into deeper relationships and community-building;
  • Utilize both digital/virtual and in-person approaches to build trust and relationships for strategic partnerships with a focus on housing, legal aid, resettlement mutual aid, and abolition systems.
  • Identify, develop, maintain, and expand collaborative relationships with individuals and key partner organizations along these identified priorities;
  • Engage and activate the multi-racial newly arrived immigrant community and cultivate ongoing community consultation and accountability structures that reflect awareness of this community’s needs and priorities;
  • Design and implement a leadership development strategy with/for immigrants as well as curricula for political and community education with mixed groups using frameworks that may include intersectional understanding of oppression, community-building skills, advocacy skills, accountability, etc.;
  • Track and achieve agreed upon metrics and utilize data to further inform our strategic planning;
  • Publicly represent the organization at local coalition tables, panels, meetings, outreach events, as needed in the media, etc.
  • Conduct informed strategic storytelling, public speaking, and written/verbal advocacy;
  • Contribute as a part of the organization’s leadership team to shape organizational strategy, management, vision and programs. Supervision and mentorship expected as part of this role.


You are bilingual (verbal and written) in Spanish and English;

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in organizing, preferably within immigrant communities;
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a leadership/supervisory position that involved building internal organizational capacity (i.e. recruiting, training, mentoring);
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and political awareness about cultures and systems in the Deep South, immigration control, incarceration, criminalization, anti-Blackness, economic discrimination, and other systems of exclusion alongside current immigration trends, policies, and issues affecting newly arrived immigrants;
  • Proven ability to communicate for connection with people from diverse backgrounds to build and maintain strong long-term relationships and motivate people towards action, work with emotional intelligence, receive feedback, work through conflict with integrity, and operate within principles of solidarity to establish trust, credibility, and respect with a wide range of partners;
  • Self-starter with initiative and strong time management skills and the ability to independently monitor and communicate progress towards goals and track metrics;
  • Team player who inspires collaboration, lifts-up the work of others, and maintains balance and perspective with patience and a sense of humor; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and contribute to decisions;
  • Proven ability to maintain patience and perspective to build and nurture a calm and positive working environment, even in high-intensity situations;
  • Experience designing campaigns and using communications platforms for outreach and advocacy;
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including evening and weekend events as necessary.

How to Apply:

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