Campaign Coordinator - Newark Immigrants Rights Program, American Friends Service Committee

 

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. 

Position:
The Campaign Coordinator is responsible to lead a developing campaign toward the release of all detainees from Elizabeth Detention Center. The Coordinator will also provide support for AFSC's national #FreeThemAll campaign. The Campaign Coordinator will build a coalition and expand relationships with allies and state and federal legislators of New Jersey. The Campaign Coordinator will develop materials, plan events, and identify impacted community members to share stories. 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish campaign plans and strategies in partnership with staff, key allies, and impacted individuals.
  • Build cohesive and harmonious #FreeEDC coalition and conduct regular campaign and subgroup meetings. 
  • Collect and share stories of impacted community members with campaign partners and policy makers.
  • Develop and organize #FreeEDC campaign materials and plan public actions including social-distance compliant rallies and online petitions.
  • Work with immigrants who have been impacted by detention, especially those detained at Elizabeth Detention Center, to share their stories and becomes spokespersons for the campaign.
  • Support AFSC Human Migration and Mobility Director in launching #FreeThemAll campaign including helping with the coordination of national day of actions and sharing materials with other AFSC offices.
  • Represent AFSC at coalition meetings and gatherings.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • At least two or three years of successful community organizing or policy campaign experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in multicultural contexts.
  • Familiarity with current immigration policy issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain alliances with other organizations.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Fluency in Spanish or French is
  • strongly preferred.
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build mutually respectful relationships with co-workers, clients, and the public.
  • Ability to work effectively and comfortably with Quaker principles.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, able to prioritize assignments and workload.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car preferred. 
  • Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies.
  • Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.

How to Apply:
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