Vacancy Community Organizer - Immigrant Rights

Ad type: jobs
Company: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
City: New York, NY
Workplace street: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 13 Oct 2019
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The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a 45-year old New York-based national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, and community education. Program priorities include immigrant rights, economic justice for workers, anti-trafficking, housing and environmental justice, and voting rights and civic participation. For more information about AALDEF and its activities, visit our website at http://www.aaldef.org.

AALDEF is seeking a highly-motivated and passionate individual to do community outreach and facilitate organizing efforts in support of Asian immigrants and their families and DACA recipients. The community organizer will be involved in the following activities:

1. Work with attorneys to advocate for and enforce the legal rights of immigrants and develop community education activities with several Asian ethnic communities;

2. Serve as interpreter for client intakes and representation, and assist in translation of legal rights materials.

3. Assist attorneys in organizing briefings on proposed federal, state, and local policies affecting immigrants, DACA recipients, and trafficked persons and staffing legal advice clinics at community groups in the Asian American community.

4. Work with AAPI undocumented youth-led group affiliated with AALDEF to organize and recruit new members.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Detail-oriented, independent, and focused.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in community organizing.
  • Knowledge of immigrant rights and labor and employment rights issues.
  • Familiarity with Asian American community and civil rights issues.
  • Ability to speak an Asian language.
  • Ability to travel and work on evenings and weekends.


  • How to Apply

    info@aaldef.orghttps://www.aaldef.org

    Send a cover letter, resume, and unedited writing sample to:

    Community Organizer Search

    AALDEF

    99 Hudson Street, 12th floor

    New York, NY 10013-2815

    Fax: 212-966-4303

    Email: info@aaldef.org (put "Community Organizer Position" in the subject line)

    DEADLINE: October 9, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis, and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

    --AALDEF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer--

    Send a cover letter, resume, and unedited writing sample to:

    Community Organizer Search

    AALDEF

    99 Hudson Street, 12th floor

    New York, NY 10013-2815

    Fax: 212-966-4303

    Email: info…

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