Position: Community Organizer - North Alabama

Type: Full Time

Based in: Huntsville/Decatur area

Deadline: Open until filled

Position summary:

ACIJ is seeking a full-time bilingual organizer to lead community organizing within immigrant communities in the north region of Alabama.  The organizer will work with a team of fellow organizers and community leaders statewide to connect with immigrant communities, offer workshops, and build leadership.  We seek applicants who can proactively identify and engage with working class immigrants one-on-one and on the neighborhood level. The ideal candidate will be able to work with allies in African American, LGBTQ+, and faith communities on intersectional issues. The Organizer will work closely with existing community leaders and staff and report to the Executive Director.  Core work areas include grassroots leadership development, deportation defense, civic engagement, and story collection.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the other regional ACIJ Organizers, Leadership Council, Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement the statewide organizing strategy and work plan

  • Run regional parts of campaigns, conduct education events, civic engagement and leadership development activities

  • Participate in cross-movement work with partner organizations and communities

  • Implement localized rapid response plans for detention and deportation

  • Create opportunities for grassroots members to help define priorities and direction for carrying out ACIJ’s mission and vision

  • Outreach and development of youth leadership, particularly supporting DACA and TPS holders

  • Maintain frequent communication with staff to inform of organizing work and progress

  • Submit weekly organizing work reports to Executive Director, along with schedule of upcoming events

  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Executive Director

 

Ideal qualifications and qualities:

  • Understanding of the issues and policies that affect immigrants, especially in Alabama 

  • Experience building strong relationships with affected immigrant communities and leaders

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills

  • Ability to prioritize and be accountable to work plans with limited supervision

  • Willingness to travel across the northern region and to our central office in Birmingham for meetings and events; full-time access to reliable transportation with a minimum of liability insurance coverage

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including frequent evenings and weekends (with comp time)

  • Experience using GSuite, Zoom, and other virtual platforms

  • Written and verbal bilingual (English-Spanish) communication skills required

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to: allison@acij.net with “North Organizer” in the subject. Benefits include health & dental insurance, travel and training opportunities.

 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. ACIJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.