Salary $23,500 a year job type part-time number of hires for this role 1
Full job description
The student clinic for immigrant justice (scij) trains and mobilizes undergraduate students to provide pro bono representation to asylum seekers and to organize for immigrant justice.
Founded in 2020 with programs at worcester state university and brown university and plans to expand to additional schools across the us, scij has trained 28 students, provided representation to 16 asylum seekers, assisted 14 immigrants with general immigration questions, and launched 2 organizing campaigns.
Learn more at www.scijimmigration.org.
The student clinic for immigrant justice (scij) is seeking a part-time program coordinator to help lead its mission by overseeing scij’s programs that train and mobilize college students to provide pro bono representation to asylum seekers and to organize for immigrant justice.
The part-time, 20-hours/week program coordinator will be responsible for scij’s legal justice and community organizing programs and work in tandem with scij’s executive director for scij’s training programIn addition, the part-time program coordinator will be in charge of supporting students at scij’s partner schools, fostering community within scij’s student cohorts and with other immigrant justice organizations, onboarding and overseeing scij’s campus organizers at each partner school, and supporting scij’s partnerships with current and new schools.
The part-time program coordinator will be joining scij at a pivotal moment as scij seeks to build on the momentum of its successful first year and expand to new communitiesHaving already established programs at worcester state university and brown university where scij trained 28 students, provided pro bono representation to 16 asylum seekers, and launched two organizing campaigns, the part-time program coordinator will play a key role in further developing these programs while also growing scij’s vision nationally.
Assisting scij’s executive director in maintaining and developing current school partnerships and cultivating new partnerships with schools
Assisting in onboarding and overseeing scij’s campus organizers at partner schools
Fostering community within and between scij’s students cohorts at each school
Supporting students in their personal and professional development such as by identifying paid opportunities, scholarships and grants, and helping students as they apply for jobs and/or graduate school
Developing opportunities such as workshops and webinars with other organizations that align with the interests of students and values of scij
Supporting students with organizing and/or presenting at events or conferences that scij sponsors and/or is invited to
Supporting students as media (podcasts, newspaper interviews, etc.) opportunities arise by helping students craft their story of self, understand how to share scij’s mission, and equip themselves with the tools needed when discussing intense and potentially emotionally triggering topics
Assisting scij’s executive director with student recruitment, including student outreach, interviewing, and onboarding
Supporting students in scij’s training program through check-ins, answering questions, connecting them with relevant resources, and ensuring students have the help they need to be successful in scij’s training program
Supporting scij’s executive director and guest experts during workshops and training sessions
Collecting and analyzing feedback from students in scij’s training program
Assisting scij’s executive director in recruiting attorneys, maintaining current scij-attorney relationships, and developing resources and strategies to improve scij’s attorney partnership program
Supporting students in their casework through regular check-ins, helping connect them with scij’s legal resources, and other help as relevant
Providing support to scij’s case rounds
Developing tools and resources to support students in their casework
Collecting and analyzing feedback from students and attorneys in scij’s legal justice work
Along with campus organizers, leading scij’s community organizing efforts by co-developing campaign strategies with students and local immigrant communities; providing support to community leaders to lead on campaigns; supporting the outreach, research, and strategic planning needed to wage and win campaigns such as by organizing large community action meetings, non-violent actions, meeting with public officials; and assisting in designing a long-term organizing vision for scij
Maintaining, developing, and expanding scij’s community partnerships with local organization, national coalition, and strategic partners
Representing scij at local, regional, state, and national coalition meetings
Maintaining, developing, and expanding scij’s volunteers base by connecting them with volunteer opportunities, recruiting new volunteers, and creating a long-term volunteer plan for scij
Collecting and analyzing feedback from students, volunteers, and community partners involved with scij’s community organizing efforts
Qualifications and skills
This position is part-time, 20 hours per week Strong preference for candidates who are multilingual and have experience in community organizing, law, and/or educationApplicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Leadership and coordination experience and skills
Growth mindset and a commitment to reflective practice
Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication
Proven track record of exceptional relationship-building both internally and externally.
Must have experience with google suite (gmail, drive, docs, sheets, forms)
Must have access to a car or other mode of transportation to travel to worcester, ma, providence, ri, boston, ma, and (potentially) hartford or hamden, ct
Needs to be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc
Needs to be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
Needs to be able to frequently communicate with students, staff, and community partnersMust be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
The above information outlines the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this positionIt is not designed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job; nor is it a contract for employmentScij will make reasonable accommodations as they relate to the americans with disabilities act (ada).
Job type: part-time
Pay: $23,500.00 per year
Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Parental leave Professional development assistance
Monday to friday
Why is immigrant justice important to you? Why do you want to join scij as the part-time program coordinator?