Community Organizer
The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) - Birmingham, AL
The Organizer for the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama's Community Engagement and Education Program is a fulltime position for a bilingual-bicultural Spanish/English individual who will work flexible hours to develop leadership and increase civic engagement in the immigrant Latino community, educate our host community on the Hispanic culture and advocate for the social, civic and economic integration of Latino immigrants in Alabama.

Responsibilities

Works in the Latino community, primarily in Central Alabama, to identify issues and implement campaigns

Identifies, build relationships with, and helps train community leaders through the Alabama Organizing Project (AOP)

Facilitates educational workshops, including "Know Your Rights" workshops

Works with state, regional and national partners (Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, National Council of La Raza) to implement campaigns and other projects

Works flexible hours to meet program requirements and community needs, including evenings and weekends

Attends appropriate trainings for program implementation

Completes monthly reports and other documentation

Peforms other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences field; extensive work or volunteer experience could suffice

Bicultural-Bilingual English/Spanish

Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are essential

Must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal, organizational and record-keeping skills

Fluency in Microsoft Office

Prior experience in a nonprofit setting helpful

Valid driver's license, automobile insurance and reliable transportation

Compensation

Competitive Salary, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Health, Dental, and Vision insurance paid at 100% for employee, retirement plan with up to 3% matching after one year of service, 18 days paid time off first year of employment

ABOUT ¡HICA!

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama is the oldest Latino organization in Alabama. ¡HICA! seeks to promote the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanics through our programs. Our vision is a community where everyone can take advantage of opportunities to achieve their dreams to improve their quality of life.

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, military discharge status, or source of income.

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