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Join Our Team

 

Open Positions:

Full-Time Donor and Data Organizer

Full-Time Community Navigator

Full-Time Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) Regional Implementation Coordinator

Full-Time AmeriCorps VISTA with CCSM

Part-Time Community Organizing Intern

Volunteer with CCSM

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Full-time Donor and Data Organizer

CCSM organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower and defend our communities. The Donor and Data Organizer will fulfill a powerful role in our organization’s sustainability, which provides survival services to meet members’ basic needs while engaging them in campaigns for systemic change. 

The Donor and Data Organizer will work closely with members, staff, donors, and the Board to organize current and new CCSM donors and build CCSM’s capacity to track and analyze our work. This position reports directly to full-time staff directors. The Donor and Data Organizer’s primary job is to assist the Director of Communications and Administration with grassroots fundraising and database management. CCSM uses CiviCRM as its donor and member management system. We do not expect you to be familiar with this system, but it requires patience and some instinct in researching and thinking through database logic.

CCSM is building a representative staff that contributes to leadership development within our community. We will provide training and mentorship to applicants who we believe would be a strong addition to our team but do not have all of the qualifications below. We collectively develop work portfolios that match individual skill sets and organizational aspirations. 

 

Fundraising (50%)

  • Ensure proper communication with donors from processing donation acknowledgments to implementing an annual calendar of activities to thank donors
  • Follow up with donors throughout the year with phone calls, letters, and emails updating them on our work 
  • Support the leadership development of CCSM members learning to fundraise
  • Help generate fundraising content for newsletters, appeals, and other material
  • Support compliance with non-profit IRS requirements (such as tax receipts)
  • Conduct proactive research to identify potential donor prospects
  • Some event support and coordination

Database management (50%)

  • Manage incoming donations, donor profiles, and donor activity within our database
  • Input member surveys and data for reporting
  • Generate reports and analysis of results
  • Keep database secure and data clean- update changes in address and email, preferred communications, etc.
  • Support and train staff in reporting and tracking tools
  • Support the administration and building of our database, including troubleshooting issues with staff
  • Follow up with updates and donor requests around gift processing
  • Send out organizational emails as needed
  • Send out mass texts and update text lists as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CCSM’s mission, immigrant communities, and principles of collective liberation 
  • Excellent project and time management skills 
  • Willingness to work in both a remote and in-person setting
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Comfortable working with databases and/or learning new technologies
  • Take feedback well and have a learning mindset
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel for trainings, conferences, and meetings occasionally with personal vehicle
  • Exceptional relational skills working directly with people in complex situations and commitment to building partnerships
  • Comfortable having one-on-one conversations and making asks 
  • Valid driver’s license and car necessary 
  • Relationships with immigrant communities / Resident of Columbia or Greene County preferred 
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects independently and with a team
  • Directly impacted by or experience with immigration system preferred
  • Bilingualism highly preferred

 

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hours a week) with a starting salary of $35,000 and significant annual raises based on CCSM’s pay scale. Benefits include Health Insurance, a work computer, mileage reimbursement, paid holidays, and unlimited paid time off with prior approval.

CCSM is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, working class people, LGBTQIA people, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter with your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to sanctuarycolumbiacounty@gmail.com with “Job Application- Donor and Data Organizer” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by July 31st.

 

Full-Time Community Navigator

CCSM organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower and defend our communities. The Community Navigator will work closely with the Director of Programs and Services, staff, and the Board to help community members locate, connect, engage, and stay involved with the services they need to achieve their goals. Navigators will be mobile and serve as the bridge to guide individuals across different systems, city agencies, and organizations.

CCSM is building a representative staff that contributes to leadership development within our community. We will provide training and mentorship to applicants who we believe would be a strong addition to our team but do not have all of the qualifications below. We collectively develop work portfolios that match individual skill sets and organizational aspirations. 

 

Service Provision & Coordination 

  • Conduct intakes and provide ongoing follow up and case support to community members
  • Maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes of client contact, and provide timely notification to clients of all activities regarding their case.
  • Conduct home visits and accompany clients to appointments (e.g., social service, legal, and Department of Motor Vehicles appointments) 
  • Connect immigrants to legal service providers, social service organizations, and government representatives. 
  • Identify, compile and maintain lists of culturally and linguistically appropriate community services, programs and resources for use by community members
  • Translate and interpret for members participating in CCSM programming 
  • Work with Director of Programs and Services to identify service gaps and develop solutions to fill those gaps
  • Work with volunteer coordinators and staff to distribute mutual aid and coordinate transportation programming 
  • Support in efforts to improve emergency hotline and activate rapid response network 
  • Advocate for institutional accountability to language justice policies
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs and Services and Community Organizer to strengthen CCSM’s service to organizing model 
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CCSM’s mission, immigrant communities, and principles of collective liberation  
  • Bilingualism (English / Spanish) required
  • Previous social service or legal experience is highly desirable.
  • Willingness to work in both a remote and in-person setting
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel for trainings, conferences, and accompaniment occasionally with personal vehicle
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a car, and ability to travel 
  • Exception relational skills working directly with people in complex situations 
  • Relationships with immigrant communities / Resident of Columbia or Greene County preferred 
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects independently and with a team
  • Excellent project and time management skills 
  • Take feedback well and have a learning mindset
  • Directly impacted by or experience with immigration system preferred

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hours a week) with a starting salary of $35,000 and significant annual raises based on CCSM’s pay scale. Benefits include Health Insurance, a work computer, mileage reimbursement, paid holidays, and unlimited paid time off with prior approval.

CCSM is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, working class people, LGBTQIA people, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter with your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to sanctuarycolumbiacounty@gmail.com with “Job Application- Community Navigator” as the subject line.  Priority will be given to applications received by August 15th.

 

Full-Time Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) Regional Implementation Coordinator

CCSM organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower and defend our communities. The Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) Regional Implementation Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Programs and Services, staff, and the Board to support and guide Capital Region and Upper Hudson Valley households in understanding and accessing the EWF. The EWF is a community-won fund of $2.1 Billion dollars in pandemic relief for undocumented workers, with an anticipated August opening. For more information about the fund, visit the "Fund for Excluded Workers" campaign tab on our website. This position works directly with community members to answer questions and support EWF applicants virtually and in person. This position supports various program functions, including outreach to community partners to raise awareness about the program, direct applicant assistance, and working closely with EWF Coalition partners.

CCSM is building a representative staff that contributes to leadership development within our community. We will provide training and mentorship to applicants who we believe would be a strong addition to our team but do not have all of the qualifications below. We collectively develop work portfolios that match individual skill sets and organizational aspirations.

 

EWF Implementation & Coordination 

  • Support community members with gathering documents
  • Screen and evaluate member’s eligibility for the Excluded Workers Fund
  • Assist completion of Excluded Workers Fund Application 
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with local nonprofits, government agencies and other key partners 
  • Collaborate with credit unions and partner organizations to assist with tax services, including applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and filing taxes, and conduct outreach to underbanked individuals 
  • Coordinate regional implementation efforts with coalition partners 
  • Participate in EWF regional coordination and anchor meetings 
  • Translate and interpret for members participating in CCSM’s EWF programming 
  • Work with Director of Programs and Services to identify service gaps with EWF implementation and develop solutions 
  • Collaborate with CCSM staff to strengthen CCSM’s service to organizing model 
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings 
  • Maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes of member contact, and provide timely notification to members of all activities regarding their case
  • Identity and connect EWF applicants to other CCSM program areas
  • Work with volunteer coordinators to engage CCSM volunteers in EWF implementation programming 
  • Monitor and document institutional accountability to language justice policies
  • Organize and facilitate EWF outreach events and application clinics

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CCSM’s mission, immigrant communities, and principles of collective liberation  
  • Bilingualism (English / Spanish) required
  • Previous social service experience and/or knowledge of public benefits programs and application processes is highly desirable.
  • Willingness to work in both a remote and in-person setting
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel for trainings, conferences, and accompaniment occasionally with personal vehicle
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a car, and ability to travel 
  • Exception relational skills working directly with people in complex situations 
  • Relationships with immigrant communities / Resident of Columbia or Greene County preferred 
  • Excellent project and time management skills 
  • Take feedback well and have a learning mindset
  • Directly impacted by or experience with immigration system preferred

Terms of Employment

This is a Full-time, one year temporary position (with possibility of renewal) salaried at $35,000. Benefits include Health Insurance, a work computer, mileage reimbursement, paid holidays, and unlimited paid time off with prior approval. 

CCSM is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, working class people, LGBTQIA people, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter with your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to sanctuarycolumbiacounty@gmail.com with “Job Application- EWF Regional Implementation Coordinator” as the subject line. The deadline to apply for this position is July 15th, 2021.

 

Americorps VISTA with CCSM

CCSM is proud to partner with NYIC with the Americorps VISTA program. The VISTA placed at CCSM will work on communications (e.g., social media, mass mailings/newsletters, website management) and fundraising (e.g., event planning, grant applications, donor mailings) projects. This capacity-building work will support CCSM in being able to connect low-income community members to legal services (e.g., screenings/consultations, representation) and other resources that will support their access to economic opportunity.

NYIC VISTAs are AmeriCorps VISTAs who - through the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) - engage in a year of full-time paraprofessional service in an organization, where they work on community outreach/education, communications, fundraising, program development and/or volunteer management projects for the purpose of building the organization's capacity to run immigrant-focused anti-poverty programs and services.

Term of Service

  • August 16, 2021- August 15, 2022
  • Full-time

 

Support/Benefits

During their year of service, NYIC VISTAs are supported with the following benefits:

  • living allowance of $13,399.15
  • choice of healthcare allowance ($7,900) or a health plan
  • choice of a year-end education award ($6,095) or cash stipend ($1,803)
  • eligibility for benefits such as:
    • relocation allowance
    • settling-in allowance (up to $750)
    • child care support
  • 4-day training on core skills/knowledge areas (e.g., leadership, social justice), NYIC VISTA focus areas (e.g., volunteer management, communications, fundraising) and immigration issues and their intersections with poverty issues
  • an AmeriCorps VISTA virtual member orientation facilitated by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
  • 3-day day trainings (winter & spring)
  • monthly NYIC VISTA webinars
  • ongoing check-ins, guidance and support from the NYIC
  • group national days of service activities
  • networking and celebration activities/events

 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for an NYIC VISTA position, one must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident, or have Refugee status, Asylum, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

 

To Apply: 

  • Create a MyAmeriCorps account at https://my.americorps.gov
  • Sign into your MyAmeriCorps account
  • Go to the MyAmeriCorps page for any NYIC VISTA position that you want to apply for. To find the position's MyAmeriCorps page, either click on the position's hyperlinked title on this page or run a search for the position using the MyAmeriCorps website's search engine (write "NYIC" in the Program field)
  • Once you are on the position's MyAmeriCorps page, click on the "Apply Now" button

 

Contact

If you have questions about the NYIC VISTA program, please contact Membership and Capacity Building Associate Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar at vista@nyic.org and include the term "NYIC VISTA" in the subject line.

 

Part-Time Community Organizing Intern

CCSM organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower and defend our communities. The Community Organizer Intern will fulfill a powerful role in our organization’s sustainability, which provides survival services to meet the basic needs of members while engaging them in campaigns for systemic change. 

This summer, CCSM will be launching our local Language Justice Campaign. We believe people should be able to communicate in the language with which they feel most comfortable. We also believe that our very own institutions should be able to provide equal and fair resources for everyone. We will be holding local institutions accountable and advocate for new policies to achieve language justice in our community. 

The Community Organizer Intern works closely with members, staff, and the Coordinating Committee to organize current and new CCSM members to participate in local Language Justice Campaigns. This position reports directly to the Community Organizer and Directors. The Organizer’s primary job is to assist the Community Organizer in building a powerful Language Justice Campaign led by directly impacted students and parents. The list below is an example of the responsibilities the Community Organizer Intern will fulfill throughout the 2021 summer internship program. 

CCSM is building a representative staff that contributes to leadership development within our community. We will provide training and mentorship to applicants who we believe would be a strong addition to our team but do not have all of the qualifications below. We collectively develop work portfolios that match individual skill sets and organizational aspirations.

 

Organizing 

  • One-on-One organizing conversations with students and parents
  • Identify community and member leaders
  • Contribute to building a formal membership model
  • Organize and facilitate multilingual membership and campaign workshops 
  • Compile stories and gather documents for participatory action research 
  • Gather petition signatures and conduct surveys  
  • Organize members to hold institutions accountable 
  • Work with Community Organizer to help integrate our service to organizing model 
  • Expand CCSM’s base of immigrant youth in Columbia and Greene County  
  • Engage members in legislative advocacy, direct actions, and campaign strategy sessions
  • Meet with key stakeholders to research, power map, and plan next steps

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CCSM’s mission, immigrant communities, and principles of anti-oppression 
  • Be a current or recent high school or undergraduate student. 
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Willingness to work in both a remote and in-person setting
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Bilingualism (English / Spanish/ Bengali ) highly preferred
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and closely with a leadership team
  • Willingness to work flexible hours 
  • Take feedback well and have a learning mindset. 
  • Exceptional relational skills working directly with people in complex situations and commitment to building partnerships
  • Comfortable having one-on-one organizing conversations and making asks 
  • Valid driver’s license and car necessary 
  • Have relationships with immigrant communities and students in local school districts
  • Resident of Columbia or Greene County preferred 
  • Direct experience with immigration system preferred

 

Terms of Employment

This is a part-time, temporary position (10-15 hours a week) throughout the Summer of 2021 with a possible extension into the Fall semester. This is a stipend internship.  Other benefits include mileage reimbursement for work-related meetings (not including commute to office). 

CCSM is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, working class people, LGBTQIA people, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. 

To Apply: This internship is open to all High School and Undergraduate students. Please send a cover letter with your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to sanctuarycolumbiacounty@gmail.com with “Internship Application” as the subject line.  Priority will be given to applications received by July 31st.

 

Volunteer with CCSM

CCSM was built from the ground-up by members and volunteers. From our coordinating committee to carrying out the important work of our programming, volunteers add essential capacity to our organization. The key areas we are currently seeking volunteers for are pro-bono legal services, translation, web-design, transportation and grassroots fundraising. Please fill out this form to share your skills and passion with CCSM! Email volunteer@sanctuarycolumbiacounty.org with any additional questions.

If you are interested in interning with us for a semester (or more!), please send us an email with the subject "Interning with CCSM".