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Director of Programming & Services

 

CCSM organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower and defend our communities. The Director of Programming and Services fulfills a dynamic role in our service-to-organizing model which provides survival services to meet the basic needs of members while engaging them in campaigns for systemic change. 

 

The Director of Programming and Services works closely with the members, staff, and Board of Directors to implement and improve our five main program areas: legal support, deportation defense, accompaniment and family support, community building and organizing. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors. 

 

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. 

 

Programming & Services (75%)  

  • Facilitate and strengthen our service-to-organizing model 

  • Overall implementation of programming

  • Improve intake and case management process 

  • Conduct intakes with members 

  • Make internal and external referrals 

  • Contribute to launching a direct legal service program

  • Accompany community members to court and appointments

  • Translate and interpret for members participating in CCSM programming 

  • Assist members with completion of Family Preparedness Plans

  • Work with volunteer coordinators and staff to distribute mutual aid

  • Answer emergency hotline and activate rapid response network 

  • Contribute to grassroots and family support fundraising 

  • Work with volunteer coordinators to secure or provide transportation programming 

  • Work with local driving school to organize bilingual driving classes 

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings 

 

Organizing (25%) 

  • Contribute to building a formal membership model

  • Engage members in one-on-one organizing conversations 

  • Identify community and member leaders

  • Organize events to strengthen program areas and campaigns 

  • Contribute to strengthening implementation of Green Light Law

  • Compile stories and gather documents for participatory action research 

  • Gather petition signatures and conduct surveys for campaigning   

  • Hold institutions accountable to language justice policies

  • Organize and facilitate multilingual Know Your Rights trainings 

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CCSM’s mission, immigrant communities, and principles of anti-oppression 

  • Excellent project and time management skills 

  • Prefered experience with administrative tasks in a non-profit, community, or similar organization

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Bilingualism (English plus Spanish) highly preferred

  • Good written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to work both independently and closely with a leadership team

  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel for trainings,conferences, and accompaniment occasionally with personal vehicle

  • Exception relational skills working directly with people in complex situations 

  • Comfortable having one-on-one organizing conversations and making asks 

  • Valid driver’s license preferred 

  • Relationships with immigrant communities / Resident of Columbia or Greene County preferred 

 

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) with a starting salary of $35,000 and significant annual raises based on CCSM’s pay scale. While CCSM does not currently offer healthcare, benefits include 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” as the subject line.

 

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.