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Open Positions:

Full-Time Community Navigator

Part-Time Community Organizing Intern

Volunteer with CCSM

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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 Coordinating Committee 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
  • Connect immigrants to legal service providers, social service organizations, and government representatives
  • Maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes and provide timely notification to community members 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) 
  • 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 Coordinating Committee 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. 

 

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 fall, 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 fall 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. 

 

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".