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Job Description

Director of Administration and Communications


CCSM’s organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower and defend our communities. We fulfill this mission through organizing, deportation defense, legislative advocacy, direct action, legal and family support, and community building. 


The Director of Administration and Communications works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and CCSM members to create and maintain administrative and organizational infrastructure that furthers CCSM’s mission. The Director of Administration and Communications reports 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.


Administration (35%)

  • Work with Treasurer, Executive Director and Board to maintain and administer  fiscal policies 

  • Strengthen program documentation and file storage

  • Perform routine banking and mailing tasks 

  • Maintain and improve organizational databases

  • Contribute to developing infrastructure for election of officers 

  • Maintain CCSM’s office space and hold standing office hours

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings 


Communications (35%)

  • Maintain and improve communications systems

  • Send and receive organizational emails, phone calls and make referrals

  • Strengthen and contribute to our social media presence

  • Routinely update email and mass text message subscribers

  • Work with Executive Director and Board to maintain website

  • Bottomline internal monthly report backs 

  • Work with Executive Director and Board to generate monthly newsletters

  • Contribute to and translate CCSM’s communications

  • Interpret for community members accessing CCSM programming


Fundraising (30%)

  • Work with Executive Director and Board to develop and implement a robust grassroots fundraising program

  • Research prospective donors and ensure current donors are thanked in a timely manner

  • Help identify  foundations aligned with CCSM’s mission 



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

  • 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 or Bengali) highly preferred

  • Good written and verbal communication skills 

  • Prefered experience in grassroots fundraising 

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

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

  • 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 offer healthcare at this time, 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 with “Job Application” as the subject line.

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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 contact us at our email below with the subject line VOLUNTEER if you can contrbute in these ways, are interested in bringing other skills to our work and/or have a passion for our mission and want to explore how you can get involved.