We Are Hiring!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with any additional questions.