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Job Openings

Open Positions:

Full-Time Donor and Data Organizer

Full-Time AmeriCorps VISTA with CCSM

Full-Time Community Navigator (Coming soon!)

Part-Time Language Justice Intern (Coming soon!)

Volunteer with CCSM


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 the basic needs of members 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 fundraiser’s primary job is to assist the Director of Communications and Administration with grassroots fundraising and database management. The responsibilities listed are an example of responsibilities throughout a year, and not the expectations in a single week!

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
  • Follow up with updates and donor requests around gift processing
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 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 part-time position (20 hours a week) with a starting hourly wage of $15 an hour, with the potential of increasing hours over time. While CCSM does not currently offer healthcare for part-time staff, 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. 



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, 2021
  • Full-time



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



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
  • 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



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