Ceiba – Advocacy Coordinator
Ceiba is a coalition of Latino non-profit organizations. Its mission is to promote the economic development and financial inclusion of the Latino community through collaborations and advocacy aimed at ensuring their access to fair housing. The Advocacy Coordinator will help run Ceiba’s advocacy and collective impact efforts in the realm of equitable development, asset-building, and civil rights. To help Ceiba forge and execute its advocacy efforts, the Advocacy Coordinator will also assist with the operation of Ceiba’s programs in the areas of financial literacy, free tax preparation, access to affordable housing, matched savings programs, and access to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
Responsibilities, include but are not limited to the following:
- Working with the Executive Director on advocacy campaigns and coalition building activities
- Writing narrative reports for internal and external distribution.
- Helping to manage, recruit, and retain staff and volunteers.
- Providing some direct services and coordinating educational activities for clients in both individual and group settings.
- Keeping up-to-date on public policy matters relating to Financial Literacy, Asset Building, Equitable Community Development, Affordable Housing, Coalition Building, Latino Affairs, Civil Rights, Immigration, the Rights of the Limited English Proficient, and other issues relevant to the work of Ceiba.
- Coordinating staff and volunteers.
- Representing Ceiba at meetings, conferences, presentations, and other activities.
- Working a flexible schedule, including some weekends.
- Performing other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Experience:
- Strong writing, public speaking, and organizing skills.
- The ability to recruit, motivate, and retain staff and volunteers.
- The ability to build relationships with community members, staff of community-based organizations, business and corporate leaders, and officials at the federal, state, and local level.
- Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
- Fluent in Spanish and English.
- Experience and/or knowledge of Latino culture.
- Commitment to the Latino community and knowledge of the dynamics of the city government.
- The ability to work on a number of simultaneous projects at the same time and meet their deadlines.
- An understanding or willingness to learn about Financial Literacy, Asset Building, Equitable Community Development, Affordable Housing, Coalition Building, Latino Affairs, Civil Rights, Immigration, Housing Counseling and other matters relevant to the work of Ceiba.
- The ability to work with members of the non-profit and legal community of the City.
- Experience with advocacy and community organizing efforts.
- A college degree preferred but not required.
- Availability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends.
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Paid Vacation
How To Apply: To apply for the position please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- Ceiba will contact only those candidates whose experience and/or interests meet the position’s requirements.
- E-mail submissions only.
- No phone calls please.
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