Human Migration and Mobility Director, American Friends Service Committee

Posted by American Friends Service Committee on May 19, 2014

Human Migration and Mobility Director, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Posted on: May 5, 2014

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

TITLE: Human Migration and Mobility Director


STATUS: Full Time, Specific Term (12-18 months)

SUPERVISOR: Associate General Secretary for US Programs


LOCATION: Any U.S. Regional, Program or Unit Office


Summary of Principal Responsibilities

The purpose of hiring a Human Migration & Mobility Director is to increase the effectiveness and visibility of AFSC’s immigration work by facilitating the development and implementation of a shared framework for US Human Migration and Mobility programming at the level of Social Justice for Immigrants Writ Large, including development of problem statement, analysis, shared outcomes, and broad strategic approaches. The HMM Director will also work closely with Integration and Impact Staff to facilitate ongoing coordination of US programs working on related themes and shared campaigns.

This process for developing a shared HMM framework will draw on key partners, AFSC staff and others to establish a foundation for the development of local, regional, and national HMM programs beginning in FY16. During the development of the framework, the Board Program Committee and Executive Committees will also be consulted and informed.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Human Migration and Mobility (HMM) Director include the following:

  • Maintain comprehensive, in-depth understanding of core issues in the field of Human Migration and Mobility, including the global context, social and political trends, in the US and internationally.
  • Conduct a process that will include development of a problem statement and analysis, shared outcomes, and coordinated strategic approaches that AFSC can undertake over the next 3-5 years, to yield improved conditions for immigrant communities in the U.S.
  • Seek out the perspectives of individuals and organizations outside of the AFSC, including immigrant community stakeholders, program committee members, policymakers and others, to better inform the AFSC perspective.
  • Identify target audiences and allies to broaden the base of support for immigrant rights and link the immigrant rights movement to other struggles.
  • Make the analysis of trends accessible to staff and committees, and lead HMM program discussions about strategies and approaches.
  • Provide regular updates to and consult with 1) HMM Advisory Committee; 2) US regional directors and the director of the Office of Public Policy and Advocacy; 3) the Board Program Committee and U.S. Regional Executive Committees.
  • Identify, nurture and track opportunities for cross-linkages among and across regional programs and other AFSC units.
  • Be alert to those points at which AFSC may be in a position to articulate freshly and usefully its principles and perspectives on a broad range of immigration policy issues.
  • Identify neglected areas, such as gender specific issues, and provide for their inclusion in the HMM shared framework.
  • Seek opportunities for AFSC staff to demonstrate leadership and program expertise on HMM issues in coalitions, conferences, meetings and as spokespeople on pressing HMM issues.

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