AROC is hiring!

Open Positions 

  • Immigration Attorney (Full Time) PDF
  • Interim Program Coordinator (Full Time) PDF
  • Administrative Assistant (Part Time) PDF

See detailed job descriptions below.


IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

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Position:     Full Time Immigration Attorney

Salary:        $48,000-55,000 depending on experience

Benefits:     Excellent health benefits, BAR membership, malpractice insurance

Deadline:   Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DESCRIPTION:

The Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing free immigration legal services to primarily Arab and Muslim clients through AROC’s Arab American Legal Services (AALS), San Francisco’s first free immigration service for the Arab community.  The Staff Attorney will also collaborate with a network of organizations on community education trainings, and participate in coalition and other collaborative activities aimed to educate, organize, and advocate on behalf of the community.

BACKGROUND:

AALS is a program of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns.

The immigration legal program was started in 2007 in conjunction with the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network (SFILEN) a network of 13 multi-racial organizations working in outreach, organizing, education and legal services to provide comprehensive support to San Francisco’s immigrant communities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of one year experience working as an immigration attorney, with a strong preference for two or more years of experience;
  • Member in good standing of any state bar;
  • Bilingual in English and Arabic;
  • Comfortable working without supervision and able to work as part of a team;
  • Experience with family-based petitions, citizenship, asylum, VAWA, and U visa applications, in addition to a broad knowledge of all immigration laws in order to effectively issue spot in consultations;
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of Arab and Muslim immigrants in the media, community forums, and other venues;
  • Ability to train and engage in leadership development with clients and volunteers;
  • Experience in workshop facilitation, public speaking, or teaching/education;
  • Ability to handle high volume of cases and ability to serve clients in mental health setting;
  • Experience in organizing, political advocacy or activism (preferred);
  • Commitment to working with multi-racial coalitions;
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice, and immigrant rights; and,
  • Ability to make a two-year commitment.

CASEWORK AND SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as legal resource to clients and community members;
  • Manage a high volume caseload in addition to supervising support staff and volunteers;
  • Prepare applications and supporting documentation that include family-based petitions, citizenship, asylum, VAWA, and U visa applications;
  • Interview clients and evaluate eligibility for immigration benefits;
  • Occasional representation of clients before DHS and in Immigration Court;
  • Draft declarations, legal briefs, motions and pleadings;
  • Maintain accurate, complete and confidential case files;
  • Supervise administrative personnel, interns, and volunteers; and,
  • Manage administrative components of the legal services program.

COLLABORATION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with sister non-profits to strengthen coalitions and referral networks;
  • Participate in the SFILEN network and corresponding meetings and events;
  • Educate and empower immigrant community members regarding immigration laws and immigrant rights;
  • Participate and engage clients in community organizing efforts in partnership with other staff; and,
  • Actively participate in AROC meetings, programs, and activities.

TO APPLY: 

  • Send resume and cover letter detailing experience to info@araborganizing.org.
  • Qualified applicants will be asked to submit references.
  • Deadline for applications is September 10, 2013 (please submit as soon as possible, we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis).
  • Applicants are welcome to email or call with questions.

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INTERIM PROGRAM COORDINATOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

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Position:     Full Time Interim Program Coordinator

Salary:        Commensurate with experience

Benefits:     Excellent health benefits

Deadline:   Friday, September 20, 2013

DESCRIPTION:

The Interim Program Coordinator, a full-time position, would assist AROC in coordinating three areas of work:  Arab American Legal Services (AALS), Arab Youth Organization (AYO) and general adult membership as well as developing campaigns that encompass the respective programs.  This is an interim position for a minimum of one year with potential for an extension.  Coordinator will report to Executive Director for supervision.

BACKGROUND:

AROC is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns. AROC is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center. The immigration legal program was started in 2007 in conjunction with the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network (SFILEN) a network of 13 multi-racial organizations working in outreach, organizing, education and legal services to provide comprehensive support to San Francisco’s immigrant communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop adult and youth membership programs including recruitment and campaign development for sector based organizing: women, workers, youth and students
  • Develop and maintain communication and relationships with community leaders, members, volunteers, and supporters who range from clients, and activists, to entrepreneurs and religious leaders
  • Connect clients to AROC programs and projects and provide clients with opportunities to get involved in other AROC programs, mobilizations around immigrant rights, and advocacy on a local and regional level
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with sister non-profits to strengthen coalitions and networks • Creatively publicize AROC programs, events, and projects by coordinating production and distribution of educational and outreach literature, flyers, posters, and materials that inform community members of AROC and its various programs and projects and other materials
  • Coordinate mass mailing, phone banking, and tabling days
  • Improve and maintain existing systems for members and volunteers
  • Guide and assist clients and members to relevant community resources
  • Prepare for and facilitate AYO meetings on bi-weekly basis and conduct youth outreach on a weekly basis to AYO members at schools and other locations
  • Meet with teachers, students, and school board reps about Arab curriculum/studies
  • Provide workshops on Arab-related topics at schools, conferences and other events

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluent or conversant in both English and Arabic;
  • Familiar with San Francisco and the Bay Area’s Arab communities;
  • 1-2 years working in office and organizing settings (preferred);
  • Experience developing curriculum (preferred);
  • Comfortable speaking in public and making cold-contact with individuals;
  • Works well in a team, and is able to provide support and supervision to volunteers;
  • Community organizing and grassroots fundraising interest and/or training;
  • and basic computer skills.

TO APPLY: 

  • Send resume and cover letter detailing experience to info@araborganizing.org.
  • Qualified applicants will be asked to submit references.
  • Deadline for applications is September 20, 2013 (please submit as soon as possible, we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis).
  • Applicants are welcome to email or call with questions.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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Position: Part Time Administrative Assistant

Salary: $15-19 p/hr depending on experience

Benefits: Excellent health benefits

Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013

DESCRIPTION:

The Administrative Assistant, a part-time staff member, is primarily responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and the Arab American Legal Services (AALS) program.

BACKGROUND:

AROC is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns. AROC is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center.   AALS is a program of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).  The immigration legal program was started in 2007 in conjunction with the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network (SFILEN) a network of 13 multi-racial organizations working in outreach, organizing, education and legal services to provide comprehensive support to San Francisco’s immigrant communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administrative Support of AALS (60%)
  • Support caseload management, including communicating with clients, document gathering, and maintaining filing system and client database o Conduct membership and client intakes and manage client documents o Manage responsibilities to SFILEN, including coordinating staff attendance at SFILEN meetings and events, maintaining communication with SFILEN about assigned tasks, and submitting monthly reports for SFILEN
  • Guide and assist clients and members to relevant community resources • Managing filing, administrative documentation, and database systems
  • Assist Executive Director with managing weekly, monthly and yearly schedules and staff reporting and responsibilities
  • Create flyers, bulletins, and other publicity for events and programs
  • Manage AROC newsletter on a regular basis (twice yearly), and weekly e-bulletins
  • Assist staff with developing and updating outreach material and AROC literature

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to produce quality written work, including letters and outreach material
  • Computer skills: databases and data entry, MS Office (required); graphic design/web design (preferred) • 1-2 years office administration experience creating and maintaining office organization and filing systems (preferred)
  • Self-motivated, communicates well with co-workers, able to work in small teams
  • Commitment to working with multi-racial coalitions
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice, and immigrant rights
  • Experience with community organizing, political advocacy or activism (preferred)
  • Physical Demands: o Requires sitting, talking and listening for up to 5-6 hours per day o Standing and walking for up to 3 hours per day o An average of 5 hours per day is spent at the computer, keying in data and responding to emails
  • Willingness to work four days a week, with some flexibility for changing job requirements and organizational projects and programs

 

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter detailing experience to info@araborganizing.org.
Qualified applicants will be asked to submit references.
Deadline for applications is September 20, 2013 (please submit as soon as possible, we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis).
Applicants are welcome to email or call with questions.

 

The Arab Resource and Organizing Center, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.