Administrative Support, Case Management/Social Services, Database Management
4 Year Degree
Agency and position description: The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is a coalition of more than 138 member organizations that works through its membership (community organizations, labor unions, religious institutions, social service agencies, ethnic associations, etc.) to build power and advance a pro-immigrant platform at local, state, and national levels. ICIRR is seeking a Census 2020 Director; someone who will lead our efforts to build immigrant power in Illinois by helping to ensure a complete and accurate count of Hard-to-Count (HTC) communities in the decennial 2020 census.
ICIRR provides our members with organizing and advocacy strategy, training and technical assistance on issues that affect their respective immigrant constituents, and up?to?date information and policy analysis on immigrant? and refugee?related issues. ICIRR ensures the effectiveness of our member organizations by providing ongoing leadership development opportunities, promoting citizenship and civic participation, monitoring and analyzing immigrant?related laws and policies, forming cross ethnic alliances, and informing the general public about the positive contributions of newcomers to Illinois and the U.S. ICIRR is a justice organization serving vulnerable immigrant communities; excellence and active involvement in pursuit of ICIRR's overall mission are expected of all employees.
We have a strong team with a diverse range of skills and an even more diverse range of nationalities and life experiences. As a justice mission-driven organization, we hold ourselves to high standards, and we take our work very seriously. We know that if we do our jobs well, people from our communities will suffer less and have more opportunity to build the kind of lives they want for their families. The Census 2020 staff plays an important role in shaping the work of the coalition and maintaining this culture of hard work and commitment to justice.
The ICIRR Census 2020 team includes the Census Coordinators and Director. They provide organizations partnering with ICIRR with useful skills to exercise their political power. Most partners will be engaging in a nonpartisan Get Out the Count coordinated effort that will increase immigrant civic engagement and ultimately move politics statewide. They will use community education, canvassing, and questionnaire assistance, in coordinated effort to ensure strong participation rates by immigrants, other HTC groups, and other households.
Established to empower immigrant communities to be forces of change, the Census 2020 program will train partners’ staff and volunteers in details of how the decennial process works, the roles to be filled by their organizations, issues and messaging specific to immigrant and refugee communities, and oversee partner and internal implementation and reporting, including monitoring of partners’ programmatic and financial reporting.
The Census 2020 Coordinators are responsible for program implementation, training, and outreach, monitoring, reporting, and convening partner organizations. A crucial aspect of outreach and training is to provide technical assistance, training, and support to partner organizations to help them succeed. Developing an integrated outreach plan with partner organizations and training program partners and assisting partners in implementation of their outreach plan is also a part of the technical assistance functions that ICIRR program staff provide.
ICIRR is looking for high energy, self-motivated, creative, positive attitude and quick to action Census 2020 Coordinators.
Works as part of the Census 2020 staff team to carry out the day-to-day functions of the census programs and works with other program staff.
Assists with contract administration, including program work plans and financial and budget requirements.
Maintains all relevant data for use in tracking, analyzing, including data collection, input, and reporting.
Performs site-visits to evaluate and support partner performance, identify weaknesses and strengths, assist with outreach plan, provide technical assistance and training,
Keep partners aware of the latest legislative and administrative developments concerning the decennial census and other related policy issues affecting refugees and immigrants.
Responsible for programmatic reports, in coordination with other program staff, to submit to funders on behalf of the program.
Coordinate regular program and/or regional meetings with partners to update/inform, receive feedback, and share best practices.
Coordinate training on census outreach and programmatic and financial reporting for partners.
Identify issues of concern emerging from partner reports for programmatic purposes and to inform ICIRR’s advocacy work.
Represent the 2020 census program publicly and meet with program stakeholders; establish and foster relationships with partner organizations relevant staff.
Coordinate opportunities for organizational capacity building and leadership development.
Provide database support and technical assistance for programmatic staff and sub-grantees
Train program staff and sub-grantees new to accessing the database or on significate changes.
Other duties as assigned.
Passionate about working for immigrants’ rights and social justice
Three years of experience working with community-based organizations and/or agencies serving immigrant communities;
Experience with database management, preferably Salesforce.
Ability to work independently and take initiative on areas of responsibility and successful implementer.
Experience in training and community outreach, including with the decennial census, preferred.
Experience with campaign-style outreach and organizing
Experience working with diverse constituencies with varying interests and needs.
Demonstrated skills in assessing agency capacities and capacity-building needs.
Excellent interpersonal, public speaking and organizational skills.
Experience organizing large scale events.
Detail oriented with the ability to manage various tasks and complete them in a timely manner.
Bachelor’s degree, preferred
Knowledge and awareness of immigration law and policies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Access and Excel,
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
A car and valid driver’s license are required.
Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Additional Salary Information: This position is short-term and will close on July 30, 2020.