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Family Network Director

Organization Name: Colibri Center for Human Rights
Website: www.colibricenter.org
Job Post Date: 19 Sep 2019
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 22 Oct 2019

Job Description

Position

The Family Network Director is responsible for all aspects of the Family Network: local groups in cities across the United States, digital spaces of connection, a monthly revista written by and for families of disappeared migrants, and a referral network of trusted mental health and legal specialists.


Responsibilities

Family Network groups
- Organize and co-facilitate meetings of local Family Network groups
- Coordinate digital spaces of connection, including Facebook and WhatsApp groups
Family leadership
- Develop and implement a strategic plan to develop directly impacted leadership of the Family Network, Colibrí’s advocacy initiatives, and the broader movement of families of the disappeared

Mental health & resilience
- Working with families, develop resources that empower families to be protagonists of their own wellbeing

Media
- Coordinate Hermandad, the quarterly revista by and for families of disappeared migrants.
- Oversee Historias y Recuerdos, Colibrí’s oral history-advocacy project amplifying family voices. Work with partners to record interviews, develop educational materials, and broadcast family testimonies.
- Facilitate and promote the inclusion of family voices in press coverage of border issues and migrant disappearance

Advocacy
- Cultivate relationships with advocacy partners, to raise awareness and build solidarity for the rights of families of missing migrants
- Accompany and/or represent families in continuing legislative and coalition advocacy

Supervision
- Supervise interns and volunteers lending support to Family Network and advocacy projects

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 36 monthes
Skills: Education and Experience:

- At least 3 years of experience in community organizing, advocacy, and/or coalition building among diverse, dispersed communities online and offline. Non-profit experience preferred.
- Demonstrated experience working with immigrant or refugee communities and/or individuals navigating emotional trauma and ambiguous loss strongly preferred
- Program management experience, including setting and executing strategic plans and managing teams
- Graduate degree in social work preferred, but not required.


Skills:

- Fluency in both written and spoken Spanish required
- Strong written and oral communication skills (in English and Spanish) including public speaking, training, and facilitating.
- Self-organized and self-directed. Ability to manage multiple projects with limited supervision.
- Strategic vision and attention to detail
- Knowledge of grassroots organizing strategies and techniques, including online organizing, coalition building, and leadership recruitment and development
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with diverse groups of people.
- Practices accountability and consistency while building relationships with directly impacted communities
- Humility, empathy, and a collaborative spirit. Commitment to building and maintaining a positive and supportive working culture.
- Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and video conferencing (Zoom or Skype). Basic graphic design skills preferred but not required.
- Social media savvy, with experience managing Facebook and WhatsApp groups
- Knowledge of issue of migrant disappearances on the U.S.-Mexico border preferred.

Organization Description

The Colibri Center for Human Rights is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization based in Tucson, Arizona with the mission to end disappearance and uphold human dignity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Colibri works in solidarity with families of disappeared migrants to find truth and justice through forensic science, investigation, and community organizing. Colibri bears witness to this unjust loss of life, accompanying families in their search and holding space for families to build community, share stories, and raise consciousness about this human rights crisis.

Through the Missing Migrant Project and DNA Program, Colibri works with medical examiners to compare information families provide about the missing as well as DNA samples with unidentified remains recovered along the border in the hopes of giving families the answers they so deserve. Colibri creates supportive spaces and advocate for change through the Family Network, a network of mutual support and solidarity among families and friends of missing migrants across the Americas, and through oral history-testimony projects that center and amplify family voices.

How to Apply

For a complete job description, visit www.colibricenter.org/careers. To apply, send resume and cover letter along with three references to employment@colibricenter.org.

Position is open until filled. Applications received by September 22, 2019 will be considered in the first round of interviews. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Email: employment@colibricenter.org
Application Due: Wed, 25 Sep 2019
Job Post Online Expiration: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:58pm

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