The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) is a nonprofit organization that promotes social and economic equality for low to moderate income Texans through community and electoral organizing. They organize statewide campaigns related to immigration, healthcare, education, jobs, and voting in Texas. The main role of the Immigration Campaign Director is to collaboratively create and implement a comprehensive campaign plan to accomplish TOP’s campaign goals. Please see below for more information about their mission, eligibility, and how to apply.
Texas Organizing Project’s Immigration Campaign’s Mission: Working tirelessly with pro-reform allies, the Texas Organizing Project is at the front line of immigration reform organizing efforts in Texas, orchestrating direct actions, marches, vigils, protests and rallies to promote reform and hold accountable elected leaders who side against hardworking immigrant families. Immigrants contribute greatly to our nation as workers, consumers, business owners and taxpayers, and now is the time to fix our broken immigration system with common sense reform that creates a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people who aspire to become American citizens. Most of the 11 million have lived in America for years. They are members of our communities and churches, and they are our friends and family members.
Here are the qualifications required for this job:
- Requires significant experience in base building community organizing and strategic campaigning.
- Can think strategically and prioritize staff work and help staff in a dramatically changing political environment.
- Proven manager and supervisor capable of building high performing teams and motivating and developing staff.
- Takes initiative and has a strong work ethic. Willing to put in the time necessary to get the work done.
- High level of organization with an ability to manage multiple tasks. Has an ability to identify, organize and prioritize organizational work tasks.
- Can exercise high level of autonomous decision making and problem solving.
- High level of facilitation and leadership skills in collaborative work.
- Exemplary proficiency in interpersonal communication, listening and conflict resolution; diplomatic in resolving issues.
- Strong written communication skills.
- Emotional intelligence and professional self-management under pressure.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
For more information, and to apply, please visit their job posting.
Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has worked closely with undocumented youth activists in several states, the Bhutanese refugee community and LGBT community in Oakland, California. Rachel taught in two public high schools in Okinawa, Japan for two years and has worked in the community college and higher education sector for Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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