The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach organization is hiring a DACA Outreach Coordinator to provide outreach and education on DACA with a special emphasis on low-income Asian Pacific Islander communities as well as communities that had low application rates for the first implementation of DACA. Please see below for more information about the job description, qualifications, and how to apply!
Job Description: API Legal Outreach is the largest social justice legal organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater Bay Area. Founded in 1975, our mission is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation to the most marginalized segments of the API and Latino communities including low-income women, seniors, immigrants, and youth. With offices in Oakland and San Francisco, our work is focused in the areas of Domestic Violence/Family Law, Immigration and Immigrant Rights, Senior Law and Elder Abuse, Anti-Human Trafficking, Youth Violence Prevention, the preservation of affordable housing, and other social justice issues. The purposes of the DACA/DAPA Project are to help undocumented Oakland and San Francisco residents apply for DACA and obtain work authorization. One full-time or two part-time positions will be hired.
- No specification of education requirement so we recommend asking them!
- The ideal candidate would be a DACA recipient and/or familiar with the DACA application process.
- Fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Spanish or Asian Pacific Islander language preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and to serve disadvantaged persons in the Asian/Pacific Islander community.
Deadline to apply is August 31st, 2016, but applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we recommend getting in touch with them sooner than later!
For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “API Legal Outreach- Employment”
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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.