We’re hiring a field organizer

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UndocuBlack Network (UBN), a project of The Praxis Project

Field Organizer Job description

About UBN and The Praxis Project

UndocuBlack Network is a multigenerational network that fosters community, facilitates access to resources, and contributes to transforming the realities of currently and formerly undocumented Black people, so that all people are thriving and living fully.

We do this by:

  1. Developing the leadership of our members through tools, training and programming

  2. Building power with and for our communities through advocacy, local organizing, and cultivating strategic alliances to advance policies that affect our daily lives.

  3. Centering the humanity, dignity, and wellbeing of our communities in all aspects of our work.

For more information, please visit www.undocublack.org.

The Praxis Project is a values-driven, national nonprofit organization that seeks to improve health justice through partnerships to build community power. Praxis believes strongly that organized communities are critical partners in the struggle to create healthy communities. Praxis works with over 200 diverse grassroots groups across the United States that influence local policy, mobilize communities, and strengthen programs and organizations to improve health justice. Praxis works in strong partnership to enable local efforts to build community power through training, technical assistance, and capacity building services, as well as comprehensive fiscal sponsorship. Our capacity-building programming is focused on partnerships that actively advance Praxis’ mission to build healthy communities by transforming the power relationships and structures that affect our lives. For more information, please visit www.thepraxisproject.org.

UBN is comprehensively fiscally sponsored by The Praxis Project and The Praxis Project is the legal employer for this position. This position’s salary and fringe costs including the employer retirement contribution and accrued vacation are fully funded by available UBN-specific funding only.

Position Summary

The Field Organizer (“organizer”) is responsible for recruiting, training and developing the Network’s membership and leading campaigns impacting the lives of Black undocumented people. The organizer will support the Network’s national membership model as well as support and develop the chapters. 

This is an exempt, full-time (40 hours per week) fully benefits eligible position either working out of UBN’s Washington, DC office or remotely, and reporting directly to the UBN Network Director. The annual salary for this position is $50,000.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend community events to connect with the local Black undocumented community and grow UBN membership

  • Facilitating trainings and leadership development opportunities for members,  chapter leaders and organizational leadership

  • Support and develop UBN chapters and projects

  • Recruit and train members and develop them into active leaders

  • Maintain and update database with allies, volunteers, members, organizational partners, etc.

  • Support and connect membership to ongoing campaigns

  • Maintain and build new relationships with organizational and community allies

  • Lead or coordinate local events and organizing efforts that drive UndocuBlack’s mission forward

Required qualifications: experience, skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Has the undocumented Black immigrant experience or has at least 3 years working with Black immigrant communities

  • Personal alignment with UBN’s mission and points of unity is required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

  • Ability to work well independently and on a remote team is required

  • Excellent public speaking skills are preferred

  • Experience working with the UndocuBlack Network preferred 

  • 3-5 years of community organizing experience is required

  • Deep commitment to relationship building with members, staff members and partners is required

  • Experience managing volunteers is required

  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends 

  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Creole, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Tigrinya, Amhraic or Arabic is a plus.

  • Must be highly organized and possess excellent follow-up skills

Mental and physical demands

  • Fast-paced work environment.

  • High level of concentration and attention to detail required.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds is required.

  • Time speaking and listening: (range 25–50%).

  • Local and domestic travel including extensive overnight travel is required (up to 45% of the time).

  • Access to personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, insurance, and a clean driving record is preferred for this position and required for any driving on UBN business.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Praxis Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV, AIDS, and AIDS-related conditions, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Benefits

The Praxis Project and UBN offer a competitive benefits package that includes 11+ paid holidays, 15 days of accrued paid vacation to start, accrued paid sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan with 6% employer match, commuter and healthcare expenses flexible spending accounts, and more.

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to info@undocublack.org with the subject heading “UBN Organizer.”