Engagement Coordinator - Dilley, Texas

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Engagement Coordinator - Dilley, Texas

Date Posted:

March 22, 2019

The American Immigration Council (“Council”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience.

The Justice Campaign is a collaboration between the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Justice Campaign is a broad-based project to activate a community of lawyers (and other volunteers with supporting skills) to defend detained immigrants facing removal and to advocate for due process and justice for noncitizens targeted for immigration enforcement. 

The Dilley Pro Bono Project (the Project), a local partner in the Justice Campaign, is an unincorporated association that provides pro bono legal services and undertakes advocacy on behalf of detained mothers and their children at the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) near the city of Dilley, Frio County, Texas. The Project is a consortium of four non-profit corporations, the American Immigration Council (Council), the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA). 

We are seeking talent to join our team!

Your Role

The Engagement Coordinator is responsible for timely fact-gathering relevant to civil and human rights violations that affect Project clients, liaising between Project clients and remote pro bono attorneys and volunteers to expand remote volunteer opportunities, assisting clients who have been separated from family members in locating and communicating with their family members, and coordinating travel and shelter arrangements for clients on behalf of the Project. The Engagement Coordinator will also work in coordination with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Director of the Project to expand and develop local partnerships in the San Antonio, Texas area and play an active role in expanding and maximizing remote volunteer opportunities on-the-ground.  

This position reports to the Director of the Dilley Pro Bono Project; Managing Attorney, Dilley Pro Bono Project; and Pro Bono Program Manager, Immigration Justice Campaign. 

As with all positions at the Council, this position requires commitment to the Council’s mission.

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Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Advocacy Manager in executing broader advocacy-related projects and in real-time documentation of priority advocacy-related issues as well as supervising volunteers in doing so, as necessary. 
  • Assist in providing litigation support. 
  • Work with the Immigration Justice Campaign to serve as a liaison between Project clients and remote pro bono counsel. 
  • Assist Project clients in locating, communicating, and reuniting with separated family members.  
  • Assist with travel and housing arrangements for vulnerable clients. 
  • Attend and lead “Big Table” volunteer meetings, as needed.  
  • Provide additional support to volunteers, as needed. 
  • Assist in expanding local partnerships in the larger San Antonio area. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience

  • 4 years of field experience, or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of a year of experience with strategic volunteer engagement, client services support and/or advocacy on behalf of immigrant communities. Some legal experience is helpful.  
  • Language skills: Spanish proficiency is required for this position  
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel essential  

Our Workplace

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, and many more exciting benefit programs.

Your Colleagues

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work.

For Consideration Qualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. Cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  

NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.
Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).

The American Immigration Council ("Council") is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. 

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.

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