Career Opportunities

 

Tuesday
Aug152017

Policy Coordinator

JOB: Policy Coordinator
HOURS: 40 hours per week
BASED IN: Nashville, statewide and national travel required

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policy

  • Support development of TIRRC policy priorities and decisions based on research and consultation with stakeholders

  • Monitor the legislative process for potential impact on the immigrant and refugee community; support development of organizational analysis of legislation; participate in national policy campaigns

  • Develop issue briefs, talking points, and other resources to communicate TIRRC’s analysis and position on policy with decision-makers

  • Work with TIRRC integration and organizing staff to build community-based curriculum and outreach materials and strategies that engage directly affected community members in developing policy agendas and encourage civic participation

  • Coordinate messaging, ally-building, and media objectives for TIRRC’s statewide and local campaigns

Advocacy

  • Maintain, build, and strengthen relationships with elected officials and government agencies to communicate TIRRC’s analysis and position on policy with decision-makers, and

  • Organize constituency groups (allies, directly affected communities, educators, etc) to take action on specific policy issues

  • Communicate with membership, supporters, media, and general public about TIRRC issue campaigns, including periodic e-newsletters, oral presentations, direct interaction with media outlets, and maintenance of materials on the organizational website

  • Participate in national policy campaigns and coordinate objectives with TIRRC’s statewide and local organizing efforts

  • Coordinate with TIRRC organizers and organizational members in developing and implementing political education and civic engagement programs (legislative process, power analysis, effective lobbying)

  • Co-Lead TIRRC’s events at the capitol to bring directly affected community members to lobby and advocate with state representatives

Communitications

  • As part of campaign teams, support engagement with media contacts to ensure perspective from the immigrant community are well-represented and proactive messaging frames are reinforced

  • Work with the campaigns team to ensure coverage of significant issues and events by building relationships with key media outlets across the state, coordinating press conferences and other media events, and writing and distributing press releases and statements 

  • Support TIRRC social medai messaging designed to reach members, donors, and the general public

Organizational Support 

  • Maintain organizational database with information from campaigns and events 

  • Represent TIRRC at community events 

  • Assist in grant writing and reporting and other fundraising duties as necessary   

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Belief in TIRRC's mission and experience with social justice 
  • Ability to work on deadlin, be very organized, and work with little supervision
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills
  • Proven ability to work and community with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Basic literacy with Microsoft Office suite, Google Hangout, and data management systems
  • Must have a car and valid Tennessee drive license 
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in an additional language preferred 

Immigrants, refugees, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@tnimmigrant.org.

Tuesday
Aug082017

Advocacy Coordinator

JOB: Advocacy Coordinator 
HOURS: 40+ hours per week
BASED IN: Nashville, statewide and national travel required 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Campaign Management - Manage statewide campaign to build public support for refugee resettlement and asylum seekers in Tennessee, including:

  • Strengthen, formalize, and increase collaboration between refugee-serving agencies and develop a network of allied organizations to leverage strengths and unify efforts to rebuild support for refugee resettlement and build more welcoming communities
  • Support refugee community organizers in their work to build the capacity of refugees and resettlement organizations to engage in advocacy to defend resettlement and promote civic engagement of refugeesDesign strategies to cultivate and mobilize mass support for refugee resettlement through investing in the leadership of grasstop leaders, faith leaders, and ally community leaders
  • Design strategies to cultivate and mobilize mass support for refugee resettlement through investing in the leadership of grasstop leaders, faith leaders, and ally community leaders
  • Design strategic communications campaign to shift the public narrative, reframe the coverage of refugee resettlement, and rebuild support for the program
  • Work with TIRRC policy team to stop harmful anti-refugee policy from passing and advance positive policies and resolutions in support of refugees and the resettlement program
  • Coordinate and develop communication strategy about refugee resettlement campaigns with membership, supporters, media, and the general public, including periodic e-newsletters, oral presentations, and maintenance of materials on the organizational website
  • Represent TIRRC in national campaign coalitions, including the We Are All America campaign

Advocacy & Education - Support TIRRC’s broader efforts to create a more just and welcoming Tennessee, including:

  • Support policy team in developing issue briefs, talking points, and other resources to communicate TIRRC’s analysis and position on policy with decision-makers
  • Support in the design and implementation of educational presentations and community forums for strategic ally constituencies and targeted audiences as part of the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative

Organizational Support - Strengthen and support the organization as needed, including:

  • Fundraise including by not limited to membership recruitment, grassroots fundraising, and grant writing
  • Maintain organizational database with information from campaigns and events 
  • Participation in organizational events as needed; represent TIRRC at community events 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Belief in TIRRC’s mission and experience with social justice

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and empowering low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant communities

  • Experience with meeting facilitation, convening partners, and coalition building

  • Ability to work on deadline, stay organized, and work with little supervision

  • Strong public speaking and writing skills

  • Proven ability to work and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds

  • Availability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

  • Basic literacy with Microsoft Office suite, Google Hangout, and data management systems

  • Must have a car and valid Tennessee driver license

  • Fluency in English required, fluency in an additional language preferred

Immigrants, refugees, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@tnimmigrant.org. 

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Nov062014

Sunday
Aug182013

Internships

TIRRC offers internships to dependable high school, college or graduate students who are willing to dedicate regular hours over a long period of time. Interns are not required to have experience, however, they must desire to gain real skills and have an interest in immigrant and refugee rights.

All internships are unpaid.

Requirements: Interns must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours a week and commit to 3 months, 6 months, or a year with a specific TIRRC program. Interns must also be able to provide their own transportation.

Ideal applicants are those who enjoy building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds that are very motivated and work independently with little supervision.

We are currently only taking applications for our Summer 2017 Internship Program. Please see current internship positions open below.

To apply for an internship please submit your resume and a cover letter to Cesar@tnimmigrant.org

Thursday
Aug152013

Resources Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with the TIRRC hotline/referral program. The intern would answer the phone, respond to voice mails, track client information in a database, provide referrals and information for various services, and assist walk-ins seeking referrals. The position would include helping increase TIRRC’s membership by enhancing our service referrals model.

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