The full-time Migration Coordinator for Youth Engagement works as a part of a team to integrate networking, action campaigns, and programming that supports youth and young adults in addressing migration issues with the goal of infusing all of ISN’s efforts and programs with migration-centered advocacy and education. Working to support those most affected and form them for leadership, the position also builds networks with policymakers and national organizations. Reporting to the executive director, the coordinator works in collaboration with ISN’s other full-time and part-time administrative staff, as well as consultants, volunteers, etc. as appropriate.
Ignatian Solidarity Network is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners across the U.S. With over one-hundred member institutions in thirty-four states, ISN engages students, faculty, staff, parishioners, alumni, current and former Jesuit volunteers, etc. through in-person programs and online outreach.
This is a grant-funded position for three years. After this time, it is the intention of the Ignatian Solidarity Network to sustain the position through other funding sources.
Ideal candidates for this position will possess at least 1 year of professional or related experience in Catholic education, ministry, public policy, social justice advocacy, or related field, as well as a passion for the faith-based social justice mission of the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
The ISN national office is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Local, relocating, and remote candidates will be considered. However, candidates located in Northeast Ohio or willing to relocate will be given preferential consideration. The candidate’s situation should be clearly stated in their cover letter.
Formation and Education
- Serve on the planning and implementation team for the Ignatian Justice Summit, ISN’s annual college student leadership program focused on social justice leadership formation with a migration action track;
- Assist with the implementation of the Ignatian Parish Justice Summit, ISN’s annual parish leadership program focused on social justice leadership formation which includes migration-related content;
- Plan and implement Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice migration-related workshop and mainstage content in partnership with the program director and other staff;
- Support other ISN program staff in the implementation of migration-related encounter experiences;
- Develop educational resources, grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, to support ISN network institutions and individuals in understanding migration issues;
Networking and Collaboration
- Facilitate the “Undocu Jesuit Network,” including monthly meetings of the core committee and network, working with students and other young adults to cultivate a space within the Jesuit and Catholic network for those from undocumented or vulnerable migration statuses to find community, support, and their collective voice;
- Serve as the main coordinator and implementer of an annual gathering of the Undocu Jesuit Network for a retreat or related experience that builds community, provides a safe space and builds continuity with undocumented young people in the Jesuit and broader Catholic network;
- Offer presentations that articulate humane migration policies through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching for schools, parishes, and other network institutions as needed;
- Serve as an ISN representative to advocacy coalitions including Justice for Immigrants, Interfaith Immigration Coalition, and the Jesuit Migration Network, including in a leadership role with the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada;
- Liaison with key policy partners regularly to encourage collaborative knowledge sharing and action, including the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Justice for Immigrants Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, NETWORK Catholic Social Justice Lobby, etc.
Mobilizing, Organizing, and Action
- Annually, coordinate at least two advocacy and action campaigns that mobilize youth and young adults as well as other constituencies to advocate for humane migration policies that promote a culture of hospitality;
- In consultation with the executive director and advocacy partners, discern, draft, and regularly update ISN’s policy positions on interior enforcement and access to citizenship;
- Serve as a member of Ignatian Family Teach-In advocacy planning and public witness committees, contributing to advocacy issue discernment, advocacy meeting planning logistics, and implementation;
- Additional responsibilities as assigned by the executive director;
- B.A./B.S. in social sciences, humanities, or a related field;
- Minimum 1 year of professional or related experience with social justice education/advocacy and community organizing, ideally in a faith-based setting and related to migration issues;
- Demonstrable familiarity with the Catholic Church and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching related to migration issues;
- Spanish language fluency (reading, writing, speaking, and presenting);
- Understanding of the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and familiarity with the network of Ignatian/Jesuit institutions across the U.S. and internationally;
- Master’s Degree in theology, public policy, or related field or equivalent experience;
- Professional writing and editing skills in both Spanish and English, including the flexibility to write in different styles for various audiences
- Effective written and oral communication skills in both Spanish and English
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills in both Spanish and English
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of constituencies
- Attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and ability to produce high-quality work
- Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals
- Experience with Salesforce or similar database software
- Experience with WordPress or other website content management systems
- Experience with MailChimp or other e-mail marketing tools
- Committed to collaboration with both fellow staff members and other constituencies
- Comfort with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
- Interest in continuing to develop skills and learn from others
- Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own responsibility
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships
- Sense of humor
10-15% of the year, ability to facilitate ISN programs, attend conferences and other networking events.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $44,000 – $50,000 and is dependent on experience and geographic location.
Full-time staff members have access to benefits such as:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage, generous employer contribution
- Employer-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
- 401(k) plan including 6% employer contribution, including access to a retirement/financial adviser
- Flexible spending accounts – medical and dependent care
- Vacation, sick, and personal time and the ability to carry a portion of vacation over to the following year
- Pre-tax commuter transportation program
- Employee assistance program (EAP)
- Relaxed casual / business-casual office environment
Ignatian Solidarity Network is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. In order to build the strongest organization possible, ISN actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation) to apply.
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