We’re Hiring! Two Full Time Positions

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is looking for two new members to add to our team! We are hiring a Missing Migrant Project Associate and a Family Network Coordinator who can join us full-time. Please review the two job descriptions below. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.

Missing Migrant Project Associate/Asociado(a) del Proyecto de Migrantes Desaparecidos 

Tucson, AZ; Regular Full Time; Non-Union

Job Summary
The Missing Migrant Project is the Colibri Center for Human Rights’ flagship project, which provides support to relatives and loved ones of migrants who have gone missing while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border through forensic science, rigorous data, and advocacy. The Missing Migrant Project Assistant coordinates and collaborates with key interdepartmental staff to manage office operations and deliver key services to families of the missing. Colibrí is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with strong organizational and IT skills to manage incoming inquiries from families, day-to-day office operations, company expenses, and administrative affairs for executive management. In addition to taking missing person reports from relatives of missing persons, this role would include day-to-day office management responsibilities such as bookkeeping, scheduling/arranging travel, managing all aspects of the office, and improving internal operations so that they run smoothly and efficiently.

Responsibilities:

  • Office management duties including
    • Managing vendors to ensure that our office is clean, functional, and organized
    • Using our bookkeeping system to pay bills & organize receipts
    • Recording employee expenses through our expense management system
    • Functioning as the “Admin” and “Light Tier 1” support for various platforms, ensuring that onboarding and offboarding are done on time and with accuracy
    • Coordinating around deeper technical issues with our IT support and vendors
    • Handling ad-hoc tasks around the office as they arise
    • Making travel arrangements
    • Scheduling appointments
  • Call Center management duties including
    • Checking voicemail, Facebook messenger, and company email daily and routing correspondence to appropriate team member
    • Handling requests and queries appropriately
    • Taking missing person reports from families of missing migrants
    • Traveling with Colibrí team for week-long DNA collection events throughout U.S.
    • Traveling internationally occasionally for partner meetings
    • Serving as the point-person for team travel and overseeing packing, printing, and trip preparation

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS required
  • MA preferred (in anthropology, psychology, social work, business administration or related fields)
  • At least 2 years of experience in service provision and/or office management.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Spanish required.
  • Experience as an executive administrative assistant, senior executive assistant or in other secretarial position a plus

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills (in English and Spanish)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office 365 and Google Suite
  • Naturally skilled in planning, organization and logistics
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Experience working with impacted communities, especially those going through emotional trauma
  • Knowledge of immigration political discourse in the United States and/or humanitarian issues on the U.S.-Mexico border is strongly preferred
  • Ability to think strategically in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing to meet deadlines
  • A sense of humor, humility, and a collaborative spirit

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a family advocacy nonprofit working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border. We partner with families, forensic scientists, and humanitarians to find the missing and help identify the dead. We also work to bear witness to the loss of life and hold space for families to build community, share their stories, and help raise consciousness about this human rights crisis.

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA applicants. Individuals with personal immigration stories are encouraged to apply!

To Apply:

Please submit the following materials to [email protected] by 8/31/17:

-Cover letter
-Resume or CV
-Names and contact information for 3 references (email addresses & phone please)

*Note: Applicants with limited Spanish speaking skills will not be considered for this position. Applicants should clarify Spanish language proficiency in Resume or Cover Letter.*

Start date: October 1, 2017

Family Network Coordinator/Coordinador(a), Red de Familiares

Tucson, AZ; Regular Full Time; Non-Union

Job Summary

The Family Network Coordinator will implement communications strategies to build and sustain the Family Network, Colibrí’s space of connection and support for relatives and loved ones of migrants who have gone missing while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. This position coordinates and collaborates with key interdepartmental staff to deliver training and resources to Family Network members.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates, sustains, evaluates and builds (in English and Spanish) the current components of the network: a closed group on Facebook where families discuss topics and share thoughts; one-on-one calls with key Family Network members; conference calls where family members connect with one another; and regional meetings where individuals can meet face-to-face, share time with each other and meet Colibrí staff and members.
  • Recruits, supports, and advocates with Family Network members.
  • Develops an outreach strategy and field training model in conjunction with staff on communications (i.e. spokesperson skills) and advocacy strategies per the organization’s priorities and initiatives.
  • Maintains current contact information and other data for Family Network members in organizational systems and databases.
  • Tracks and reports on Family Network activities and needs.
  • Serves as link between Family Network members and Colibrí staff.
  • Presents positive image of Family Network and Colibrí to others.
  • Basic analytic ability is required to identify established guidelines and procedures to follow for solving problems.
  • Participates in shared responsibility and collaboration with internal and external constituents.
  • Participates in staff calls and meetings, as well as periodic external convenings.
  • Other assignments as needed.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS required (in Communications, Journalism, Education and/or related field).
  • At least 3 years of communications, training, advocacy, and/or education experience.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Spanish required.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills (in English and Spanish) including public speaking, training, and facilitating.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Social media savvy, especially knowledgeable about Facebook platforms.   
  • Ability to use tact and discretion to obtain cooperation and understanding on routine matters.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Team building and excellent presentation skills are required.
  • Experience and ability working collaboratively toward our shared goals.
  • Experience working with impacted communities, diverse audiences/trainees, and populations going through emotional trauma.
  • Ability to work well with limited day-to-day supervision.
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint of Keynote and other office software.
  • Knowledge of immigration political discourse in the United States and/or migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border is strongly preferred.
  • A sense of humor, humility, and a collaborative spirit.

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a family advocacy nonprofit working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border. We partner with families, forensic scientists, and humanitarians to find the missing and help identify the dead. We also work to bear witness to the loss of life and hold space for families to build community, share their stories, and help raise consciousness about this human rights crisis.

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA applicants. Individuals with personal immigration stories are encouraged to apply!

To Apply:

Please submit the following materials to [email protected] by 8/31/17:

-Cover letter
-Resume or CV
-Names and contact information for 3 references (email addresses & phone please)

*Note: Applicants with limited Spanish speaking skills will not be considered for this position. Applicants should clarify Spanish language proficiency in Resume or Cover Letter.*

Start date: October 1, 2017

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