Now Hiring: Intake Specialist (Contractor Position)

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a respected leader in the fields of human rights, forensic science, and immigration advocacy. Founded in 2013 with roots that trace back to 2006, Colibrí has served thousands of migrants and their families and currently manages the largest and most comprehensive database of missing and deceased individuals believed to be migrants for the entire U.S.-Mexico border.

Colibrí is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our small, hardworking team as our Intake Specialist.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume (CV if applicable) to [email protected] by January 20th, 2017


  • Part-Time Position
  • Hourly Salary Commensurate with Experience

The Intake Specialist’s work will be focused within our flagship program, the Missing Migrant Project. The primary role of the Intake Specialist will be to assist the Missing Migrant Project Manager with handling incoming missing person cases.

The responsibilities of the Intake Specialist are categorized into three parts:

  1. Data management: This will involve assisting the Missing Migrant Project Manager with the organization of incoming cases from email, voicemail, Facebook, and other sources.
  2. Intakes: The most vital part of this role: this will involve taking detailed, forensically-relevant missing persons reports for people last seen crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border. You will be thoroughly trained by Colibrí staff prior to taking any reports.
  3. Follow ups: This will involve reaching out to families who have already filed a case with Colibrí in order to update them on the status of their case.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, English, Spanish, Communications or related field
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English (native speakers preferred)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills: this position will require extensive organization of highly sensitive data
  • Ability to speak to traumatized people in Spanish with compassion, sensitivity, and professionalism
  • Ability to handle emotionally heavy subject matter, disturbing images and difficult experiences associated with death, grief, loss, and human remains
  • Receptive to feedback and able to take direction

Colibrí is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume (CV if applicable) to [email protected] by January 20th, 2017

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