The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is excited to invite applications for four contracted, part-time positions with our Family Network program. Please review the job description and requirements below. The deadline to apply is August 3, 2018.
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 Family Network is a program of the Colibrí Center that cultivates a community of mutual support and solidarity between families and friends of disappeared migrants. The Network consists of local groups (comités) in cities across the United States, digital spaces of connection, and a referral network of trusted specialists who can provide individual attention to families’ specific mental health and legal needs.
The Family Network Accompaniers will assist in strengthening this community by providing psychosocial accompaniment to families and facilitating referrals to trusted service providers. They will organize and co-facilitate bimonthly comité meetings and build accountable and empathetic relationships with individual Family Network participants to help them develop their capacities for resilience and overcome the multiple forms of disenfranchisement that they face.
*Note: this position is cross-listed in four different cities: Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; and San Francisco, CA. The Colibrí Center is looking to hire one Family Network Accompanier in each city for a total of four positions.
- Comité Meetings
- With Colibrí staff, design and facilitate bimonthly comité meetings, focusing on themes that families identify as priorities with an emphasis on activities that build emotional resilience and healing among the participants
- Coordinate logistics for comité meetings, working with family leaders to find a space, arrange for refreshments, and invite families to attend, among other tasks
- Maintain contact with and schedule childcare and support volunteers to provide assistance during comité meetings
- Referral Network
- With Colibrí staff, assist in development of local referral network and maintain relationships with service providers
- Coordinate referrals to trusted local organizations and service providers per families’ individual needs
- Report back to and advise Colibrí on progress and outcomes of family referrals
- Communications with Colibrí
- Track and report on comité meetings and local Family Network members’ needs, writing debriefs after each meeting
- Participate in regular check-ins with Tucson-based staff
- Participate in occasional conference calls with Family Network Accompaniers in other cities
- At least two years of experience working with immigrant or refugee communities, diverse audiences/trainees, and/or individuals navigating emotional trauma and ambiguous loss
- Fully bilingual in both written and spoken English and Spanish
- Graduate or professional degree in psychology, counseling, or social work (MA, MSW) preferred but not required
- Commitment to social justice, (im)migrant rights, and empowering families to be protagonists of their own wellbeing
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with diverse groups of people while also staying attuned to individual participants’ emotional states
- Demonstrated experience in training, facilitation, and/or public speaking
- Humility, empathy, a collaborative spirit, and responsiveness to families’ needs
- Organized and attentive to details
- Willingness to accommodate families’ schedules and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
- Ability to work remotely while also maintaining regular and clear communication with Colibrí
- Proficiency in Google Suite and video conferencing software (Zoom or Skype)
This is a contracted position for one year. Hours and workdays per month vary according to families’ schedules and needs, ranging from 5 to 15 hours per month. Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.
Disclaimer: This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
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 lived experience of immigration are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to [email protected] by Friday, August 3, 2018.