Job Openings

BorderLinks is hiring a fulltime Program Organizer; the job description and application instructions are below.  Application deadline is Friday, December 28th.

BorderLinks is also hiring Delegation Leaders; the job description and hiring instructions are below. Application deadline is Friday, December 28th.

Program Organizer

Reports to:  Education Director
Status:  Full-time, exempt, 40 hours/week.
Salary:  $32,500

Job Responsibilities

1. Delegation planning and leading:

a.  In collaboration with group leaders, plan itineraries for upcoming delegations.
b.  Schedule community partner presentations and activities for delegations.
c.  Lead approximately one delegation per month. This includes preparing reflection activities and facilitating workshops.
d.  Prepare contract employees to lead additional delegations each month.
e.  Interpret presentations, conversations, and group discussions from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
f.  Remain attentive to and conscious of trip participants’ needs, including safety/health concerns and emotional responses to delegation experiences.
g.  Manage delegation-related finances: create budget, deliver payments, reconcile expenses.

 2.  Community Partners:

a.  Build and maintain positive relationships with community partners – the organizations and individuals who meet with delegations.
b.  Support the work of our community partners as appropriate.

 3.  Curriculum and Staff Development:

a.  Participate in program evaluations.
b.  Help design new curricula.
c.  Assist with training other staff, both full time and contract employees.

Desired Qualifications

1.  BA in Latin American Studies, the social sciences, humanities, or related field, or equivalent education and experience.
2.  Spanish language fluency required; ability or desire to learn to interpret/translate during trip visits.
3.  Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, ecumenical environment.
4.  Positive attitude and good people skills.
5.  Ability to drive a 15 passenger van.
6.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
7.  Strong commitment to the mission and organizational culture of BorderLinks.
8.  Must be:
a.  Flexible, organized and able to multi-task;
b.  Able to analyze and present data clearly and accurately;
c.  Able to work collaboratively with colleagues;
d.  Able to lift 20 pounds and walk approximately 5 miles a day.

 To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@borderlinks.org.

Delegation leaders

Reports to:  Education Director
Status:  Hourly non-exempt, on an as needed basis  
Pay rate:  $13/hr

Scope of Position:  Under the supervision of the Education Director, the Delegation Leader plans and leads delegations along the US/Mexico border, serving a wide range of constituents: members of congregations, seminarians, community activists, university and high school students, and others.  Typically, delegations range in length from one day to two weeks.  Delegation Leaders are expected to work collaboratively with the BorderLinks Team and community partners. Spring is our usual busy season, March and May we need Delegation Leaders to take on full week long delegations and other months Delegation Leaders may be asked to lead full delegations, but most likely will be asked to do delegation support work. Work is based on our delegation calendar and can not be guaranteed. We do our best to assign delegations at least 2 months in advance, but delegation support work is assigned as the needs arise.  

Job Responsibilities

The Delegation Leader is responsible for carrying out all of the following delegation design and delivery responsibilities:

  1. Do all necessary delegation preparation work, which can range between 5-20 hours in a month and a half period depending on the delegation’s need. Prep-work includes: sending emails, planning phone calls with your delegation to asses needs and establish expectations for the trip, create delegation itinerary, create a simple budget, input information about your delegation in the necessary documents for logistical planning purposes, and getting together any curriculum materials for your delegation.

  2. Lead delegation, which can range from one day to two weeks. During delegation, days can range from 8 hours to 12 hours. You will be responsible for facilitating workshops, discussions/reflections, and group activities.

  3. Do all necessary post-delegation work: Post-delegation work is estimated to take 2-3 hours, which includes: Balancing your budget; documenting your action planning notes, and filling out a delegation leader evaluation form.

  4. Drive a 15 passenger van in the U.S. and Mexico.

  5. Interpret presentations, conversations, and group discussions from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

  6. Function as an informal resource on border and immigration issues.

  7. Remain attentive to and conscious of delegates’ needs (safety/health concerns and emotional responses to the experience).

 Other responsibilities:

    1. Delegation support work includes: taking over a day, morning/afternoon, or activity for another delegation leader who is on delegation.  

    2. Attend staff trainings and retreats.

    3. Read monthly emails.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Spanish language fluency required; ability or desire to learn to interpret during trip visits.

  2. Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.

  3. Positive attitude and good people skills.

  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  5. Strong commitment to the mission and goals of BorderLinks.

  6. Must be:
    Flexible, organized and able to multi-task;
    Able to analyze and present data clearly and accurately;
    Able to work collaboratively with colleagues;
    Available to travel within the U.S. and must possess a valid driver’s license

 Work Environment/Dynamics

 Delegation Leaders work in the Tucson office as well as in the larger Tucson and border community.  The work load changes regularly, based on the volume of delegations and will include occasional nights and weekends.  The scope of this job can be unpredictable and requires a capacity to cope with change and stress. 

 To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@borderlinks.org.


 

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