Staff Attorney


Reports To:           Staff Attorney

Location:               San Jose, CA.

Position:                SIREN invites applications from candidates seeking a full-time position


Organization Overview: SIREN has evolved to become one of the premier immigrant rights organization in Northern California and has strengthened its infrastructure to become an anchor organization for immigrant rights in the Bay Area. SIREN is rare among immigrant and refugee rights organizations because it combines community organizing, policy advocacy, and immigration legal services. The combination of these three strategies contributes to SIREN's ability to provide strong leadership in immigrant integration. These three program areas serve as a model to improve the living conditions of immigrants: (1) Immigration Legal Services: to provide immigration legal application assistance, information, and education to immigrant and refugee communities in order that they may become full participants in society; (2) Community Organizing: to assist communities in tapping their potential for leadership and to allow empowerment, education, and communication among all communities; and (3) Policy Advocacy: to promote policies that protect immigrant rights and empower immigrants to make an impact on the political decisions that affect their lives.

The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights, protections, and access to full participation in society.

Position: The Staff Attorney must be passionate about SIREN’s mission. The Staff Attorney is part of a legal department of immigration specialists and primarily responsible for providing client consultations with greater attention to complicated cases, representation, research, and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Litigate both affirmative and defensive cases before USCIS, EOIR, the BIA, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing potential clients and determining whether they qualify for relief, assisting them with any applications for relief, researching legal issues related to their claims, preparing all necessary filings, and representing them throughout their removal proceedings.
  • Support the coordination and implementation of non-legal program activities such as educational orientations, workshops, and Citizenship Day.

Organizational Development:

  • Work alongside a diverse legal team to create infrastructure and sustainability within the immigrant legal services program, including, but not limited to, managing in-house training opportunities for BIA accredited representatives and grow volunteer base for in-house legal assistance.
  • Network to obtain external organizational support, to build collaborations that support legal program activities, and/or to refer clients to partners on issues outside our expertise.

Community Education & Advocacy:

  • Conduct presentations on various immigration related topics, when necessary and as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervising Attorney.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Have a U.S. law degree (J.D.) and active bar membership. Individuals with experience in immigration law, specifically in removal defense, will be given preference.

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

  • Must be a fast and flexible learner and able to work in an organization with many moving parts
  • Committed to the needs of the immigrant community and passionate about immigrant and human rights
  • Bilingual/ Bi-literate in Spanish
  • Knowledge of general office operations and have strong legal office organizational skills.
  • Adept at public speaking and teaching in large groups and comfortable with conducting media interviews
  • Ability to work under pressure and exercise flexibility as needed
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently and in cooperation with others
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with culturally diverse staff and clients
  • Able, upon hire, to provide own transportation; with adequate insurance and a CA driver's license, when needed.
  • Willing to work flexible hours as required by program

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE

Must be in good standing with the state bar (CA State Bar strongly preferred).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work on weekends/evenings and travel, as needed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s License, car insurance, and daily access to a car.

COMPENSATION

Salary & Benefits: DOE. Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401k retirement plan, sick leave, holiday and paid vacation benefits. In addition SIREN offers Transportation Benefits (Transit and Parking), and Fitness Reimbursement.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references. Cover letter should include a detailed description of the candidate’s legal career and experience. Please email to SIREN HR:HR@siren-bayarea.org and include Staff Attorney in the email subject. For more information, visit our website at www.siren-bayarea.org.

*SIREN is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment at SIREN.

Community Outreach Associate


Reports To:           Director of Programs

Location:               San Jose, CA.

Position:                SIREN invites application from candidates seeking a full time position


Organization Overview: SIREN has evolved to become one of the premiere immigrant rights organization in Northern California and has strengthened its infrastructure to become an anchor organization for immigrant rights in the Bay Area. SIREN is rare among immigrant rights organizations because it combines community organizing, policy advocacy and immigration legal services. The combination of these three strategies contributes to SIREN's ability to provide strong leadership in immigrant and refugee integration. These three program areas serve as a model to improve the living conditions of immigrants: (1) Immigration Legal Services: to provide immigration legal application assistance, information and education to immigrant and refugee communities in order that they may become full participants in society; (2) Community Organizing: to assist communities in tapping their potential for leadership and to allow empowerment, education, and communication among all communities; and (3) Policy Advocacy: to promote policies that protect immigrant rights and empower immigrants to make an impact on the political decisions that affect their lives.

The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Northern and Central California through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

Position: Community Outreach Associate - Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Community Outreach Associate is responsible for developing and implementing community outreach efforts for the purposes of informing community members of their rights and generating referrals to SIREN’s legal services. The Community Outreach Associate will deepen community relations with entities that engage with the diverse immigrant and refugee populations in the region and work with a team of SIREN Leaders. In addition, the Community Outreach Associate will also co-facilitate a group of youth leaders to assist with outreach and education in SIREN’s service area.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Stay knowledgeable of SIREN’s services, and rights and benefits available to immigrants and refugees by attending trainings and staying up to date
  • Develop outreach plans to deepen partnerships with entities that work with and/or serve immigrant and refugee communities (including Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, African, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Eastern European, youth and LGBTQ communities)
  • Identify opportunities for community-based education, outreach and networking
  • Develop, present, and distribute program materials, presentations, and flyers on know your rights information and SIREN’s services and programs
  • Conduct presentations to immigrant and refugee communities on their rights and benefits available to them
  • Train SIREN Leaders to conduct community education and outreach for legal workshops
  • Participate in media interviews related to issues affecting the immigrant community;  Collaborate with SIREN’s Legal department to coordinate logistics for legal workshops and SIREN events. 
  • Maintain documentation to ensure program effectiveness and support evaluation efforts
  • Participate in planning meetings with collaborative regarding joint outreach and legal efforts
  • Complete reporting forms, work plans and other documentation as needed in an accurate and timely manner; and
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in developing and implementing community outreach and/or organizing campaigns (such as issue or candidate campaigns, voter registration, or other types of organizing)
  • Ability to work with immigrant communities, educational institutions; government entities, and agencies serving immigrant communities
  • Knowledge of immigrant rights issues, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Naturalization process, Immigrant Rights and Removal defense
  • Familiarity with Northern California services and organizations pertinent to immigrant and refugee communities;
  • Experience working with grassroots leaders, youth, and individuals engaging in on-the-ground outreach
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with immigrant and refugee communities
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multi-task, possess good judgment, and work independently and as part of a team
  • Bilingual/bi-literate in Spanish/English required
  • Experience with media a plus

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Available to work on weekends and evenings
  • Have own vehicle and valid CA driver’s license

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references. Please email to HR@siren-bayarea.org with “Community Outreach Associate application” in the subject line.

SIREN is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment at SIREN.

Director of Community Organizing


Reports To:           Executive Director

Location:               San Jose, CA.

Position:                SIREN invites application from candidates seeking a full time position


Organization Overview: SIREN has evolved to become one of the premiere immigrant rights organization in Northern California and has strengthened its infrastructure to become an anchor organization for immigrant rights in the Bay Area. SIREN is rare among immigrant rights organizations because it combines community organizing, policy advocacy and immigration legal services.  The combination of these three strategies contributes to SIREN's ability to provide strong leadership in immigrant integration.  These three program areas serve as a model to improve the living conditions of immigrants: (1) Immigration Legal Services: to provide immigration legal application assistance, information and education to immigrant and refugee communities in order that they may become full participants in society; (2) Community Organizing: to assist communities in tapping their potential for leadership and to allow empowerment, education, and communication among all communities; and (3) Policy Advocacy: to promote policies that protect immigrant rights and empower immigrants to make an impact on the political decisions that affect their lives.

The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Silicon Valley through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

Position Available: The Director of Community Organizing is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating SIREN’s immigrant rights organizing and outreach campaigns through community education, coalition-building, civic engagement, leadership development, base-building, and technical assistance.  The Director of Community Organizing will also be responsible for coordinating local collaboratives and coalitions. This position will work closely with SIREN’s Executive Director and Policy department to create processes that will facilitate the engagement of community members in SIREN’s advocacy efforts and with SIREN’s Immigration Legal Services Department to promote outreach for immigration legal services and the integration of clients into SIREN’s organizing and advocacy efforts.  

The Director of Community Organizing serves as a member of the leadership team and is a key part of organizational-wide activities including fundraising, communication, and planning.  The Director of Community Organizing reports to the Executive Director.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design and Lead Innovative Organizing Programs and Campaigns

  • Design and create effective programs for immigrant mobilization, social justice leadership development, and nonpartisan civic engagement/electoral participation that further the organizational mission.
  • Take a lead role in designing, monitoring and evaluating SIREN’s organizing model and championing community-led campaigns as well as policy issues that build immigrant community power;
  • Design and implement the launch of a new membership model program for SIREN;

Build Strategic Partnerships and Represent the Organization

  • Establish, build, facilitate and participate local, statewide and national coalitions among diverse interests, needs, and audiences;
  • Represent SIREN at statewide and national coalitions focused in community organizing;
  • Strategically coordinate and conduct community education presentations on diverse issues;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with immigrant rights groups, community agencies, and stakeholders and build coalitions among local and statewide partners;
  • Educate and work with public and elected officials around community issues;
  • Give public testimony to city agencies, civic committees, and neighborhood groups as needed;
  • Serve on task forces, speak to the media, and otherwise serve as SIREN’s representative;

Cultivate and Manage an Effective Organizing Team

  • Assist with the hiring, training and supervision of the organizing staff and the staff assigned to organizing project, including goal-setting, tracking of progress toward goals, evaluation and other functions as necessary;
  • Develop and oversee the Community Organizing Department's annual work plan, budget, and programs;
  • Monitor the leadership of existing and new immigrant adult and youth leaders;
  • Ensure accurate and proper documentation and reporting which highlights the program’s successes and challenges;

Serve as an Overall Organizational Leader

  • Fundraise for the organization, including grant writing, grant management, and government and foundation relations;
  • Serve on the leadership team to coordinate with other department directors, ensure organizational integration and team building efforts, and support the implementation of the organization-wide strategic plan;
  • Coordinate and facilitate interdepartmental efforts and the involvement of other SIREN staff around important community issues;
  • Inform and advise SIREN’s Executive Director about key community efforts where the organization could or should take a formal position;
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of experience working with low income immigrant communities or minimum five years of experience working in social justice movements;
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in grassroots organizing, base-building, or direct organizing; 
  • Proven organizational leadership experience, including capacity to guide strategic planning and ability to link long-term goals with day-to-day program implementation decisions and needs;
  • Strong non-profit program planning and personnel management skills;
  • Effective skills and experience with fund development and grants management (2 years);
  • Three years’ experience in multi-racial grassroots, movement-building, transformative organizing and online organizing;
  • A strong commitment to working with immigrants and working class people to achieve policy changes;
  • Excellent community building, public speaking and political negotiation skills;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in building and maintaining coalitions;
  • Experience working with membership-based organizations;
  • Strong analytical, written, and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multi-task, possess good judgment, and work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience recruiting, training and managing organizers;
  • Ability to establish close relationships with people from different cultural and economic backgrounds;
  • Flexible and team-oriented approach to problem solving;
  • Commitment to cultural proficiency and sensitivity;

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) or 5-10 years of Community Organizing experience (including, but not limited to immigrant organizing, labor/union organizing, health rights organizing, faith-based organizing); Master’s degree a plus.
  • Minimum of three years’ management, supervisory, and program development experience working in human services or advocacy programs.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in campaign development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Experience working with media a plus.

 

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and at least one of the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Tagalog.
  • Two years of experience in program development, implementation and evaluation.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional work on weekends/evenings and travel.
  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License, car insurance, and daily access to a car.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 – $70,000 DOE. Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision benefits.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample and three references. Cover letter should include a detailed description of the candidate’s career as an organizer, and more specifically, as a manager of organizers. This should include a list and description of 1) organizing campaign experience, 2) tools used to build a common vision, 3) civic engagement work, and 4) the applicant’s work recruiting, training, and supervising organizers (clearly describing the nature of the applicant's role in each). Please send materials to:  Dir of Org Search, SIREN, 1425 Koll Circle, Suite 109, San Jose, CA 95112 OR by email to: SIREN Human Resources at HR@siren-bayarea.org.   For more information, visit our website at www.siren-bayarea.org.

 

SIREN is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment at SIREN.

Legal Program Associate (Temporary)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Temporary Position—Legal Program Associate
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is looking for a part-time temporary employee
(20-25 hrs. /week). The temporary employee will be responsible for managing our Vietnamese Immigrant
Information Hotline, providing naturalization application assistance to eligible immigrants, and providing
community education presentations on issues related to immigration law and benefits.
Agency Description – Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is a leading immigrant
rights organization in the South Bay dedicated to providing immigrant rights advocacy, community
education and organizing, and immigration legal assistance to Silicon Valley’s diverse immigrant
communities. The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in the Silicon
Valley through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development and policy
advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services,
human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.
Requirements:
Must be fluent in Vietnamese and English
Must be able to read and write in Vietnamese and English
Must have good telephone etiquette
Must have knowledge of and be familiar with the Vietnamese community residing in Silicon Valley
Must be available on Thursdays from 9 am-6 pm
Preferred:
Bachelor’s Degree
Immigration legal experience (strong plus)
Paralegal experience
Public speaking experience
Spanish speaking abilities a plus
Duties:
Check phone messages and return phone calls in Vietnamese and English
Provide naturalization application assistance to eligible immigrants
Conduct education and outreach to Vietnamese community
Serve as a Vietnamese interpreter on Thursdays (for walk-in clinics)
Provide language translation in Vietnamese for SIREN documents and outreach materials
Salary & benefits: Based on experience.
Starting date: Interviews will begin immediately
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, references and a 1 page writing sample in Vietnamese to:
Legal Program Associate, SIREN, 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95112 OR by email to:
SIREN Human Resources at HR@siren-bayarea.org. For more information, visit our website at
www.siren-bayarea.org.

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Development Associate

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Reports To: Executive Director
Location: San Jose, CA.
Position: SIREN invites application from candidates seeking a full time position


Organization Overview: SIREN has evolved to become one of the premiere immigrant rights organization in Northern California and has strengthened its infrastructure to become an anchor organization for immigrant rights in the Bay Area. SIREN is rare among immigrant rights organizations because it combines community organizing, policy advocacy and immigration legal services. The combination of these three strategies contributes to SIREN's ability to provide strong leadership in immigrant integration. These three program areas serve as a model to improve the living conditions of immigrants: (1) Immigration Legal Services: to provide immigration legal application assistance, information and education to immigrant and refugee communities in order that they may become full participants in society; (2) Community Organizing: to assist communities in tapping their potential for leadership and to allow empowerment, education, and communication among all communities; and (3) Policy Advocacy: to promote policies that protect immigrant rights and empower immigrants to make an impact on the political decisions that affect their lives.

The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Silicon Valley through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

Position Available: The Development Associate provides administrative support to the development team to ensure the effective and efficient daily operations of the organization's philanthropic and development activities, including unrestricted giving programs. This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director in San Jose.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participates as an integral member of the development team to implement strategies that will ensure SIREN's fundraising success.
• Works collaboratively with SIREN's grant writer to raise grant funding support from local, state, and national foundations, and state and federal agencies.
• Provides general administrative support: maintains and communicates fundraising timelines and objectives; ensures that plans are implemented, reports generated, and information shared; ensures that fundraising is done in an efficient and cost-effective way.
• Provides support as needed to SIREN leadership team on development-related activities including donor visits, meetings, events, and proposals. Works proactively with administrative staff on background research and logistics for meetings and events.
• Provides administrative support for the donor circle programs as well as event sponsorships, including prospect research, solicitation and renewals, stewardship and recognition, and logistics and reporting.
• Serves as primary development administrator for prospect and donor management and reporting. Handles confidential gift records, donor files, gift processing, and maintenance of grants and donor records. Maintains and creates detailed reports that reflect donor and grant activity and progress towards goals.
• Works with finance department on gift acceptance and grant reporting protocols and procedures. Ensures timely acknowledgment of gifts and grants.
• Actively manages organization's grant portfolio and provides regular status updates and conducts prospect research and outreach, prepares leadership and staff for meetings with current and prospective funders, leads the development of LOIs and proposals.
• Manages grants administration including proposal submissions, internal review process, negotiations and compliance with funding agreements, and all required reporting.
• Coordinates with management, communications, and finance to ensure that external grant requirements are reflected in project workplans, timelines, and budgets. Monitors deadlines and deliverables.
• Works with finance and administration team to review and reconcile grant revenue income; assists with fiscal year closeout on all externally funded projects
• Organizes events, receptions and VIP gatherings. Coordinates invitations and lists, event-related materials, and background information for staff.
• Represents SIREN at community events, relevant conferences/meetings, and networking opportunities to raise SIREN's profile, identify new prospects and cultivate foundation relationships.
• Drafts and proofs communication materials including letters, emails, proposals, solicitation materials, reports, and other correspondence.
• Communicates with donors on gift status, events, and other activities. Responds to development-related inquiries from staff and funders.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of three years of comparable administrative experience in a fundraising environment, preferably in a non-profit, foundation or university setting.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Proofreading skills essential.
• Excellent MS Office and donor database skills are essential to success. Experience with donor data base preferred.
• Strong detail orientation, organizational skills, and ability to effectively and independently manage competing priorities and confidentiality of financial information.
• Working knowledge of direct mail, email, web, and other techniques and strategies of annual giving campaigns.
• Skills in researching and organizing information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations.
• Direct experience planning and executing events and meetings.
• Willingness to take on new responsibilities as the position evolves.
• Must be a team player who excels in a collaborative work environment.
• A strong commitment to working with immigrants and working class people to achieve policy changes.
• Excellent community building, public speaking and political negotiation skills.
• Commitment to cultural proficiency and sensitivity.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Occasional work on weekends/evenings and travel.
• Must have a valid CA Driver's License, car insurance, and daily access to a car.


Salary & Benefits: $45,000 - $55,000 DOE. Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision benefits.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references. Cover letter should include a detailed description of the candidate's career in fundraising, fund development and providing administrative support. This should include a list and description of 1) fundraising campaigns experience, 2) description of fundraising tools, 3) overall description of administrative experience and/or project management skills. Please send materials to: Development Associate, SIREN, 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95112 OR by email to: SIREN Human Resources at HR@siren-bayarea.org. For more information, visit our website at www.siren-bayarea.org.


SIREN is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment at SIREN.

Immigrant Rights Organizer Internship

The mission of Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through direct services, community education, leadership development, and policy advocacy. We believe that all people, regardless of legal status or nationality, are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

SIREN is proud to be a leader of the immigrant rights movement in the Silicon Valley and to promote and implement policies and strategies that support equitable participation in, and access to, society's resources and opportunities for immigrant communities.

INTERNSHIP: SIREN is offering an Immigrant Rights Organizer Internship within its Community Organizing Program. SIREN will provide the Immigrant Rights Organizer Intern an opportunity to acquire grassroots community organizing and issue organizing skills while directly impacting policies for immigrants. The Intern will be equipped with organizing skills they can apply to their future job or bring back to their community for change. 

The Immigrant Rights Organizer Internship is an 8 week commitment for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

DUTIES:  The Intern will help coordinate community education, outreach and advocacy on SIREN issue campaigns.  The Intern will:

  • Assist in coordination of community education presentations throughout Silicon Valley
  • Assist in campaign strategy, planning, assessment and implementation, and help to coordinate and organize community mobilizations when needed.
  • Assist with coordination of SIREN’s Leadership Development program
  • Engage community in SIREN campaigns and support community leaders in mobilizing their base
  • Assist in establishing relationships with organizers and activists from allied organizations and communities
  •  Monitor and represent SIREN as an organization, and actively participate in relevant community meetings related to Immigrant Rights campaigns or other campaigns as needed
  • Assist with development and distribution of community education materials
  • Database information gathering by the Organizing Department;
  • Work collaboratively with Policy and Organizing department staff and other SIREN staff; and
  • Perform other tasks as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed and passionate about immigrant rights 
  • Ability to follow projects through to completion
  • Motivated and independent
  • Must be responsible and have the ability to multitask
  • Must have capacity to analyze multi-faceted issues 
  • Must have transportation
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English and Spanish
  • Available to work on nights and/or weekends, as needed
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Prior experience or courses in community organizing or civic engagement a plus

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:   Please email a cover letter describing how the internship meets your long-term goals and resume to the attention of: Jeremy Barousse, Community Organizer, Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), 1425 Koll Circle,  Suite 109, San Jose, CA 95112, or via email at jeremy@siren-bayarea.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of September 25, 2015.





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