Community Engagement Coordinator/Promotora

WWIRC   Walla Walla , WA   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 10, 2024

WHO WE ARE:

The Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition (WWIRC) was formed in 2017. We seek to empower immigrants in the Walla Walla Valley to prosper. We do this by providing space, and supporting efforts to listen, celebrate, and amplify the voices and experiences of our immigrant community, and by creating opportunities for immigrants to engage with and connect to the services and information they need to thrive. We are seeking a passionate and dedicated person to serve in the role of Community Engagement Coordinator/Promotora to join our team and support our efforts in advancing immigrant rights in the Walla Walla Valley and beyond. 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Community Engagement Coordinator/Promotora position is a full-time, 40 hours a week role that personally connects with the immigrant community of the Walla Walla Valley. This position has funding for 1-year with the possibility of extension, contingent upon future funding. The coordinator will build strong relationships with the immigrant community of the Walla Walla Valley, connecting them to relevant and culturally appropriate resources and other opportunities to thrive. The coordinator will participate in, and assist in planning outreach and engagement opportunities that serve to advocate for our community’s well being and rights. This includes meeting with community members, accompanying them directly with a local service provider, planning educational workshops, and representing our organization at community events. They will serve as a champion for immigrants by ensuring their holistic lives and identities are honored, celebrated, and experiences are amplified, and cared for.       

RESPONSIBILITIES (Please note that several of these responsibilities will be shared with other staff, which we hope to bring onboard in the coming year.):

  • Foster partnerships:
    • Build and maintain relationships with community leaders as well as existing and potential partner organizations
    • Liaise with partners and service providers to understand their offerings
    • Maintain a list of community services and providers
    • Educate and advocate with partners on behalf of our constituents
    • Coordinate with local partners for seamless referrals
  • Support our community members:
    • Meet with community members during office hours to understand and address their needs
    • Educate members of available services and their rights as immigrants
    • Assist and accompany community members to connect them with other organizations and service providers
  • Support The Listeners Project/Queremos Escucharte:
    • Identify populations in need of additional representation 
    • Identify potential community members/ interviewees 
    • Conduct interviews
    • Determine organizational priorities to address identified needs
    • Develop growth opportunities for interviewed individuals
  • Provide emergency assistance:
    • Handle hotline inquiries with support from staff and volunteers
    • Manage hotline volunteer coordination and coverage
    • Evaluate and recommend emergency assistance requests to the ED
    • Distribute emergency aid or refer to service providers
    • Maintain records of assistance requests and distributions
  • Plan events and raise the visibility of our organization:
    • Organize and manage community gatherings and topical trainings
    • Represent WWIRC at community events
    • Identify advocacy opportunities for WWIRC
    • Conduct outreach, promote events, and draft newsletter content
    • Follow up with event participants as needed
  • Communicate with members and promote our work to the public:
    • Manage communications with WWIRC members 
    • Oversee social media pages
    • Plan meetings to inform members and the public about initiatives
    • Promote advocacy for government initiatives benefiting undocumented and immigrant communities

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Experience working across cultures, particularly with our target population
  • Background in related issue areas and organizations
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about immigrant rights
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) or Multilingual
  • Flexible schedule and availability
  • Car and valid driver’s license

OTHER DESIRED SKILLS: 

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Event planning experience

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Salary range is $58,000-$63,000 depending on experience
  • Paid health, dental, and visual insurance benefits
  • Paid holidays
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Ability to set your own hours, scheduling flexibility, ability to work hybrid 
  • Mileage reimbursement provided 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DETAILS: 

  • This position is open until filled, with a priority deadline of June 24, 2024
  • Send cover letter speaking to your interest in and fit with the role as well as a resume to ed@wwir.org 
  • Questions can be directed to ed@wwirc.org 

WWIRC

PO Box 2815
Walla Walla , WA
www.wwirc.org