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Community Organizer Fellowship at Junta for Progressive Action

 

 Start Date: January 14th, 2013

End Date: May 31st, 2013

 

Position Summary:

 

The fellow will be working with the Advocacy Program. The program represents Junta’s central agenda as we move forward in our mission of improving the social, political and economic conditions of the community. It will combine advocacy and policy efforts with community-based organizing.

 

The fellow will have the opportunity to work on a range of issues that will build the necessary leadership skills within that community that are essential for durable change. The fellow will work with and identify future leaders and help aid in the development of campaigns that will influence local, state and national leaders.

Fellow Responsibilities:

 

The Fellow’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and managing the Junta Youth Committee. The goal of the committee is to provide a voice for New Haven’s immigrant and Latino youth, and a method of engaging them into civic and political life. The fellow will help the committee develop guidelines, goals and action plans, and will help the committee implement Junta’s advocacy agenda, which includes Secure Communities and potentially, Trust Act legislation in Connecticut.

 

Working with the Legal & Policy Analyst, the Fellow will help facilitate monthly community gatherings/dinners to bring community residents together and begin discussions about what’s going on in the community, and what is most important to them. The goal of these meetings is to provide a platform for residents and identify issues that JUNTA could help them solve through advocacy and policy. The fellow will prepare flyers, informative documents, power point presentations, as she sees fit to engage the community. She will also contact different organizations, attend town meetings, and “walk-the-streets” to involve the community and help Junta in its mission to infuse advocacy as a key driver to community change.

 

Other responsibilities will include assisting the Legal & Policy Analyst with advocacy efforts including DACA, Secure Communities and other duties as needed.

Because the fellow will be working with community volunteers and conducting outreach, this will not be a 9-5 job, but will require commitment and flexibility. It will be essential to have full-time use of a car.

To apply email résumé and cover letter to:

 

Ana María Rivera-Forastieri

Legal and Policy Analyst

anamaria.rivera@juntainc.org

 

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