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Junta for Progressive Action is non-profit organization committed to ensuring the economic, political and social conditions of the Latino and vulnerable community of greater New Haven, through programs and advocacy. Founded in 1969 to support the transition of Puerto Rican migrants into New Haven, we have emerged as an organization that focuses on supporting and empowering Latino, immigrant and low-income communities through service and social change. Through our Advocacy and Community Organizing program, we are emerging as a key partner in the national immigration reform movement, and affecting change within the state of Connecticut, and throughout greater New Haven. The Director of Advocacy plays a key role within this movement.
The Director of Advocacy’s principal responsibility is to develop and support Junta’s advocacy and public policy objectives as it relates to civil, human and immigrant rights Specific responsibilities include working with Junta’s constituency to promote expanded policies at the state and national levels, developing policy briefs on various topics related to social justice provide policy analysis and support to a growing statewide immigration coalition, planning convening of stakeholders, and monitoring activities and legislation at all government levels that are relevant to Junta’s mission.
Travel: Director will be expected to travel regularly to attend meetings, conferences, legislative sessions etc.
Benefits: Health and dental insurance, matching IRA Plan, Disability and Life insurance.
Send a Cover letter and resume to Sandra Trevino, Executive Director. Junta for Progressive Action, 169 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513. Sandra.Trevino@juntainc.org.