ABOUT US:Legal Aid at Work protects and expands the rights of low-wage workers, their families, and communities by educating about legal rights, providing legal representation, and advocating for more responsive laws. We are uniquely situated to address almost any job-related problem that a worker might experience because of our deep technical expertise in the employment laws affecting the diverse populations we serve and because of our close ties to community groups.POSITION SUMMARY:The Central Valley Community Rights Organizer will be responsible for conducting community outreach, education, and training and engaging in advocacy on behalf of undocumented workers in and around Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Merced Counties. The position is a temporary, grant-funded position that will last from January 1, 2021 to approximately December 31, 2024 (up to 3 years, based on funding) but will not continue beyond the grant period. The organizer will work remotely from the Central Valley and occasionally travel to Legal Aid at Works office in San Francisco.The Central Valley Community Rights Organizer will:In close partnership with the Central Valley-based staff attorney, design, launch, and carry out an outreach and education campaign to ensure that Central Valley-based undocumented workers know and are able to enforce their employment rights;Conduct community outreach and education, including Know Your Rights presentations and listening sessions;Build and maintain relationships with clients, local partner organizations, coalitions, and community leaders;Promote leadership and empowerment opportunities for undocumented workers; andConduct client intakes with persons who believe they were treated unlawfully.The position is housed within Legal Aid at Works Gender Equity and LGBTQ Rights Program and will be supervised by the attorney dedicated to this project and the Programs Director.The organizers work will not include legislative advocacy.THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the central role that just workplaces play in our societyas an essential source of economic and social support; as a space where people from diverse backgrounds interact; as a potential source of identity, dignity, and respect; and simply as a place where many spend a third of our lives.Candidates will ideally have a combination of the following: Two or more years of community organizing experience;A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice;An understanding of the unique issues facing the Central Valley and a passionate desire to make change in the region;An understanding of the barriers faced by low-income immigrant communities, particularly in employment;The ability to work with little supervision and be independent, self-motivated, and self-starting;Excellent verbal and written communication skills;Positive, professional attitude and excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening skills and a sense of empathy;Demonstrated project and time management skills;Proficient computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web browsers, and social media;Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish;A willingness and ability to travel throughout the Central Valley and to the Bay Area;A willingness to work flexible hours, including shifting work to evenings and weekends, as needed;Personal experience with immigrant communities in the Central Valley;Experience with virtual organizing, including through social mediaTracking

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