The Membership Coordinator has two main responsibilities: serving as the point-person for member organizations – maintaining regular contact, ensuring their needs are met, and engaging them in MIRA activities; and coordinating three capacity-building programs, under the guidance of the Director of Organizing: Democracy School, the Summer Organizing Fellows, and academic-year internships and fellowships. The Membership Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Organizing, and will collaborate closely with the Communications and Citizenship teams.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Build and maintain close relationships with MIRA member organizations, serving as a point-person for questions and concerns, reaching out regularly (by email and phone and through visits as feasible), sharing resources and opportunities, and engaging them in MIRA activities, especially Immigrants’ Day at the State House, Democracy School, and the Annual MIRA Members Meeting.
- Maintain up-to-date member contact information and collect annual membership dues
- Work with the Communications and Citizenship teams to increase the civic engagement of New Americans;
- Work to maximize engagement of New Americans and others with whom MIRA engages at events across Mass. by encouraging them to join MIRA’s email list, ensuring new contacts are added to the database, and working with Comms to do targeted outreach.
- In close collaboration with the Director of Organizing, coordinate Democracy School, including site selection, recruitment of partners and speakers, promotion and logistics.
- Supervise the Summer Organizing Fellows and accompany them on site visits.
- Play a central role in organizing Immigrants’ Day at the State House, including member engagement, outreach, logistics, promotion and preparation of materials (in close collaboration with Communications).
- Play a central role in organizing the Annual MIRA Members Meeting and regional members meetings, with primary responsibility for outreach. Work to develop MIRA’s legislative priorities and ensure members’ voices are heard.
- Supervise organizing interns and volunteers.
Strong applicants will have:
- 1 (one) year experience as an electoral and/or community organizer
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Strong organizational skills, including the proven ability to plan and execute events and to maintain databases
- Strong motivation and independence. Ability to take initiative and succeed with minimal supervision.
- Proven ability to work well in teams and collaborate across departments and/or organizations.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including a high level of cultural competency to be able to work effectively with highly diverse constituencies.
- Knowledge of the basics of immigration, including recent history (pre-Trump era), related issues of social justice, race, class and gender, and familiarity with Massachusetts’ diverse immigrant communities.
- Strong facilitation and teaching skills, including the ability to help others understand and grapple with complex policy and social-justice issues.
- Bachelor’s degree (or high school diploma and > 3 years’ work experience);
- Experience working with diverse groups and communities;
- Experience supervising others (e.g. interns and volunteers);
- Valid driver’s license and ability to drive, as the job requires driving across the state;
- Bilingual or multilingual candidates are strongly preferred.
The salary range for the position is $40,000-50,000 depending on experience.
September 17, 2021.