Centro Rendu Community Organizer

Job Title: Centro Rendu Community Organizer

Department:  Centro Rendu - Burien              Prepared by: Human Resources

Reports To:  Associate Director

FSLA Status:  Non-exempt/Part-time             Prepared Date: August 15, 2019  

Centro Rendu Community Organizer 

Centro Rendu takes its name from Blessed Rosalie Rendu, a daughter of Charity, who was a leading worker, teacher, organizer and advocate for justice and for adequate care of her brothers and sisters living in poverty during the Industrial Revolution in 19th-century Paris.

Centro Rendu, founded in 2013, exists to protect, support, and defend Latino immigrant families through education, social services, legal advocacy, and leadership development that empowers and strengthens healthier communities and future generations.

Summary: Centro Rendu is seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to do community outreach and facilitate organizing efforts in support of immigrants and their families. This position is part-time at 20 hours per week. The community organizer will be involved in the following activities:

  • Community outreach and family engagement.
  • In-person and phone support for families to help them understand their rights and connect them to appropriate legal and community resources.
  • Develop and train community members on key immigrant, worker, and employment issues and support their development as community leaders within Centro Rendu to take action and educate their communities.
  • Planning and executing organizing strategies and activities for both community leaders and St. Vincent de Paul’s volunteer base.
  • Develop and grow Deportation Defense teams for families in Centro Rendu’s network.
  • Train and grow Rapid Response teams for volunteers interested in responding to reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity happening in St. Vincent de Paul’s network.

Qualifications: 

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in community organizing, working and effectively developing leadership within low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Knowledge of immigrant rights and labor and employment rights issues.
  • Familiarity with Hispanic community and civil rights issues.
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken).
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology, Political Science, Human Services or related field preferred or a combination of education and experience.

Skills:

  • Commitment to working collaboratively.
  • Driven and motivated to be successful, accountability for self and others.
  • Strong ability to connect with, challenge and inspire people.
  • Ability to adjust to changes, to push through challenges and to bounce back from disappointments.
  • Ability to self-manage time.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a diverse work environment.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak confidently in Spanish is a strong plus, but not required.
  • Basic computer skills including online research, Microsoft Office & Google Suites.
  • A driver’s license and a reliable car to drive to meetings.

 Key Activities: 

  • One on one meetings with families.
  • Phone calls and text messages with families.
  • Planning for and facilitating group meetings of families.
  • Development of community leaders to organize their community.
  • Build strong relationships between community members.
  • Building the skills of community leaders to use their experiences, their story and their knowledge to advocate for themselves.
  • Building relationships with community organizations on behalf of Centro Rendu.
  • Other duties as assigned.