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    I realize that the formatting of this message is a mess, but hope anyone interested can pick out the needed information! -- Asha Weinstein ... JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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      I realize that the formatting of this message is a mess, but hope anyone
      interested can pick out the needed information!

      -- Asha Weinstein

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 11/10/2004 09:21 AM -----


      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

      PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF POLICY ADVOCACY

      The Program Director of Policy Advocacy is
      in charge of directing policy advocacy work on immigrants rights for
      SIREN.
      It entails assessing and monitoring local, State and Federal policies and
      their impact on immigrants. The Director's responsibilities include
      conducting legislative outreach and negotiations, multi-racial coalition
      building, media work and creating public information materials. The
      Director will also be responsible for supervision of two part-time policy
      staff. The Program Director will work with a team of Senior Program
      Directors and the Executive Director at SIREN, as well as other policy
      specialists across the State of California.

      Agency Description:

      Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) is a nonprofit
      agency based in Santa Clara County. SIREN
      exists to empower all immigrants and refugees in order to achieve full
      human
      rights. Since our founding, we have developed unique strategies that
      integrate direct services, community education, leadership development,
      community organizing and policy advocacy. SIREN has the following
      strategic
      goals:
      ?To promote policies that protect immigrant
      rights and to empower immigrants to make an impact on the political
      decisions that affect their lives.
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Community Education and Leadership
      Development<?/x-tad-bigger><?/bigger><?/fontfamily><?fontfamily><?param
      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>?To assist communities in tapping their
      potential for leadership and to allow empowerment, education and
      communication among all communities.
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Immigrant
      Services<?/x-tad-bigger><?/bigger><?/fontfamily><?fontfamily><?param
      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>?To provide application assistance,
      information, and education to immigrant and refugee communities in order
      that they may become full participants in society.

      <?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Primary Duties:
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Assessing the impact of federal, state
      and
      local policies on low income immigrants and their families;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Monitoring implementation of new laws and
      regulations and advocate for effective policies and practices;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Conducting legislative and administrative
      advocacy on behalf of immigrant communities;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Supervising part-time policy staff
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Providing training and technical
      assistance
      to community members, service providers, grassroots organizations and
      advocates on immigrant rights issues;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Establishing and building coalitions
      among
      diverse interests, needs, and audiences;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Writing and disseminating fact sheets,
      position papers, and other written materials.

      <?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Qualifications:
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Experience and commitment to working with
      immigrant communities;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Background in immigrant rights issues,
      including immigration, citizenship and public benefits;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Experience analyzing impact of laws,
      regulations and legislative proposals;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Experience conducting
      legislative/administrative/grass roots advocacy;
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      Tahoma><?x-tad-smaller>?
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Experience working with immigrant rights
      organizations and community-based groups;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Strong analytical, written and research
      skills;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Self-initiated, motivated,
      well-organized,
      able to work with minimal supervision;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Previous supervisory experience a plus;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Experience working with media a plus;
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish preferred

      <?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Salary & Benefits:

      <?/bigger><?x-tad-bigger>$40,000-45,000 DOE. Comprehensive benefits
      package, including medical, dental and vision benefits and retirement
      plan.

      To Apply:
      <?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Please send a cover letter, resume,
      relevant
      writing sample, and references <?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>by December
      15<?/x-tad-bigger><?/bigger><?/fontfamily><?fontfamily><?param
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      Garamond><?bigger><?x-tad-bigger>to: Andrea VillaseƱor-Perry,
      <?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>Executive
      Director<?/x-tad-bigger><?x-tad-bigger>, Services, Immigrant Rights &
      Education Network (SIREN), 778 N. First Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA
      95112. Email <?/x-tad-bigger><?/bigger><?/fontfamily><?fontfamily><?param
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      0000,0000,9999><?x-tad-smaller>andrea@...<?/x-tad-smaller><?/c
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      or
      contact 408-286-5680 ext. 106 for further information.
      <?/x-tad-bigger><?/bigger><?x-tad-bigger>SIREN is an equal opportunity
      employer. We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of
      people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and
      refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, gay men,
      lesbians,
      transgendered persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
      seek
      employment at SIREN.
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