JOB Postings for SEIU and SIREN
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Subject: JOB Postings for SEIU and SIREN
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
Community Education/ Leadership Development Program Director
Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) is a nonprofit
agency based in Santa Clara County. The mission of SIREN is to empower
low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through direct
services, community education, leadership development, and policy
advocacy. We believe that all people, regardless of legal status or
nationality, are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic
rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.
SIREN has developed the following strategies to accomplish its mission:
(1) Policy Advocacy?To promote policies that protect immigrant rights
and to empower immigrants to make an impact on the political decisions
that affect their lives. (2)Community Education and Leadership
Development?To assist communities in tapping their potential for
leadership and to allow empowerment, education and communication among
all communities. (3) Immigrant Services?To provide application
assistance, information, and education to immigrant and refugee
communities in order that they may become full participants in society.
The Community Education Leadership Development Program Director is in
charge of designing and supporting an immigrant community education
program. The Program objective is to increase the capacity of
immigrants to have full access to society by providing information on
immigration issues and by promoting leadership development in our
community-based projects and larger immigrant communities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
? Coordinate and conduct community education presentations
? Develop and translate community education material
as well as dissemination;
? Provide training and technical assistance to community
service providers, grassroots organizations and advocates on immigrant
? Network with community members, grassroots organizations,
advocates and service providers;
? Coalition building with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic
? Coalition building with existing SIREN collaborative
the local and state level;
? Monitor and provide ongoing leadership development
both El Comite Cesar Chavez and Las Promotoras Project
Skills and Educational Requirements:
? Bilingual/Bi-literate in Spanish
? Experience and commitment to working with immigrant
? Background in immigrant rights issues, including
citizenship and public benefits;
? Experience conducting community education/training
? Experience in community education material development;
? Strong analytical, written and public speaking skills;
? Knowledge of Microsoft publisher or other publishing
? Experience working with media a plus;
? Commitment to cultural proficiency
Working Conditions: The community education leadership development
program director must be flexible and willing to work evenings. The
Program Director also works closely with the other program directors and
must function well as part of a team.
Employment: 40 hours per week
Compensation: $35,000 - $37,000
Deadline: January 5th, 2004 or until filled
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Andrea Villaseñor-Perry, Executive Director
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
778 North First Street, Suite 202
San Jose, California 95112
(408) 286-5680 x 106
(408) 286-2898 Fax
SIREN is an equal opportunity employer.
We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from
especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities.
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION
The Service Employees International Union is the nation's fastest
growing labor organization with more than 1.6 million members. SEIU is
on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of
low-wage workers and engaging in larger social issues such as health
care, housing, and immigration.
The Building Services Division is home to Justice for Janitors and the
security officer organizing campaigns?exciting national drives to
empower workers to unionize and improve working conditions as well as
win significant wage gains, health insurance, and full-time work.
The Western Region Research Center is expanding, with several positions
immediately available in San Francisco. We are seeking experienced
corporate researchers at both the mid and lead/senior level to support
janitor and security officer organizing campaigns in the Bay Area,
Sacramento and the Silicon Valley.
Researcher will work as a member of the research center team. Together
with organizing leads, political and communications staff, researcher
will work to develop and implement corporate, legal, legislative, and
regulatory strategies to advance organizing and bargaining campaigns.
Work will also include tracking key real estate players and industrial
trends, doing company profiles, as well as personal investigative
? Strong commitment to progressive social change and
? Proven ability to utilize information from and about
employers, economic / financial research on company or industry to
inform and develop campaign strategies.
? Strong research & quantitative skills. Computer skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, & Access and a variety of computer-based research
? Excellent writing and communications skills a must.
? Familiarity with basics of accounting and corporate
? Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a team
? Proven ability to lead research staff within a labor or
progressive community organization (for Leads).
? Ability to speak Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Korean a
TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to:
SEIU Building Services, attn: Eddie Iny, 1247 W. 7th Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90017
Or email: eddieiny@...
No entry-level positions available.
SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
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tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit
without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you
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