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      Annie Decker <adecker@...>
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      Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)

      Job Announcement
      Community Education/ Leadership Development Program Director

      Agency Description
      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.


      Job Description:
      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
      on
      diverse issues;
      ? Develop and translate community education material
      development
      as well as dissemination;
      ? Provide training and technical assistance to community
      members,
      service providers, grassroots organizations and advocates on immigrant
      issues;
      ? Network with community members, grassroots organizations,
      advocates and service providers;
      ? Coalition building with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic
      organizations;
      ? Coalition building with existing SIREN collaborative
      partners at
      the local and state level;
      ? Monitor and provide ongoing leadership development
      support to
      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
      communities;

      ? Background in immigrant rights issues, including
      immigration,
      citizenship and public benefits;
      ? Experience conducting community education/training
      presentations;
      ? Experience in community education material development;
      ? Strong analytical, written and public speaking skills;
      ? Knowledge of Microsoft publisher or other publishing
      programs;
      ? 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 VillaseƱor-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
      www.siren-bayarea.org



      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.



      ________________________________________________________________________
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      Campaign/Corporate Researcher
      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
      research.

      ? Strong commitment to progressive social change and
      activist
      experience.
      ? Proven ability to utilize information from and about
      workers,
      employers, economic / financial research on company or industry to
      inform and develop campaign strategies.
      ? Strong research & quantitative skills. Computer skills
      in
      Microsoft Word, Excel, & Access and a variety of computer-based research
      tools.
      ? Excellent writing and communications skills a must.
      ? Familiarity with basics of accounting and corporate
      financial
      analysis.
      ? Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a team
      environment.
      ? Proven ability to lead research staff within a labor or
      progressive community organization (for Leads).
      ? Ability to speak Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Korean a
      plus.

      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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