Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

New York Legal Director

New York City, NY (currently remote/hybrid)

ACT’s New York based immigration legal program plays a critical role in fighting for justice and dignity for low-income African immigrants. The New York office works with a diverse, vibrant community of African immigrants, many of them from countries in West Africa. The legal department provides direct services, legal screening, litigation support, and public education campaigns for the communities it serves. At an exciting inflection point of growth and expansion, the NY Legal Director will lead the New York immigration legal program and serve as ACT’s lead on a coordinate citywide initiative, ActionNYC, which works with immigrant communities across New York’s five boroughs, connecting individuals to no-cost legal consultations, document preparation and application assistance. The NY Legal Director will oversee a DOJ certified paralegal staff who is currently on staff and expand the team as needed to screen and manage the intake process for new clients.

TO APPLY

This search is being led by Callie Carroll, Julian Jackson, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

African Communities Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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West and Central African Community/Clergy Organizer- Washington, D.C. (Contractor)

ACT is hiring an organizer who will be principally responsible for:

  • Recruiting African immigrant clergy and community leaders to participate in and support the programs of ACT, including but not limited to hosting immigration legal Know Your Rights presentations and clinics.
  • Supporting African immigrant workers who are organizing for economic justice and improved wages, and participating in nonpartisan advocacy around immigration reform.
  • Contacting clergy and association leaders, recruiting leaders’ participation in events and advocacy, soliciting invitations to host events, and participating in public events as a community leader.
  • The position is independent contract position, compensated based on experience.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Fluency in either French or a widely spoken African language.
  • At least 2-5 years of experience working with African immigrant members, clients, or constituents in organizing, activism, advocacy, or direct service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a professional office environment, including familiarity with computers, email, internet, and databases.
  • Ability to succeed in a “startup” community organization environment, including accountability to goals, a sense of drive and urgency, and the ability to work independently, take on multiple roles, and prioritize. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and long or irregular hours when the work requires it.
  • Position is a “field” outreach position that requires regular local travel and moderate physical activity.
  • Alignment with ACT’s mission and values.

To Apply:

Please email a resume or CV along with a cover letter describing your interest in the position to hiring@africans.us.

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CUSP Collaborative Director

About CUSP:

Communities United for Status and Protection (CUSP) is a collaborative of grassroots immigrant community organizations working together to win permanent status for our members and communities, and build a more inclusive immigrant rights movement that centers the needs and experiences of African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Arab/Middle Eastern, and Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants.

The CUSP collaborative includes anchor organizations Adhikaar, African Communities Together, Haitian Bridge Alliance, National Network for Arab American Communities, and Undocublack Network.

Position summary:

CUSP is seeking a Collaborative Director to lead the collaborative’s work and build new infrastructure to win policy change at the local, state, and federal level. The Collaborative Director will work with the designated staff of anchor organizations to coordinate and align key decisions that advance our communities’ permanent status in the United States. The Collaborative Director will develop and manage high-impact campaigns, and lead a staff team to operationalize CUSP’s vision and values.

$100K-$110K annual salary

CUSP offers a generous benefits package that includes employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan. Generous paid leave policies include paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, year-end office closure, and parental leave.

Location:
DC or NYC preferred

Travel:

If located in DC, limited travel; if located outside DC, likely 3-4 days/once a month

To Apply:

Please send your resume for consideration to info@wearcusp.org.

Read full description here. 

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To be considered for opportunities in the future, you may send a resume at any time to hiring@africans.us.

Interested in volunteering with ACT? Please email info@africans.us, click here to sign up online, or call our office at (347) 746-2281.

 

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