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Citizenship Program Coordinator - Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition

There are approximately 300,000 Legal Permanent Residents eligible to naturalize in the state of Massachusetts. Yet only a fraction of these individuals are becoming citizens each year. With many benefits of US Citizenship, such as the right to vote, to petition for family members in another country, and evidence of increased employment and income opportunities, why are more individuals not seeking US citizenship? The program at the MIRA Coalition and the other partners in the region and nation are working to make the citizenship process more accessible to individuals throughout the state and building the power within immigrant communities throughout the country to positively affect change in the immigration system in the United States.

The role of the Citizenship Coordinator is to run the statewide citizenship campaign, carry out innovative strategies to promote civic engagement throughout the region, and represent MIRA on the national stage in relevant conferences and trainings.

The Citizenship Coordinator will:

    1. Coordinate statewide naturalization campaign assisting over 600 individuals naturalize each year
    2. Build partnerships and coordinate with community partners to promote the citizenship program and hold at least one citizenship clinic per month throughout Boston and the state
    3. Outreach to, communicate with and carry out referrals, application assistance, and review for naturalization clients
    4. Recruit, manage and train interns and a large corps of volunteers to carry out citizenship application workshops
    5. Manage grant reporting and case-management for Citizenship Program
    6. Manage data collection and program evaluation to build strategies to reach more clients and improve quality of services offered
    7. Create materials for, and contribute to, national-level trainings bringing immigrant integration information to underserved populations
    8. Social media strategy development and management for Citizenship Program
    9. Support other staff at MIRA as requested

Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant work experience
    2. Bilingual preferred
    3. Experience working with diverse community and with a range of community partners
    4. Strong writing, data management, and evaluation skills
    5. Program coordination and managerial skills
    6. Experience with event planning preferred
    7. Knowledge of immigration law and issues preferred

 

Contact

Please send cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Citizenship Program Coordinator” in subject line. Rolling applications are encouraged. Hard copies can be mailed to:

Franklin Soults
MIRA Coalition
105 Chauncy St., #901
Boston, MA 02111.
Fax: 617-350-5499, attention Franklin Soults.

No phone calls, please.

POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

The MIRA Coalition is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Immigrants and people of color encouraged to apply.