“Working at Immigrants Rising has taught me a lot about problem-solving as well as how to take initiative to assess needs and fill that gap. The people are also so genuine in the work that they do to provide support for the undocumented community.” — Younie Park, Technology Support Specialist
Our team is growing! We’re looking for 3 Educational Transitions Coaches and a Development Manager to join and support our team. Join our dynamic team in empowering undocumented young people reach their full potential.
Immigrants Rising is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Educational Transitions Coach
Immigrants Rising seeks three (3) Educational Transitions Coaches (“Coaches”) for a pilot program beginning in November 2021 and ending in April/May 2022. Coaches will complete a comprehensive training, which will include 1:1 coaching from an experienced coach and an overview of resources and support available for undocumented immigrants in CA. Once trained, Coaches will provide coaching to a minimum of 20 clients over four (4) months. They will work specifically with undocumented immigrants who are in “Educational Transition Moments”, such as:
- Transitioning from a 2- to 4-year campus;
- Transitioning from one campus to another;
- Transitioning from one program of study to another;
- Transitioning from college to career (identifying a career path or career opportunities);
- Reentering school after a long absence; and
- Reentering school as a new parent.
Coaches will guide their clients to a space of empowerment, growth, action, and connection to new resources.
Immigrants Rising seeks a creative and passionate Development Manager, with a talent for persuasive writing and long-term relationship-building, to manage and implement fundraising strategies that expand our donor community, strengthen our organization’s visibility, and amplify our community stories. Primary responsibilities include individual donor engagement and communications, balanced equally with institutional/ foundation grant writing, reporting, and research.
Over the past five years, Immigrants Rising has secured over $30 million dollars to support a range of bold initiatives at the intersection of immigrants rights and higher education, entrepreneurship, career development, legal services, mental health, and more. Here are two of our current initiatives:
- Our $14.4 million Catalyst Fund bolsters support for undocumented students at public colleges and universities throughout California.
- Our $5.41 million SEED initiative supports undocumented entrepreneurs in California start or grow their businesses through training, micro-grants, and technical assistance.
This is a unique opportunity for a fundraising, wordsmith, and relationship wiz—who has the heart and values of a community organizer—to be an integral part of our all-star team run by/ for undocumented people. This is our organization’s first-ever development staff position and will be deeply satisfying for someone who is eager to leverage our strong reputation and excellent track record with local, state and national funders, and thrives on creative collaboration, dynamic relationship building, and mission-driven work.
This position will be part of our management team; supported by our communications, technology and operations teams; and closely mentored, supported and supervised by our Executive Director.