Latino Engagement Associate

Employer
In Solidarity
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 21, 2017
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

Immigrants and other marginalized people face precarious times. In Solidarity is a newly forming organization using communications strategies to help raise the Catholic voice in support of immigrants and the poor. We seek a Latino Engagement Associate to work with Latino ministries and other Church organizations to help tell the story of immigrants facing injustice and to elevate the Church's voice to protect them. We are currently developing a website and partnerships with Catholic bishops and organizations in preparation for making a big impact in the current plight of immigrants.

About Us:

In Solidarity is a nonprofit communications organization serving the Catholic Church in expressing its commitment to stand with the poor and marginalized. We amplify the voice of Catholic leaders in order to influence the public discourse and pursue the common good.

We assist Catholic leaders in creating and implementing communications plans that assert the moral voice of the Church to protect the marginalized. We lift up stories about impacted individuals and the Church's work for justice through the media and other communications.

Duties:

The associate will engage in two main areas of work: researching issues to inform our communications strategies and collecting and telling compelling stories about immigrant hopes and struggles. Activities include:

  • Researching issues and strategies including sanctuary cities and sanctuary congregations, potential changes to DACA program, deportation priorities, and building the wall
  • Writing memos and strategy documents about these issues
  • Gathering stories of impacted individuals by conducting interviews or helping others to conduct interviews
  • Executing plans to tell the stories through traditional and new media
  • Assisting with other organizational needs, including digital resources and logistics

Qualifications:

We seek candidates with: a track record of achieving results in advocacy, communications, and/or faith-based ministry; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; comfort with faith-based contexts; and proficiency in Spanish and English strongly preferred.