Boulder County Sanctuary Coalition Advocacy Organizer

This role reports NOT to Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, but instead, the Boulder County Sanctuary Coalition (BCSC). Apply by emailing Bob Norris: snowshoebob1944@gmail.com 

Please do not contact UU Church of Boulder office or staff. 

The BCSC is a group of faith organizations in the Boulder area committed to providing Sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation. This contract position will report to a member of the Coalition (Bob Norris) and the Sanctuary Guest (currently Ingrid Encalada LaTorre) and will be accountable to the Coalition as a whole. The current fiscal agent is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder (UUCB), and payments will be issued from UUCB. Again, the role reports to the BCSC.


Responsibilities:
● Work with Sanctuary Guest to design and implement a campaign that leads to her freedom (see more details below**)
● With Guest, serve as single point of contact for attorneys, lawmakers, government officials
● Serve as single point of contact for ally groups including congregations of different religions and ethnicities
● Communicate with allies regularly about progress of the campaign
● Coordinate ally activities, including public actions
● Attend all Boulder County Sanctuary Coalition meetings
● Maintain relationship with Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition
● Create effective messaging about coalition and Sanctuary Guest
● Use media (write and distribute press releases) and use social media to further the campaign
● Represent a faith voice in these activities
● You can expect several committed volunteers to work with you as you request to implement tasks
● Only if time allows;
○ Recruit new sanctuary supporters and coalition members

Qualifications:
● Ability to travel throughout the Denver/Boulder area to meet with legislators and other sanctuary and immigration leaders
● Fluent in both Spanish and English
● Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build and maintain relationships with community members and clergy of different ethnicities and faiths
● Engaged in one’s own spiritual journey, comfortable in the language and life of faith, and open to a variety of religious experiences
● Passionate about social justice and immigrant justice
● Understanding of politics and policy – local and national
● Highly motivated and independent worker
● Desire to learn, grow and be challenged
● Problem solving skills
● Demonstrated effectiveness in outreach, networking, coalition building, and community organizing
● Experience with group facilitation
● Open to feedback

Compensation:
This is a 1099 independent contractor position with a one-year term. The organizer will be paid $18.50/hour for up to 918 hours in the year; average of 18 hours/week. Contractors are not employees and therefore not eligible for benefits.

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Bob Norris
snowshoebob1944@gmail.com

Applications are due February 1. Interviews will be held week of February 11. Decision by February 19. Start date no later than February 25.


**Possible campaign components
● Continue the People’s Resolution campaign
● Work with attorneys to develop tactics specific to Ingrid’s case
● Identify key components of the campaigns: strengths, weaknesses, history, interests, resources, plans, vulnerabilities
● Identify supporters: strengths, weaknesses, history, interests, resources, plans
● Map our allies and the political environment, vulnerabilities, and power
● Web analysis of Opponents – look for opportunities for leverage, what we can bring new into the situation or relationship that is either a carrot or a stick. Focus more on their capabilities than intentions. Intentions change, but what can they really do?
● Leverage narratives of women in sanctuary.
● Collaborate with allies such as Motus Theater
● Public Participation – get people participating in small easy steps first that build success and confidence and keep people in motion
● Cultivate relationships with opponents and supporters: make requests
● Hold public actions

 

If you are interested in this position, or have questions, please contact Bob Norris snowshoebob1944@gmail.com.