City of Boston

Project Coordinator (Temporary 1 year position)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/26/2021 8:14 AM)
Req ID
2021-20345
Dept
Immigrant Advancement
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Boston City Hall
Union
EXO
Openings
1
Contact Email
agnes.chang@boston.gov

Overview:

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job): 

 

This is a temporary position for 1 year to begin September/October.

    

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) works to strengthen the ability of immigrants and Boston’s diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life of Boston. The project coordinator will be responsible for overseeing MOIA’s efforts to help build up capacity to respond to the growing need for legal assistance from the City of Boston’s immigrant residents, with a particular focus on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other new immigration pathways that may arise. 

 

Under the direction of the Constituent Services Coordinator, the areas of focus will be to:

(1) Build and coordinate a coalition of nonprofit legal aid organizations and community-based organizations to  engage immigrant communities around TPS (and other new immigration pathways, if applicable) and assist eligible individuals with submitting applications;

(2) Provide event planning and logistical support for application workshops for eligible populations; and 

(3) Connect law schools, bar associations, and volunteer organizations with immigrant-serving organizations to add legal staffing capacity at educational and application events

Responsibilities:

  • Develops strong relationships with immigrant-serving community based and legal aid organizations.
  • Facilitates the execution of application workshop events (i.e. securing rental space, and organizing required application materials, etc.).
  • Coordinates and conducts culturally-effective, multilingual, multi-ethnic outreach to diverse immigrant communities eligible for TPS and/or other forms of immigration relief. This includes:
    • Developing an outreach plan to engage communities eligible for TPS and/or other new pathways;
    • Collaborating with community-based organizations to promote screening and application workshops and clinics;
    • Creating materials to promote mass application events and walk-in clinics;
    • Working with MOIA staff and community-based partners to engage with immigrant-serving media outlets to assist in community outreach to promote events;
    • Ensuring that communities eligible for TPS and/or other forms of immigration relief are connected to legal resources and are aware of unauthorized practice of immigration law.
  • Conducts outreach to build a network of volunteers to assist with mass application workshops, with a particular focus on law schools and law student clubs/groups. 

 

Additional Duties: 

  • Attends application workshops and community engagement events, as directed. 
  • Participates in regular office responsibilities, including phone coverage and constituent services.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years experience in event planning, project development, and/or program management.
  • Familiarity with U.S. immigration law, including experience studying and/or practicing in the legal field.
  • Experience working with immigrants, immigrant communities, and people of diverse backgrounds, particularly communities eligible for TPS.
  • Experience in developing and implementing events, trainings, and/or workshops.
  • Fluency in Haitian Creole, French, and/or Spanish preferred.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, logistical , and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills, including the ability to work with Google workspaces and graphic design platforms (i.e. Canva)
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job. 

 

 

Terms:

Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: $35.71

Hours per week: 35

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