Farmworker Advocacy Network Coordinator (Bilingual – Spanish/English)
The Coalition Coordinator will be an employee of the North Carolina Council of Churches, which is a member of FAN and the fiscal agent for the coalition.
FARMWORKER ADVOCACY NETWORK DESCRIPTION
The Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) is a statewide network of approximately 20 organizations that works to improve living and working conditions of farmworkers and poultry workers in North Carolina. Since 2003, FAN has brought workers’ voices to the legislative process. FAN has developed campaigns to improve migrant housing conditions, pesticide safety, and wages. FAN members have also worked together to advocate for better natural disaster coordination and response with regard to migrant farmworkers, supported efforts of agricultural workers to be leaders in the worker justice movement, and monitored government agencies enforcement of protections that impact workers’ rights, health and wellbeing. Since 2020, FAN members have collaborated to improve and increase access to COVID-19 information, resources and healthcare for agricultural workers. FAN is in the middle of a six month strategic planning process that will impact the next phase of work for the coalition as well as how the coalition accomplishes that work.
With more than eight decades of progressive activism, the North Carolina Council of Churches remains the leading faith voice for justice advocacy in North Carolina. We are particularly concerned about issues related to racial equity, universal health care, the environment, fair wages, gun violence prevention, and voting rights. The Council has been an engaged partner advocating for Farmworker justice for over 60 years. The qualified candidate will join a dynamic team of social justice change agents.
FAN is seeking a Coalition Coordinator to organize and strengthen the coalition internally and help coordinate the coalition’s external work of the. Responsibilities will include overseeing member recruitment and retention, coordinating the coalition meetings and events, implementing the strategic plan, assisting with budget management and oversight, assisting with drafting grant applications and reporting requirements for funders, and overseeing the coalition listserv. The Coalition Coordinator will also be responsible for leading FAN’s public communications through FAN’s social media channels, the coalition’s website, and public relations. In addition, the Coalition Coordinator will support the advocacy efforts of FAN, which may include drafting letters, setting up meetings with legislators, and creating action alerts.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Demonstrated experience working with a coalition, preferably in a leadership position.
- Knowledge about farmworker justice issues and/or immigrants’ rights.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
- Must be comfortable facilitating meetings and engaging with people from various backgrounds.
- Experience in organizing or advocacy campaigns is preferred.
- Experience communicating with the media and creating social media campaigns is preferred.
- Experience with grant writing and grant management is preferred.
- Experience with creating and managing budgets is preferred; familiarity with Excel.
The position is open immediately and will be filled as soon as possible. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “FAN Coordinator” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Salary: commensurate with experience, in the range of $45,000 to $50,000
- Full time with 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid sick leave
- 3-month probation period
- Retirement benefits available when probation period concludes
- Office Location: Raleigh, N.C., with the option for hybrid virtual work plan; some nights and weekends expected.
The Council is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
The hiring committee will begin reviewing resumes on July 15, 2022.