The Migrant Alliance and Partnership Network (MAP Network) is looking for folks excited about strengthening migrant services to join our Leadership Team. We aim to strengthen and connect immigrant and refugee services in the greater Boston area by acting as a networking platform and information hub. Our Leadership Team consists of passionate volunteers with various backgrounds including research and academia, community organizing and activism, and direct service work, and we are united by a commitment to the values embodied in our mission.

Leadership Team members oversee and develop the organization’s work in a particular area such as communications and social media, community engagement and outreach, research, and resource development. This is a great opportunity to develop skills, be part of a dynamic team, and contribute to a meaningful mission.

About the Community Engagement Coordinator Role:

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for building and strengthening our relationships with service providing organizations in the Boston area. Relationship-building is at the heart of this role.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with community outreach, engagement, and/or community organizing 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with people in a variety of roles (community members, students, volunteers, nonprofit directors, government representatives, etc.)

  • Availability and willingness to visit community organizations (in-person outreach during business hours or meetings via phone or Zoom)

  • Project management and/or event planning experience preferred

  • Any combination of formal training/education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform position duties

  • A basic understanding of migrant communities and migration issues in the Boston area

  • Collaborative working style and interpersonal communication skills

  • Self-motivation and accountability

  • Preference to applicants with experience in the field of immigrant and refugee services

Duties and Responsibilities*:

  • Develop outreach plans and lead the implementation of previously developed plans for outreach to our network members and other service providing organizations 

  • Visit organizations in person and/or remotely and learn about their work and challenges

  • Call and email organizations for outreach purposes

  • Lead the planning of monthly network calls

  • Onboard organizations into our network and inform them about our network member benefits

  • Assist with planning events to meet network members’ needs and promoting events of other organizations (in collaboration with other team members)

  • Attend monthly Leadership Team meetings at our office on the UMass Boston campus if local (meetings are held virtually for the time being)

  • Mentor and supervise an intern (typically begins after the first semester)

*Duties and Responsibilities likely to be shared between coordinators, other leadership team members, or between coordinator and interns.

Please note that this is a part-time and unpaid volunteer position. This is ideal for graduate students or early career professionals looking to gain community engagement experience in the nonprofit sector or established outreach and community engagement professionals looking to contribute to a community network. As a member of the Leadership Team, you will be asked to commit to at least a six month term (ideally one year) overseeing community engagement initiatives. This position requires a 5-10 hr/week time commitment. Ideal candidates are Massachusetts-based professionals, but remote applicants will be considered.

We acknowledge that people from certain communities and backgrounds might be hesitant to apply to jobs and volunteer opportunities without meeting 100% of the qualifications. If you are excited about our mission and think you have something to contribute, we would love to hear from you and encourage you to apply. 

This position is open to remote work. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

 

Organization
Migrant Allicance and Partnership Network (MAP Network)
Type
Volunteer
Job Posting Expires On
01/29/2024