Job Announcement: Coordinating Director

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In 2004, spearheaded by Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action (PILA), the Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV) California Collaborative launched its work as the first-ever multi-ethnic, immigrant-based coalition committed to building the electoral capacity of community-based organizations in California. MIV contributes to the broader movement for social change by building the capacity of community-based organizations working with low-income immigrant communities of color to register, educate and mobilize their constituents to vote and link these efforts with their ongoing work; by building social justice immigrant voting power; by shaping the debate on immigrant civic participation; and by developing models for collaboration. The heart and soul of MIV are the 100-plus community-based organizations across California who participate in MIV’s annual campaigns. MIV is governed by a steering committee of six partners including the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (BAIRC); the California Partnership (CAP); the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); the Korean Resource Center (KRC); PILA; and Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN). MIV is a 501c3 non-partisan coalition.

In 2010-2012, California and the country will witness critical contests for power and policy change on issues including immigrant rights, tax and fiscal reform, criminal justice and LGBT rights. The 2010 Census and Redistricting process will have lasting impacts on the future of low-income communities of color. MIV partner organizations are positioned to play an even stronger leadership role in these contests. We are looking for a visionary, self-motivated, collaborative-oriented individual to lead MIV in the successful implementation of the MIV 2010-2012 Strategic Plan. The following are the core responsibilities for this position:

  • Political Analysis and Strategy: provide strategic thinking and leadership to implement MIV’s 2010-2012 Strategic Plan
  • Fundraising: lead MIV’s annual fundraising campaigns; write grant proposals, grant reports, and cultivate and maintain
  • relationships with funders
  • Public Relations and Strategic Alliance-building: act as a public spokesperson and representative in forums and alliances
  • Financial Management: prepare and manage MIV’s annual budget
  • Collaborative Coordination, Evaluation: ensure the successful implementation of MIV’s internal agreements; provide
  • motivating leadership that results in an effective and cohesive collaborative; facilitate planning meetings; oversee the documentation and evaluation of MIV’s work
  • Staff Supervision: supervise the MIV Program Director and any additional staff or consultants


  • Experience and commitment to working with low-income immigrant communities of color and on immigrant issues
  • Experience with community organizing, grassroots electoral campaigns, and coalition-building
  • Excellent skills in working with diverse individual and organizational cultures, political analysis and strategy, fundraising,
  • interpersonal communication, team-building, public speaking, developing organizational systems, financial management, coaching and staff supervision
  • Flexible and team-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Willingness to travel, within California and nationally
  • Bilingual or multilingual language skills a plus

Compensation: Salary negotiable based on experience. Generous benefits plan.

Deadline: The deadline to apply is September 17, 2009. Applications will be processed as they are received. MIV will be accepting inquiries until the position is filled.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to: Mari Ryono, Coordinating Director,

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