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Immigrant Community Outreach Specialist

SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center (SC Appleseed) seeks a part-time, contract community outreach specialist, bilingual in English and Spanish, to support work to secure DACA instate tuition and occupational licensing in South Carolina.

The position, based in SC, has an immediate vacancy. SC Appleseed, a non-profit, fights for low-income South Carolinians to overcome social, economic, and legal injustices and serves a wide range of needs for the low-income community. 

Position Summary

The community outreach specialist will provide coordination and support to immigrants, community-based organizations, churches, businesses and community leaders, with the goal of ensuring policy changes are achieved in 2020. The community outreach specialist will work closely with SC Appleseed’s immigration policy team to build sustainable outreach to the community. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work independently while under supervision and a strategic thinker capable of producing consistent quality work in a timely fashion.

Specific Responsibilities for Immigrant Community Outreach Specialist

  • Represent SC Appleseed in a professional manner within the organization and externally.
  • Utilizing SC Appleseed materials, educate constituencies on issue.
  • Gather information about potential violations of immigrants’ and Hispanic/Latinx American citizens’ rights.
  • Organize community gatherings at churches, schools and other relevant community spaces within the state to determine community concerns, capacity to address issues, build strategic alliances and develop potential community leaders.
  • Work with the SC Appleseed staff and community leaders to develop mutually beneficial strategies that address passage of the identified policies.
  • Engage in other related duties as needed by the organization.

Qualifications: Experience/Skills:

  • Fluent in spoken and written Spanish and English. Native speaker proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong group facilitation skills.
  • Previous community organizing experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with immigration, human rights, social justice issues, or immigrant communities.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including some weekends.
  • Current driver’s license and access to a car a must. Willingness to travel across the state periodically.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to produce consistent, professional, quality work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly Word, email and the use of listservs. Experience in database management preferred but not required. Must have the willingness and ability to learn database management if no experience.
  • Possession of excellent listening skills and the ability to comprehend the concerns of others.
  • Ability to manage time independently and carry out work plans with minimal supervision.
  • Desire to empower people in the community.
  • Have a high level of personal commitment and energy.

This position reports to: The Director or her designee

Salary & Benefits: This is a part-time contract position, up to 20 hours per week for six months from date of engagement.

Closing Date of Position: August 1, 2019

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter, and one writing sample by email to  [email protected]  

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. SC Appleseed complies with all Federal and State employment regulations.

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.


PO Box 7187
Columbia, SC 29202

P 803-779-1113
F 803-779-5951
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