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ONLINE COMMUNITY BUILDER

OVERVIEW
Nurture an online Justice for Immigrants community, create and curate social media content, and develop online direct service opportunities. This position reports to the Director of Immigrant Assistance. Our staff and volunteers provide ESL tutoring, citizenship preparation, assistance on naturalization applications, and activities for elders.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Nurture an online Justice for Immigrants community through creating and leading online opportunities for gathering together including:

  • A closed Facebook group, GroopIt (see below), or other platform for dialogue, support, sharing, and encouraging action.
  • JustFaith's Faith and Immigration Justice and/or similar seminars.
  • Promote and lead virtual immersion trips in coordination with partner agencies.
  • Recruit and lead parishioner participation in opportunities from other organizations such as Seattle Archdiocese, Seattle University, USCCB/MRS/JFI, etc.
  • Look for opportunities for in-person gatherings of large and small groups, triads, and/or pairs. Give them a specific and simple task such pray together, visit a relevant local site, discuss a particular question or resource, etc.
  • Incorporate other ways to connect online such as cooking demos, socials, music or theater performances, etc.; and explore opportunities for connecting off-line, such as 1:1 phone calls.

Create and curate content on immigrant justice across our social media platforms

  • Craft and distribute weekly Immigration Alerts across platforms.
  • Create Justice for Immigrants social media campaigns.
  • Explore other options such as producing podcasts.

Develop online direct service opportunities that promote community, possibly including:

  • Create a GroopIt community (see nonprofit examples at https://groopit.co/examples) that matches immigrant needs with people able to respond.
  • A refugee community sponsorship team.

Other: attend monthly staff meetings, attend advisory board meetings as requested, track work and results and submit monthly reports, respond to walk-in inquires, collect and distribute mail, and answer phones.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience in areas listed above; knowledge of and experience with immigrant communities, resources, and issues in King County; strong interpersonal skills; organizational skills; literate in Microsoft Office Suite.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
40 hours per week with excellent benefits package. $19/hr. Remote until further notice, and then some regular in office work. Hiring procedures will be consistent with current St. James Cathedral practices, and with the policies of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

804 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-382-4511 | ckoehler@stjames-cathedral.org