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Full-time Community Housing Organizer

Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join a hardworking team that is dedicated to fighting for justice by building community power, long-term autonomous political projects, and international solidarity.

Contact: Centro Autonomo de Albany Park, (773) 583-7728, MSN@MexicoSolidarity.org

The Centro Autonomo de Albany Park has one (1) job opening for a community housing organizer, to begin as soon as possible. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • extensive experience in community-based organizing, particularly in immigrant communities
  • Spanish and English fluency
  • flexibility, creativity, and accountability working within a collective that currently consists of six full-time staff based in Chicago and Mexico
  • a strong work ethic founded in a political orientation that is anti-capitalist
The job requires a flexible, self-starting, multi-skilled person who can work in a collective doing both community organizing and educational work. The organizer will be expected to support all aspects of the community organizing work in the Centro Autonomo. Responsibilities specific to housing organizing include:
  • Developing a campaign to pressure banks for donations of homes
  • Carrying out eviction defenses to keep foreclosed homeowners in their homes
  • Case management with members resisting foreclosure
  • General coordination of the community land trust
  • Training members and volunteers in case management and political organizing
  • Building relationships with other housing organizations in Chicago and around the US
  • Coordinating canvassing and media campaigns to increase membership
The job is based in Chicago. Starting salary is $25,000 with an increase to $30,000 after six months, plus a health insurance stipend and five weeks of paid vacation per year. Compensation is the same for all staff. Compensation levels reflect an effort to maintain working class values and are commensurate with typical earnings of other barrio residents. Interested candidates should forward a resume and writing sample (something less than 5 pages that will give us an idea of your commitment to anti-capitalist community organizing) to MSN@MexicoSolidarity.org.
The Mexico Solidarity Network's work includes:
  • a study abroad program focused on Mexican social movements that prepares youth and students for organizing work in the US and Mexican contexts
  • solidarity work with community-based autonomous groups in south and central Mexico
  • the Centro Autonomo in Chicago, a community center focused on housing, education, work and health in immigrant and undocumented communities
  • a two-year masters program in community organizing
For more information on the Mexico Solidarity Network, please see our web site at www.mexicosolidarity.org or call 773-583-7728.

Teacher at Minerva Bilingual School in Honduras

The Minerva Bilingual School is a small private school in the center of the historic city of Gracias, Lempira in Honduras. With international teachers and a permanent Honduran staff, the school offers instruction in both English and Spanish to 330 students ranging in age from pre-kindergaten to eleventh grade. All Minerva students are from Gracias and the surrounding communities. We are currently looking for creative, flexible, hard working people to join our staff as a first grade or high school literature teacher. You do not need to have a teaching license or a degree in education, just a desire to have a wonderful adventure. If interested please contact Sara Dolinger, Director of English Programming, at dep.minerva@gmail.com.

Foreign Service Consular Adjudicator - U.S. Department of State

We are still accepting applications for Consular Adjudicators with fluent Spanish language skills. Please note that the new deadline to submit completed applications is March 04, 2013.

You can use your Spanish language skills as a Consular Adjudicator to contribute to a more democratic, secure and prosperous world. We need American citizens with fluency in Spanish to work as limited non-career appointment (LNA) Consular Adjudicators in high volume posts abroad.

Initially, these appointments are for a period of 18 months, and then renewable for up to five years, based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service. An LNA appointment will not lead to further employment with the U.S. Department of State or conversion to another form of employment. For specific requirements, and to apply, please visit careers.state.gov/CALNASP.

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U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

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