Values Statement

Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund is part of a nationwide movement reimagining a future in which nobody is imprisoned or detained. This is a collective effort to challenge the current systems of immigration detention and mass incarceration. Bond and legal support reduce the immediate cruelties of the immigration system, which deprives our neighbors of their due process, their freedom from fear, and their ability to live in peace. As we pursue this daily work, we hold a vision of the world in which bail and bond funds no longer exist because carceral structures are extinct.  We understand that harm will always exist.  But, most of those held in immigration detention have not caused harm.  And, we believe that regardless of any harm caused, no human being should ever be caged and all deserve dignity and respect.

Employment Opportunities 

Operations Coordinator

Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund (CIFF) supports immigrant families and individuals in paying for legal defense and ICE bonds. We are a volunteer-led organization with a Board that includes impacted individuals, direct service providers, and professionals from the wider community. An Advisory Council also provides guidance and support to staff. CIFF is active in immigration advocacy efforts both locally in central Virginia and nationally, and is a member of the National Bail Fund Network. The CIFF Operations Coordinator reports to the Board and works in close collaboration with members of the Advisory Council.

Job Description
Title: Operations Coordinator
Compensation: $25/hour
Time: 20 hours/week
Start Date: July 2022
Location: Preference will be given to candidates in central VA, then DC-MD-VA. This is a remote position; CIFF does not have an office. 

 

Qualifications
This position requires the ability to manage a wide variety of operational and administrative tasks. The chosen candidate must have: 

  • Strong communication skills and ease in maintaining working relationships with partners and allies across a wide range, including community members, attorneys, partner organizations, directly impacted people, and donors.

  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Spanish.

  • Proximity to an ICE ERO office, and ability to interact non-confrontationally with ICE officers while posting bond. 

  • A commitment to maintaining confidentiality. 

  • An understanding of and sensitivity to the needs and barriers experienced by immigrants navigating the U.S. immigration system. 

  • Knowledge of immigration issues broadly, and ability to track and stay up to date on policy changes, and the general landscape of U.S. immigration issues. 

  • Experience in nonprofit administration, volunteer coordination (including in informal or academic settings), and Board relations.

  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Wix, Bloomerang, and Quickbooks (and/or equivalent platforms).

  • Experience and fluency with social media, email newsletters, and other forms of communication.

  • Willingness to engage in both major donor and foundation fundraising.

  • Excellent time management and initiative, and flexibility around scheduling (some nights and weekends may be required).

  • A valid driver’s license and / or access to reliable transit / transportation.

  • A US passport or green card are preferred (these are legally required for posting ICE bond).

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with individuals, families, and attorneys to complete and process legal support and bond applications.

  • Collaborate with Board and Advisory Council members to recruit and train volunteer obligors to post bond.

  • Post bond in Richmond or Chantilly, or the nearest ICE ERO office, when necessary. 

  • Oversee financial management with our volunteer bookkeeper and accountant. 

  • Maintain organizational Google drive, reports, and organizational documents. 

  • Work in conjunction with the Board’s fundraising committee to write grants, produce and deliver reports, research new funding sources, engage with donors, draft and coordinate fundraising campaigns, and manage donor/fundraising administration. 

  • Collaborate with Advisory Council members and volunteers to manage communications (website content updates, regular emails/newsletter, fundraising, and social media).

  • Stay abreast of trends and news relating to immigration, ICE, immigration detention, etc.

  • Network with local, regional, and national organizations/activists.

  • Maintain membership and best practices as a community bond fund alongside National Bond Fund Network.

This position will begin as a short-term, non-exempt contract (6 months) with the ability to grow into a full-time position for the right candidate, dependent on funding. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to contact@cvilleimmigrantfreedomfund.org by Wednesday, June 15, 2022.