• Henry Manning

Seeking Program Coordinator for CIFF

Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund (CIFF) supports immigrant families and individuals in paying for legal defense and ICE bond. We are a volunteer-led organization with a Board that includes impacted individuals, direct service providers, and professionals from the wider community. 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 Program Coordinator reports to the Board.

Job Description

Title: Program Coordinator

Compensation: $25/hour

Time: 20 hours/week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Charlottesville, VA or surrounding counties


This position requires the ability to provide strategic direction as well as manage a wide variety of administrative and programmatic tasks. The chosen candidate must have strong communication skills and ease in maintaining working relationships with a wide constituency, ranging from people who live in our community without legal status to attorneys, donors, and partner organizations. Fluency in both oral/written English and Spanish is a requirement. Understanding of the needs and barriers experienced by the local immigrant community is essential. Broader knowledge of immigration issues would be a plus. Desired qualifications include: experience in nonprofit administration, community organizing, volunteer coordination (including in informal or academic settings), and board relations; proficiency in Google Docs,, Bloomerang, and Quickbooks; knowledge of social media and other non-traditional forms of communication; and willingness to engage in both major donor and foundation fundraising.


  • Work in conjunction with the Board’s fundraising committee to raise funds for CIFF, including write grants and reports, research new funding sources, engage with donors, draft and coordinate fundraising campaigns, manage donor/fundraising administration (timely thank-you's, entering contributions into a database, providing tax receipts, etc.)

  • Financial management and administrative oversight, with volunteer bookkeeper and accountant

  • Collaborate with advisory council members and volunteers to manage communications (website, regular emails, newsletter, fundraising, and social media)

  • Recruit and train volunteers, and be available to coordinate bond and post bond in Richmond

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

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

  • Work with Board Chair to recruit and manage the Board, advisers, and lead volunteers

  • Organize monthly Board meetings and committee calls, with Board Chair

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 as soon as possible.

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