UW Honors Announcements

June 13, 2019

Organizing Fellow

CIRCC Organizing Fellow (open temporary position)

CIRCC (Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color) is seeking a
temporary contracting organizing fellow to work with us until the end of January 2020.
We are looking for a fellow who is passionate about social & racial equity, supporting
marginalized communities, and support our mission to build informed, engaged and
equitable communities through civic and cultural engagement, particularly around Tax
Reform education, voter registration & engagement, Census 2020 and our candidate

This temporary contracting position is at $29 an hour compensation, 30 hours per week
and is an excellent opportunity for leadership development in civic engagement and
community building. You will be working with community leaders from immigrant,
refugee and communities of color backgrounds who have experience in legislative &
policy advocacy and arts & culture. This position will begin in June and last until end of
January 2020. This position is primary based in Seattle with a base station at Eritrean
Association in Greater Seattle. This position has flexible working arrangements based
on the nature of the work, meetings, and events, etc. The position will report to CIRCC’s

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The fellow will work under the supervision of the coordinator
  • Outreach to a diverse audience, student groups, community organizations and at
  • Leadership & Capacity building: Identify and work with leaders from grassroots to
    implement train the trainer models
  • Conducting Voter Registration
  • Conducting Tax Reform education
  • Creating Communications materials: such as press releases, flyers, ppt needed
    for presentations, including updating our website & social media, i.e. posting our
    events, photos, etc.
  • Co-organizing CIRCC’s candidate forums: confirm the venue, work to mobilize
    participants, ensure food and other needs for the forum
  • Conducting education on Democracy Voucher
  • Work with Coordinator to prepare necessary reports to funders

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with issues affecting immigrants, refugees and/or communities of color
  • Community organizing experience
  • Excellent communication and outreach skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
  • Comfortable collaborating with a wide-range of individuals
  • Analysis of social and racial equity
  • Has access to own laptop
  • Ability to speak two or more languages a plus (for example: Vietnamese, Somali,
    Amharic, Tigrinya Tagalog, Spanish & Cambodian/Khmer)

Expected Outcomes of Fellowship:

  • Increased knowledge and commitment to immigrant & refugee community issues
  • Greater understanding of local politics, elections and voter engagement
  • Gain hands-on experience in membership-building, organizing, and event
  • Enhance skills in the use of research tools and resources
  • Opportunity to educate community members about policy and campaign issues
    and interface with lawmakers
  • Greater understanding of local politics, elections and voter engagement —
    including issues that CIRCC has prioritized
  • Having fun and gain valuable work experience with a progressive team

Deadline: Monday May 27th, 2019 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

This temporary contract position currently has no benefits. We invite you to submit (1) your resume (2) cover letter (3) Three references to Sameth Mell mellsameth@gmail.com with the subject line “CIRCC Fellow 2019”.

People of color, LGBTQ and women are strongly encouraged to apply.