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Southern MN Immigration Organizer



Organization Summary:


ISAIAH is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to social justice. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 ISAIAH is an interfaith, multi-racial, democratic and nonpartisan faith-based community organization in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota. Our 100 member and partner congregations (representing 175,000 individuals) work to promote and create racial and economically equitable communities through intentional, intensive leadership development; collective, faith-based actions and deep partnerships with grassroots organizations and public servants.

 ISAIAH works to ensure that all people, particularly those who historically have been left out of opportunity, become involved in shaping the future of their community. ISAIAH is recognized throughout Twin Cities and Greater MN communities (and nationwide)as being in the vanguard of organizations advancing a healthy communities and racial justice agenda.

ISAIAH is an affiliate of the PICO National Network, which is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. PICO works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 60 local and state federations. 


Location: South Central MN Activity Area: Community Building, Volunteerism, Philanthropy
Category: Public Policy Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: competitive

Primary Duties:


ISAIAH has grant funded openings for Organizers to work on full time basis through December 2018 to prepare faith communities in Southern MN to build capacity to powerfully engage in a large-scale mobilization and civic engagement effort in the 2018 political season. Successful applicants will work with ISAIAH staff organizers to build congregational programs and house meetings to recruit volunteers, develop capacity and leadership and define a series of racial and economic justice campaigns, and lead civic engagement efforts across Greater Minnesota rooted in our values and agenda. Significant evening and weekend work will be required.

 The Southern MN Immigration Organizer will:

  • Build powerful relationships with staff and top leaders
  • In partnership with the Greater MN team, develop and implement county-wide programs through the Winter of 2018 that engage people of faith in civic engagement, agenda setting, and issue campaigns.
  • Work with staff and leadership teams to implement campaigns focused on immigrant rights.
  • Train volunteer leaders to lead programs to engage 300 Latino immigrants in Southern MN in faith in action forums. 
  • Coordinate logistics and systems for the Sanctuary Congregation Network in Southern MN.
  • Train volunteer leaders to lead house meetings, listening campaigns, and civic engagement programs to build the movement for social change.
  • Support in the development of strategic communications plans for counties.
  • Coach and support volunteer leadership teams to implement engagement programs.
  • Coordinate logistics and systems to collect data, communicate with the leadership network and ensure leadership teams have what they need to succeed.
  • Meet regularly with the ISAIAH Lead Organizers
  • Meet regularly with fellow Greater MN Organizers and Immigration Organizers to trouble shoot and solve problems in real time. 


The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

Resides in Southern Minnesota and is able to travel regularly throughout Rice, Steele, Goodhue, Olmsted and Freeborn counties. Additional travel throughout Greater MN is also required.

Fluency in Spanish and English.

A passion for social justice and grassroots organizing as a means of social change.

A demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Ability to work with diverse faith communities, racial/ethnic groups and diverse stakeholders

Must be flexible and able to work in a versatile environment, available to work weekends and evenings.

Excellent group facilitation skills

A smart phone and proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet applications.

 All applicants must have reliable transportation, a driver’s license, proof of valid auto insurance.


• Quick learner   • Integrity, strong work ethic and a “do whatever it takes” approach   • Self-starter, flexible problem solver   • Eager to learn, a good listener, and capable of working well with people from different backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport • Able to independently set goals and use them to guide daily actions • Open to evaluation and direction from supervisor and peer learning with agitation from colleagues



Additional Info:



  • Experience leading multi-racial teams
  • Experience working with or in faith communities
  • Experience living and working in rural communities



 Competitive salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including health insurance, retirement package and vacation

How To Apply:

  Send resume and cover letter to:


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