Jul 19

Job Posting: Immigration Cultural Strategist Coordinator and Amplifier

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Immigration Cultural Strategist Coordinator and Amplifier

About the Culture Group: The Culture Group (TCG), a collaboration of social change experts and creative producers, joined together formally in September 2010 to advance progressive change through expansive, strategic and values-driven cultural organizing. TCG identifies, studies, and deploys effective models for increasing the creative industries’ and individuals’ participation in the progressive movement.

TCG is working toward the following goals:

  • Develop a shared knowledge-base and set of best practices to expand the field of cultural strategies and organizing,
  • Lay the conceptual and operational groundwork for infrastructure that will support shifting public will on issues of national and global importance through (i) the expert and intentional deployment of cultural strategies and (ii) the building of capacity in the field, and
  • Articulate the importance and effectiveness of cultural strategies to funders, policy advocates, organizations, and other influential progressives in a way that builds support for a deeper investment of in these types of engagements and activities.

Job Description: The Culture Group is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to coordinate the amplification and dissemination of the best practices of cultural strategies within the immigration sector.

For the past 12 months the Culture Group has funded and supported efforts to bring to together artists, activists, and top level thought leaders to engage in creative and arts-based strategies around the issues of Immigration in the United States. Immigration provides a ripe opportunity for artist engagement. TGC has helped artists capture the richness of immigrant stories with the goal of expanding the immigration debate. This work has supported the increased visibility and accessibility of these issues to the broader American public.

We seek a part-time coordinator (contract position of 20 hours per week) to coordinate the ongoing documentation, dissemination, and broadcasting of these ground breaking efforts and work with our team to facilitate and connect artist efforts/projects to key immigration organizations and experts, in addition to driving the evaluation and further fundraising efforts to expand on recent success.

This role is a senior level role, requiring documented experience of project management; the ability to manage other contractors, grants, and fundraising proposals; and the implementation of evaluation mechanisms.

Key Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years working across the areas of communications, fundraising, and campaign strategy with a particular interest in art and culture and knowledge and background in the immigration and progressive movement.
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality written work in numerous formats under tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of new media, traditional publications, and other mechanisms for disseminating best practices in moving forward efforts within the immigration community.
  • Ability to be self-driven and work independently.
  • Knowledge of who are national organizations and major stakeholders in the U.S. immigration sector that are leading high-visibility campaigns.

Great to Haves!

  • Enjoys working with artists, writers, musicians, and other cultural producers.
  • Understanding of how cultural efforts across the country have aided the immigrant rights movements.
  • Web savvy and strong interest in Social Media
  • Bilingual – English & Spanish

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How to Apply: Email (no calls or email inquiries, please) a cover letter and resume to jobs@atctower.net. The cover letter should be no longer than one page, and should highlight your writing skills (unedited by others) as you describe the one or two most compelling reasons you are qualified for and passionate about this position. Include “IMMIGRATION & CULTURE” in the subject line of the email.

TCG is fiscally sponsored by Air Traffic Control (ATC). ATC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

ABOUT ATC: ATC exists to help musicians play an effective, unique, and vital role in the promotion of social justice. Musicians and managers established ATC six years ago to assemble an experienced and trusted team of leaders, resources, and tools that would help them to create more effective social change collaborations with each other and with social justice organizations. As a result, ATC became artists’ air traffic control—one that develops capacity, efficiency, and coordination to produce stronger and more creative social change partnerships. For more information, please visit: www.atctower.net



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