MAKE JUSTICE HAPPEN

WELCOMING COORDINATOR

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systems-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community. The position is based in Lincoln but works statewide.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Welcoming Coordinator works together with local community members and leaders statewide to create welcoming and inclusive communities where everyone feels they belong. The position reports to the Organizing Manager and serves on the Immigrants & Communities and Organizing teams. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support local community members and leaders in pro-actively planning together for inclusion – with an emphasis on race equity and belonging – in order to create strong, vibrant communities. 
  • Plan and co-lead convenings and training sessions with diverse participants, both virtually and in-person 
  • Lead work that supports community members and local teams in continuing and developing welcoming and community-building efforts in rural communities across the state, as well as in Lincoln and Omaha 
  • Collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders from nonprofit, business, local government, faith, volunteer and community groups in cooperation with Appleseed’s Immigrants & Communities and Organizing teams
  • Connect Nebraska leaders to a broader network of welcomers, both locally, statewide, and nationally 
  • Train and mentor community teams to build their capacity in race equity, community inclusion strategies, and their ability to communicate successes 
  • Meet with community leaders to promote positive change and build leadership capacity 
  • Connect immigrant and refugee leaders with city and county officials to build relationships, discuss community needs and resources, and strengthen opportunities for inclusive decision making
  • Ensure work is aligned to the goals of the Program Team, the Organizing Team, and the strategic objectives of the organization 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE POSITION

The ideal candidate will have the following background or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • Lived experience and/or experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (especially immigrant and refugee communities) 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and an ability to work with a range of personalities and experiences to build understanding and shared goals among diverse groups 
  • Interest in community building and curiosity about how multicultural interactions in a community play out 
  • Strong facilitation, inclusive planning, and capacity-building skills 
  • A self-starter with initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, timelines, and deadlines 
  • Experience developing leadership in others and able to plan for strategy and implementation
  • A leader who is flexible and comfortable working behind the scenes 
  • A team player who enjoys working collaboratively in groups to achieve a common goal 
  • Someone who operates from a race-equity lens and is a leader in supporting others’ race-equity journeys
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Google Suite and Videoconferencing (Zoom, Google Meets), and basic databases 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends required 
  • Appropriate car insurance, a valid driver’s license, and reliable access to a car required
  • Strong cultural competency and sensitivity
  • Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, Karen, Somali or additional language skills a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range of $53,000 to $59,000, with exact amount dependent on years of comparable organizing experience and fluency in a second language. Comprehensive benefits package includes health, vision, and dental insurance with single coverage paid at 100% by Nebraska Appleseed; 401(k) with a 4% match; and generous paid leave including vacation, sick leave, holidays, and longevity leave. Nebraska Appleseed is a flexible and hybrid workplace. 

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and their families, staff working within our physical office are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

TO APPLY

The application deadline is February 23, and the target start date is late March to early April.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via email to careers@neappleseed.org or via mail to Nebraska Appleseed, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 83613, Lincoln, NE 68501-3613

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

AT APPLESEED, WE WELCOME PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO BUILDING A NEBRASKA WHERE EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE.

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CORE BENEFITS

Fighting for a more just Nebraska is a lot of work. This is why we are committed to the health and well-being of every one of our team members.

RACE EQUITY LENS AT THE FOREFRONT

As a social justice nonprofit, all of our program focuses have a race equity lens. We are committed to ending the disparities in the courthouse, the statehouse, and the community.

SUPPORTING FAMILIES

After one year, employees have up to six weeks of paid Family Leave and can bring their children to our office, ages one and under.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Employees can immediately participate in our 401k plan and receive a 4% employer match. Additionally, Appleseed pays 100% for health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance for employee coverage.

RECHARGE FOR JUSTICE

After five years, employees receive a two-week paid sabbatical to take time off to explore and pursue their personal endeavors. Every five years after that, employees receive a four-week paid sabbatical.

LEARNING AND GROWING IN YOUR ROLE

Employees can use their professional development funds to pursue their endeavors and advance in their role as a team member.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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