Join Cosecha to do genuine work rooted in the power of the immigrant community.
Cosecha is a social movement organization aiming to win permanent protection, dignity and respect for all immigrants in the US. We believe that through direct action and immigrant-worker led boycotts and strikes, we can show this country that it depends on immigrants and change what is politically possible.
Cosecha supports immigrant leaders across the country to lead their own struggle and bring their community together to fight for permanent protection, dignity and respect.
Right now, Cosecha is focused on building a base of immigrant leaders through state and local campaigns. Cosecha organizers are currently supporting campaigns in New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Indiana, and are looking to expand support to many more states this year. We recently launched the #ManejandoSinMiedo Support Network for immigrant-led campaigns to connect and share with each other, in order to strengthen the national movement we are all a part of.
In 2019, we are expanding our campaigns for drivers licenses to build a strong base of immigrant leaders, and launching a campaign to change the national conversation around immigration.
There is a new Spring coming for the immigrant rights movement. Now is the time to go all in and work with us.
Campaign Coordinator ⟶
Role Description: The purpose of the Campaign Coordinator is to coordinate Cosecha’s support for one of our state #ManejandoSinMiedo campaigns. Campaign Coordinators support committed immigrant leaders on the ground to develop their state campaign, do strategic planning, grow the base of leaders, and mobilize to move forward the campaign. You will be leading and supporting a team of 3-5 full-time organizers to develop organizing and strategic planning skills and support the different needs of the campaign (supporting local teams, communications, action planning, etc.).
Qualifications: We are looking for someone with at least 2 years of organizing experience - someone that can lead new organizers, and support immigrant leaders to develop their campaigns. You must be fluent in Spanish, have a strong desire to organize alongside older immigrants, and be open to relocating to one of our campaign locations.
Field Organizer ⟶
Role Description: This role involves working and living with other organizers to support immigrant leaders who are running city, county or statewide campaigns. Every day is dynamic and can vary greatly as you work with local leaders to advance the campaign. Day to day tasks include coaching and training local leaders, supporting community forums and team meetings, and planning and supporting local marches and actions.
Qualifications: We are looking for someone who has a strong desire to develop organizing and campaigning skills and organize alongside older immigrants. You must be fluent in Spanish, have a strong desire to organize alongside older immigrants, and be open to relocating to one of our campaign locations.
Communications Director ⟶
Role Description: The purpose of the Communications Director role is to develop our communications program to amplify our campaign work, and reach our audience with our message through media and the press. Responsibilities include curating content for press, pitching stories to the media, training our spokespeople, and supporting other members of the Communications Team.
Qualifications We are looking for someone who has at least 2 years of communications experience in an organization or campaign. It is preferred that you are fluent in Spanish, and are able to relocate to New Jersey, Boston, or Michigan in order to live in community with other team mambers.
Digital Strategist ⟶
Role Description: The purpose of the Digital Strategist is to curate digital and creative content for social media. You will work with other team members to create graphics, video content, and written pieces to share our message, and engage our audience in order to amplify and grow our campaigns. You will also work on building our digital communication infrastructure - our email list, website, and social media platforms.
Qualifications: We are looking for someone who has enthusiasm about social media - creating digital content and developing innovative ways to reach and engage our audience. It is preferred that you are fluent in Spanish, and are able to relocate to New Jersey, Boston, or Michigan in order to live in community with other team mambers.
Training and Development
If you choose to work with Cosecha, you will be supported by those who you live and work with. You will join our team of 20+ organizers in group trainings and collective learning practices. Cosecha organizers like to say we are in a state of deep practice and deep study. We are constantly learning and developing as individuals and as an organization.
Benefits and Compensation
Cosecha organizers practice voluntary simplicity, in the tradition of the United Farmworkers and social movements that have come before us. This helps us stay connected to the community we are working with and allows us to meet the needs of our campaigns and programs without being reliant on enough funds to pay salaried staff. Cosecha meets the basic material needs for all full-time organizers, including housing, food, cell phone bills, transportation, digital equipment, basic medical care, and an additional stipend for personal use. Organizers live in Cosecha Movement Houses (currently in Boston, New Jersey, and Michigan) or in housing provided by the communities in which we work. We recognize that not earning a salary can feel like a large sacrifice in our society, especially for immigrants, working class people and people of color. Cosecha offers additional debt support and family support to organizers based on need.
If you are interested in applying for one of our open positions, fill out this interest form and we will be in touch.
If you have questions about working with Cosecha, please contact Arielle Clynes at email@example.com.