Employment information center of the American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker Organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Read more about AFSC's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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Program Assistant at the Quaker United Nations Office
QUNO - New York is set up as a partnership between AFSC and the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), acting together as trustees of the Quaker witness and the Quaker presence at the United Nations in New York. The Quaker UN Committee (QUNC) for New York is responsible for setting program priorities, recommending program plans and budgets to the AFSC Board of Directors, and monitoring and evaluating the work of QUNO-New York.
QUNO staff members facilitate dialogue among UN stakeholders, help bring new ideas and perspectives from the ground to the international policy agenda, offer expert input into UN processes and represent the insights and concerns of Friends in the UN context. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
QUNO-New York has a collegial relationship with the Quaker United Nations Office – Geneva (QUNO-Geneva).
The Youth Director works to strengthen the connection between and increase the impact of all US and International programs within AFSC working to develop young leaders for social change and their meaningful integration into our programmatic systemic change efforts. The Director also supports efforts that ensure youth perspectives are heard and included in decision-making, analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes.
The Director will work intersectionally with AFSC’s programmatic and operational teams and will serve as a primary resource to mainstream the perspectives and presence of young people in organizational life. Programs across AFSC will receive support from the Director in planning and implementing social change strategies that center youth voices (15-25 years of age) in AFSC’s major areas of focus: Just Peace, Just Economies, and/or Just Migration.
The Campaigns Coordinator is responsible to lead our immigrant rights and climate justice campaigns in Florida. The coordinator works under the supervision of the AFSC FL Director and works with the local staff and partners for the overall effective functioning of the program. The Program Coordinator works in close collaboration with other AFSC national staff to implement AFSCFL /Seeds of Resistance organizing and leadership development programming with immigrant youth in Florida, and support AFSC’s broader organizational goals.
Country Representative, Palestine/Israel
The Country Representative will serve as an official representative for AFSC; she/he manages contacts with government ministries, UN agencies, and international NGOs and communities. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in fundraising, project development, communications, political analysis and research. He/she will have a strong knowledge and experience in Policy and Advocacy, Program Quality, Finance Management and Administration, as well as liaising with government.
Immigrant Children and Youth Social Worker
The Immigrant Children and Youth Social Worker will be part of AFSC’s Community Justice team that provides representation to unaccompanied immigrant children and/or similarly situated youth in removal proceedings and before the Asylum Office in cases where representation is initiated before age 21. The Social Worker will provide intensive case management for clients, working toward enrolling clients in school, and securing referrals for services such as medical and mental health treatment, housing, public benefits, and counseling for particularly vulnerable clients and their families. AFSC staff support unaccompanied children and similarly situated youth through immigration processes and defend them from deportation, the Social Worker will provide additional help needed for stability.
Decarceration Organizer Intern
The Decarceration Organizer Intern supports the NH Programs to engage in community outreach, education, advocacy and organizing in the state of NH as outline in the NH 2021-2022 program plan. The Decarceration Organizer Intern will have the opportunity to work and learn from the NH Program staff and key partners to strengthen participation of directly impacted community members who experience incarceration, detention or deportation, racism, discrimination, and economic vulnerability to promote community learning and action for greater equity and inclusion.
QUNO Outreach & Development Officer
In a manner consistent with the values and mission of QUNO and AFSC, the QUNO Outreach & Development Officer will work closely with the QUNO Director, and will coordinate with the AFSC Advancement team, QUNO senior staff and the Quaker UN Committee (QUNC) in all facets of fundraising, outreach and communications for QUNO.
Social Worker, Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative
The Social Worker will be part of AFSC’s Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a publicly-funded project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained or are facing removal in New Jersey. The Social Worker will provide intensive case management for clients of the office, including creating comprehensive release plans for detained clients, and working toward securing referrals for services such as medical and mental health treatment, housing, public benefits, and counseling for particularly vulnerable clients and their families. As AFSC staff defend clients from deportation, the Social Worker will provide additional assistance needed to reach stability. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Legal Assistant, Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative
The Legal Assistant will be part of AFSC’s Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a publicly-funded project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained or are facing removal in New Jersey. The Legal Assistant will provide support to staff attorneys in representation of clients by communicating with clients, collecting documents in support of applications, communicating with families and service providers, preparing and submitting documents to Immigration Court, preparing immigration applications to USCIS, translation of documents, and ensuring accurate case tracking and data reporting. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Staff Attorney, Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative
The Staff Attorney will be part of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a publicly-funded project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained or are facing removal in New Jersey. The Staff Attorney is responsible for direct legal representation of immigrants in removal proceedings or otherwise facing removal. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Supervising Attorney, Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative
The Supervising Attorney will be part of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a publicly-funded project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained or are facing removal in New Jersey. The Supervising Attorney is responsible for: direct legal representation; mentoring and supervising staff attorneys, senior staff attorneys and legal assistants; and participation in statewide and nationwide advocacy activities. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Senior Finance Controller
The Senior Finance Controller supervises a team of finance and accounting professionals to ensure that the AFSC’s program and administrative units are supported with efficient, accurate, and comprehensive internal reporting, financial research, and analysis, grants fiscal management and compliance, budgeting and fiscal monitoring, general ledger accounting, and information systems. As a member of the finance department management team, the Senior Finance Controller collaborates with other key organizational stakeholders to develop, strengthen, and uphold AFSC policies and procedures that support strong financial decision-making and resource stewardship.
The Organizer will work with immigrant clients and community members who have been impacted by federal and local immigration policies and will support campaigns that lead to better conditions and opportunities for immigrants in New Jersey. These include TPS Permanent Residency on the federal level and Fair and Welcoming Policies and economic relief campaigns on the state level. The Organizer will build and/or expand relationships with clients of AFSC’s legal services project, immigrant communities, allies and state and federal legislators in New Jersey. In partnership with impacted people, the Organizer will develop campaign strategies, materials, plan events and legislative visits, and public actions.
International Migration Paul Lacey Intern
The International Programs (IP) intern will work closely with the IP staff to provide program, administrative and organizational support to further the migration goals articulated in AFSC’s strategic plan. This includes support for research and global migration oriented convenings through the Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP). The Just Migration goals aims to enhance just responses to forced displacement and migration challenges, and protect asylum processes, international treaties, and laws that champion the dignity and rights of all people.
International Peace Lovelace Fellow
The International Programs (IP) fellow will work closely with the IP staff to provide programmatic, administrative and organizational support to further the peacebuilding goals articulated in AFSC’s strategic plan. This includes support for Under the Mask project and global peacebuilding convening through the Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP).
Robert N. and Ella S. Ristad Intern
The AFSC Healing Justice Program works in coalition to end mass incarceration and other punitive approaches in California and replace them with restorative and healing practices. The program plays roles in ending solitary confinement in California, stopping the Urban Shield SWAT competition, and passing the state’s Racial Justice Act. In the coming year we will research and critique governance decisions and advance community-centered policies related to prison closure, police demilitarization, and community safety.
Sr. International Human Resources Manager
Build and support a global human resources system across AFSC’s International Programs (IP). This position will work to implement a standardized global human resources (HR) approach to policies, practices and procedures to support AFSC’s 16 country offices across four regions. Implement recommendations made by a global human resource review to enhance best practice and operations policies and procedures that are consistent, clear and equitable across the organization.
Immigrant Children and Youth Attorney, Immigrant Rights Program
The Immigrant Children and Youth Attorney will be part of AFSC’s Community Justice team and will provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children and/or similarly situated youth in removal proceedings and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Attorney will meet with clients, counsel them on eligibility for immigration relief, prepare applications for submission to the USCIS and the Immigration Court, and represent clients before both agencies. Also, where necessary, the attorney will represent the client before New Jersey Family Courts. AFSC staff are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.