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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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Part-time, Chicago, IL

Michael McConnell Peace with Justice Fellow

AFSC Chicago Peacebuilding is launching the inaugural Michael McConnell Peace with Justice Youth Fellowship in the Chicago office to support local programs. The primary responsibilities of the fellow will be to support and develop youth participation in AFSC programming and in city-wide campaigns to divest from policing and incarceration and win investments in community-based resources to promote real safety. The fellow will work closely with AFSC Chicago Peacebuilding staff Debbie Southorn, to develop and implement an action plan to recruit and train youth across Chicago on our issues and create ways for them to stay engaged throughout the school year and into the summer. Other responsibilities may include research, communications support, and the creation of political education materials on defunding policing and militarism – as needed. This is an entry-level fellowship position, and training will be provided to ensure that the Fellow has the support needed to flourish in this position.

Full-Time, Remote and Newark, NJ

Community Organizer

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.

Full-Time, Los Angeles, CA

Roots for Peace Program Director

The Program Director is responsible for the overall function and implementation of the Roots for Peace: Healthy Communities program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Los Angeles. The director provides strategic and creative leadership, planning, supervision, documentation and evaluation of all activities related to the program in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and reporting to the Assistant Regional Director. The Program Director will work closely with the Roots for Peace team to grow our youth-led organizing work. Building on our food and environmental justice efforts, a core role of the Program Director will be to expand youth-led organizing that builds power and creates change in the areas of economic, environmental and racial injustice.

Par-time, Remote/Global

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).

Part-Time, Remote/Global

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.

Part-Time, Oakland, CA

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.

Full Time, Flexible (can be based in any of AFSC’s regional offices including Amman, Nairobi, Cambodia, or Guatemala City)

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.

Part-Time, Central Valley (Preferably San Joaquin County, Kings County or Fresno County)

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.

Full Time, New York , NY

Program Assistant Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

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.

Full Time, Newark, NJ

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.

Full-Time, Newark, NJ

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.

Full-Time Newark, NJ

Legal Assistant, Immigrant Children and Youth

The Immigrant Children and Youth Legal Assistant will be part AFSC’s Community Justice team that provides representation to unaccompanied immigrant children and/or similarly situated youth in removal proceedings, before US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and NJ Family Courts. The Legal Assistant will be responsible for: conducting intakes; counseling immigrant children and youth on eligibility for humanitarian forms of immigration relief; preparing applications for submission; and following up with cases. The Legal Assistant will also provide support to staff attorneys in representation of clients by preparing and submitting documents to Immigration Court and preparing immigration applications for submission to USCIS, the Asylum Office and NJ Family Courts.

Full-Time, Oakland, CA

67 Sueños Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Program Director and works with the staff team for the overall effective functioning of the program, including planning, implementation, and reporting for the 67 Sueños program in Oakland/the Bay Area. The Program Coordinator works in close collaboration with other AFSC staff, interns, volunteers and other stakeholders to implement 67 Sueños organizing and leadership development programming with immigrant youth in the Bay Area, and support AFSC’s broader organizational goals.

Full-Time, Philadelphia, PA

Executive Board Secretary

The Executive Board Secretary is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to the board clerk and ensuring the smooth functioning of the Board, Corporation, and Board and Corporation committees, working groups and task forces. The Executive Board Secretary is responsible for meeting coordination and planning, project support, and board records management, as well as maintaining communication with Corporation, Board, and committee members.

Part-Time, Newark,NJ

Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern, Community Justice Project

The Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern will work with and under the supervision of AFSC Community Justice legal services staff to conduct intakes with immigrants for eligibility for humanitarian and family-based forms of immigration relief; provide critical support in removal defense cases; prepare applications for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); assist with legal research and writing; and work with clients to gather information and documents needed in support of their immigration cases.  Depending on COVID guidelines, the internship will offer the opportunity to observe and participate in immigration court proceedings, as well as USCIS interviews.

Part-Time, Oakland, CA

Campaign Youth Lead Intern, 67 Sueños

The Campaign Youth Leads interns (2 persons) will work closely with 67 Sueños staff and the Youth Programming Lead Intern to organize Oakland high school youth to connect with local coalitions that fight back against the policing and incarceration of BIPOC youth. The two CYL interns will support 67 Sueños staff in conducting community organizing with the Free Our Kids coalition (FOK), Decarcerate Alameda County coalition (DAC), Justice for Mario Gonzalez coalition, and other affiliated campaigns. The CYL interns will support staff in establishing a new 67 Sueños Organizing Program by ensuring that 67 Sueños youth are at the center of these coalitions. The CYL interns will prioritize utilizing art and cultural work as a primary form of youth organizing.

Part-Time, Oakland, CA

Youth Programming Lead Intern, 67 Sueños

The Youth Programming Lead (YPL) Intern will work closely with 67 Sueños staff to develop and co-facilitate their Ethnic Studies program at Rudsdale Continuation School and the Learning Through Internship program at MetWest High School. The YPL intern will work in conjunction with the Campaign Youth Leads to ensure that 67 Sueños youth are at the center of local coalitions that fight against the policing and incarceration of Oakland youth.

Full-Time, Los Angeles, CA

Program Director and Lead Organizer

The Program Director is responsible for the overall function and implementation of the Roots for Peace: Healthy Communities program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Los Angeles. The director provides strategic and creative leadership, planning, supervision, documentation and evaluation of all activities related to the program in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and reporting to the Associate Regional Director.

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