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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Human Resources Coordinator
The Human Resources Coordinator functions as part of the Human Resources Department to assist with daily operations. The Human Resources Coordinator provides guidance and support regarding recruitment, employee onboarding, staff orientations and trainings. They are responsible for understanding the Human Resources policies.
Program Associate, Project Voice Oregon
The Project Voice program of AFSC in Oregon and Washington advances human rights and self-determination of migrant communities through base-building, alliance-building, documentation, and policy impact.
The Program Associate will work closely with the Program Director to support AFSC goals in policy advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels and will help develop and implement an advocacy plan in collaboration with local immigrant leaders and human rights committees. The Program Associate will be also work with the Program Director and the AFSC Communications Department to develop and implement an overall strategy to engage legislators and the media in efforts to create and support policies that honor the dignity and humanity of immigrants. This position will coordinate communications and outreach, including message development, media relations, and social media.
Responsibilities include developing advocacy campaigns and actions that engage the program’s existing community-based leadership to mobilize, organize and secure just immigration policies that are centered in the analysis and lived-experience as migrants and immigrants. The Program Associate will cultivate relationships with relevant media outlets, and develop press releases, web content, and social media posts. The Program Associate will provide copy editing of program materials and reports, and adapt national AFSC materials for local media outreach and social media posts.
QUNO Development & Outreach Associate
In a manner consistent with the values and mission of QUNO and AFSC, the QUNO Development & Outreach Associate’s primary responsibility is to work closely with the QUNO Director to support development of a comprehensive fundraising and communications plan. The Development & Outreach Associate will collaborate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders including QUNO program staff and Office Coordinator, members of the AFSC Advancement team, and the Quaker UN Committee (QUNC) in all facets of fundraising, to implement the plan over the next two years. A significant focus of this position will be building the base of interested and engaged supporters through effective outreach and communications. A major goal is to increase visibility in anticipation of a public celebration of QUNO’s 75th Anniversary in 2023, which will in turn help maximize QUNO’s public presence in the years beyond.
Home Defender Intern
The criminal (in)justice system is not the only arena where Black lives are treated as though they do not matter. In Atlanta, Black, brown and poor people are frequently deprived of their right to safe, clean and affordable housing. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Atlantans have lost income and can no longer afford to remain in their homes. Some are facing harassment from unforgiving landlords and are being threatened with eviction. We are looking for four passionate individuals who can help Atlanta residents defend their homes.
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 in removal proceedings, including people in detention and who people who are living in their communities. 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.
Robert Andrew Stuart Fellow
The Robert Andrew Stuart Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to develop organizing and facilitation skills within AFSC’s Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) while also making an impact on the lives of young people in Philadelphia through direct connection with the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP). Fellowship duties will be split between AFSC and YASP. This Fellowship is designed as a comprehensive and immersive learning experience. The selected Fellow will be given a unique opportunity to gain hands-on skills in grassroots youth organizing and youth leadership development.
The Fellow will assist with the implementation of the AFSC YLI. The Fellow will participate in the program facilitation and curriculum development and will learn alongside other young adults across the US through the process of developing and building individual and collective social justice initiatives, as well as networking and coalition building.
The Grant Unit is part of the AFSC Development Department, which raises general and restricted funds for AFSC through annual giving appeals, major and planned gifts, and grant requests. The Grant Unit is currently responsible for a portfolio of approximately 125 domestic and international grants annually, amounting to approximately $9-10 million. The Unit’s purpose is to raise grant funds to support AFSC programs from institutional funders including foundations, corporations, and governments. The Unit collaborates with program staff, Regional Directors, and staff from other support units to facilitate the submission of grant requests and reports on grant-funded programs.
Manage the operational, administrative and stewardship functions of the grants unit. Under the supervision of the Director of Grants, works with Grant Officers, Grants Accounting Manager and program support units across the organization to ensure compliance with AFSC’s grant submissions and acceptance protocol. Oversee grant stewardship by facilitating compliance to grant terms, and overseeing gift acknowledgements. Serve as a liaison with the Finance department to ensure proper recording/tracking of allocation and distribution of grant revenue, and cashflow on grant pledges. Manage centralized information systems (databases, files, calendars) of the unit.
Youth Farm Intern
The Youth Farm Intern will join the Roots for Peace team to support intergenerational urban farming while growing their skills as a community organizer. The Intern will work closely with community members, staff, and partners to support the Community Farm in South Los Angeles and the Roots for Peace Annual Freedom School.
Finance Director for International Programs
The Finance Director for International Programs (IP) is part of a new operations team in the International Programs (IP), designed to enhance and streamline global operations. This position sits under the International Associate General Secretary, supervised by the Director of IP Administration with secondary leadership guidance from the Chief Finance Officer or their delegate (dotted line reporting relationship). The Finance Director for IP will work with a global team of finance and accounting professionals to ensure that the AFSC’s International Programs finance 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. Those units include IP Regional Directors, Regional and Country Finance Staff, the Senior Finance Controller, The Central Office Finance Leadership Team, the Director of Trusts and Business, Regional Controllers, and other members of the finance and grant teams in Central Office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.