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Position: Director, part time
Location: home office within California (preferred), Arizona, or New Mexico Application Due Date: April 1, 2018
Expected start date: May 1, 2018
Hours/pay: 40-80 hours a month @ $18-20 hour
Contact: Send Cover letter and resume to southwestwfp@gmail.com or call 805-535-9219.

Witness for Peace Southwest (WFPSW) is a national grassroots human rights organiza- tion that works in solidarity with peoples of Latin America to build a more just and hu- mane US foreign policy towards the Americas. WfPSW was founded in 1983 in Ni- caragua and is one of five organizations that make up Witness for Peace (WFP) through- out the United States. The Southwest region maintains solidarity relations in Cuba,Ve- nezuela, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico and with migrant workers and ally organizations in the U.S.

What we stand for:

*End US funding of military and police violence in Latin America.

*End the failed drug wars

*End Economic Violence of free trade agreements and neo-liberal economic policies

*Stand for Sovereignty and the right of nations to chose their own destiny. No more US interventions.

*Equal and humane treatment for migrant workers in the U.S. How we do this:

Delegations- we take groups for short term 10 day study tours of the countries we are based so see first hand the impacts of US policies. We also organize delegations within the U.S including the U.S/Mexico borders, Los Angeles, Bay Area and Hawaii.

Speakers- we bring international speakers to tour the U.S to speak about their communi- ties and countries,

Urgent Response Network- when human rights violations occur we mobilize our urgent response network to call and write letters to key government officials in human rights cases and emergencies.

Move Congress- we track US military funding and legislation that impacts Latin America and mobilize our members to lobby congress for better policies.

Organize and mobilize. We take actions from congressional lobbying to protests and ral- lies.

Director Job Description
Responsibilities:

Each staff person develops measurable numeric work goals each year, but in general the Director will work in close collaboration and consultation with WFPSW board mem- bers and program staff to carry out the following responsibilities:

1. Establish Witness for Peace Southwest as a well-known and highly respected peace and justice organization in the region

2. Recruit and resource extensive networks of local volunteer leaders, including state, congressional district, campus, faith community, delegation, and media coordinators.

3. Organize/Recruit at least 1 full delegation per year from the region

4. Provide extensive follow up to involve returned delegates in WFPSW campaigns and actions

5. Develop and resource an extensive network of WFPSW local groups for advocacy and action around WFP campaigns

6. Organize annual regional WFPSW education and training events and face to face member meetings. Some regional travel required.

7. Assist with at least one WFPSW regional speaker tour annually

8. Cultivate financial support among WFPSW membership, grantors, religious communities and individual major donors in the region. Including organizing a news- letter mailing via direct mail and email appeals.

9. Participate in WFPSW board meetings and organizational planning retreats.

10. Maintain a strong online presence though social media, website updating, and e- blast newsletters.

11. Congressional advocacy regarding WfP issues and US policies on Latin America.

Qualifications and skills needed:

– Proven grassroots organizing skills
– Significant experience organizing among diverse constituencies
– Demonstrated fund raising ability
– Proficient writing and speaking skills in Spanish and English
– Knowledge of Witness for Peace issues, US Policies towards Latin America and grass- roots movements and politics in Latin America.
– Past WFP experience a plus
– Commitment to WFP mission and nonviolence philosophy
– Some international travel required
-Valid Drivers License and Transportation
-Can work independently from a home office.

Training will be provided for excellent candidates that may not have all the skills listed above.

Position: Director, part time
Location: home office within California (preferred), Arizona, or New Mexico Application Due Date: April 1, 2018
Expected start date: May 1, 2018
Hours/pay: 40-80 hours a month @ $18-20 hour
Contact: Send Cover letter and resume to southwestwfp@gmail.com or call 805-535-9219.

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