This position works alongside the full-time Logistics Coordinator to support all logistical aspects of the No More Deaths Desert Aid volunteer program. The Logistics Coordinator is part mechanic, part administrator, and part troubleshooter. The logistics coordinator must be highly organized and able to manage many details and moving pieces, while also keeping a big-picture view of Desert Aid. The logistics coordinator works closely with the volunteer coordinator as well as with several of the NMD working groups. As the point person for logistics, they are expected to respond in a timely manner to requests and needs, including in emergencies, and to delegate responsibilities effectively, making use of NMD community resources and volunteers.
Application Deadline: April 9, 2023
Tentative Start Date: May 1, 2023
Term of Service: 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months (based on your personal preference)
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Regular duties of the job include:
In collaboration with the Full-Time Logistics Coordinator, No More Deaths volunteer facilitators, and participants in the Desert Aid Working Group, the Logistics Coordinator is responsible for:
- Answer texts and phone calls on the logistics phone in a timely manner
- Build open lines of communication with all field-site volunteers and facilitators
- Participate in all facilitator meetings, Desert Aid Working Group meetings, finance meetings
- Share attendance of Spokes Council meeting with the volunteer coordinator to act as Desert Aids representative
- Visit field sites as needed
- Possess an organizational credit card to be used for NMD expenses; collect receipts and give to the bookkeeper monthly
- Monitor Desert Aid’s budget and proactively bring concerns to the working group. In addition track all logistics expenditures
- With the Desert Aid Working Group, create and regularly update a work plan, clearly communicating time on/time off, coverage, and pro-actively solicit and incorporate feedback
- Maintain, improve, and create systems across all No More Deaths logistics
- Document and update processes including guidance, manuals, and resources
- Respond to, troubleshoot, and pro-actively seek support to resolve emergencies and problems as they arise
Support for volunteer program:
- Work with the Volunteer Coordinator and facilitators to schedule and coordinate vehicles, weekly groceries, supplies, and transportation of facilitators and volunteers, for each new transition to the field
- Coordinate and/or ensure that critical tasks are completed including grocery shopping, laundry, food bank, med packs, water orders, and supply inventory
- Assist with the setup of NMD cell phones and managing their use
- Collect, sort, and distribute incoming material-aid donations and oversee NMD storage facilities
- Center safety of participants and visitors to NMD project sites, transportation, and activities
Vehicle Maintenance, Repair, and Coordination
- Coordinate all vehicles coming in and out of the field and know the location and condition of all vehicles
- Work with the vehicle committee to ensure that vehicle maintenance and repairs occur promptly, as needed.
- Make sure all volunteer drivers of NMD vehicles adhere to internal policy, procedure, and practices and proactively address problems as they arise.
- Respond to all parking/traffic tickets, impounds, seizures, or vehicle citations
- Support vehicle committee on vehicle purchases and retirement.
Infrastructure Maintenance, Repair, and Coordination:
- Monitor maintenance and repair and condition of humanitarian aid facilities infrastructure including solar, water, internet, sanitation, etc.
- Maintain grounds and interior of the volunteer apartment, including communication with the landlord
- Oversee NMD office/storeroom at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, and ensure the office at Global Justice Center is kept clean and tidy
- Maintain a working relationship with other facilities administrators
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Self-motivated, independently able to identify issues and come up with innovative solutions
- Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and keep track of many moving pieces
- Proficiency with basic office computing software (e.g. Google docs, Microsoft Office, NextCloud, etc)
- For the purpose of vehicle insurance, the applicant must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license.
- Physical demands of the job include regularly lifting approximately 50 pounds (e.g., crates of water, tires), significant time outdoors in extreme heat and cold, and manual labor (vehicle and facility repair, etc)
- English fluency required; Spanish proficiency preferred
- Strong knowledge of consensus decision decision-making and facilitation preferred
- Basic mechanical knowledge of 4WD trucks preferred
- Past or current Desert Aid volunteer experience is strongly preferred
- Wage: $16 an hour (post taxes), Contractors are paid $18 with the expectation that they will pay taxes by the end of the year.
- Cell phone provided by NMD, to be used for logistics purposes only
- Responsible access to NMD vehicle (if NMD vehicle not available, transportation expenses related to NMD work will be reimbursed)
No More Deaths is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. Individuals with personal ties to the border or who identify as coming from an affected community are especially encouraged to apply. Thanks for your interest in this position!