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Position Available: ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR – 30 Hours (per week)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

No More Deaths is seeking someone to manage, coordinate and do the administrative tasks and activities that the working groups in our organization generate. A good understanding of the No More Deaths mission is important while doing the daily/weekly nitty gritty and often time -sensitive duties that require attention. The job entails several consistent tasks and roles for the overall organization.


Application Deadline: October 17, 2022
Tentative Start Date: November 21, 2022
Term of Service: 12 months 

APPLY HERE: https://form.jotform.com/222567231499160 


DUTIES:

  • Oversee contract process for new and current coordinators
  • Ensure current paperwork is on file at UUCT and NMD
  • Alert working group 4 months before contract end (1 yr contracts)
  • Liaison with fiscal sponsor, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
  • Send out bi-weekly paystubs to employees
  • Ensure mail gets picked up and delivered to appropriate recipients
  • Liaison with  St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church and oversee storage space
  • Convene bi-weekly NMD spokes council meetings
  • Send reminder emails, solicit agenda  items, prepare meeting space, and ID facilitator and note taker for each meeting
  • Track decisions proposed and consensed on at Spokes meeting
  • Track and maintain vehicle records
  • Title, register and license all newly purchased vehicles
  • Inform insurance company when vehicles purchased or sold
  • Inform MVD when vehicles sold
  • Annual registration and license renewal
  • Ensure Logistics Coordinator has all current information
  • Monitor insurance cards for all NMD vehicles
  • Works with Phoenix NMD and PHP registrations and license renewal annually
  • Send Phoenix NMD and PHP a bill for their part of vehicles insurance annually
  • Manage all financial contracts ( working with NMD bookkeeper and/or w.g. coordinators)
  • Manage healthcare process for NMD employees
  • Maintains office equipment and supplies
  • Ensure deposits are brought to bank
  • Switch off attending monthly finance w.g. meetings to monitor budget and deal with other financial matters with other admin w.g. members
  • Be available on a few days’ notice to participate in a meeting whose agenda includes an administrative related topics
  • Track down W9s and paperwork for contracted employees
  • Manage NMD phone bill and Verizon account
  • Maintain phones and computers (ordering, replacing etc.)
  • Maintaining the NMD general email inquiries and directing them to the correct w.g. Or person.
  • Directing questions/Emails to the appropriate person from people who don’t know who to contact
  • Reimbursements & Cash deposits
  • All bank matters for NMD

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity  with and support for NMD’s work and mission
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Familiarity with Nextcloud, Mayfirst, Zoom
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

CONTRACT CONDITIONS:

  • Wage: $16 an hour
  • Full-time employees are eligible for health and dental insurance 
  • Cell phone and work laptop are provided by No More Deaths
  • Reimbursement of expenses for supplies, postage, etc.
  • 1 year contract with the option to renew

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! 

Position Available: Fundraising Coordinator

Application Deadline: September 12, 2022

Start Date: October 3, 2022

LINK TO APPLY: https://form.jotform.com/222146561817153 

Job Description: No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes is seeking a coordinator to support our fundraising efforts. The Fundraising Coordinator will build capacity and explore new strategies to raise funds in support of NMD’s mission, as well as maintain organizational systems, manage communications, and complete administrative tasks. 


Duties:

The fundraising coordinator will work with the other fundraising coordinator and the Fundraising Action Working Group (FRAWG), media/publications teams, and NMD working groups to:

  • Write fundraising solicitations for email, print mailings, newsletters, and social media.
  • Cultivate relationships with key supporters through one-on-one meetings, phone calls, Zoom, written notes, etc.
  • Establish timelines, solicit content from working groups, and coordinate the publication of print newsletters (2 per year) and bi-monthly e-blasts. Produce mailing lists for print newsletters and other mailings and coordinate publication with the printer.
  • Prepare and update fundraising materials (phone banking resources, donor thank you letters, brochures, and presentation kits for NMD fundraisers).
  • Prepare webinars to present to donors and supporters.
  • With the fundraising team, write grants and grant reports and track grant deadlines.
  • Support volunteer event organization, presentation, and outreach efforts.
  • Explore and complete fundraising-related outreach to new groups and supporter communities, including providing support for external fundraising events (other cities).
  • Manage calendar for e-blasts, newsletters, tabulation, and events.
  • Process all mailed and online donations and coordinate and perform data entry and thank you letters. Recruit additional volunteers as needed for data entry. Enter weekly deposits into the check register and database. Enter donations from various outside employee giving campaigns. Assist as directed to pick up mail, deliver checks to bookkeeper and make deposits.
  • Attend NMD Admin, staff, finance, and Spokes council meetings.
  • Participate in the budgeting process for FRAWG and also for the organization.
  • Develop fundraising goals and projections for each fiscal year, working with FRAWG and Finance working group.
  • Track revenue and donor trends through database reports.
  • Willingness to occasionally work irregular hours, including evening meetings, and willingness to travel. (when the world is not in a pandemic).

Desired Skills:

  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of power/oppression dynamics within organizations.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Familiarity with and support for the work and mission of NMD.
  • Strong organizational skills, and experience in meeting facilitation.
  • Experience with Network For Good database (entry and reporting) or other databases.
  • Social networking skills.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Grant writing experience and/or experience writing direct fundraising appeal letters and emails.
  • Volunteer experience with No More Deaths or other social movement organizations.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contract Conditions:

  • $16 an hour, 25 hours per week
  • Cell phone and laptop provided for work purposes 
  • 1 year contract with option to renew
  • Paid time off and flexible schedule 

No More Deaths strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, and 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. No More Deaths is an equal-opportunity employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this position! 

KTT Public Statement

To the No More Deaths community of supporters, clients of Keep Tucson Together, and the community of Tucson:

Effective July 1st, 2022, Keep Tucson Together (KTT), the free legal clinic headed by attorney Margo Cowan that offers advice and assistance for immigration cases, will no longer be part of No More Deaths (NMD). The separation is supported by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (UUCT) which provides NMD with fiscal sponsorship. In this statement, the name NMD and the term “we” refers to the majority of NMD that will continue to fulfill our mission, and does not include KTT or those NMD volunteers who opposed the separation. We are sharing details of the separation out of a commitment to transparency and accountability to all affected and the community.

Last summer, multiple families assisted by KTT came to NMD and showed evidence that their cases had been mismanaged. We assessed the information that was shared with us and found there to be a troubling pattern of misleading information, lack of communication and disrespectful behavior. The stories shared by the families are devastating and we honor their bravery in coming forward. After several requests for information and exhaustive efforts to hold KTT accountable internally, we have decided to no longer be associated with services provided by KTT.

When the families came forward, members of KTT and several long-term NMD volunteers refused to believe any wrongdoing had occurred. The repeated gaslighting and condescension were offensive and traumatizing for the affected families. The decision to dis-associate from KTT was further validated by persistent disrespectful treatments of NMD staff and volunteers during this process by Margo Cowan, other members of KTT and some individuals in NMD. These interactions brought to the forefront deep-rooted white supremacy in NMD that has been present since its founding and which we must continue to confront.

We acknowledge the essential services that KTT has offered the undocumented people in Tucson. We hope that as an organization independent from NMD, KTT will change their practices to prioritize client communication, informed consent, and a responsible caseload. 

We are unable to speak on the subject of the future operations of KTT. To inquire about their continued services please contact KTT by phone at (520) 623-4084 or in person at the KTT office at 730 S Osborne Ave in Tucson. 

If you are assisted by KTT and you have had problems with the way KTT has managed your case, please contact us by phone or email: 

help.nomoredeaths@gmail.com    (480) 442-6772

Second Military Style Raid in Two Months: Border Patrol detains 12 people receiving humanitarian aid

Arivaca, AZ: After sunset on October 5th, US Border Patrol entered No More Deaths’ humanitarian aid station, Byrd Camp with a federal warrant, for a second nighttime raid in two months. Volunteers were held for 3 hours while 12 people who were receiving medical care, food, water, and shelter from the 100+ degree heat were detained.

In a massive show of armed force, Border Patrol, along with the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), descended on the camp with an armored tank, ATVS, a helicopter, and many marked and unmarked vehicles. Agents armed with assault rifles chased and terrorized those that were receiving care, all while the helicopter hovered low above them kicking up dust and debris, making it nearly impossible to see. Border patrol smashed windows, broke doors, and destroyed essential camp infrastructure as well as supplies.This was after heavily surveilling the camp and patrolling its perimeter, creating an antagonistic and distressing environment for those receiving care, since late Saturday night on the 3rd.

Since the previous raid on July 31st, Border Patrol has refused on multiple occasions to meet with volunteers to discuss previous shared agreements that upheld the right to provide humanitarian aid. The sector chief sent No More Deaths representatives a formal letter asserting this refusal. 
 

Border Patrol’s continual surveillance and harassment of Byrd Camp keeps patients from receiving essential care. This criminalization of the humanitarian aid and medical care we provide is only a furtherance of the agency’s deadly policies. Border Patrol detains people in unsafe and deadly facilities where medical neglect is rampant and human rights abuses are well documented.

Paige Corich Kleim, a volunteer present for the raid yesterday said this about the previous raid in late July  “Once again, Border Patrol is concentrating their resources on interfering with humanitarian aid during the most deadly time of year for people crossing the border, People are dying in the desert because of border enforcement policy, and now Border Patrol wants to prevent people from accessing life-saving assistance. We view this as a clear violation of international humanitarian law.”
 

Since 2004, Byrd Camp has been a location where people crossing through the harsh Sonoran Desert can find food, water, medical care, and respite. Byrd Camp has always operated openly and transparently and offered humanitarian aid according to Red Cross protocols. No More Deaths affirms the right of all people, regardless of nationality, to give and receive humanitarian aid. Our volunteers are specifically trained to respect autonomy when providing care as is standard practice in the medical field and only call 911 and Border Patrol with patient consent. We will continue to be a presence in the desert as long as Border Patrol policies create a crisis of death and disappearance