Position available: logistics coordinator

The No More Deaths personnel committee invites applications for the following paid position. Please submit the application online before the deadline.

Application deadline
April 28, 2015
Term of service
May 15, 2015–August 1, 2015
Job definition
This position requires effective communication and coordination skills to support No More Deaths’s spring volunteer program. This position will manage the movement of supplies, information and training, volunteers, vehicles, and other resources from Tucson to field sites. This person will work closely with the volunteer coordinator as well as with several of the NMD working groups. As the point person for logistics, he/she will be expected to respond in a timely manner to requests and needs, and to delegate responsibilities effectively—making use of the NMD community resources. In all, this role is a meaningful way to assist in the long chain of work to end death and suffering of migrants in the southwestern-Arizona desert.
To be considered for this position, the applicant must have significant field experience with No More Deaths. For the purpose of vehicle insurance, the applicant must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license.
Job description

  • With the Training Working Group, reviews past programs, establishes and implements the volunteer-training program.
  • Coordinate the recruiting, selecting and training of camp leadership teams.
  • Recruit presenters/facilitators for the training-program segments.
  • Establish working relationship with training facility.
  • Maintain training schedule and facilitation guidelines.
  • Meet with partner groups as needed.
  • Respond to comments/concerns from volunteer debriefings and leadership teams’ notes.

Coordinating the leadership teams:

  • Build understanding and communication with all field-site long-term volunteers and team leaders.
  • Maintain calendar for coordinating field sites and team leaders.
  • Visit all field sites at least once a month.
  • Collect/disperse gas and petty-cash envelopes; balance change/receipts promptly.
  • Oversee debriefing process for volunteers and leadership teams.

Material aid, vehicles and resource allocation:

  • Coordinate all vehicles coming in and out of the field.
  • Work with vehicle committee to ensure vehicle check logs are completed and maintenance occurs promptly, as needed.
  • With the Vehicle Working Group and volunteer coordinator, establish the movement of all vehicles, supplies, team leaders and volunteers for each new transition to the field.
  • Make sure all volunteer drivers of NMD vehicles are at least 21 years of age, have valid driver’s licenses, have copies of them on file (an insurance requirement), are qualified/trained to drive 4×4 vehicles in the desert, have signed a NMD driver’s agreement and read the backcountry-driving policy.
  • At every sendoff to the field, distribute cash envelopes and reminder lists, help load coolers, food and other supplies.
  • Coordinate water orders, pickup, delivery and crate return.
  • Coordinate with medical team, food bank/groceries team, special meals to camp, etc. in providing adequate and timely supplies.
  • Oversee housing arrangements for long-term volunteers taking required breaks from camp.
  • Assist with setup of NMD cell phones and managing their use.
  • Collect, sort and distribute incoming material aid donations (oversee St. Mark’s NMD shed).
  • Solicit material aid from incoming volunteers and groups.
  • Track and submit in-kind donation forms.

Responsibilities shared with volunteer coordinator:

  • Greet visitors and be prepared to explain the work of NMD.
  • Respond to mail, email and phone calls promptly.
  • Refer inquiries to appropriate persons or working groups. Promptly call Derechos Humanos if there are “missing persons” inquiries.
  • Oversee NMD office at St. Mark’s.
  • Unlock doors and prepare space for Monday night and working group meetings held at St. Mark’s. Ensure space is left as found and locked after.
  • Maintain working relationship with St. Mark’s church office.
  • Attend NMD weekly meeting and appropriate working group meetings to stay up to date with logistical tasks and questions.
  • Meet monthly, or as needed, with support group.
  • Provide quarterly report to NMD meeting and respond to regular feedback by support group.
  • Provide season-end report to NMD.
Contract conditions
The job description outlined above is to be agreed upon along with the following support:

  • Monthly salary of $1200
  • Cell phone provided by NMD
  • Access to NMD vehicle, or
  • Reimbursement of transportation expenses related to NMD work
  • Personnel support group will meet with the volunteer on a monthly basis (or as needed) to provide ongoing support and feedback during the time of service

Thanks for your interest in this position! We look forward to reviewing your application.