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Position Available: Search & Rescue (SAR) Logistics Coordinator

Application Due Date: January 14, 2022
Hours Per Week: 30 hours

Job Description:
In an effort to provide a humanitarian, nonviolent and civil response to the crisis of missing persons in the borderlands. The Community Search and Rescue (SAR) Team works directly with the Missing Persons Hotline Team as well as other organizations to respond to reports of missing loved ones within the Southern Arizona and New Mexico area.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Conduct training on mapping, technology management, etc.
  • Provide leadership and direction to all volunteers.
  • For the small percentage of cases that are appropriate for the NMD SAR team to respond to this position, take responsibility for:
    • Keeping all necessary equipment in stock and ready for a SAR.
    • Keeping SAR vehicles in good working order and ready for a SAR.
    • Communication with the authorities in the cases in which the lost person and / or their family is requesting it.
    • Post-search report and documentation of lessons learned.
  • For the small percentage of cases where friends or family members of a missing person come to the area to attempt a search themselves, this position will be as follows:
    • Communication with all active volunteers to assess the support available to offer.
    • Communication with the hotline operator or directly with family / friends.
    • Coordination of consultations on the area and appropriate search methods.
    • Support for the search for permits or access to land.
    • Post-search report and documentation of lessons learned.
  • Communicate with allied groups about active searches and share resources.
  • Support current team members in their efforts to create educational tools and resources as needed.

Requirements:

  • Must live or be near Tucson.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is required.
  • Basic skill in using a computer, with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice spreadsheets and Google Earth.
  • Be willing and able to communicate with law enforcement agencies when necessary and when consent is given for their participation in an ongoing SAR.
  • A wish to work collectively and to follow group agreements.

Contract Conditions:

  • 1 year contract with option to renew.
  • 30 hours per week/ $16 an hour.
  • Training provided.
  • Cell phone and computer provided by NMD, to be used for job purposes only.
  • Full time employees of NMD have access to health and dental insurance.

No More Deaths 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. U.S citizenship is not a requirement. No More Deaths is an equal-opportunity employer. Thanks for your interest in this position!

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/213476904082154

Position Available: Missing Persons Hotline Coordinator

Application Due Date: January 7, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40 hours

Job Description:
Collaborate with NMD partners and other community groups on both sides of the border to respond to requests from family members searching for missing loved ones and provide a humanitarian, civil, non-violent response to the missing persons crisis in the borderlands. In 2014, we launched a search and rescue (SAR) task force to increase our efforts to strengthen the coalition, increase capacity and formalize cross-border collaboration.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Receiving calls and channeling to different organizations (consulate, immigration, sheriff or non-governmental organizations).
  • Respond to emails dealing with missing persons cases.
  • Prioritize applicable cases to the SAR No More Deaths team.
  • Database: compile and enter information for case tracking.
  • Informational brochures: produce and distribute brochures in physical form and electronic media (email, social media etc.
  • Monthly report: Provide information on calls answered, how many cases have been closed, how many are being followed up, how many successful rescues have taken place, information on projects completed and projects in planning.
  • Community Assembly: Plan, organize and encourage community participation for upcoming projects.
  • Meetings with NMD: Provide bi-weekly report updates, participate in meetings and trainings.
  • New volunteer onboarding: Assist with outreach and training (or facilitation of training sessions) of new team members to expand the team
  • Hotline Volunteer: Facilitate communication between hotline volunteers to organize meetings, initiate and participate in chat groups and email threads. As well as create tools to enhance collaboration among members such as schedules, schedules, and schedules for new members.
  • SAR Community Team: Be in contact with other SAR groups in the borderlands and be aware of ways to be in solidarity with them when possible. Research and be in contact with other organizations and resources. When the SAR team is mobilized this role could be integrated or help coordinate from Tucson.
  • Coordinate liaison and training of new members and update the volunteer roster.
  • Lead SAR team communication as needed.
  • Document team activity including post-search reports and examples of discriminatory practices by law enforcement.
  • Handling communication with government institutions (consulate, immigration, sheriff etc.) to request their participation in an active search and rescue, when permission is obtained from the family of the missing person. And dealing with media requests.

Requirements:

  • Must live or be near Tucson.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Willingness to organize and participate in community presentations.
  • Create ways to reach out to more volunteers.
  • Experience with search and rescue and/or a crisis hotline.
  • Basic computer skills with an emphasis on proficiency in Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice spreadsheets and Google Earth.

Contract Conditions:

  • 1 year contract with option to renew
  • 40 hours per week/ $16 an hour
  • Training provided
  • Cell phone and computer provided by NMD, to be used for job purposes only
  • Full time employees of NMD have access to health and dental insurance

No More Deaths 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. U.S citizenship is not a requirement. No More Deaths is an equal-opportunity employer. Thanks for your interest in this position!

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/213486844448164

Position Available: Hotline & SAR Volunteer Coordinator

Application Deadline: November 29, 2021
Start Date: December 13, 2021

Hours: 30 hours per week

Job Description: Within the “No More Deaths” organization, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for increasing the number of volunteers in our humanitarian aid work in the border areas. The coordinator’s main responsibility is to recruit and create ways to sustain volunteer efforts. Along with other tasks and responsibilities, the Coordinator is asked to prepare and implement a “Volunteer Program” for our Search & Recovery and Disappeared Persons Hotline teams.

Responsibilities:

Outreach Volunteer Program (60%):

  • Represents NMD as a spokesperson for interested volunteers
  • Ensures that dates, applications, and reference forms are posted on the NMD website; at least 3 months in advance of any given program
  • Follow up with volunteer applications and the review process for those applications
  • Expands exposure of both SAR/Hotline
  • Communicates with interested, accepted, and declined volunteers
  • Provides clear and up-to-date inductive information to newly arrived volunteers
  • Adds new volunteers to the calendar, along with the logistics coordinator ensures that calendars are organized and up to date
  • When requested will act as point of contact to collect volunteer concerns and questions. The coordinator will be responsible for logging them and forwarding them to the working group.
  • Coordinates reports for outgoing volunteers; will share necessary feedback to the working group.

General Coordination of NMD Volunteers (25%):

  • Create and manage volunteer group chat through Signal.

Administration and Continuing Education (15%):

  • Ensures all materials are up to date and translated
  • Create and update volunteer applications and important documents for SAR & Hotline as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Self-motivated, ability to identify issues and come up with innovative solutions
  • Prior knowledge or ability to learn Office software used by No More Deaths, including: e-mail, file sharing, spreadsheets, presentations, Listserve and shared calendars.
  • LOCAL TO TUCSON OR WILLING TO RELOCATE

CONTRACT CONDITIONS

  • 30 hours per week, at $16/hr
  • 1 year contract with option to renew
  • Cell phone and computer provided by NMD, to be used for job purposes only
  • Employees of NMD have access to health and dental insurance
  • Transportation costs related to NMD outreach work will be reimbursed

No More Deaths 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. U.S citizenship is not a requirement. No More Deaths is an equal-opportunity employer. Thanks for your interest in this position!

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/212004858633150