The Community Search & Rescue and Recovery Team is looking for: A COORDINATOR

In an effort to offer a humanitarian, nonviolent, civilian response to the crisis of disappeared persons along the border, the Community Search and Rescue Team works directly with the Disappeared Persons Hotline Team, as well as with other organizations to respond to reports of missing loved ones within the area of Southern Arizona.

Application deadline : 23 May

Term and contract conditions:

  • 25 hours a week
  • Training/shadowing period of two weeks
  • 15-17/hr with a monthly salary of $1,500-$1,700
  • June 14th, 2021 to December 14th, 2021

Job definition:

A temporary position to enhance infrastructure and communication needed for this group to function as an all-volunteer effort.  Taking into account the growth of the hotline, it is more vital than ever to have a group of volunteers that is efficient and prepared to respond to active cases. 
*Priority will be given to people already living in or near Tucson, AZ. The job will require you to live in or near Tucson, AZ.


SAR team management

  • Organize and maintain the spreadsheet of active volunteers
  • Coordinate meetings, including SAR weekly meetings and meetings with any other community and government organizations
  • Coordinate outreach and training efforts to expand the team
  • Coordinate logistics and communication during active searches, including post-search reports and follow up with hotline and authorities
  • Vehicle logistics, including maintenance and repairs
  • Expand our current gear, and maintain them more organized and accessible
  • Coordinate communication with the Missing Persons Hotline team, including regarding shared meetings, during active searches, and when a family comes to facilitate or participate in a search

Other responsibilities

  • Draft monthly reports
  • Research and reach out to other groups or resources
  • Investigate and pursue alternative funding sources to boost the project


  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Spanish required
  • Experience in search-and-rescue and/or logistical work preferred
  • Basic computer skills, with emphasis on proficiency in Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice spreadsheets and Google Earth
  • Being willing and able to communicate with law-enforcement agencies when necessary and when consent is given for their involvement in an ongoing SAR
  • Analysis of social and political dynamics creating the border crisis and commitment to confronting systematic oppression of non-US citizens in the borderlands

To apply for the position, go to the following link and answer all questions in your preferred language:
After completing all of the above requirements, you can expect the following:

  1. An email confirmation that we have received your request
  2. We will call your references
  3.  We will set aside a time for a brief telephone interview in both English and Spanish
  4. You will receive a formal reply