Job Opportunity: Rapid Response Liaison (Immigration Assistance)

22 02 2017

interfaithFaith Rapid Response Liaison

(Agente de la Respuesta Rapida)

(part-time position)


Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity is seeking a “Faith Community Rapid Response Liaison”  to join a team of 5 “Rapid Responders” and the Rapid Response Co-ordinator in the new Alameda County Immigrant Legal & Education Partnership (ACILEP) Rapid Response Network.  ACILEP will provide a rapid response to the legal needs of Alameda County residents and families facing imminent deportation or who are impacted by immigration enforcement activity. The Rapid Responder will take shifts staffing a hotline where affected individuals and community members can call to report immigration enforcement actions. The Rapid Responder will do incident verification and support  providing referrals to legal assistance and wrap around resources to families impacted by immigration enforcement. Finally, the Rapid Responder will work with the Network’s Know Your Rights Coordinator to ensure immigrant communities have the necessary guidance for individual and family emergency planning, to protect the legal rights, and to connect with the Network if and when necessary.


  •       Attend monthly ACILEP meetings and ongoing communication with the Rapid Response Teams
  •      Staff hotline where affected community members can report immigration enforcement actions.
  •       Provide rapid response to raids and other immigration enforcement efforts.
  •       Review cases and refer eligible ones for legal representation and support services through the network and refer those outside the network.
  •      Conduct targeted outreach to monolingual and other immigrant congregations.

`      Assist with Know Your Rights Trainings and providing emergency planning materials through one-on-one outreach and presentations to faith communities

Job Qualifications:

  1. Good networking, people skills and communication skills.
  2. Previous experience doing community outreach, trainings, community education or managing crises.
  3. Bilingual Spanish- English.  Ability to do some verbal and written translation.
  4. Ability to work independently and fluidly in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  5. Self -directed and able to coordinate their own work.
  6. Ability to have flexible hours on weekend and evenings and be on call several times a month.
  7. Access to reliable transportation as this job will require responding to crises and outreach.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively as a team, offering and receiving constructive feedback and willingness to learn.
  9. Knowledge or previous experience in immigration issues.
  10. Some familiarity with religious communities preferred.
  11. Familiarity using email, social media, google docs, Word.
  12. Cross-cultural awareness, self understanding of one’s own social location, and an openness and experience in building bridges across ethnicity, race, class, religions.


To apply, please send a resume by February 28th to



Rev. Deborah Lee

Program Director

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HumanIntegrity)


Northern CA Office:

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

310 8th St. Suite 310

Oakland, CA  94607


Job Opportunities: San Mateo Nonprofits

15 02 2017

thriveFrom our friends at THRIVE:

Masterworks Chorale Office Assistant
The Masterworks Chorale is critically recognized as one of Northern California’s finest choral ensembles. Founded in 1964 by Artistic Director Emeritus Galen Marshall, the Chorale performs masterworks of sacred and secular choral literature from the Baroque period to today. Richard Garrin was Music Director from 1997-2002. DR. BRYAN BAKER has been Artistic Director of the Chorale since the Fall of 2002.
The position is as the Office Assistant of Masterworks Chorale (“Masterworks”) and reports to the Executive Director. See Full Job Description
How to Apply
Please email your resume to:
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Volunteer Coordinator 
Ombudsman’s mission is to challenge long-term care facilities to deliver the highest standards of individualized care to their residents. We advocate for the health, safety and dignity of these residents and for broader changes in the system.
The Volunteer Coordinator position is part time and will oversee the implementation and coordination of the field ombudsman recruitment, training and certification process. He/she will work closely with the Program Manager and/or the Executive Director to determine the curriculum for monthly trainings.  In addition this individual will assist with training on the state-provided database to ensure that all ombudsmen are competent to enter their own cases and their monthly activity reports.  There will also be some administrative responsibilities expected of this individual.

See Full Job Description

How to Apply
Applicants should send a Letter of interest and resume submission by Feb. 17, 2017 by email to
CASA of San Mateo County Program Associate
A Court Appointed Special Advocates program, CASA of San Mateo Countypairs foster children with community volunteers who provide one-on-one support, mentoring, and advocacy in the courtroom and beyond.
Apply to join CASA of San Mateo County’s dynamic team of professionals providing a life changing service to children and youth involved in the foster care or juvenile probation system. The Program Associate position is integral to the efficient daily operation of CASA of San Mateo County.  The Program Associate will work closely with the Program Director and Program Staff performing administrative tasks, organizational duties and offering program support thereby enhancing CASA of San Mateo County’s program.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for the position, please email your resume and cover letter with subject reading Program Associate to:  
No phone calls about the position please. Thank you!

Job Fair TODAY Feb 15

15 02 2017

Fromjob-fair THRIVE, the alliance for nonprofits in San Mateo County:

Job fair alert! Stop by College of San Mateo in Building 10 today at 3PM. Nonprofits and foundations will be recruiting for a variety of positions – don’t miss out!

Immigration Justice: Learn, Respond, Act

14 02 2017

Felix Nussbaum, “The Refugee” (1939)

Please consider joining campus leaders, including our very own Daisy Marquez (Human Services, ’17) to learn more about individuals who are immigrants and refugees and to be part of NDNU’s efforts to respond to this crisis.

Those participating will encounter the stories of immigrants and refugees in various forms: at a monthly vigil at an immigration detention center, at the historical exhibit on Angel Island, at the courtrooms holding deportation hearings, from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, and from the families and individuals themselves.

Students are invited to attend all OR some of the following events:

Saturday, March 4:  Meet at West County Detention Center in Richmond 1-12:30

Sunday, March 5:  Meet at Angel Island Ferry Terminal, SF Fisherman’s Wharf, 9-3

Monday, March 6:  Meet at Immigration District Court, Sansome Street, SF  8:30-5

Tuesday, March 7:  Meet at Immigration Courts, Montgomery St., SF 8:30-noon.


  • Daisy Marquez, Human Services, ’17
  • Dr. Stephen Cole, NDNU History Department
  • Jim McGarry, Sr. Dorothy Stang Center, NDNU
  • Fr. Ken Hamilton, NDNU Philosophy and Religious Studies Department

There is NO COST for this “Alternative Spring Break.”  For more information or to sign up, contact Jim McGarry at or (650) 508-4120

Poetry Reading and Reception

12 02 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 in the Wiegand Gallery

Margaret Elysia Garcia and Zack Rogow.

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of the short story collections Sad Girls & Other Stories and Mary of the Chance Encounters.  She also writes and produces plays, poetry, and essays.  In 2016 she resurrected a school library in her small town that now houses over 20K titles and she was able to donate additional books to seven rural schools in two counties.  She’s a reporter for Feather River Publishing and an editor for Hip Mama Magazine.  She’s currently directing her fourth season of the national spoken word show Listen to Your Mother.  She blogs at and working on her first non-fiction manuscript Throwing the Curve – about the world of plus size alternative modeling on the west coast.

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of twenty books or plays.  His eighth book of poems, Talking with the Radio: poems inspired by jazz and popular music, was published by Kattywompus Press.  He is also writing a series of plays about authors, incorporating their writing into the action.  The most recent of these, Colette Uncensored, had its first staged reading at the Millennium State of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015 and has a five-month run at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley in 2016.  His blog, Advice for Writers, has 190 posts on topics of interest to writers.  Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA in writing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and serves as a contributing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.

A Visit with the Sisters of NDdeNamur

7 02 2017

We learned why the sunflower is symbolic of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Last night our Human Services capstone class accepted the Spirituality Office’s invitation to join the Sisters of Notre Dame at the Province Center for dessert.  What a delightful experience!  Each of the students had just completed a Hallmarks reflection as part of their portfolio project and so meeting those who had been part of designing the projects was especially relevant.  Office of Spirituality interns Lima and Siaila led the whole group – students and sisters – in a series of questions about NDNU and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and gave prizes for those who knew correct answers.  Perhaps the funniest moment was when the organizers warned us that we wouldn’t stay too late because we didn’t want to tire out the sisters.  Hearing this, they all looked at each other and laughed; there was no lack of energy or enthusiasm in that room and talking with them left our whole class buzzing with happy excitement.  What a wonderful event!

NDNU’s Response to the E.O. on Immigration

1 02 2017
To:      NDNU Students, Faculty and Staff
From:  Judith Maxwell Greig, President
One of the many things that makes the Notre Dame de Namur University community so special is our diversity. We are a community formed by individuals from many walks of life, of every race and ethnicity, from many regions of the world, and with many different perspectives. Our diversity is a blessing that makes us stronger. We are honored that the gift of diversity is enshrined in the Hallmarks of NDNU, a legacy we have inherited directly from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
welcomeWe want to respond to the recent Executive Order on immigration signed by President Trump last week. Like many of you, I am saddened by these recent actions that have caused so much confusion and fear.
First, and most important, we want all members of our community to know that we support you during this time of uncertainty. You are welcome here. You are an important part of the university. NDNU joined yesterday with other members of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in expressing opposition to the recent Executive Order. You can read the statement from ACCU here.
Many of us are concerned. While we have no way to know how this issue will play out in the coming weeks or months, we want to offer some assurances to members of our community:
        NDNU welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. We will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our non-discrimination policy. Once students are admitted, the university is committed to fostering an environment in which each student can flourish.
        The university maintains a strong commitment to the privacy of student records for all students, consistent with state and federal laws. We do not provide information on immigration status to anyone except when required by law.
We will continue to monitor the situation and the impact it may have on our community and do our best to keep you updated. For international students concerned about the status of their student visas, please consult our International Students Office. Our Office of Counseling Services and Office of Spirituality are also available to assist.
Please know that we support you and recognize the value you add to the important work of NDNU.
Judith Maxwell Greig, PhD