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Higher Education Coordinator

Website Immigrants Rising


Immigrants Rising‘s Higher Education Coordinator will support the efforts of the Higher Education team to increase institutional and systemic support for undocumented students and the educators who serve them at California colleges and universities. They will also work directly with a cohort of undocumented educators to explore alternative pathways to generate income.


Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community. Immigrants Rising is a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Initiatives. For more information, visit

Reports to: Manager of Higher Education


Coordinate UndocuEducator Beyond DACA Cohort (35%)

Actively recruit, retain, and engage 8 undocumented educators
Co-develop curriculum, criteria, and application process
Plan and facilitate monthly sessions to set up participants to develop their own business
Identify subject matter experts to speak at the meetings
Coordinate quarterly UndocuEducators socials to build community & share skills in navigating higher ed
Conduct and analyze pre, mid, and post evaluations


Identify & document statewide promising practices in serving undocumented students (35%)

Interview practitioners/departments to learn more about practices
Create Promising Practice Resources
Provide feedback in design & dissemination of Promising Practice Resources
Contribute to planning and attend monthly Promising Practices Roundtable sessions


Manage Higher Education contact list (15%)

Track engagement for trainings & events and capture on database
Update Higher Education contact list with key stakeholders

Oversee HE Training Evaluations (10%)

Update evaluations for each training and event
Analyze evaluations and identify common themes to share with Higher Education team


Participate in General Organization-Wide Responsibilities (5%)

Participate in Higher Education team visioning and planning
Attend organization-wide staff meetings and events, as needed
Support AB 540 Regional Meetings, as feasible



College graduate (Bachelor’s Degree minimum)
Excellent public speaking, training and facilitation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong relationship-building skills
Demonstrated organizational skills & time management
Deep knowledge of academic, financial, legal and emotional challenges facing undocumented students, as well as institutional practices that support them in higher education in CA
Working understanding of available support for undocumented entrepreneurs
Passionate and committed to immigrant rights with deep knowledge and personal connection to the undocumented experience
Ability to reach out for help and guidance as necessary, accept constructive criticism, and follow directions


Strong skill set in database management
Demonstrated ability to develop and analyze evaluation data
High attention to detail, quick to learn, and able to grasp nuances
1-3 year experience working in a CA public higher education institution

We will consider applicants in CA who are based outside of the San Francisco Bay Area and who would work remotely.



Part-time position, up to 20 hours per week.

Hourly rate is $27-$32. Actual compensation will vary based on related experience, skills, applicable knowledge, etc.

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