Want to join the OCAD team? We are currently looking for a Digital Organizer to join our team. Please see below for responsibilities and qualifications for the position. To apply: please send a resume, graphic example(s) and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to start the interviewing process early January.
The Digital Organizer will be responsible for developing and executing digital campaign strategies behind OCAD’s anti-deportation and grassroots campaigns. The Digital Organizer will also work closely with the Development Coordinator to develop online fundraising campaigns. This person will drive the organization’s digital organizing and communications tactics including: developing talking points, social media toolkits, live-streaming, rapid response campaigns, and aligned visual branding. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and visual storytelling skills, experience with digital organizing and/or communications strategy, a deep commitment to OCAD’s theory of change, mission, vision, and a drive to experiment with new tactics and strategies. In addition, the Digital Organizer will provide ongoing coaching and technical assistance to help our members and staff to be the best messengers and inspire others to take action. This is a remote and full-time position in a collaborative, fast paced, and innovative environment.
Salary and Benefits
Salary at $50,000 plus benefits. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO Health Insurance Plan, 16 vacation days and 16 sick days accrued monthly with a 3-months probation period.
OCAD is an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to working closely and effectively with the communities that we serve. Individuals self-identifying as undocumented, people of color, LGBTQI, working-class or poor, persons with a disability, or as otherwise having backgrounds and experiences underrepresented in professional settings are highly encouraged to apply.
As an undocumented-led collective in the city of Chicago, we will take a moment to breathe and cherish this moment as we prepare to continue the ongoing radical grassroots organizing happening throughout the city. Trump is on his way out of office. However, we know that the same racist and inhumane structures of this capitalist empire are still up and running.
Este taller de criminalización es un recurso preparado por Comunidades Organizadas contra las Deportaciones (OCAD) y el Centro para la Nueva Comunidad (CNC). La clave para luchar contra el sentimiento anti-inmigrante es comprender que no se trata de delincuencia, sino de la criminalización.
We advocate for the elimination of the use of detention centers and deportations, surveillance mechanisms, and “reforms” that exclude the most criminalized amongst us. One way we are doing this is by advocating for the elimination of the City of Chicago’s gang database.
Genoveva’s case is one of OCAD’s first victories. OCAD supported her in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (something that takes a lot of courage). As a result, Genoveva got her U visa approved, is with her family and continues to fight for others.
Wilmer Catalan had been residing in the US for over 10 years and, in March of 2017, ICE agents unlawfully entered his home without a criminal warrant or consent. ICE had conducted a raid based on false information obtained from the Chicago Police Department indicating Wilmer belonged to a street gang.