BUFFALO IMMIGRANT LEADERSHIP TEAM

BUILDING A STRONG, HEALTHY REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN AND AROUND BUFFALO, NY

The Buffalo Immigrant Leadership Team – BILT

Mission

BILT builds a strong, healthy refugee and immigrant community in and around Buffalo, NY by developing powerful leaders of faith and moral courage to address the educational, social, economic and political needs of the community.

The Buffalo Immigrant Leadership Team (BILT) began as a task force of VOICE-Buffalo in 2015. Its constituents are the more than 15,000 immigrants and refugees who have come to Western NY since 2000. BILT’s mission is to develop leaders within this immigrant and refugee community and equip them to address issues that are impacting their lives, thereby creating thriving communities where everyone can reach their full potential.

BILT is now a separate non-profit corporation that has focused on improving advancement and graduation rates for the 6,200 immigrant and refugee students in the Buffalo Public Schools.

We are seeking a LEAD ORGANIZER to fill a 30-35 hour a week position that requires the ability to guide the growth and effectiveness of our interfaith community organization. This requires: (1) working with and bringing together a diverse cultural and linguistic refugee and immigrant communities to further implement our vision, and (2) administering the general operations of BILT, including grant writing and fundraising support. A successful candidate needs to have personal qualities that include integrity, basic administrative skills, commitment to our mission, respect for diversity, ability to motivate and inspire, and a faith foundation.

The LEAD ORGANIZER would have the potential to become the Director, following executive coaching and one-on-one training, as well as successful completion of a probationary period.

See the complete job description HERE.

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to: info@biltbuffalo.org by June 14, 2021. Submissions without a cover letter and a writing sample will not be accepted. We hope to fill the position quickly but the position will remain open until filled.

BILT is a federation of Faith in Action – the largest faith-based community organizing network in the nation.

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