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Workplace: IKF Nogales, SON
Reports to: Director of Education and Advocacy
Purpose of Position
The Education Coordinator in Mexico supports the Director of Education and Advocacy and the
Associate Director for Education and Advocacy in the development and implementation of the
educational programs offered by the KBI in Mexico, that serve the purpose of humanizing the
border reality, in a way attentive to Catholic Social Teaching.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Make a presence in the local parishes of the Diocese of Nogales, Sonora through masses,
prayer groups and other activities, and through that presence promote solidarity with migrants
2. Develop, adapt, and update presentations and materials about the Kino Initiative for the
Border and the Catholic Social Teaching, to make presentations in academic institutions and/or
receive immersion visits, with the aim of raising awareness and informing about the migratory
reality at the border, inviting them to public action to pursue positive changes in public policies
and social perception.
3. Establish strategic alliances and strengthening of existing ones with local and national
4. Avail strategic alliances with academic institutions to, in cooperation with the Volunteer
Coordinator, identify profiles for volunteering and internships in our organization.
5. Engage in ongoing research of current migration trends, as well as identify possible
collaboration projects and allies, with the aim of benefiting the people we serve at KBI and
humanize the border reality.
6. Keep and update databases and statistics on institutional alliances, follow up on actions and
initiatives undertaken by previously contacted institutions.
7. Contribute content to the KBI social media platforms, under the supervision of the Director of
8. Collaborate with the Education Coordinator in the United States in the visits of individuals and
groups for several days, one day or half day to the Kino Border Initiative and explain their work
and the context of migration.
9. In collaboration with other education and advocacy staff and an eye toward KBI advocacy
goals, plan networking and leadership development events that build the capacity of Kino Teens
and other leaders at KBI partner institutions to effectively respond to current migrant justice
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related
duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Knowledge, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
- At least two years of experience in ministry, education or non-profit social services.
- Experience in education and with immersion or service groups preferred.
- A deep personal commitment to accompaniment of migrants.
- Ability to reflect deeply, question dominant narratives, and be consistently attentive to
the voices and experiences of those most affected by governmental migration policies.
- Experience working with vulnerable populations preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a binational team environment with good interpersonal
communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work independently.
- Appreciation for Catholic and Jesuit traditions and spirituality
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of the KBI.
- Familiarity with the US/Mexico border region, contemporary migration issues and trends,
the global governance of migration, and US/Mexico immigration policy preferred.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, social work, religious studies, Latin
American studies, peace and justice studies, law, or equivalent disciplines is preferred.
- Experience in the use of databases and familiarity with MS Office as well as other
- Must possess valid Passport and/or visa that enables individual to move easily across the
Fluent written and verbal communication in Spanish is required and in English preferred.