Refugee Outreach Coordinator/Community Organizer (Bilingual in Somali), Catholic Charities, Part-Time, St. Cloud, MN, Posted 7/31/18

Refugee Outreach Coordinator/Community Organizer (Bilingual in Somali)
Catholic Charities of
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Department Summary:
The Social Concerns Department challenges Catholic & other faith communities to put their faith into action by living Catholic social teaching through a variety of programming initiatives, structured educational opportunities, and conversations throughout the St. Cloud Diocese.

Position Summary:
This position is primarily responsible for bringing people together to work on the social problems of economically distressed rural areas, immigrant populations, and refugee communities. This work is completed through three different roles: the (1) Rural Life Coordinator, (2) Community Organizer and (3) The Director of Social Concerns. Some issues (i.e. isolation, exclusion, racism, language barriers, securing employment, housing, etc.) may be common to all communities this position serves, while others will be isolated to a particular community. The individuals in this position will work towards empowering the vulnerable and/or marginalized in these communities to achieve social and economic change.

The Immigration Community Organizer will be working heavily within refugee communities in the Diocese of St. Cloud area and must have the ability to speak fluently in both Somali and English.

Key Skill Sets:
High level of competency in identifying tactics & strategies to organize people and communities
Strong passion for advocacy on behalf of others
Commitment to equality, social justice and economic inclusion for rural populations in Central MN
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good persuasion & negotiation skills
Successful agency driver to travel to variety of locations
Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years post high school required

Any combination of training and/or related work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described-requires 3 plus years of this training/work experience.

Other Requirements:
Must be Bilingual in Somali and English

Hours: Part-Time, Approximately 18 hours/week. Flexible hours, days and evenings and occasional weekends.
Location: Diocese of St. Cloud area

To Apply: visit or submit resume to Michelle at


Requisition #348


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