Outreach Coordinator

About the Organization  


Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success. Canal Alliance is a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. Every day, we educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants to best meet all their unique needs—from putting food on the table, to becoming American citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college.


Canal Alliance strives for a trauma-informed collaborative and inclusive culture. We invest in high quality services, professional development and work-life balance.  


Position Summary 


Canal Alliance seeks a full-time bilingual Outreach Coordinator to join its Immigration Legal Services Team under the ILSSP program. The Outreach Coordinator offers presentations to individuals in the community on their rights, current immigration law and policy topics, with the purpose of empowering our immigrant community while also collaborating with other legal or non-legal service providers in the community to share information and organize trainings. The bilingual Outreach Coordinator will participate in the ILSSP program, which requires intensive training to obtain partial DOJ accreditation. This position reports to the Senior Supervising Attorney.  


Essential Functions 

  • Prepare written materials and presentations on Know-Your-Rights (KYR) and other legal resources. 
  • Attend community events and resource fairs to promote ILS services, conduct legal screenings, and KYR presentations. 
  • Maintain partnerships with community leaders and activists, health centers, school districts and colleges to share immigration law updates and organize trainings and workshops.  
  • After proper training, conduct intake and screenings to identify potential immigration legal remedies and make appropriate referrals. 
  • Coordinate with pro bono attorneys and volunteers to organize legal clinics and other community events. 
  • Work with our marketing team to create informational materials and update the Canal Alliance website about changes in immigration law, promote upcoming events, and share client success stories. 
  • Assist Operations Manager with reporting for outreach activities.  
  • Collaborate with the Policy and Civic Engagement Department to advance the agency’s mission.  

  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • Wiliness to work towards partial DOJ accreditation and participate in all activities, trainings and convenings required by the ILSSP program. 
  • Bilingual - Spanish and English written & oral fluency. 
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Canvas, or other graphic design experience. 
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license and insurance, and ability to travel mostly within Marin County. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, evenings and occasionally weekends. 
  • Comfortable with public speaking and willingness to conduct bilingual training and outreach activities in the community.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  
  • Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of low-income, vulnerable clients. 
  • Able to sit for an extended period and sufficient mobility to work in standard office/courtroom settings. 
  • Canal Alliance requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working in the legal field (immigration law experience a plus). 
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft and Google-based tools. 
  • Experience working with low-income, immigrant, and monolingual Spanish speaking communities. 
  • Well organized, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at once, work well under pressure, and take initiative. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and excel in working individually/remotely as well as in a team setting.
  • Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of low-income, vulnerable clients. 
  • Experience working with LawLogix or other legal case management software. 



This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. We offer a competitive hourly pay range from $27-$30 with a benefits package that includes:  

  • 3 weeks paid vacation per year  
  • 12 days of sick leave per year  
  • 4 Wellness Days per year (one per quarter)  
  • Paid Birthday each year  
  • 16 paid holidays per year  
  • 100% paid employee medical & dental insurance, life insurance, LTD, and EAP.  
  • 403(b)-retirement plan with employer match of up to 4% after 3 months of employment.   
  • Voluntary benefits include FSA, vision, life, and pet insurance, as well as coverage for dependents.       
  • Telehealth for physical and mental health  



This position is hybrid, requiring 2-3 days per week in our office in San Rafael, attendance at quarterly in-person staff retreats, and any other in person trainings and meetings as needed as well as occasional night and weekend events.


Canal Alliance Equity and Inclusion Statement 


Canal Alliance actively promotes and recognizes principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, disability, ancestry and all other identities represented among our diverse employees.  

Salary Description
$27 - $30