Jobs and Internships

Job title: Study Abroad Professor & Coordinator in Mexico
with the Autonomous 
University of Social Movements & Mexico Solidarity Network
Salary: 25,000/year salary for first 6 months with raise to 30,000/year after successful completion of probationary period
Full time, with 5 weeks paid vacation & monthly health stipend

The Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) & the Mexico Solidarity Network offer alternative educational programs focused on the study of social movements in Mexico, socialism in Cuba, and community organizing in Chicago. AUSM combines rigorous theoretical study, participatory action research, and experiential learning with powerful social actors struggling for justice, autonomy, and democracy.
The job requires a flexible, self-motivated, multi-skilled person who can work in a collective doing both educational and community organizing work.
Study Abroad Professor & Coordinator
We need a teammate that can lead semester-long study abroad programs in Mexico that focus on the context, practice, and theory of social movements. Responsibilities include teaching political economy and social movement theory, maintaining relationships with social movements in the respective countries, organizing program logistics, and supporting study abroad participants in their interpretation of social movements. The study abroad program is based in Chiapas, Tlaxcala, and Mexico City. Responsibilities also include recruitment of students and processing student application materials.
All applicants should have:
• Fluency or near fluency in both English and Spanish.
• Ability to travel, for three consecutive months at a time,
• Experience with popular education facilitation and teaching,
• solid working knowledge of the Latin American social, political, and economic context,
• Masters or PhD in a field related to political economy, sociology, Latin American studies, social movements, education, or community organizing,
• Willingness to live in Mexico during 13-week semesters, on the road for up to three 2-week speaking tours per semester, and the rest of the time in Chicago. 
• Ability to organize logistics, manage multiple projects at once, and effectively use technology to keep track of details.
• A valid US driver’s license for driving in Mexico
Work with us can also include:

Speaking Tour Coordination and Accompaniment
We schedule six speaking tours per year featuring social movement actors from Mexico & Cuba. You may be responsible for planning and accompanying some of these tours. In order to do this, you must be able to do consecutive interpretation from Spanish to English and be able to manage logistics for multi-city/state back to back presentations.

Centro Autónomo program support for:
• A bilingual adult high school that includes intensive courses in English, social sciences, computers, math, health and science.  Most of the students are workers who didn’t finish high school in their home countries.
• Popular education programs, including ESL, computer basics, alternative health, workshops, discussion groups, and events.
• Barrio-based housing movement defending the rights of tenants and foreclosed owners.
To apply, please send a resume and a writing sample (no more than 3 pages please) outlining your vision of social change to msn [at] mexicosolidarity [dot] org
Applications are accepted until November 1st, 2016 and anticipated start date is January 5, 2016. For more information on the Mexico Solidarity Network, please see our web site at or call 773-583-7728.