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NILC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

These positions are available:

Director of Finance and Administration

OCTOBER 2017

NILC is exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Our mission is grounded in the belief that every American—and aspiring American—should have the opportunity to fulfill their full potential regardless of where they were born or how much money they have. Using our deep expertise in a wide range of issues that affect low-income immigrants’ lives, we work with communities in courtrooms and legislatures to help advance policies that create a more just and equitable society for everyone.

POSITION

The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thought-partner and report to the Deputy Director. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, and administration. The Director will also be responsible for the supervision of the Controller, Office Manager, and IT Coordinator. The Director will also be responsible for management of vendor relationships, including outsourcing arrangements in critical areas such as IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as NILC continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management and Business Planning

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments; and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Oversee the annual audit process. Ensure the timely and accurate filing of tax returns and Form 990.
  • Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Deputy Director and the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.
  • Using sound judgement and analysis of data and trends both internal and external, the Director must be able to anticipate and react to the need for change, including the development of strategies for growth and expansion.
  • Direct supervision of the Controller.

Technology and Administration

  • Direct supervision of the Office Manager and IT Coordinator.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners, including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization expands.
  • Provide direction and guidance in the development and maintenance of robust risk management policies and practices. This includes but is not limited to all insurance and compliance activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of an MBA. CPA would be helpful but not required.
  • At least 7 to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience in nonprofit organizations; preference given to candidates with a demonstrated track record in leading the development of financial and operations departments during a time of significant organizational growth.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting, and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to—and to effectively collaborate with—programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • A track record in grants management.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of 501(c)(4) rules and regulations.
  • Technology-savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of NILC.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plans. Excellent time-off benefits!

TO APPLY

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume, by email to jobs@nilc.org. Use DFA1017 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested and follow instructions provided above to be considered. No phone calls, please.

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Campaign Field Manager and Strategist

SEPTEMBER 2017

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Position and background

This is a full-time, temporary position funded for one year with the possibility of extension beyond that point. Location flexible, with preference for Washington, DC, or Los Angeles, CA. This person reports to the Campaign Manager for the Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign.

The National Immigration Law Center’s mission is to defend and advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. NILC envisions a country in which all people—regardless of their race, gender, immigration or economic status—are treated fairly and humanely and have equal access to justice, education, government resources, and economic opportunities that make it possible for them to achieve their full human potential. NILC has been a national leader for over three decades in legal and policy advocacy efforts to ensure that low-income immigrants have opportunities to prosper and thrive. Through innovative policy and legal advocacy strategies, we have won landmark decisions protecting fundamental due process and civil rights, thwarted policy changes that would have devastated the lives of low-income immigrants and their family members, and advanced major policies that reinforce our nation’s values of equality and justice for all.

NILC is seeking a Campaign Field Manager and Strategist to lead and oversee the field, education and mobilization strategy of the Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing our Future national campaign (the Campaign), co-chaired by NILC and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a leading national anti-poverty organization. The Campaign was organized earlier this year to bring together a diverse coalition to defend and protect access to health care, nutrition assistance, and other supports for low-income immigrants and their families within the current federal political environment of increased immigration enforcement and legislative efforts to curtail legal immigration and dismantle health care and safety-net programs.

The goals of the Campaign are: (1) to unite to protect and defend access to (including the ability to enroll in and use without fear) health care, nutrition programs, public services and economic supports for immigrants and their families at the local, state, and federal levels; and (2) to create connections, messages, and capacity to fight back against these attacks and lay the groundwork for expanding access to health care and safety-net programs for vulnerable immigrant families in future campaigns.

The Campaign Field Manager and Strategist will work closely with NILC and CLASP staff based in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, and will organize and build a diverse coalition of local, state, and national organizations across multiple sectors, including immigrants’ rights, health advocacy, health providers, anti-poverty, anti-hunger, faith, civil rights, direct service providers and program administrators, educators, organized labor, and state and local officials. The person will engage both grass-tops and grassroots organizations. They will provide strategic and intensive support to state/local campaigns that advance the Campaign’s goals and will implement a strategy to align and connect state/local efforts to a national strategy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Campaign Manager, co-chairs, and Steering Committee to establish goals and priorities for the Campaign’s field, education, and mobilization strategy, including identification of target states and potential partners.
  • Lead the Campaign’s education/mobilization working group in developing and executing the Campaign’s field strategy, setting deadlines, and providing regular project management.
  • Maintain high-level functioning relationships with other campaign working group co-leads (communications, federal advocacy, policy/legal analysis, research) to align and integrate the Campaign’s goals and activities across the various working groups and collaborate actively to meet the Campaign’s objectives.
  • Develop relationships with, engage and build a coalition of a diverse group of national, state, and local partner organizations and allies in the campaign, including grass-tops and grassroots organizations from across the progressive movement, including immigrants’ rights, health, anti-poverty, anti-hunger, faith, and civil rights organizations.
  • Contribute to campaign strategy and planning, facilitate power analysis processes, assist in messaging, support organizing, identify and train spokespeople, and provide technical assistance to key partner and ally organizations in order to build power at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Facilitate alignment and coordination on the field strategy for the Campaign and other NILC campaigns in targeted states.
  • Help plan and facilitate workshops, trainings, and coalition meetings.
  • Assist in the coordination of local, regional, and national events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Campaign Manager and NILC’s Deputy Director for Programs.

Education & qualifications

  • Passion for immigrants’ rights work and experience working with immigrant communities or communities of color.
  • Working knowledge of policies affecting health access and safety-net/public benefits.
  • Minimum of six years of experience in effective field organizing around local, state, or national policy initiatives on immigration, health, social safety-net, or economic justice issues.
  • Experience engaging or leading national organizing efforts, including development and maintenance of state and local partnerships.
  • Experience organizing grassroots and grass-tops organizations and building coalitions across sectors, and experience successfully navigating movement and organizational politics.
  • Experience in state/local organizing training, including: basic principles of community organizing, development of leaders and organizations in an organizing context, issues and campaign development, training new organizers, and leadership development.
  • Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to organizing and policy work.
  • Strong facilitation and relationship-building skills, including using phone calls, teleconferences, and other strategies to work with people in multiple locations.
  • Ability to work democratically and effectively with diverse groups and people.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and travel frequently.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Competence with advocacy/database/virtual meeting software (e.g., Citrix, MailChimp, Salsa, etc.).
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics, and willing to work in a team environment.
  • Spoken fluency in a non-English language spoken in U.S. immigrant communities is a plus, but not required.
  • Immigrants and people of color highly encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plan. Excellent time off benefits!

To apply

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume, by email to protectingimmigrantfamilies@nilc.org. Use CFMS0917 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested and follow instructions outlined above to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Campaign Development Associate/
Administrative Support

SEPTEMBER 2017

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Position and background

This is a full-time, temporary position funded for one year with the possibility of extension beyond that point. Based in Washington, DC, or Los Angeles, CA (preference for DC). This person reports to the Campaign Manager for the Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign.

The National Immigration Law Center’s mission is to defend and advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. NILC envisions a country in which all people—regardless of their race, gender, immigration or economic status—are treated fairly and humanely and have equal access to justice, education, government resources, and economic opportunities that make it possible for them to achieve their full human potential. NILC has been a national leader for over three decades in legal and policy advocacy efforts to ensure that low-income immigrants have opportunities to prosper and thrive. Through innovative policy and legal advocacy strategies, we have won landmark decisions protecting fundamental due process and civil rights, thwarted policy changes that would have devastated the lives of low-income immigrants and their family members, and advanced major policies that reinforce our nation’s values of equality and justice for all.

NILC is seeking a Campaign Development Associate/Administrative Support to provide administrative support for the Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future Campaign (the Campaign), co-chaired by NILC and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The Protecting Immigrant Families campaign was organized earlier this year to defend and protect access to health care, nutrition assistance, and other supports for low-income immigrants and their families within the current federal political environment of increased immigration enforcement and legislative efforts to curtail legal immigration and dismantle health care and safety-net programs.

The goals of the campaign are to: (1) unite to protect and defend access to (including the ability to enroll in and use without fear) health care, nutrition programs, public services, and economic supports for immigrants and their families at the local, state, and federal levels; and (2) create connections, messages, and capacity to fight back against these attacks and lay the groundwork for expanding access to health care and safety-net programs for vulnerable immigrant families in future campaigns.

The Campaign Development Associate/Administrative Support will work closely with NILC and CLASP staff based in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, to provide administrative support to the campaign manager, co-chairs, and working group leads, and development assistance to NILC’s and CLASP’s leadership and development teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with scheduling for campaign co-chair, steering committee, working group leads, and active member meetings.
  • Provide general administrative support for Campaign Manager, co-chairs, and working groups.
  • Create and manage all databases, computer systems, and protocols; develop and utilize new management systems as appropriate.
  • Conduct fundraising research to identify donor prospects for the campaign.
  • Assist in composing and producing correspondence, including presentations, reports, proposals, contracts and other documents. Ensure documents are proofread and accurate.
  • Assist with list-building and maintaining social media presence.
  • Organize collaborative meetings, trainings, webinars, actions and events, including setting up virtual meetings/webinars, booking rooms, catering, preparing materials, and setting up equipment and meeting rooms.
  • Organize travel and coordinate event registrations for meetings and events.
  • Perform general office duties, including routing requests, photocopying, collating, and distributing materials. May coordinate other projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree or two years of administrative experience.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and conscientious about work quality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills: able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Proficiency with advocacy databases/virtual meetings software (e.g., Citrix, Salsa, MailChimp) a plus.
  • Interpersonal skills, including confidence and comfort communicating with people from many different organizations with a range of responsibilities, experience, positions, and background.
  • Proactive and flexible; able to work independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with volunteering/working for campaigns and/or nonprofits preferred.

Salary and benefits

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plan. Excellent time-off benefits!

To apply

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume, by email to protectingimmigrantfamilies@nilc.org. Use CDAAS0917 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested and follow instructions provided above to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Senior Digital Campaigner

AUGUST 2017

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Position and background

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is seeking a strategic and experienced Digital Campaigner to build and implement our online strategy. The Digital Campaigner is responsible for designing and implementing our email strategy, our social media presence, and our online campaigning presence. This full-time position reports to the Communications Director and works closely with staff members in our advocacy, legal, and development departments. The position is ideally based in either our Los Angeles or Washington, DC, office. Applications from candidates who would need or prefer to work remotely will also be considered.

NILC is exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Our mission is grounded in the belief that every American—and aspiring American—should have the opportunity to fulfill their full potential regardless of where they were born or how much money they have. Using our deep expertise in a wide range of issues that affect low-income immigrants’ lives, we work with communities in courtrooms and legislatures to help advance policies that create a more just and equitable society for everyone.

The Senior Digital Campaigner will have five key responsibilities:

  • Drive our digital campaigning strategy. Working closely with staff from our Advocacy and Legal departments, develop and run digital campaign strategies that boost and complement our legal and advocacy work. Design tactics (email, social media, website, SMS, and more) that mobilize our members and build our collective power.
  • Develop and implement digital fundraising strategies. Work with our development staff to ensure that our programmatic and development outreach efforts are intertwined.
  • Design and implement our audience development strategies. Develop a strategy and work plan that manages growth and acquisition across all platforms, ideally with a mostly organic strategy. Manage growth and acquisition by developing new projects and testing new tactics. Ensure that our external voice and message are powerful and consistent. Monitor metrics and analytics to measure the campaign’s progress and ensure milestones are met.
  • Develop a broader social media presence. Create a broader social media strategy. Develop key metrics and monitor to ensure we’re investing in the right platforms. Maximize our current presence on Twitter and Facebook. Directly supervise our Online Communications Associate. This position reports to the Communications Director.
  • Oversee overall digital presence. Ensure that all our digital elements (website, social media, email, online webinars, etc.) are communicating our top priorities and are accessible and effective in reaching our goals.

Qualifications

  • Experience managing complex online campaigns for a nonprofit or advocacy organization, or equivalent experience. Proven strategist, excellent writer, and familiar with major online platforms and constituency CRMs, list segmentation, targeted messaging, and email/SMS response tracking and products.
  • Self-starter and solutions-orientated. Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and can build new strategies and systems (nearly) from scratch. Proactively develops solutions to challenges, optimizes based on results, and pushes to get past roadblocks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborator. Able to quickly build trust, credibility, and goodwill with a wide range of audiences and across lines of race, gender, class, and other identities.
  • Strong manager. Demonstrated ability to supervise staff to achieve ambitious results. Able to motivate staff, provide clear and concise feedback, and build strong teams.
  • Fundraiser. Ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
  • Proven success working with diverse and multicultural communities and social justice movements a plus.

Don’t think you meet one of these requirements or quite fit the box we’ve described? This is a comms job. Convince us why we should hire you anyway.

Salary and benefits

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plan. Excellent time-off benefits!

To apply

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume, by email to campaigner@nilc.org. Use SDC0717 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested and follow instructions provided above to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Office Manager

JULY 2017 | Position based in Los Angeles

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

POSITION SUMMARY

NILC is seeking an Office Manager to join its HR/Administration team, part of the organization’s Operations Department. The Office Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring that the Los Angeles office runs smoothly and is always properly equipped with supplies and other inventory. This role ensures that staff has all they need on a day-to-day basis to do their part in supporting the organization’s mission. The Office Manager is also responsible for managing overall office safety plans and may provide administrative support to the HR/Administration team. The Office Manager reports to the HR & Administration Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Serves as a resource for all administrative support staff, being the go-to person for all things administration.
  • Manages day-to-day office activities, such as picking up and distributing mail (including remote postal boxes), faxes, and voicemails.
  • Manages vendor relations and, therefore, the maintenance of office equipment, and supplies inventory.
  • Provides office technology and desktop support assistance by sometimes directly troubleshooting issues and/or coordinating with IT consultants.
  • As part of office security measures, this position is also primary responsible for screening incoming visitors using organization security protocol.
  • Manages gathering of agenda information for monthly all-staff meeting and takes monthly meeting minutes.
  • Manages, and, together with other Operations staff, implements the NILC Administration Manual, ensuring it is regularly updated, and works with all Operations staff to ensure it continues to be a comprehensive resource for staff.
  • Maintains clear and streamlined internal office systems and procedures.
  • Acts as primary contact for L.A. office building management. This includes reporting any building-related issues to the building management contact and serving as point of contact for emergencies.
  • Responsible for monitoring incoming telephone calls and routing technical assistance inquiries to appropriate staff members.
  • Manages the Los Angeles office administration budget, working closely with the HR & Administration Manager on the overall HR/Administration budget.
  • Processes credit card purchases, maintains credit/debit card receipt log, and works closely with finance staff to reconcile invoices at month end.
  • Maintains organized and updated general office files related to office administration and management.
  • Other duties as necessary.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Associate degree preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in office management or related senior level administrative support capacity required.
  • Experience in nonprofit environment preferred but not required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Time management and follow-up skills a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on administrative projects successfully from start to finish.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability, strong analytical skills, and problem-solving experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Intermediate computer knowledge and experience required, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Ability to recognize sensitive material and maintain high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 30 lbs.) may be required at times. Position sometimes requires long periods of standing, sitting, or walking.
  • Must have some form of reliable transportation to conduct office errands as necessary.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Excellent benefits and compensation package. Benefits include paid time off, health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) plan, and more!

TO APPLY

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by August 11, 2017. If the posting is still up, the position is still open. Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your connection to NILC’s mission and why you are the ideal candidate for this position, as well as your resume, to jobs@nilc.org. PDF format preferred. Use OC0717 as the subject line for your e-mail.

Do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.