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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:

Digital Specialist

MARCH 2018 | Position based in Los Angeles (or Washington, DC)

The National Immigration Law Center 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 their color, where they were born, or how much money they have. Using our deep expertise in litigation, policy, and communications, we address issues that affect the lives of low-income immigrants and work with communities across the nation in courtrooms and legislatures to help advance polices that create a more inclusive, just, and equitable society for everyone.

Join our dedicated, collaborative, and fun team as we fight to defend and advance the ideals that our nation is founded on!

POSITION SUMMARY

Creating an inspired, interactive, and active online presence is essential to increasing awareness of NILC’s identity, adding to our growing community, and encouraging involvement in our state, local, and national campaigns and events. The Digital Specialist will create, edit, produce, and promote digital content for NILC’s rapidly growing online presence. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and tech-savvy digital communications specialist with a passion for our mission and a desire to mobilize the public to take action. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in social justice, public policy, and the digital skills to help our organization better connect with audiences on a wide variety of platforms. The Digital Specialist will work closely with staff across the Communications Department and report directly to the Digital Director.

This position is based preferably in our Los Angeles office. Applications from individuals who would prefer to work out of our Washington, DC, office will also be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Social-media savvy. Proficiency in social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Maintain social media posting schedule — draft, proofread, and post.
  • Proficiency in content management systems (such as WordPress). Responsible for updating website content, maintaining content calendar for new posts and webpages, and uploading images.
  • Email marketing. Help tailor emails to groups of supporters, creatively finding ways to help communicate NILC’s message and optimize delivery.
  • Live-streaming. Lead live-streaming on Facebook, Instagram, and Periscope, including scheduling, rehearsal, and all additional preparation.
  • Reporting. Conduct regular analysis and present reports on all of NILC’s online advocacy efforts.
  • Video and graphic design. Collaborate with the Digital Director in the development of video and graphic concepts that support campaign goals and/or grow and engage our online audiences. Research issues and find available stock and other resources.
  • Online advertising. Manage ad campaigns using Facebook Ads Manager, Google AdWords, YouTube ads, etc.
  • Monitoring. Monitor news outlets and social media for relevant and topical news pertinent to NILC’s work internally and externally.
  • Collaborating. Collaborate with others in the ongoing development of campaign communications and content.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 3-5 years of directly relevant work experience is required. BA/BS is preferred. Candidates with some combination of college and/or work experience who can clearly demonstrate proficiency in the skills outlined in this announcement may be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Experience using social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and TweetDeck, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Interest or background in social justice, immigrants’ rights, or progressive social change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with HTML via HTML editing software, such as Dreamweaver or similar software programs.
  • Ability to frame issues for specific audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to use digital communications tools to communicate with and motivate target groups to take action.
  • Experience in the use of email management tools.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with online organizing and campaigning.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom.
  • Fluency in basic computer programs: Microsoft Office, Excel, and Google Suite.
  • Diligence and follow-through on many simultaneous communication threads.
  • Experience with video production and editing.

Don’t think you meet all 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 and life insurance; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plan. Excellent time off benefits!

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume and 2-3 digital examples (graphics, social media posts, videos, and/or emails) by e-mail to jobs@nilc.org. Use DS318 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.

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.

Director of Finance and Administration

OCTOBER 2017 | Position based in Los Angeles or Washington, DC

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 their color, where they were born, or how much money they have. Using our deep expertise in litigation, policy, and communications, we address issues that affect the lives of low-income immigrants and work with communities across the nation to create a more inclusive, just, and equitable society.

Join our dedicated, collaborative, and fun team as we fight to defend and advance the ideals that our nation is founded on!

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.