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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:

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.

IRAP/NILC Staff Attorney

JULY 2017

NILC and IRAP are equal opportunity employers; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Neither NILC nor IRAP discriminates 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) and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) are seeking a Staff Attorney to work on a joint docket for the two organizations. The docket will consist primarily of impact litigation to defend and advance the rights of refugees, but may also include litigation related to other immigrant communities targeted by the policies of the current administration. For example, litigation may relate to detention, religious profiling, and due process at ports of entry.

The Staff Attorney may be based in New York City, Los Angeles, or the District of Columbia, with a preference for New York City. The Staff Attorney will be reporting to IRAP’s Litigation Director based in New York City and to NILC’s Staff Attorney based in Atlanta. This is a regular, full-time position at IRAP and a temporary joint position with NILC for one year.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop and handle all aspects of litigation, principally in federal courts and administrative forums, including undertaking pre-litigation research and analysis, drafting pleadings and memoranda, conducting discovery, communicating with plaintiffs, and engaging in oral advocacy.
  • Conduct outreach to impacted communities and identify potential litigation and policy advocacy opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • JD degree and eligibility to practice law in the United States required.
  • This position is open to entry and mid-level candidates, with a preference for prior experience in immigrants’ rights issues.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills required.
  • Must be a self-starter, motivated, and a good team player.
  • Must be highly organized, flexible, able to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload, and must have excellent time-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to understand and handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to translate complex legal arguments to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work well in diverse settings.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. Additional language(s) a plus.
  • Familiarity with software applications commonly used in litigation preferred, including Westlaw, PACER, and Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel across the country as needed.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a writing sample in English (preferably 5-10 pages) using this online application form: https://podio.com/webforms/13697370/924405.

Events Coordinator, Temporary

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 and background

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is seeking a temporary Events Coordinator to join its team as an important member of its Development Department and a crucial contributor to overall organizational success. The Coordinator will hold a demonstrated track record of managing and executing a variety of fundraising events and will be tasked with ensuring that each NILC event meets or exceeds financial and programmatic goals. We are seeking a coordinator, planner, and implementer who can work on multiple projects, meet deadlines, and take responsibility for optimizing events within our limited events budget.

The Coordinator ensures that events run smoothly, consistently publicize NILC’s organizational mission, and meet or exceed revenue goals. As such, the Coordinator cultivates strong relationships with donors/sponsors, third-party fundraisers, and other stakeholders involved in NILC fundraising events. In collaboration with other departments and contractors as designated, the Coordinator manages all event logistics, from planning to follow-up, and plays a lead role in sponsor prospecting and outreach, in coordination with key NILC staff. The Coordinator also manages event data and metrics for analyzing event performance and maintains/updates database platforms as needed. This position is based in our Los Angeles office and is expected to last approximately six months, with the possibility of extension depending on available funding.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to…

  • In consultation and collaboration with NILC’s development team, implement an annual events strategy that combines larger fundraising events led by staff with smaller events hosted by third parties.
  • Work with the development team and finance department to develop individual event budgets and fundraising strategies, and track and reconcile revenue and expenditures.
  • Recommend and initiate ways to improve events, including developing compelling event programming, expanding attendance, increasing revenue, and minimizing expenses.
  • Collaborate internally with the development team and externally with contractors to create and manage preproduction, day of event, and wrap timelines.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and participate in all efforts to publicize events, including but not limited to strategic guest lists, invitations and save-the-date mailings, social media promotions, and personal outreach by NILC staff and board members.
  • Lead and support event-planning committees as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors, including but not limited to printers, equipment rental companies, and venue representatives.
  • Serve as point of contact for NILC staff, external stakeholders, and event participants (including honorees, guests, and volunteers), providing information about events, including scheduling and program updates and other logistics.

Education & qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience planning and executing fundraising events.
  • Demonstrated ability of successfully forecasting pitfalls, maintaining a fluid workflow, handling unexpected changes, and keeping event planning on schedule while juggling multiple and competing priorities.
  • Diplomatic communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure a must.
  • Detail- and deadline-oriented, with excellent organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to negotiate diplomatically and tactfully with diverse stakeholders (including organizational sponsors, donors, high-profile honorees, performers, etc.).
  • Highly proficient in using Excel spreadsheets for data management and organizing information to create impact reports.
  • Proven ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet goals and deadlines effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and experience working with immigrants’ rights and/or progressive issues 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, to jobs@nilc.org. PDF format preferred. Please use EC0717 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by August 21, 2017. If the position is still posted, it is still open.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested above in your application to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Legal and Outreach Fellow

JUNE 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 Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SF Bay Area) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are seeking a Legal and Outreach Fellow. This is a shared, one-year position between the two organizations. The Legal and Outreach Fellow will have primary responsibility for coordinating among litigators, communicators, and grassroots organizations to implement a strategy for ensuring community voices are uplifted as part of the organizing strategy around the refugee and Muslim ban legal cases that will potentially be under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. The position will also be responsible for engaging Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) organizations in the campaign, as well as providing support to diverse communications and advocacy strategies that support these communities. This position will be based in Santa Clara County or Los Angeles, with consideration of remote location for the exceptional candidate.

As part of their primary responsibilities, the Legal and Outreach Fellow is responsible for coordinating and engaging AMEMSA groups, relevant legal and advocacy organizations, and stakeholders, including refugee-serving organizations, faith-based groups, immigrants’ rights organizations, and other allies. These activities include: engaging partners in developing short- and long-term campaign plans; organizing phone calls and convenings; supporting planning of strategic opportunities, including spokesperson trainings, media events, advocacy briefings, and other related activities; working with litigators, communicators, advocates, and grassroots organizations to share information and build a strong coalition; and managing administrative duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Builds strategic relationships with partners.
  • Develops a short- and long-term campaign plan with stakeholders.
  • Coordinates phone calls, trainings, briefings, meetings, and other activities.
  • Assesses campaign needs and implements accordingly.
  • Engages diverse stakeholders in planning and implementation.
  • Builds and manages coalition relationships.
  • Engages appropriate partners in advocacy, communications, organizing, and other activities.
  • Manages logistics of campaign-related events.
  • Develops ongoing channels for planning, sharing information, and coordination.
  • Documents and evaluates ongoing campaign strategies.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree preferred or equivalent years’ experience.
  • At least one to two years’ experience in managing or playing a significant leadership role in an advocacy or legal campaign.
  • Experience in nonprofit environment (preferred).
  • Bilingual capacity in Arabic, Farsi, or Urdu (preferred).
  • Ability to work with diverse groups/coalitions and navigate a broad array of interests in person and remotely with partners across the country.
  • Experience working with AMEMSA communities and/or passion for issues impacting AMEMSA communities.
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Willingness to travel and work the hours needed to meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement projects successfully from start to finish.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and problem-solving experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Intermediate computer knowledge and experience, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with social media strategies.
  • Ability to recognize sensitive material and maintain high degree of confidentiality.
  • Collaborative team player.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability and life insurance; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plan options.

TO APPLY

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this position, resume, and a 3- to 5-page writing sample to outreachfellow@nilc.org, and use LOF0617 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by July 14.

Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. You must follow application instructions on this announcement. Position is open immediately. Please do not send duplicate materials. No phone calls, please.

Senior Officer, Individual Giving

MAY 2017  |  Position based in Los Angeles, CA, or Washington, DC

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 Senior Officer for Individual Giving to join our Development Department. The Individual Giving Officer will be the lead for the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to engage and retain individual donors at various levels of giving capacity. The full-time position is based in our Los Angeles or Washington, DC, office. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Development and Operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to…

  • Participates in the development of the organization’s overall strategy to obtain resources to support the c3 and c4 activities of NILC.
  • Leads the process for defining, implementing, and evaluating goals, strategies, and financial targets for individual giving in the Development Department’s annual workplan.
  • Leads the management and coordination of activities to deepen NILC’s relationships with existing individual donors at all levels, develop relationships with new individual donors, and solicit financial support from current and potential donors.
  • Identifies new individual major donors in collaboration with staff and board, and defines and executes cultivation plans.
  • Provides support to the Executive Director and NILC board in the cultivation of donors and the solicitation of gifts.
  • Oversees strategy development of fundraising and donor-relations events, including salons, informational briefings, and NILC’s annual awards.
  • Provides staff leadership to the Board Fundraising Committee.
  • Leads the establishment and management of relationships with key staff leaders in other departments to ensure support and ongoing communication for individual donor fundraising efforts.
  • Regularly assesses individual fundraising activities and progress toward fundraising goals.
  • Supervises the Manager, Donor Engagement.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.

Education & qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of fundraising experience focused on individual giving, with increasing levels of responsibility and management experience.
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising environment required.
  • A professional and resourceful style, with ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to work independently, without close oversight, but also as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside NILC.
  • Flexible and adaptable management style; a leader who can positively impact both
    strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with a demonstrated record of successful follow-through on tasks and goals.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with exceptional attention
    to detail.
  • A demonstrated ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and to build and nourish long-term relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing.
  • Significant writing experience sufficient to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, letters of acknowledgement, reports, and proposals to individuals.
  • The ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement special events.
  • NeonCRM database proficiency preferred, as well as a general familiarity with other donor management applications, programs, and databases, with a willingness to learn new technologies as needed.
  • Ability to recognize sensitive material and maintain high degree of confidentiality.
  • Commitment to, passion for, and understanding of issues faced by immigrants and low-income, working families.

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 and a 3 to 5–page writing sample, by e-mail to jobs@nilc.org. Use SOIG0517 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.