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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:

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, with priority given to those received by June 15, 2017. Position is open immediately. 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.

HR Administrator (Recruiter)

MAY 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 Human Resources Administrator with recruitment experience to support the organization’s human resources team. As a member of the Operations Department, the Human Resources Administrator/Recruiter (Administrator) partners with the HR and Administration team to ensure that all aspects of human resources administration of the organization function in a smooth and effective manner. The Administrator reports to the HR & Administration Manager. This position is based in our Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to…

  • Serving as point of contact for hiring managers, the Administrator is responsible for overall coordination of the organization’s recruitment process.
  • Updates and maintains the recruitment outreach contact database.
  • Makes an effort to cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with placement agencies, as well as with university and law school recruitment offices and representatives, and serves as an ambassador for NILC at recruitment events.
  • Conducts screening interviews and may be required to schedule committee interviews.
  • Manages onboarding process with the assistance of appropriate support staff.
  • Conducts new-hire orientations and serves as day-to-day point of contact for staff.
  • Stays informed on federal and state labor law compliance, ensuring the organization’s posting and information-sharing obligations remain up-to-date.
  • Serves as primary benefits administrator, as primary contact for staff, and ultimately responsible for coordinating annual open enrollment meetings.
  • Responsible for managing personnel file system, including master files, I-9 files, and benefits files.
  • Responsible for updating HRIS system with payroll and personnel data updates, entering data as part of bigger projects, and generating reports for management as needed.

Education & qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and experience working with immigrants’ rights and/or progressive issues preferred.
  • PHR or SHRM certification a plus but not required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of general human resources or related experience, with at least 2 years in a recruitment role
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS or other payroll systems, and Adobe Acrobat required.
  • Must be tech savvy and resourceful, using technology to keep systems streamlined and clear.
  • Demonstrated ability to build good working relationships with a diverse staff at different levels of management and carry a professional and flexible demeanor.
  • Clear, effective communication skills and proven ability to move recruitment efforts forward while addressing any needs from hiring managers to meet recruitment goals.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision while still part of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities at a time and prioritize in the best interest of the department’s goals/deadlines.
  • Must have excellent organizational and follow-up skills to succeed in this role.
  • High professional and ethical standards; ability to recognize sensitive material and maintain confidentiality.

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 e-mail to jobs@nilc.org. Use “HR0517” as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by June 15, 2017. If the position is posted, it is still available. 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.

Executive Assistant

MAY 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 an Executive Assistant to provide primary support to the members of its senior leadership team. This team may include Deputy Directors and/or Directors of our Advocacy, Communications, or Legal departments. The Executive Assistant will play a key role in ensuring that the directors are provided with the support necessary to allow them to focus on the core areas of their roles. Additionally, the Executive Assistant will provide general support to the Senior Executive Assistant to facilitate communication throughout the team. This position is ideally based in NILC’s Los Angeles office. The Executive Assistant reports to the Senior Executive Assistant.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to…

  • Manages calendars with a focus on priorities for respective directors (e.g., addressing surfacing questions, getting aligned on tradeoffs, and ensuring enough space/travel time between calendar items).
  • Coordinates business meetings, ensuring both parties have the information necessary to maximize work accomplished during meetings.
  • Assists with travel arrangements and related troubleshooting.
  • Collects necessary information and processes monthly expense reports, including third-party reimbursements.
  • Reconciles monthly credit card, as needed.
  • Takes meeting notes as requested.
  • Provides support to Senior Executive Assistant for quarterly NILC board meetings, including preparing board books, making copies, collecting data, etc.
  • Serves as backup to Senior Executive Assistant as needed.
  • Assists with special projects, as assigned.

Education & qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and experience working with immigrants’ rights and/or progressive issues preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of executive-level support experience required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Outlook Calendar, required.
  • Experience managing calendars in different time zones a huge plus!
  • Demonstrated ability to build good working relationships with a diverse staff at different levels of management and carry a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Clear, effective communication skills and proven ability to move pending priorities forward with minimal supervision.
  • Experience handling multiple priorities at a time and prioritizing effectively a must.
  • High professional and ethical standards, with ability to recognize sensitive material and maintain confidentiality, an absolute must.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully problem-solving, taking initiative, and working under tight deadlines.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours as needed.

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 e-mail to: jobs@nilc.org. Use “EA0517” as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by June 15, 2017. Position is open immediately. 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.

Supervising Attorney

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 an experienced litigator to join its legal department in a Supervising Attorney position to work on precedent-setting cases to advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in impact litigation on key issues across the country impacting low-income immigrants and to work in a legal department with a creative and deeply client-centered focus and a team-based approach to the work. The position is ideally based in NILC’s Los Angeles, Calif., or Washington, DC, office.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts impact litigation on a range of issues affecting low-income immigrants and their families.
  • Identifies potential new cases and plays a role in developing those cases or working with others in the department to do so.
  • Works closely with staff, particularly communications and policy advocacy staff, to advance the rights of low-income immigrants.
  • Participates in communications activities and media work related to litigation.
  • Provides legal analysis and technical assistance on substantive issues to attorneys, government officials and staff, the media, organizers, and advocates nationwide.
  • Supervises staff attorneys, law student interns, and legal fellows.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • JD degree and active admission to a State Bar required.
  • Must have substantial federal court litigation experience, including impact-litigation experience.
  • Experience in supervising legal attorneys, including hiring, training, mentoring, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify novel and innovative litigation approaches, including the ability to identify legal tools to fit emerging situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cases and to achieve high-quality results while successfully leading strong litigation teams, including teams comprised of individuals with more and less experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak persuasively and clearly to a range of audiences.
  • Experience directly working with clients.
  • Experience in identifying new litigation opportunities, analyzing legislation and other developments for potential litigation, and experience in building cases.
  • Experience working with external co-counsel or in a coalition setting comprised of multiple organizational partners, and demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Ability to travel across the country, as needed.

The ideal candidate will also possess…

  • Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies.
  • Superior analytical and legal research skills.
  • Excellent litigation strategy skills.
  • Expertise in immigrants’ rights or other public interest impact litigation is strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to meet deadlines under intense time pressure.
  • Experience with working in a team setting and fostering a collaborative approach to case work.
  • Experience with policy advocacy and/or communications work related to litigation preferred, but not required.
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial, and social justice issues, with a passion for social justice for immigrants and their 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 connection to NILC’s mission and why you are the ideal candidate for this position, resume, and a brief legal writing sample to jobs@nilc.org. PDF format preferred. Use “Supervising Attorney” as your subject line. Position is open immediately. 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.

Staff Attorney

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 an experienced attorney to join its legal department. The person in this Staff Attorney position will work on precedent-setting cases to advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in impact litigation on key issues across the country impacting low-income immigrants and to work in a legal department with a creative and deeply client-centered focus and a team-based approach to the work. The position will be based in either NILC’s Los Angeles, Calif., or Washington, DC, office.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Conducts impact litigation on a range of issues affecting low-income immigrants and their families.
  • Identifies potential new cases and plays a role in developing those cases or working with others in the department to do so.
  • Works closely with communications and policy advocacy staff to advance the rights of low-income immigrants.
  • Participates in communications activities and media work related to litigation.
  • Provides legal analysis and technical assistance on substantive issues to attorneys, government officials and staff, the media, organizers, and advocates nationwide.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • JD degree and active admission to a State Bar required.
  • Federal court litigation experience, including impact litigation experience, required.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak persuasively and clearly to a range of audiences.
  • Experience working with external co-counsel or in a coalition setting comprised of multiple organizational partners and demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Ability to travel across the country, as needed.

The ideal candidate will also possess…

  • Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing legal strategies.
  • Superior analytical and legal research skills.
  • Excellent litigation skills.
  • Expertise in immigrants’ rights or other public interest impact litigation is strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to meet deadlines under intense time pressure.
  • Experience with working in a team setting and fostering a collaborative approach to case work.
  • Ability to take initiative and to foster a positive team environment.
  • Experience with policy advocacy and/or communications work related to litigation preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual capacity a plus, but not required.
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial, and social justice issues, with a passion for social justice for immigrants and their 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 connection to NILC’s mission and why you are the ideal candidate for this position, resume, and a brief legal writing sample to jobs@nilc.org. PDF format preferred. Use “SA0517” as your subject line. Position is open immediately. 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.