Campaign Director - Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF)
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the leading advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. — regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through a racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Washington, DC, NILC seeks to achieve just laws and policies that address systemic inequities, create narrative and culture change for an inclusive and equitable society, and build a healthier and more powerful movement. For more information, please visit www.nilc.org. and www.immigrantjusticefund.org/
The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Coalition is a network anchored by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), and a steering committee of 15 other member organizations. The “Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future” (PIF) Coalition is made up of hundreds of diverse organizations and present in over 40 states. Our mission is to unite across sectors to advance, protect and defend access to healthcare, nutrition programs, public services and economic support for immigrants and their families at the local, state and federal level.
PIF has an immediate opening for a PIF Director. This is an exciting opportunity to shape PIF’s,role in building a diverse intersection of collaborative partners to advance access to public benefits for immigrants as the coalition moves away from the primarily defensive stance that characterized its origins (e.g. fighting the Trump-era public charge rule) while building on the collaborative relationships that have been developed. The PIF Director will be responsible for overseeing and developing the network's efforts at the local, state, and national level to guide community outreach and education on recent changes to public charge,implement a media and marketing strategy, and direct nationwide policy and narrative campaigns. The Director will oversee the work of PIF’s talented team of staff and consultants, while leveraging thecontributionsofPIF’smemberorganizationsthroughworkinggroups.
ThePIFDirectorwillreportto NILC’s Campaign Director for day-to-day responsibilities, and collectively accountable to the PIF Executive Committee. The PIF Director will be replacing a staff member who has been on loan to PIF from NILC.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Lead and direct PIF’s existing campaigns:
- Direct PIF’s capacity to manage existing and new campaigns that create long-lasting change for low-income immigrants’ access to benefits
- Ability to build campaigns that center the voices and perspectives of low-income immigrant partner organizations in decision-making; and that utilize a range of grassroots and grasstop strategies and tactics.
- Ensure that all campaigns have a clear long-range vision, measurable goals, workplan and budget and that those efforts are integrated and complementary with coalition efforts.
- Support the development and execution of existing campaigns.
- Create and provide guidance to staff, consultants, and working groups to develop and execute campaign plans.
- Ensure that strong organizational relationships and cross-organizational, cross-movement collaborative approaches are nurtured and deepened through the PIF coalition.
- Ensure strategic relationships with progressive allies, principals, elected officials, policy makers, media outlets and constituents are built and maintained to advance campaign goals.
- Manage and work closely with the PIF Executive Committee and Steering Committee to develop strategy and coalition/campaign mission & vision.
- Lead PIF fundraising efforts and manage the PIF budget including maintaining funder relationships on behalf of the Steering Committee, working with the fiscal sponsor, timely grant reporting, etc.
- Adhere to and support PIF Project Charter.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Develop the campaign staffing strategy.
- Hire and retain high-performing, diverse staff for roles. Adhere to NILC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion vision and standards.
- Manage staff & consultants to ensure we achieve our ambitious aims; support, coach and develop individuals, and provide course-correcting guidance when necessary.
- Serve as a member of the PIF Executive Committee, working closely with the Steering Committee and NILC Campaign Director to manage campaign implementation across the coalition and collectively creating and modeling behavior for a high performing, impactful, healthy coalition.
Serve as a manager and network leader:
- Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains staff.
- Oversees the daily workflow of the team.
- Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
- Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with NILC’s policy.
- Manages outside consultants, third party administrators, and vendors
- Extensive experience running impactful national and/or state-based campaigns that engage key stakeholders and with a range of strategies and tactics.
- Extensive experience and understanding of grasstop and grassroots strategies. (Familiarity with legislative and administrative advocacy strategies is a plus but not required).
- Experience working in networked and collaborative ways that engage the leadership and active participation of member organizations.
- A track record of leading and managing a multicultural, diverse, and geographically distributed team to deliver outstanding campaign results.
- Knowledge and experience working in immigrant communities for justice is a plus.
- Proven ability to foster relationships with key stakeholders including funders.
- Deep understanding of interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism and classism, particularly as it relates to immigration and public benefits policy.
- Exemplary ability to build and teach power analysis and power-mapping.
- Strategic thinking ability to understand the big picture, develop plans and strategies, generate new creative ideas, and pivot as needed.
- Capacity to lead a team that can deliver on the details as well as the big picture and set priorities in a rapid response environment.
- Capacity to tell the story of the campaign effectively to funders and other stakeholders.
- Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with and among a multiracial and multi-class group of stakeholders with extremely varied perspectives and expertise -from national policy advocacy organizations to on-the-ground community organizations and across a wide range of issue areas.
- Understanding of policy issues at the intersection of immigration and access to public benefits, including public charge policy is a plus but not a requirement.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and relevant technology.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- All staff are currently working in a remote office environment through at least September 2021 due to COVID.
- Under normal work conditions the work environment is generally quiet and in an office setting. Travel at least 25% of the time, including travel to the NILC DC office, Los Angeles Office, or another location within the US for 3-5 nights.
- Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods
- Communicating with others to exchange information.
- Repeating motions, like typing or answering a phone, that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
- Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
This position is based anywhere in the United States, with an expectation of travel as needed by the campaign.
PIF is currently sponsored by the National Immigration Law Center, therefore this position will be an employee of NILC. The length of the term for this position will be based in part on funding and fiscal status of this project. The salary range is competitive and commensurate on experience. Salary is flexible and is expected to be in the range of $129,000 - $165,000 annually. PIF provides a comprehensive benefits package through its fiscal sponsor, NILC.
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience for the position.
NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class. We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.