New American Economy is seeking an Associate Director of State and Local Initiatives to work with the Director of State and Local Initiatives to develop and execute the overarching strategy for the team’s organizing and advocacy portfolio. The Associate Director will manage the organization’s engagement with public, private and civic partners at the state and local levels to advance NAE’s mission of promoting immigrant integration and economic growth.
The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, self-starter, strong communicator (including public speaking), effective multi-tasker, and skilled writer. They have a background in immigration policy at the state and local level, and are comfortable working in a fast-paced policy environment with stakeholders that range from senior business executives to grassroots leaders. This position is full-time and based in New York City with regular travel.
New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization fighting for smart federal, state, and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans. We make the economic case for immigration in four ways: We use powerful research to demonstrate how immigration impacts our economy; we organize champions at the grassroots and influencer levels to build support for immigration; we partner with state and local leaders to advocate for policies that recognize the value immigrants add locally; and we show immigrant contributions to American culture through film, food, art, sports, comedy, and more. Learn more about NAE at newamericaneconomy.org.
NAE’s State and Local Initiatives works with a network of more than 80 local communities across 20 states across the country to advocate for and support immigrant integration initiatives and policies. You can learn more about what we do and where here. NAE is proud to maintain a mission-focused culture of collaboration, openness, and positivity. These values guide our work, and our team dynamic.
- Work with the Director of State and Local Initiatives to develop the overarching strategy to guide NAE’s organizing and advocacy at the state and local levels
- Engage and manage relationships with government, business, and civic sector stakeholders through new target recruitment, sharing NAE data, public and private presentations, stakeholder meetings and convenings, and the design and execution of projects and initiatives
- Lead NAE’s Global Talent Chamber Network portfolio, including member recruitment and engagement, overseeing production of research briefs and organizing launch events, coordinating advocacy and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and organizing NAE’s annual chamber convening
- Work with other team members to manage the Gateways for Growth Challenge, including providing research and strategic planning support to awardee communities, evaluating applications, and conducting site visits
- Conduct media interviews regarding State and Local projects and research, and work with the Communications Director to draft and edit op/eds and letters to the editor
- Advise the State Policy Manager and Policy Associate on state and local-level policy and research opportunities
- Work with Director to lead the development of new policy and programmatic initiatives within the immigrant integration field, including the NAE Cities Index
- Work with the Executive Team to connect State and Local projects and partners to NAE’s federal advocacy campaigns.
- Develop new tools and resources for state and local partners that help advance and scale immigrant integration initiatives across the U.S.
- Work with the Director of Development to track metrics and state and local successes, develop and maintain funder relationships, and provide content for grant proposals and reports
- Stakeholder management
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of work experience.
- Experience in the immigration policy field, preferably at the state and local levels
- Experience managing a team
- Strong multi-tasking ability and attention to detail, with desire to work on a variety of projects at once, ranging from project management and operations to research and policy analysis
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort with frequent public speaking and copy editing.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team
- Regular travel (at least once per month) is required
Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
We are accepting applications now with the goal of having someone hired by mid June 2019.