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Immigration Campaign Manager
The Center for Community Change
Position Description: The Immigration Campaign Manager is responsible for implementing a nationally coordinated campaign with Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) member organizations focused on building the power and capacity of the immigrant rights movement and achieving state and federal policy immigration reform change. Currently, FIRM is advancing a national "Keeping Families Together Campaign" aimed at securing comprehensive immigration reform. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, experienced organizer, good manager, and strategic thinker capable of producing consistent quality work in a fast-paced environment.
This position reports to: The Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice.
Serve as primary staff person of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), a project of CCC. Work with FIRM groups to oversee and implement immigration reform campaign components at the local, state and national level. Build and nurture relationships with local and state organizations across the country, and assist in promoting collective action on common agendas, specifically field strategies to win comprehensive immigration reform. Work with CCC’s Communications and Online Departments to elevate attention to immigrant issues and campaigns in traditional and new media. Coordinate field/online strategies to build the list of immigration reform supporters across the country. Manage and provides leadership and direction to immigration organizing staff. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice.
As specific to the current “Keeping Families Together Campaign”, current responsibilities include:
• Driving the field portions of the campaign at both a tactical and strategic level
• Ensuring proper coordination between departments (field/communications/legislative/digital).
• Holding major responsibility for managing relations with field partners
Five to ten years of organizing experience with community-based, grassroots, and/or coalition organizations. Experience in supervising a team of organizers, and working at a high level in strategic partnerships. Familiarity with grassroots advocacy, at either the federal or state level, including experience with national campaigns to secure policy change. Familiarity with online technology (email/sms/mobile tools) and electoral tools (VAN, Catalist) for use in field campaigns. Demonstrated ability to create a sense of community among disparate organizations and leaders towards common purpose. Capacity and willingness to travel frequently. Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to work effectively with people of different cultures. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.
Preferably located in Washington DC but will work with someone with the ability to travel up to 35%
How TO APPLY:
How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Fax) 202-387-4892
About the Center for Community Change
The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, our mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities across America that will be the impetus for creating a society in which everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential. Inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people, the Center has been instrumental in the fight for comprehensive and fair immigration reform, a push for a bold jobs agenda, and protecting essential retirement security programs. The Center played a major role in recent positive changes to immigration laws that will keep thousands of immigrant families together. Our Housing Trust Fund Project has helped bring affordable housing to millions of people.
For further information please visit our website at: www.communitychange.org.