The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is Hiring!
New Americans Campaign (NAC) Associate Director – San Francisco, CA (preferred),
Washington, DC, Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, TX
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is seeking a full-time New Americans Campaign (NAC) Associate Director in our San Francisco, CA office. We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of our other offices, with the understanding that period travel to California is required. This is an exempt position that reports to the NAC Director. The NAC Associate Director is an ILRC employee. The ILRC currently has a hybrid work model that permits remote work, though eventually plans to require three in-office days per week for those working out of our offices.
The ILRC is a national non-profit legal support center with offices located in San Francisco and the Central Valley, CA; Austin, Houston, and San Antonio TX; and Washington, DC. Founded in 1979, the ILRC is regarded as one of the foremost experts on engaging immigrants and developing their leadership in the democratic process; providing expertise on complex issues of immigration law, procedure and policy; and engaging in advocacy and educational initiatives on policies that affect immigrants. We are a team-based organization that makes decisions collaboratively that allows for significant staff input.
Led by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the New Americans Campaign is a diverse, nonpartisan national network of respected immigration organizations, legal services providers, faith-based organizations, immigrant rights groups, foundations, and community leaders. The Campaign transforms the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans. It is committed to connecting lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to trusted legal assistance and critical information that simplifies the naturalization process.
The NAC Associate Director works closely with the NAC Director as a thought partner to implement the NAC’s engagement with the NAC Funders Committee of national and local foundations and implement the NAC communications strategy. An additional area of responsibility involves managing sub-grants that the ILRC makes to local NAC organizations.
We seek candidates who have outstanding writing and interpersonal skills, as well as project management skills, experience working with funders, and leadership and organizational skills with high attention to detail.
Job Responsibilities: The specific job responsibilities of the NAC Associate Director include:
NAC Funders Committee (Approximately 50%):
- Draft and ensure the timely submission of NAC grant proposals and grant reports (for approximately 15 to 20 foundations each year). Draft responses to special information requests from NAC funders, such as year-end surveys. Coordinate content with other members of the NAC team, conduct research and analysis as needed, and finalize all content for submission. Work with finance staff to develop proposal budgets and prepare grant budget reports.
- Maintain current understanding of the strategies and priorities of the members of the NAC Funders Committee and tailor engagement and materials to engage with and respond to these priorities.
- Deliver oral presentations and prepare written reports for NAC Funders Committee pertaining to funder-facing projects.
- Work with the Director to ensure Funders Committee holds regular meetings that cover relevant agenda items. Participate in NAC Funders Committee meetings and assist with note-taking and drafting agendas.
- Maintain current understanding of NAC goals and initiatives, focus areas, successes, and overall results to communicate to NAC funders effectively.
- Work with administrative staff in implementing all logistics of NAC Funder Committee meetings organized by the ILRC.
- Allot available resources, establish and implement work plan for projects, engage and supervise consultants as needed, and ensure all projects are on schedule and within budget.
NAC Communications Strategy (Approximately 30%):
- Engage with the NAC Funders Committee and NAC partners to determine the appropriate communications strategy for the NAC taking into account funder priorities, partner priorities, and budget constraints. Revisit the strategy regularly and make dynamic adjustments based on funder and partner input, data, funding, and other internal or external factors.
- Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead the implementation of the NAC’s communications strategy to ensure that goals and objectives are met and that all elements of the strategy are accomplished. Tactics may include digital advertising, strategic communications, social media engagement, story banking, video production, sub-granting to partners of the NAC, and other.
- Allot available resources, establish and implement work plan for the NAC’s communications work, engage and supervise consultants as needed, and ensure all projects are on schedule and within budget.
- Maintain current understanding of NAC’s communications strategy goals and initiatives, focus areas, successes, and overall results to effectively communicate to NAC funders and partners.
- Deliver oral presentations and prepare written reports, including data analysis, for the NAC Funders Committee and NAC partners pertaining to the NAC’s communications work. Seek feedback and incorporate into real-time strategy adjustments.
NAC Sub-Granting (Approximately 15%):
- Manage sub-granting of funding to NAC local partners and affiliates in California and a small number of additional locations (“ILRC Local Sub-Grantees”) and ensure all sub-granting is executed on schedule and within budget. Make annual budget recommendations for ILRC Local Sub-Grantees.
- Work collaboratively with ILRC Local Sub-Grantees to develop sub-grantee contract deliverables and budgets, problem-solve, and determine appropriate solutions. Maintain positive, respectful, and genuinely collaborative relationships with NAC partners.
- Maintain responsibility for grant-making documents from drafting through execution, including contracts, scope of work, budget, and reporting forms.
- Engage proactively with ILRC Local Sub-Grantees on an ongoing basis to ensure accountability and timely completion of grant deliverables and program goals as well as timely reporting. Monitor progress on a regular basis and facilitate timely provision of necessary technical assistance to support sub-grantees in meeting their goals.
- Conduct regular site visits.
Other (Approximately 5%):
- Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead other short-term and long-term projects, as assigned by the NAC Director. Ensure that goals and objectives are met and that all elements of projects are accomplished. Translate vision into action for highest impact, allot available resources, establish and implement work plan for projects, engage and supervise consultants as needed, convene appropriate stakeholders, and ensure all projects are on schedule and within budget.
- Perform other duties to meet the needs of the NAC as assigned.
- Administrative responsibilities as needed to meet the needs of the projects.
Overnight, periodic travel required.
Qualifications: The qualifications for NAC Associate Director include:
- Bachelor’s degree;
- You enjoy writing, and writing is one of your strongest skills;
You are passionate about immigrant rights;
- You build relationships easily and people you work with trust you;
- You find fundraising satisfying and enjoy working with foundation program leadership;
- You are solution-oriented, flexible, and can successfully identify and achieve positive outcomes when faced with a challenge;
- You are reliable and hold yourself responsible for meeting goals and accomplishing projects within time and budget parameters;
- You can collaborate while maintaining accountability among all members of a project;
- You understand budgets and regranting to other non-profits;
- You are comfortable with learning and utilizing various technology platforms;
- You are comfortable working with Excel and can create great PowerPoint presentations; and
- You are very detail-oriented and can be counted on to deliver high quality and accurate work products.
- Advanced degree or equivalent relevant professional experience;
- Cultural and linguistic competence to oversee elements of the communications strategy focused on immigrant communities;
- Communications or related experience; and
- Experience presenting to a wide variety of audiences.
The annual pay range for this position is $100,000 to $110,000. The ILRC offers excellent benefits, medical/dental/vision insurance, a flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, vacation, and sick leave. The ILRC also sponsors a retirement plan option upon fulfillment of eligibility.
This position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in the position, a resume, a writing sample, and the names of three references.
Online applications are preferred. As an alternative, you can mail your application to:
NAC Associate Director Hiring Committee
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
1458 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
No phone calls, please.
As a condition of employment at the ILRC, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.*
The ILRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious beliefs, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, ILRC will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.
* The ILRC provides reasonable accommodations as required by law. Employees may request an exception from vaccination requirements (if applicable), if the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them or medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination. Employees also may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, or if receiving a COVID-19 vaccination conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. There may be other recognized exceptions under applicable state and/or local laws.