Postions

Digital Communications Manager

About the Organization:
New American Leaders (NAL) is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in public office. Headquartered in New York, NAL is a national, nonprofit organization with programs across the country. We have a strong track record of recruiting and training New Americans of diverse race/ethnic backgrounds to run for public office. We also work with New American elected officials across the country who are at the frontline of creating transformative policy environments for educational, economic and political equity.

About the Position:
We are seeking a strategic and creative individual to help us expand our digital footprint, strengthen connections to our alumni and other networks, and help shape our narrative as a leading voice on immigrants and democracy. The Digital Communications Manager reports to the Vice President and collaborates with the communications strategy consultant and program staff across the country.

As Digital Communications Manager, you will be responsible to:

  • Actively monitor news, mentions, and online trends to create timely social media content.
  • Maintain a consistent brand voice across all channels.
  • Collaborate with consultant on creation of digital content including video concepts and blogs.
  • Implement social media campaigns and track impact and analytics.
  • Develop and test strategies to grow followers and email list.
  • Manage growth and maintenance of alumni storybank.
  • Work cross-functionally with development and program teams.
  • Update website content.
  • Assist with database maintenance.

You should have:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience with managing digital campaigns and social media accounts.
  • Passion for serving immigrant communities and building a multiracial democracy.
  • Experience with growing digital audiences, tracking and interpreting social analytics, and implementing creative ways to engage digital audience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Proficiency with GSuite, WordPress, Nationbuilder, and Hootsuite preferred.
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and CSS is a plus.

To Apply:
With your cover letter and resume to: [email protected] with DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER in the subject line.

NAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

 

Political Intern

New American Leaders (NAL) is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation Americans to use their power and potential in public office. We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone is included, and everyone participates.

Headquartered in New York, NAL is a national, nonprofit organization with programs across the country. We have a strong track record of recruiting and training immigrants of diverse race/ethnic backgrounds to run for public office. We also work with New American elected officials across the country who are at the frontlines of creating transformative policy environments for educational, economic and political equity.

Position Description

NAL is seeking a Political Intern to join our programs team this summer. The Political Intern is responsible for assisting in planning candidate trainings nationally, conducting political and electoral background research, recruiting community leaders to run for office, and supporting NAL in alumni development.

The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States, as well as the fundamental elements of running a local campaign for public office. Interns will work with NAL’s program staff, and will have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NAL’s work that align with his or her interests.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct political and electoral background research on target states
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting community leaders nationwide to run for local office
  • Follow up with NAL event speakers, panelists, guests, etc.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination and logistics of NAL trainings
  • Help strengthen Ready to Lead and Ready to Win curriculum by conducting research on campaign tools and resources
  • Keep track of events, tasks and follow up
  • Organize NAL program documents
  • Provide ongoing support to the program team including to the Manager of Alumni Programs and Manger of Leadership Programs
  • Other activities, as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights and immigration policy
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership
  • Knowledge of the different levels of government
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people, from donors to local representatives, with comfort and confidence
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time

Preferred

  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Nationbuilder
  • Prior event planning experience
  • Prior experience working on a candidate campaign or in the office of an elected official

Benefits

While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. Interns can also explore planning a campus event highlighting inclusive democracy and NAL’s work. If the intern is not receiving financial support from other sources, a small stipend per semester or summer can be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs (to be disbursed at the end of the internship).

Time Commitment

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Students who can commit to two semesters are strongly preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required during an event. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday).

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] with “Political Intern” in the subject line.

 

Digital Engagement Intern

New American Leaders (NAL) is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in public office. We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone is included, and everyone participates.

Headquartered in New York, NAL is a national, nonprofit organization with programs across the country. We have a strong track record of recruiting and training immigrants of diverse race/ethnic backgrounds to run for public office. We also work with New American elected officials across the country who are at the frontlines of creating transformative policy environments for educational, economic and political equity.

Responsibilities

  • Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office
  • Engage NALP alumni via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Monitor performance indicators such as impressions, clicks
  • Brainstorm and create social media campaigns
  • Attend events with NALP staff
  • Provide ongoing support to the program team
  • >Curate content for social media channels
  • Help with social media pre-strategy research
  • Research new trends in the social world and bring fresh ideas to the team
  • Monitor current social campaigns and suggest revisions when necessary

Position Description

NAL is seeking a Digital Engagement Intern to join our communications team as we expand our digital footprint and change the national narrative about immigrants and democracy. The Digital Engagement Intern will be responsible for following related news stories and crafting engaging and timely content for NAL’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. The Digital Engagement Intern will also work closely with the Director of Digital Initiatives on campaigns and analyzing outcomes.

The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States. Interns will also have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NAL’s work that align with his or her interests.

Responsibilities

  • Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office
  • Curate content for Facebook and Twitter with an eye toward both education and engagement
  • Author blog posts on assigned topics and assist with content calendar
  • Assist with the maintenance of the NAL database and help craft e-mails that inspire recipients to take action
  • Assist with building and maintaining a robust story bank
  • Monitor performance indicators such as impressions and clicks
  • Assisted with the creation of digital engagement campaigns
  • Assist with live-Tweeting, photos, and other social media promotion at NALP events
  • Creatively promote NALP’s candidate trainings on Facebook and Twitter
  • Research new trends in the social world and bring fresh ideas to the team
  • Monitor current social campaigns and suggest revisions when necessary

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights and immigration policy
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Twitter, Hootsuite/Tweetdeck, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox and Flickr
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time

Benefits

While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. If the intern is not receiving financial support from other sources, a small stipend per semester or summer can be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs (to be disbursed at the end of the internship).

Time Commitment

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Students who can commit to two semesters are strongly preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required during an event. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday).

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and a résumé to [email protected] with “Digital Engagement Intern” in the subject line.