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About New American Leaders

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.

Women’s Programs Manager


Reports To: National Director of Leadership Programs

Position Location: New York

Position Type: Full time 

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. 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 Women’s Programs Manager to join a growing programs team, and support our national initiatives. The Programs Manager is responsible for assisting in planning local trainings for women, conducting NY specific political and electoral background research, recruiting community leaders to run for office, and supporting NAL in alumni development. The position will also broaden our overall women’s programming with a focus on partnerships in progress and new initiatives.

The Programs Manager will work directly with the National Director of Leadership Programs and the National Political Director to assist in the implementation of programmatic strategies and objectives across our state-based programs.

Responsibilities

NY Program Management 

  • Develop a 1 year work plan for local region that includes a timeline of workshops, trainings, events and opportunities for alumni engagement; provide regular reports, work plans and strategic plans to the NAL Team 
  • Manage planning logistics for local and national trainings, including onsite management 
  • Communicate news, resources and opportunities to training alum through social media, keeping staff informed through internal channels
  • Track data on alumni and other candidates in our network, making recommendations for endorsements
  • Maintain data on policy proposals or passed legislation of New American elected officials in the state

Candidate and State Development

  • Assist with political and electoral background research for the local region 
  • Assist in identifying, recruiting and tracking community leaders locally to run for public office
  • Coordinate and execute small and large group training and networking sessions for candidate and campaign development 
  • Provide guidance, training and consultation to NAL alumni 
with their plans to run for office 

Broader Women’s Programming Relationship-building

  • Develop partnerships that further women’s advancements in the electoral space 
  • Build new and strengthen existing relationships with partners to aid and diversify recruitment
  • Maintain and manage comprehensive database of current and potential community partners
  • Represent NAL at meetings, conferences and conventions to aid recruitment, to ensure the program is integrated into local allies’ plans and priorities, and to raise the organization’s profile

Skills and Qualifications

  • Commitment to serving immigrant communities and building a multiracial democracy
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 3 years of campaign and/or political organizing experience working with campaigns and/or in progressive politics
  • Working knowledge of political landscape and campaign finance laws in your state of operation
  • Expert interpersonal skills in dealing with potential candidates, potential donors, lawmakers, and colleagues
  • Ability to set and complete ambitious goals
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and priorities
  • Willingness and availability to travel and work on weekends for occasional trainings and convenings

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to [email protected] by _September 6_with “ Women’s Programs Manager” in the subject line.

Salary range is $55,000-65,000 (commensurate with experience) with a comprehensive benefits package, 20 days of vacation plus winter holiday week, professional development opportunities, and the option to work one day from home. 

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

 

Vice President, Programs

Please note that the application window for this position has closed as of September 2019.

Reports To: President 

Position Location: Flexible

Position Type: Full time 

Travel Requirements: 35%

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. 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.

Vice President, Programs

The Vice President of Programs is an important new position established to help New American Leaders grow effectively and intentionally. The position will be a part of the leadership team, which drives organizational strategy and represents NAL and NALAF nationally. The VP of Programs will have strategic and operational oversight of all program areas, including candidate and campaign trainings, endorsements and governance and policy support. The role includes responsibilities in the following three areas: program leadership and management, external relationships, and knowledge management.

Program Leadership & Management (50%)

  • Set strategy and goals and lead the team to execute effectively and efficiently in campaigning, governing and policymaking program areas
  • Work with team to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management, evaluation and reporting
  • Build an inclusive and cohesive team and team culture that values diverse perspectives and inspires members to produce high-quality output
  • Work with COO to develop and manage annual budget and strategic goals to align with organizational goals and mission
  • Demonstrate consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the program goals

External Relationships (25%)

  • Expand revenue generation activities that support existing programs and growth
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations
  • In partnership with development team, cultivate existing relationships and develop new funder relationships
  • Utilize leadership profile to support NAL’s visibility and serve as spokesperson in speaking engagements, to national and local media

Knowledge Management (25%)

  • Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to collect data related to programs and impact 
  • Develop system to share organizational learning with a broad range of communities
  • Ensure that key project outcomes and/or policy, advocacy, and legislation are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact
  • Work collaboratively with the management and executive teams to integrate cross-program activities and functions

Qualifications

The VP of Programs will be thoroughly committed to NAL’s strategy, values and mission. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience and strong demonstrated success managing funder relationships and media. Experience working with communities of color, indigenous and immigrant communities is a must, and programmatic experience on leadership development, campaign training, and/or policy advocacy is highly preferred. In addition, our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Experience managing a variety of programs and initiatives with an outcomes-based orientation
  • Skills needed to take programs from one stage of growth to the next
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate to a wide range of audiences
  • Electoral and/or organizing experience
  • Advanced degree, with at least 5 years of management experience
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Demonstrated experience relating to a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, foundations, corporate sponsors, and practitioner groups
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-oriented, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for NAL
  • A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment

Salary range is $100-120,000, commensurate with experience. 

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

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] by September 3. 

Political Intern (Fall 2019 Semester)

NAL is seeking a Political Intern to join our programs team. The Fall 2019 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 Every Action
  • 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 nonprofit 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 ($500), 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:

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Please email a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] with “Political Intern” in the subject line.

 

Digital Engagement Intern (Fall 2019)

NAL is seeking a Digital Engagement Intern to join our communications team in the Fall 2019 semester 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 Communications 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 NAL events
  • Creatively promote NAL’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 multitask
  • 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 nonprofit 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 ($500), 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:

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019. Please email a cover letter and a résumé to [email protected] with “Digital Engagement Intern” in the subject line.