New York Immigration Coalition
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action
City: New York
Postal code: 10001
State: New York
Country: United States
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) advocates for policies and provides support to nearly 200 immigrant serving and immigrant rights organizations across New York State. We represent the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations, and devise solutions to advance them. We advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant communities; NYIC works to empower immigrants, and contribute to the sustainability of those organizations that serve them, in order to improve people’s lives, and strengthen the economic and social contributions of immigrants to New York State (NYS) and the nation.
About the Role:
Building on the strong foundation and extraordinary growth and impact developed over the last decade, NYIC’s next Executive Director (ED) will lead the organization through its next chapter. In 2021 and beyond, with the right transformational leadership, NYIC is poised to strengthen and sharpen its work, influence, and impact. The next ED will bring new energy, building new partnerships, relationships, strategy, and thinking to achieve big new wins, like a pathway to legalization for immigrants. The next ED will ensure the organization has the right infrastructure and resources to design and integrate an even broader and more diverse coalition, deepen our influence and impact in New York State and federal policy, engage a broader reach in the community, and have an even bolder voice on the important issues facing our diverse immigrant communities.
Areas of Leadership: (Core Competencies)
Vision/ Political & Advocacy Strategy:
Organizational, Individual & Cultural Development:
Lead the executive leadership team to:
Continue to build strong and equitable systems and policies which support leadership development, organizational culture, and individual team members;
Ensure leadership development and growth opportunities internally and externally;
Foster equity and inclusivity across all operations; and
Consolidate the organization for the long haul, determining in the meantime how to be a cohesive virtual membership organization through the pandemic.
Continue building a board that reflects and represents the coalition and other key constituencies, and effectively partner with the board to ensure the sustainability and vitality of the NYIC.
Coalition, Partnership & Relationship Building:
Engage even more and new facets of the immigrant community (i.e. youth, BLM, LGBQT+, the business and legal communities);
Continue building and strengthening the Statewide coalition, ensuring voices across NY State are represented and engaged; and
Maintain NYIC’s place and play an even greater role in the national conversation about immigration policy and reform.
Passion for NYIC’s mission that reflects the values, energy, and diversity of the coalition
Significant experience working in immigration policy, advocacy, organizing, or services that support and strengthen immigrant communities
Experience leading growing organizations
Command of immigration policy issues and of the immigration ecosystem
Outstanding in setting a vision, rallying constituencies around it, and effectively leading people to execute
Strong skills in political and advocacy strategy and tactics, with a deep understanding of mobilizing, campaigning, and lobbying to leverage an organization’s power
Experienced team builder who invests people in a vision, develops and mentors, and builds positive organizational culture
Demonstrates a leadership approach driven by empathy, humility, values, and courage
Skilled in developing relationships and building partnerships across a wide range of constituents, including funders and elected officials
Skilled fundraiser who connects strategy to priorities and programs to revenue
Demonstrates clear, strong, inclusive, and sound decision making
Experience managing and mobilizing large coalitions
Firsthand experience of the immigrant experience is preferred
The NYIC is a proud equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, equality, inclusion and are committed to creating a unique work environment for all employees and partners. NYIC searches for applicants of diverse backgrounds and pledges to hire without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law in our home State and the nation.
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply:
We’d love to start learning about who you are, why you’re interested in our mission, and how your experiences connect to the role in a letter of interest. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to: Apply Here
Posted By: Axis Talent Partners
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