Jobs At FAIR
Director of Government Relations
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
Primary Objective: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, develop and execute successful government relations program to accomplish the FAIR’s legislative goals.
Major Responsibilities: Educate Members of Congress, congressional and committee staff, the Executive Branch and the general public on immigration reform issues; articulate FAIR’s position on legislative and regulatory proposals; educate and motivate FAIR members and activists to take action on key legislation.
Description: The Government Relations Director is a critical position at FAIR. This person works in a high-pressure, rapid-pace, and dynamic environment. The Government Relations Director is constantly assessing the political and legislative landscape and tailoring the activities of the Government Relations Department to effectively advance FAIR’s legislative goals. The ability to work quickly, digest complex legislation, and produce accurate information is of utmost importance. In addition, the Government Relations Director is responsible for developing and maintaining solid working relationships with legislative and executive offices and working with them to achieve shared goals. The Government Relations Director is also responsible for working within FAIR to help FAIR’s media and field staff to understand events taking place in Congress and help them develop effective outreach strategies. The Government Relations Director must be a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as with others.
Requirements: Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in relevant field; Juris Doctor (J.D.); minimum three years relevant legislative or legal experience; knowledge of Capitol Hill; understanding of politics and sensitivity to current political landscape; ability to work well in a bi-partisan environment; basic understanding of immigration law; ability to learn quickly.
Applicants for any positions should send a resume and writing sample to:
25 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 387-3447
Email: Jen Harris
For general questions, please call 202-328-7004 or toll free at 1-877-627-3247.
Please note: unless specified otherwise, all positions listed above are in the Washington, DC headquarters office.
Updated August 2014