Jobs At FAIR
Full Time Positions:
Direct Response Marketing Officer
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a Direct Response Marketing Officer for its Development team. This position is responsible for FAIR's expansive direct mail and digital fundraising programs. The Direct Response Marketing Officer uses analytics and innovative industry trends to guide decision-making on the best methods to grow and monetize FAIR's membership base. The position also works closely with the Web Department to carry out FAIR's digital fundraising plan and will work with FAIR's external direct mail copywriter and list brokers to execute FAIR's direct mail plan.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Developing and managing FAIR's direct mail program, including: 6 acquisition packages, 4 renewal packages, 4 special appeal packages, and 10 newsletters.
- Developing and managing FAIR's online fundraising program, including: monthly email solicitations and 2-3 fundraising drives or “money bombs.”
- Leading integration between digital and direct mail fundraising.
- Providing quarterly analytic reports on the performance of overall program and specific campaigns, annual donor retention reports, and other miscellaneous reports as requested.
- Coordinating with FAIR's external direct mail copy-writer, list broker, and data management support vendors to keep FAIR's busy direct mail calendar on schedule.
- Monitoring program expenses to budget.
The ideal candidate for this position will:
- Have proven project management skills with the ability to initiate and seek projects through to completion.
- Possess strong analytical and reporting skills with capabilities to identify key performance indicators and provide actionable analysis.
- Have a collaborative spirit with an ability to coordinate with outside vendors for the best results as well as being an engaged team member in FAIR's Development team.
- Have experience with donor management systems (or non-fundraising equivalent) and Google Analytics. Proficiency in Excel required.
- Possess a good sense of humor/positive outlook!
- A bachelor's degree and minimum of 3 years work experience in a relevant field (fundraising, sales, campaign, etc.). More experienced candidates are also welcome to apply.
- Basic copy writing ability for email appeal preferred, but not necessary.
FAIR is a non-partisan, national nonprofit dedicated to achieving responsible immigration policies, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and humanely stopping illegal immigration (more information at www.fairus.org).
This position is located in FAIR's headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Little travel or weekend work is required. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 1-3 pages) to HR@fairus.org.
Director of Policy Research/Journalist
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in Washington, D.C. seeks a Director of Research to oversee department that produces short and long-form reports, one-sheets, and a wide variety of other immigration-related material for distribution to the general public, FAIR's website, the media and lawmakers.
Policy researchers demonstrating superb writing skills are preferred. This position is also ideally suited for an experienced journalist with investigative and research skills and an interest in the dynamic immigration issue.
FAIR advocates for immigration reform that serves our broad national interests, not special interests. We believe that illegal immigration must be stopped, legal immigration slowed, and the current laws enforced.
Our membership is diverse. You will research and write for a broad political spectrum of Americans whose concerns about immigration range from national security and jobs to population and the environment.
The Director and his/her staff will produce originally sourced reports, maintain and refresh content on the website, work closely with other departments at FAIR and, on occasion field requests from the public, speak in public forums and to the media.
- Minimum 5-8 years of policy research and/or investigative journalism.
- Bachelor's degree required – preferably political science or journalism.
- Advanced degree and non-profit policy experience desired.
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading with strong attention to detail required.
- Strong data and analytical skills including the ability to simplify complex topics into consumer-friendly formats and language that is organized and persuasive.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills.
- Team player who thrives in a high-energy, collaborative work environment.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to adjust to changing priorities while producing high quality work product.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to travel and speak in front of groups.
Work Schedule: Full time Monday-Friday. Capitol Hill location.
To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Gifts Writer
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a Major Gifts Writer. This position is responsible for the development of high-level letters and proposals that are compelling to FAIR’s major funders. The Major Gifts Writer is able to understand complex policy ideas and relate its impacts to a broad array of interests, from economic to environmental.
The Major Gifts Writer stewards communication with all major funding sources, including individuals and foundations. The position will also work directly with the Development Director in creating outreach initiatives for new foundations and individual prospects.
The ideal Major Gifts Writer candidate will:
- Have an expert ability to translate complex subject matter for a variety of donor audiences.
- Have a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts/grant writing.
- Be self-motivated, able to initiate and see projects through to completion.
- Be collaborative and work well within a team-environment.
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and have experience with Donor Management Systems.
- Enjoy intellectual challenges and have a commitment to learning.
- Have a good sense of humor/be a positive team member!
FAIR is a non-partisan, national nonprofit dedicated to achieving responsible immigration polices, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and humanely stopping illegal immigration (more information at www.fairus.org). We enjoy a diverse membership base, ranging from those who are concerned about the effects of population growth on the environment to those concerned about the economic impacts and costs associated with lower-skilled immigration. The Major Gifts Writer will enjoy discovering the wide-ranging interests of our donors and be stimulated by the challenge of writing to those interests.
This position is located in FAIR’s headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Little travel or weekend work is required. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 1-3 pages) to HR@fairus.org.
Name & Title of Supervisor: Jennifer C. Harris, Director of Finance and Administration
Primary Objective: Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is looking for a well-organized, self-driven and highly motivated intern to join our finance and accounting team for the fall 2015 semester. The student filling this position will handle a wide range of important financial and accounting duties, such as:
- Processing AR and AP
- Preparing bank reconciliations
- Assisting with state registration filings/requests
- Data entry
- Filing, shredding, general office
- Reception / phone backup (1 hour a day)
- Records retention
Requirements: Applicants should be Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting majors with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills are all essential to this position.
Majors: Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting
- Hours of operation are 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday
- Must be available to work up to 20 hours per week during academic year
- Receive direct supervision from the Director of Finance and Administration
- Build resume and explore career options
- Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
- Flexible scheduling to allow for finals and changes in class schedule
- Upon successful completion of internship, intern will be provided with letter of recommendation
Membership Education Intern
FAIR's Development & Membership Department seeks a part-time, paid Membership Education Intern for the Fall 2015 semester. The Membership Education Intern will produce educational materials (including booklets and infographics) from FAIR's high-level program materials, including research and legislative reports, to communicate the organization's policy ideas to key audiences.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in communications, graphic design, and public policy. Candidates should have strong writing and verbal skills, and a background or interest in policy research. Any prior expertise in graphic design, assembling infographics, web design, or other material that may assist in communicating complex policy ideas, would be useful.
- Work 10-20 hours a week in our downtown D.C. office.
- Generate engaging educational materials for members from existing FAIR research and legislative reports, including miniature “e-books” and infographics.
- Additional membership web design responsibilities available for qualified candidates.
- Minimal administrative work.
- Paid internship.
- Receive direct supervision from the Director of Development.
- Build resume working for a national non-profit.
- Flexible scheduling to allow for finals and changes in class schedule.
- Upon successful completion of internship, intern will be provided with letter of recommendation.
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 September 2015