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Development Director

Come join a team of dedicated staff at a dynamic time in the immigration reform movement, as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) expands its scholarly research initiatives, political advocacy, educational programming, and creative outreach efforts to achieve stable immigration levels and enforceable immigration limits.

An innovative Development Director is needed to lead and grow FAIR’s multi-faceted fundraising program, which includes: foundation grants, major gifts, direct mail, and online fundraising.  The Director will work with FAIR’s president and development staff to implement and manage a fundraising strategy to grow FAIR’s fundraising capacity.

The Development Director is supported by models of rich intellectual and historic fundraising materials. The successful candidate will be able to grasp complex policy ideas and relate its impacts to a broad array of interests, from political, social, and economic and a sustainable environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop revenue projections and fundraising goals.
  • Identify and cultivate major donors (some travel required).
  • Oversee the management of the direct mail and online fundraising programs, including staff, consultants and vendors.
  • Work with major giving team to identify major giving prospects and create persuasive funding requests.
  • Speak with donor groups to spread FAIR's mission and visibility.
  • Oversee social media growth and donor conversion.

Qualifications:

  • Have an expert ability to translate complex subject matter for a variety of donor audiences.
  • Minimum 3-5 years fundraising or marketing experience, with history of progressive achievement and advancement in a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree a plus.
  • 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.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit dedicated to achieving responsible immigration polices, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and humanely discouraging 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.

This position is located in FAIR's headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Some travel and occasional weekend work is required. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@fairus.org



Senior Major Gifts Writer

Come join a team of dedicated staff at a dynamic time in the immigration reform movement, as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) expands its scholarly research initiatives, educational programming, and creative outreach efforts to achieve stable immigration levels and enforceable immigration limits.

Now is an exciting time to join FAIR as we build a model fundraising organization that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities. There is no better time to join this dynamic national immigration policy organization in the heart of Washington, DC!

The Development Office is seeking a creative and organized Senior Major Gifts Coordinator to develop an engagement strategy for prospective major donors and lead communication efforts to cultivate major gifts. Beyond identifying prospects, the Senior Coordinator will be responsible for developing high-level proposals to secure five to seven-figure major gifts.

The Senior Major Gifts Coordinator is supported by models of rich intellectual and historic framework to write persuasive proposals in addition to cutting edge original research by policy experts. The successful candidate will be able to grasp complex policy ideas and relate its impacts to a broad array of interests, from political, social, and economic and a sustainable environment.

The ideal candidate possesses:
  • Have an expert ability to translate complex subject matter for a variety of donor audiences.
  • 3+ years fundraising or marketing experience, preferably in advocacy.
  • Have a bachelor's degree or master's degree.
  • 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.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (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.

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 and resume to HR@fairus.org by February 10, 2016.




State and Local Counsel

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is seeking a State and Local Counsel for its State and Local Department. This professional position is responsible for representing FAIR’s legislative and administrative interests before state legislatures, administrative and executive bodies, activists, advocacy groups, and the media. Responsibilities include: analyzing and summarizing state and local legislation, ordinances, and initiatives; drafting policy briefs and grassroots alerts; engaging in direct and grassroots lobbying/activism; working with FAIR’s other departments to develop advocacy strategies; representing FAIR’s interests in issue-based coalitions; monitoring legislative committees and action; drafting reports, fact sheets, and testimony as needed; and otherwise obtaining legislative and political information and generally assisting the advocacy work of FAIR’s State and Local Department.

Duties:

  • Monitor and analyze state and local legislation, ordinances, and policy changes.
  • Draft legislative summaries and policy briefs for a variety of audiences.
  • Work with other departments to identify, inform, and mobilize activists, members, and supporters on key pieces of legislation.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with legislators, legislative staff, advocacy groups and activists.
  • Develop an expertise in immigration law, policy, and politics.
  • Represent FAIR in coalitions, public meetings, hearings, press events, conferences, national forums, and in general communications with public officials, the media, FAIR members, the donor community, and the public.
  • Assist FAIR’s departments with tasks relating to education, development, publications, and media coverage.
  • Be a committed and effective advocate for all of FAIR’s programs and objectives.
Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor Degree required. Must be barred in the District of Columbia (or must be willing and able to become D.C.-barred).
  • Legislative experience preferred.
  • Political judgment and sensitivity is a must.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including attention to detail.
  • Unwavering commitment to professionalism in all aspects of one’s performance.
  • Ability to conduct original research, analyze data, and produce work product in a consistent, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Other relevant experience with public policy, education, grassroots organizing, communications, editing, and/or development.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of FAIR’s legislative advocacy team.
This position is located in FAIR's headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hr@fairus.org.





Applicants for any positions should send a resume and writing sample to:

FAIR
25 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 387-3447
EmailJen 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 March 2016