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Creative Associate

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a Creative Associate to join its Web department.  The primary objective of the Creative Associate is to provide creative support to the Director and the department in order to enhance the visual appeal of the organization’s print and web output and ensure adherence to brand standards.

The ideal candidate for this position is tech savvy, thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment, and possesses a can-do attitude, high standards for all work products, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Creative Associate will report to FAIR’s Director of Web and Creative Design.  

Major Responsibilities Includes but not limited to: 

  • Basic formatting and layout of print materials (from draft to print-ready art) including reports and studies, custom infographics, brochures, handouts and fliers, post cards, rack cards, signs, and posters as necessary.
  • Ensure cohesion between print projects translated into digital/web versions.
  • Produce and upload pdf, interactive pdf and e-pub/flipbook versions of print works for digital promotion and optimal web usability.
  • Extract and optimize graphic elements from print designs for marketing across web/digital assets
  • Ensure the branding and cohesion between print and digital. 

Additional responsibilities include providing hands on support for the routine maintenance of FAIR websites under the guidance of the Director and the Web Manager

Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

  • Ability to think creatively and apply design principles effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize workload and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • Functional understanding of web site development tools, including familiarity with HTML, CSS, and content management systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office a must
  • Exceptional knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator; additional Adobe Creative Cloud experience a plus. 

Education and/or Experience

  • 2 or 4 year degree (or equivalent experience) in graphic design, web design, or related fields
  • Willingness to learn new tools and methods

Work Schedule

Full-time, Monday to Friday

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 and resume to hr@fairus.org





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.




Membership Education Intern

FAIR's Development & Membership Department seeks a part-time or full-time, paid Membership Education Intern for summer 2016. The Membership Education Intern will produce educational materials (including booklets and info graphics) 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 info graphics, web design, or other material that may assist in communicating complex policy ideas, would be useful.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in our downtown D.C. office. Hours determined as flexible as possible between the intern and the Director of Development.
  • 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.
Benefits:
  • 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.



Research Intern

Build your resume and gain hands-on experience this summer by interning for a national non-profit located in Washington DC. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks an intern to assist the research department and gain valuable experience working with dedicated professionals.

Primary Objective:

The ideal candidate will be a well-organized, self-driven and motivated individual interested in the immigration issue and its impact on jobs, wages, public costs and national security. The internship is designed to provide a general overview of how FAIR activates public pressure to bring about true immigration reform and expose the candidate to research methods and persuasive writing techniques so that he or she can make a substantive contribution to the organization. The student filling this position will be chiefly tasked with writing and research duties to support the department.

This is a paid position.

Requirements:

Successful candidate must possess the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent writing, research and analytical skills.

Majors: Political Science, History, English, Journalism, International Relations or related.

Time Commitment:
Individual must be available to work at least 15 hours a week. Hours of operation are 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.

Benefits:

  • Receive direct supervision from Director of Research.
  • Learn about the key policy issue of our time.
  • Build resume and explore early career options.
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the work place.
  • Upon successful completion, intern will receive a letter of recommendation.



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