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Social Media and Activists Specialist
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

Primary Objective: The Social Media and Activists Specialist's main responsibility is to help develop, coordinate, and expand FAIR's online advocacy efforts. This requires creating and posting content on FAIR's social media and occasionally the website(s) in a timely manner, as well as engaging activists and supporters through a variety of online means. The ideal candidate for this position 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.

Description: Under the supervision of the Digital Communications Strategist, FAIR is looking for a creative, driven, hardworking individual who is passionate about public interest, policy, legislation, and politics. Someone not afraid to speak up for effective, sensible immigration policies that work for America's best interests and who shares a common belief that our nation's immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest. The ideal applicant should be dependable, flexible, detailed-oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and comfortable with working independently. Should be resourceful and creative. This person must have strong writing, editing and communication skills and produce work aimed at being error-free.

Responsibilities include:

Social Media:

  • Educates and engages FAIR activists by regularly updating social media pages;
  • Manages FAIR's “social pages” in ExactTarget;
  • Develops, designs, and executes online campaigns to educate and engage;
  • Oversees design (ie: Facebook timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog);
  • Prepares, analyze, and reports monthly social media metrics and analysis;
  • Demonstrates ability to map out social media strategies and then drive strategies;
  • Monitors trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy;
  • Moderates social media comments;
  • Grows FAIR's audience and audience engagement;

Grassroots:

  • Coordinates and expand FAIR's outreach efforts to bloggers and activists which may include periodic travel to events and conferences;
  • Supports FAIR's Government Relations, State & Local, Field, Media, Research and Development departments through the creation and posting of content as directed by Digital Communications Strategist;
  • Serves as project manager for FAIR's website FAIR University;
  • Develops grassroots-friendly materials, infographics and graphics that further FAIR's mission and goals in conjunction with Government Relations, State & Local, Field, Media, Research and Development departments;
  • Assists with the execution of community engagement and acquisitions such as surveys, petitions, and polls;
  • Recruits guests bloggers to FAIR's blog

General (across the board):

  • Creates and target audiences;
  • Produces “snackable” graphics and documents from FAIR's existing content and/or generate new graphics;
  • Maintains photo library graphics catalog

FAIR's current Social Media and Advocacy Outlets:

  • Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo | Flickr | Piktochart | Instagram | Scribd | Pintrest | Google+
  • Immigration Reform (FAIR's main blog)

Required Qualifications include:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+Local, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios;
  • Experience in grassroots and netroots activism;
  • Familiarity with the legislative process;
  • Experience in developing and executing advocacy campaigns;
  • Graphics experience;
  • Hootsuite and coSchedule experience;
  • Knowledge on how to brand for mobile apps;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop content for multiple audiences;
  • Ability to research and write quickly and effectively;
  • Ability to work both cooperatively with different departments across the organization and independently when appropriate;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Resourcefulness and ability to solve problems;
  • Creativity

Additional Qualifications preferred:

  • Degree preferred;
  • Basic knowledge of HTML;
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems (we use Adobe Business Catalyst);
  • Basic knowledge of Wordpress;
  • Basic knowledge of developing and executing email advocacy campaigns (we use ExactTarget);
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and AdWords Platform (preferred);

Applicants should send a resume, two writing samples, four references and link to online portfolio if available to hr@fairus.org.




Writer and Project Specialist
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

Primary Objective: FAIR is looking for a Writer and Project Specialist with understanding of immigration, politics, public policy and sensitivity to current political landscape. Under the direction of the Digital Communications Strategist, the Writer and Project Specialist will assist the Web department by providing content support for all of FAIR's digital assets.

Description: Under the supervision of the Digital Communications Strategist, FAIR is looking for a creative, driven, hardworking individual who is passionate about public interest, policy, legislation, and politics. Someone not afraid to speak up for effective, sensible immigration policies that work for America's best interests and who shares a common belief that our nation's immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest. The ideal applicant should be dependable, flexible, detailed-oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and comfortable with working independently. Should be resourceful and creative. This person must have strong writing, editing and communication skills and produce work aimed at being error-free.

Responsibilities include: 

Writing duties:

  • Writes several articles per week. These articles can be blogs, taking notes from staff meetings and making them viable pieces, using internal communications as foundation for written articles, updating, repurposing existing content and producing new and fresh content from already existing content; 
  • Performs extensive fact-checking;
  • Serves as copyeditor of FAIR's content before posting to the web;
  • Assists various departments with weekly newsletter, email donation appeals and action alerts; to include posting to website;
  • Develops content for various FAIR departments such as Government Relations, State & Local, Field, Development, Research, and Media, under the direction of the Digital Communications Strategist;
  • Creates “snackable” graphics, infographics and fact sheets, and work with FAIR's publications department for other graphic needs;

Project duties:

  • Researches potential outside markets for FAIR's content and pursuing publishing opportunities;
  • Assists Web with developing quarterly advertising messaging and campaigns;
  • Serves as project manager for FAIR's environmental-focused website, FAIR Debate; FAIRChanceatJobs, and FAIR-affiliated sites as assigned;
  • Creates and track the Web department's editorial calendar;
  • Assists Webmaster with posting to the web when needed;
  • Coordinates the department's quality-assurance tasks such as: daily website audits, reporting findings to the Digital Communications Strategist, after approval working with the Webmaster to coordinate website updates;
  • Assists with the execution of community engagement and acquisitions such as surveys, petitions, and polls

Required Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge on immigration, politics, public policy and sensitivity to current political landscape; 
  • Knowledge of the legislative process;
  • Previous work in a non-partisan environment; 
  • Experience writing for the Web, publications, and blogs;
  • Proven success in developing strategies;
  • Expert in organizing digital Campaign; 
  • Knowledge of video editing and graphic design;
  • Bonus if you have Hill experience; 
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant field;

Additional Qualifications preferred:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML;
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems (we use Adobe Business Catalyst);
  • Basic knowledge of Wordpress;
  • Basic knowledge of developing and executing email advocacy campaigns (we use ExactTarget);
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and AdWords Platform (preferred); 

Technical (software and hardware) requirements:

  • Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal, Business Catalyst, Wordpress
  • Customer Relationship Management software such as ExactTarget, SalesForce, Constant Contact, iContact
  • Advocacy software
  • Sharepoint
  • Mobile devices 
  • Microsoft office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Project Management software
  • Video editing software
  • Digital camera and video equipment

Applicants should send a resume, four writing samples, four references and link to online portfolio if available to: hr@fairus.org.




State and Local Director
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is seeking a Director for its State and Local Department. This position, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will be responsible for developing and executing a successful legislative program to advance FAIR's mission with respect to state and local governments. The primary objectives of this position will be to:

  1. Educate state and local lawmakers about immigration policy, its impact on state and local governments, and constitutionally sound legislative options; and
  2. Work closely with FAIR's Field Team, educating and guiding activists and grassroots organizations about state and local legislation and policies to maximize their effectiveness.

The State and Local Director is a critical position at FAIR. This person works in a high-pressure, rapid-pace, and dynamic environment. The State and Local Director is constantly assessing the political and legislative landscape and tailoring the activities of the State and Local Department to effectively advance FAIR's state and local legislative strategy. The ability to work quickly, digest complex legislation, write, and produce accurate information is of utmost importance. In addition, the State and Local Director is responsible for developing and maintaining solid working relationships with state and local government officials and staff, activists, advocacy groups, and media to work with them to achieve shared goals. The State and Local Director must be a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as with others.

Major Responsibilities Include: 

  • Manage department staff and guide the department's advocacy work;
  • Educate state and local lawmakers and activists on immigration policy;
  • Assist state and local lawmakers and activists in drafting constitutionally sound legislation that promotes FAIR's overall mission;
  • Monitor state and local legislation;
  • Guide FAIR's Field Department, activists and grassroots organizations regarding FAIR's position on state and local legislation; help develop advocacy strategies for such legislation; 
  • Regularly update FAIR staff on important state and local legislation;
  • Draft testimony, bill summaries and analyses, newsletter stories, reports, fact sheets, talking points, activist alerts;
  • Monitor and analyze lawsuits/legal opinions that may impact FAIR's state and local activities;
  • Make presentations on behalf of FAIR's legislative programs, assist in preparation of quarterly board reports and contribute to other program areas as appropriate.

Requirements: Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in relevant field, Juris Doctor (J.D.), minimum three years relevant legislative or legal experience, understanding of politics and sensitivity to current political landscape, ability to work well in a bi-partisan environment, basic understanding of immigration law, and an ability to learn quickly.




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:

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 January 2015