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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 October 2014