Full Time Positions

Grant Writer

Social Media Associate

Content Producer

Temporary Positions




Grant Writer

Looking for a writing position that will stretch your talents, creativity and imagination? Writing proposals and related documents for our Development Program represents special and exciting challenges. FAIR is a national immigration policy organization. Our work involves making fascinating policy connections between immigration and its impact on virtually every area of society.

The Grant Writer will be responsible for the development of high-level letters and tailored proposals that are compelling to FAIR's major funders and key players. The person holding this position must 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.

Major Responsibilities

  • Steward communications with major funding sources, including individuals and foundations.
  • Create outreach initiatives for new foundations and individual donors, including crafting a solicitation package and researching relevant prospects.
  • Work with the Development Director to track all correspondence with major donors.
  • Research to identify new foundations that could support FAIR's mission.
Experience/Qualifications
  • Supportive of FAIR's mission.
  • 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.
Skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Team player who thrives in a high-energy collaborative work environment
  • Self-starter, self-motivated
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, produce high quality work product
  • Superior project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
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. The Grant 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. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to HR@fairus.org. 

Social Media Associate 

FAIR is looking for a creative and motivated individual who is passionate about public policy and eager to speak up for sensible immigration policies that work for America's best interests. The Social Media Associate will drive FAIR’s social media strategy across multiple channels and on the website to meet the organization’s objectives. This individual is responsible for acquiring social media followers, educating and engaging them, and helping convert them into donors/active supporters of FAIR. 

The Social Media Associate will report to FAIR’s Director of Digital Communications Strategy. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Publish content daily on FAIR’s social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.
  • Execute and manage digital advertising campaigns within budget and project timelines.
  • Support Web team with various tasks (sending emails, posting to blog, creating petitions, posting to website, etc.) as needed.
  • Oversee social media communities by identifying opportunities to interact with activists, and be able to nurture relationships through these platforms by engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
  • Track, report, and interpret social media analytics to provide recommendations for new strategies and tactics to increase effective engagement.
  • Assist in digital content creation such as graphics and polls to post on social media.
  • Collaborate with and respond to cross-departmental social media promotion needs.
  • Research top influencers, competitors, trends, and identify new opportunities for growth regularly.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-3 years of related work experience, preferably with an advocacy-oriented non-profit organization or a political campaign.
  • Experience with professional/organization social media platforms and the ability to write clearly, concisely in the organization’s voice.
  • Understanding of Google Analytics.
  • A collaborative spirit and team mentality.
  • Interest in making a real difference with your work.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively, to develop content for multiple audiences, and to solve problems.
  • Graphics experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Basic knowledge of developing and executing email campaigns.
  • Knowledge of Phone2Action or similar online advocacy tool.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS and familiarity with WordPress or other CMS. 

This position is located at FAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. 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.


Content Producer

Are you a good storyteller? FAIR is looking for a news-hungry, social-savvy, data-driven producer with storytelling skills who is passionate about sound public policy. Are you eager to help FAIR speak up for sensible immigration policies that work for America's best interests? The Content Producer will create and curate interactive content for our website, blog, and social media that will further our mission and can be used to grow traffic, engagement, and revenue. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, collaborative, inventive, flexible, and has a great eye for design. The Content Producer will report to FAIR’s Director of Digital Communications Strategy.

Responsibilities: 

  • Produce various types of content such as: videos, podcasts, graphics, blogs, animations, infographics, interviews with staff, ads, webinars, etc. for distribution on the website, blog, and social media.
  • Manage the creative lifecycle of projects through conception, planning, direction, and post-production to ensure goals and objectives are met within parameters for funding, quality, schedule and scope.
  • Propose reactions to breaking news and social trends -- not just follow trends but also create them.
  • Handle blog submissions from all staff by uploading to blog site.
  • Prepare and operate production equipment on-site in our media studio.
  • Support Web team with various tasks (sending emails, posting to blog, creating petitions, posting to website, etc.) as needed.
  • Use data/social analytics to inform content decisions.
  • Collaborate with and respond to cross-departmental content requests.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Digital Art, or related field preferred.
  • 2-4 years of related, proven successful work experience, preferably with an advocacy-oriented non-profit organization or a political campaign.
  • Experience with camera operation, lighting gear, image/video editing, and sound production software.
  • Solid understanding of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong familiarity with motion graphics and writing blogs.
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and social analytics tools.
  • A collaborative spirit and team orientation.
  • Interest in making a real difference with your work and comfortable working in a more controversial area of public policy.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must understand that each digital platform has a different culture and tone, how to tweak content from one platform to another, and how to encourage good content to go viral.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS and familiarity with WordPress or other CMS.

This position is located at FAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter indicating familiarity with our mission, resume, and one 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 January 2017