Full Time Positions:


Field Representative

The Field representative effectively communicates FAIR mission with activists and develops grassroots groups to address immigration in their community and nationally. Position is open to work from remote/home location. The position requires travel on consistent level.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead FAIR regional membership meetings
  • Mail, phone, fax and e-mail FAIR members and State Advisors and activists in the region
  • Coordinate with local grassroots groups for the FAIR regional meetings
  • Develop local grassroots groups to address immigration in their community and nationally
  • Communicate with activists, take activists calls and faxes
  • Study the local activist’s situation and make suggestions about the next step
  • Provide media training to grassroots activists
  • Help plan fund raising activities for grassroots groups
  • Keep activists up to date about issues, legislation and activities
  • Support grassroots activist’s events
  • Represent FAIR in media interviews, radio, TV and print
  • Speak to colleges and Universities
  • Testify to local, state and federal government communities about immigration issues


  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience with a history of progressive achievement and advancement in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in the fields of political science, public policy or communications
  • An advanced degree and non-profit experience a plus
  • Track record of high integrity, good judgement and confidentiality
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, proofreading and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail required
  • Strong data and analytical skills including the ability to present complex data in terms non-specialized audiences can understand


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills around consensus building
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Team player who thrives in a high-energy collaborative work environment
  • Ability to work independently to problem solve and research
  • Self-starter, self-motivated
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, produce high quality work product
  • Superior project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel and speak in front of groups

Work Schedule: Full-time Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5pm

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to Jen Harris at HR@fairus.org

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.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Web Metrics Analyst

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a Web Metrics Analyst to join its Web department. The primary responsibility of this position is to monitor and provide analysis of FAIR's web and digital output, and produce detailed internal reports and best practice recommendations. This position also supports the Web Manager with day-to-day and general web maintenance as well as special projects.

The ideal candidate for this position is able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment, and possesses a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and the desire to be a valued member of a team.

The Web Metrics Analyst will report to FAIR's Director of Web and Creative Design.

Major Responsibilities Includes but not limited to:

  • Conduct comprehensive analyses and reporting of FAIR's websites with the goal of improving engagement and increasing overall readership, web traffic, and donations.
  • Provide monthly and special request data to various internal departments to assist in audience targeting.
  • Monitor and track defined market trends, assess implications, and integrate findings into the global Web-team monthly report.
  • Query FAIR's email system, to extract various segments of subscribers, to add/delete/edit the FAIR subscriber lists and to identify user profiles.
  • Work collaboratively to assist in updating and/or creating web pages on FAIRus.org and microsites as necessary.
  • Provide insight to improve online creative content, including implementing tagging standards/best practices for all FAIR web sites and micro-sites.
  • Assist the Web Manager with sending and posting various targeted and routine emails.
  • Conduct special projects relating to the growth and promotion of FAIR's digital interests.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficient in the use of web analytics tools including Google Analytics.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, and content management systems.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative products.
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices.
  • Knowledge of mobile apps and metrics.
  • Ability to work and multi-task efficiently as well as solve problems effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both cooperatively with departments across the organization and independently when appropriate.
  • Strong written communications skills to construct reports and make recommendations.

Work Schedule Full-time, Monday to Friday

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.

Applicants for any positions should send a resume and writing sample to:
    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 August 2016