Full Time Positions

Web Content Manager

Web Metrics Analyst

Grant Writer

Temporary Positions

Research Analyst Internship

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is seeking talented individuals for a paid internship in our Research Department.

Who We Are

FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of concerned individuals who believe that our immigration laws must be reformed to better serve the needs of current and future generations. FAIR seeks to reduce overall immigration to a level that is more manageable and preserves the interests of the American citizens.

The Internship

This position is located at FAIR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Intern will provide research and editorial support to the Director of Research. Duties include: editing; proofreading; topical research; data collection; fact checking; designing charts, graphs and tables.

This internship presents an excellent opportunity for professional development. Applicants should possess the following general skills and abilities:

  • Excellent writing and communication abilities
  • The ability to multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Prior office experience


  • Interest in immigration, foreign policy, law/political science
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate coursework with concentration in political science, history, law, statistics or economics
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Qualitative, quantitative and legal research skills
  • Knowledge of SPSS a plus

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Human Resources, hr@fairus.org

A writing test will be given and reference check performed if selected for an interview.

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

Full Time Positions

Web Content Manager

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a Web Content Manager to join its Web department. As FAIR's web/mobile traffic and digital platforms continue to grow, there is a need to hire a person to fulfill certain managerial and marketing functions associated with how 1) content is generated, 2) how content is marketed, and 3) how traffic is enhanced, managed and guided throughout the organization's electronic footprint.

This position is a superintending digital marketing and trafficking specialist who can see the whole picture, commission content and design the pathway for folks who enter the website and take a number of planned routes leaving to various funnels.


  • BA degree in a relevant field such as communications or marketing; minimum 5 years' experience.
  • Breadth of digital marketing expertise: website administration, analytics, search engine optimization, graphic design.
  • Experience working with mid to large size website (1000+) pages/documents.
  • Deep understanding of web content management systems and HTML.


  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Web team to ensure quality creative production, navigational development, and successful traffic management.
  • Excellent proofreading, copyediting and editing skills.
  • Strong personal organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple time-sensitive assignments at once.
  • Ability to analyze the opportunities and challenges in communicating with target audiences and devise solutions and strategies to help achieve FAIR's short and long-term goals.
  • Keen ability to recognize news of current events as they relate to the organization and mission that could be repurposed or used on our digital channels.


  • Review and analyze website content and how it's performing, identifying areas for improvement and change relative to both SEO and analytics.
  • Collaborate with Government Relations, State & Local, Field, Media, and Research departments to produce blogs and other original content for digital platforms including website, micro-sites, blog, and social media.
  • Implement A/B testing and other analytical initiatives in order to determine best practices in a host of marketing initiatives, including, but not limited to, conversion rates, email open rates, click through rates, website views and more.
  • Lead website content strategy.
  • Develop project plan for website content delivery.
  • Elevate and evolve content to acquire, engage, and convert online supporters.
  • Ensure cohesive messaging is developed across all channels, and guide contributing authors on appropriate voice and tone.
  • Propose innovative ideas for pathways to move traffic through the website.

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.

About FAIR

Founded in 1979, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is the nation's leading charitable organization working for immigration limits and polices that serves the greater public interest. FAIR seeks to enhance the values that ensure immigration serves America's domestic priorities and needs now and in the future. These values include a stable U.S. population and the proper balance of people to resources, a sense of fair play, good quality public education, sound fiscal management of entitlement programs, a fair labor market, livable communities, secure borders, the rule of law and overall quality of life. (Candidates should visit FAIR webpage to know more about the organization).

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 December 2016