About New American Leaders
New American Leaders (NAL) is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation Americans to use their power and potential in public office. We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone is included, and everyone participates.
Headquartered in New York, NAL is a national, nonprofit organization with programs across the country. We have a strong track record of recruiting and training immigrants of diverse race/ethnic backgrounds to run for public office. We also work with New American elected officials across the country who are at the frontlines of creating transformative policy environments for educational, economic and political equity.
Title: Director of Development or Senior Director of Development (commensurate with experience)
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Position Location: Remote
Position Type: Full-time
Salary: $110,000-120,000 (commensurate with experience)
About the Organization
At New American Leaders and New American Leaders Action Fund (NAL/AF), we envision an inclusive democracy where every person is represented. By empowering first and second generation Americans to run, win, and lead in elected office, we are building a stronger democracy and engaging immigrant communities at every level of the political process. We also support New American elected officials at the frontlines of creating transformative policy environments for educational, economic, and political equity. NAL/AF are national organizations with programs and staff across the country.
NAL/AF is seeking a dedicated and highly motivated Director of Development who can set the direction and ensure longevity of our organization as well as develop and implement an ambitious revenue strategy and bring the story of NAL/AF’s value and impact to life for existing and prospective stakeholders. The successful candidate will be analytical and creative, collaborate well with a passionate and fun staff, and coordinate and manage multiple projects. They will have 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) fundraising experience as well as experience in immigrant, leadership, or civic engagement organizations. They thrive in a startup environment and should be comfortable developing systems and processes, excited about bringing big ideas to the table, and an outstanding communicator. Above all, candidates should be passionate about advocating for underrepresented communities’ and be invested in NAL’s mission to equip immigrants and refugees for civic leadership.
The Director of Development will lead all fundraising efforts, including creating and executing long-term plans to support the organizational growth of our 501(c)3 and 501(c)4. They will also provide strategic leadership for the planning, implementation, evaluation, integration, and administration of the development division. As a member of the Senior Staff, the Director of Development advises the CEO/President, Chief Operating Officer, and the Board of Directors on fundraising goals, cultivates external relationships to engage donors, expands the organization’s visibility, and ensures compliance with grant requirements and reporting.
Planning and Management (50%)
- Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan that generates revenue at both the national level and for NAL/AF’s priority states.
- Work closely with the Executive and Development team to establish fundraising goals, set strategic priorities, advise on program development, and develop and meet annual budget. Create an annual department budget and plan overall revenue for the organization.
- Orient and engage Board members on the development strategy and encourage them to be active fundraisers/meet fundraising goals.
- Participate in the Senior Staff team and contribute to overall organization planning and strategy.
- Collaborate with the Finance Team to complete grant budgets and reports, track revenue progress, and ensure consistency between grant budgets, program requirements, and resource allocation.
- Track proposal and reporting deadlines, ensure that all submitted materials are accurate and comply with any funder requirements.
- Co-develop and manage the organization’s impact communication efforts, including the annual report.
- Work with the Communications, Political, and Program Teams on enhanced data management, messaging, and metrics that strengthen fundraising and align messaging and goals across the organization.
c3/c4 Donor Recruitment and Management (40%)
- Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with current and prospective individual donors, donor advisors, corporate supporters, and foundations from various geographies and sectors.
- Work closely with the CEO/President to cultivate prospects with the capacity for high-level gifts and steward donors to ensure continued giving.
- Supervise the Development Manager and nurture their professional development. Oversee the manager’s efforts, including implementation of digital fundraising campaigns, individual giving efforts, and donor cultivation events.
- Update our audience and funders and ensure all proposals, reports, and donor communications happen in a timely manner.
- Plan and execute fundraising events and gatherings for donors, foundations, and corporate partners.
- Manage and collaborate with fundraising consultants to connect with donors and generate development materials, such as case statements.
- Cultivate an organizational culture of philanthropy and empower all staff to envision themselves as fundraisers.
- Contribute to efforts to raise NAL/AF’s national profile through branding efforts, website features and improvements, and storybanking.
Qualifications & Skills
- Alignment with NAL/AF’s mission and values, and a commitment to serving immigrant communities, and building a multiracial democracy. Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of immigrants, refugees and undocumented and under-documented communities.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred plus 7+ years fundraising experience.
- Experience managing a team, including experience in creating and managing successful major gifts programs.
- A clear understanding of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit legal issues/structures.
- Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting charitable donations.
- Stellar relationship management, communication, interpersonal skills, and written abilities.
- Critical thinker, strategic planner, analytical, and meticulously detail-oriented.
- Commitment to organization’s mission and understanding of current policy issues and political landscape.
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as within a collaborative environment, and with diverse internal and external partners.
- Flexibility and the ability to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.
- Experience managing and tracking budgets.
- Skilled at grant management and familiarity with a fundraising CRM.
- Ability to interact with senior executives and community leaders.
- Open to learning, iterating, and growing with the organization as it evolves.
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications for the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, you are highly encouraged to apply.
Salary and Benefits
NAL/AF offers a competitive salary, benefits, and leave policies. The salary is $110,000-120,000 (commensurate with experience) with a comprehensive benefits package: 20 days of vacation plus winter break, flex time; Full coverage health insurance option: medical, dental and vision; Vanguard 401K plan with 5% match (eligible after 3 months); Health Care Flexible Spending Account Plan; Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Plan; Life insurance and personal accident insurance; Voluntary Short-term and long-term disability insurance; work from home and a professional development stipend.
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out the form below before Friday, May 12, 2023. Applications received by Monday, May 1, 2023 will receive priority review. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position here.
NAL/AF is an equal opportunity employer. NAL/AF prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We see diversity of all kinds as a necessary precondition to doing our work well and strive to build a team that reflects the diverse composition of America itself. We strongly encourage applicants from historically under-represented communities to apply.
At New American Leaders (NAL) we envision an inclusive democracy where every person is represented. We believe our democracy is stronger when we engage immigrant communities at every level of the political process and we empower New Americans to run, win, and lead.
Through our nonprofit and political arms, New American Leaders and NAL Action Fund, our programs carry community leaders and activists throughout their political journey. From laying the groundwork with general campaign skills; to support and voter outreach on their behalf along the campaign trail; to advance governing skills once elected, we empower new Americans to lead with values and vision.
NAL is seeking a Political Intern to join our programs team in Summer 2023. The Political Intern is responsible for assisting in planning campaign trainings, conducting political and electoral background research, identifying community leaders to recruit to run for office, and supporting NAL in alumni development.
The internship will research and provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States, as well as the fundamental elements of running a local campaign for public office. Interns will work with NAL’s program staff, and will have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NAL’s work that align with his, her or their interests.
- Interns will learn about the political and electoral landscape in various states and metro areas with large populations of New Americans.
- Interns will learn about the high level and technical aspects of running a state or local campaign for office.
- Interns will become familiar with New American candidates who are currently running for office.
- Interns will become familiar with New American candidates in the NAL network, and have opportunities to connect with them.
Examples of Tasks
- Identify community leaders to run for local office around the country.
- Research New American candidates with compelling stories who are breaking barriers and running against the status quo.
- Help conduct background research on candidates NALAF is considering endorsing.
- Research voter historical turnout statistics.
- Research campaigns and advocacy fights around democracy reform and immigrant integration.
- Provide ongoing support to the program team including to the Manager of Political Programs and Program and Data Coordinator.
Qualifications and Skills
- Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights, immigration policy and democracy reform.
- Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership.
- Knowledge of the different levels of government.
- Proficient knowledge of Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Interpersonal skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people, from donors to local representatives.
- Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings.
- Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time.
Preferred but Not Required
- Familiarity with NGP VAN, Airtable and EveryAction.
- Prior experience working on a candidate campaign or in the office of an elected official.
While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the nonprofit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. Interns can also explore planning a campus event highlighting inclusive democracy and NAL’s work.
If the intern is not receiving financial support from other sources, a small monthly stipend $500 a month to cover the costs of interning.
A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Students who can commit to two semesters are strongly preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required during an event. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place remotely during office hours (9:30am-5:30pm) Monday-Friday.
Please email a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Political Intern” in the subject line.
NAL is seeking a Digital Engagement Intern to join our communications team in the Spring/Summer 2023 semester as we expand our digital footprint and change the national narrative about immigrants and democracy. The Digital Engagement Intern will be responsible for following related news stories and crafting engaging and timely content for NAL’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. The Digital Engagement Intern will also work closely with the Director of Communications on campaigns and analyzing outcomes.
The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States. Interns will also have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NAL’s work that align with his or her interests.
- Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office
- Curate content for Facebook and Twitter with an eye toward both education and engagement
- Author blog posts on assigned topics and assist with content calendar
- Assist with the maintenance of the NAL database and help craft e-mails that inspire recipients to take action
- Assist with building and maintaining a robust story bank
- Monitor performance indicators such as impressions and clicks
- Assisted with the creation of digital engagement campaigns
- Assist with live-Tweeting, photos, and other social media promotion at NAL events
- Creatively promote NAL’s candidate trainings on Facebook and Twitter
- Research new trends in the social world and bring fresh ideas to the team
- Monitor current social campaigns and suggest revisions when necessary
Qualifications and Skills
- Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights and immigration policy
- Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership
- Excellent writing skills and an ability to multitask
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft, Word, and Excel
- Familiarity with Twitter, Hootsuite/Tweetdeck, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox and Flickr
- Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings
- Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time
While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the nonprofit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. If the intern is not receiving financial support from other sources, a small stipend ($500), per semester or summer can be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs (to be disbursed at the end of the internship).
A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Students who can commit to two semesters are strongly preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required during an event. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place online during office hours (9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday).
We are currently accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2023. Please email a cover letter and a résumé to [email protected] with “Digital Engagement Intern” in the subject line.