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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.

Reports To: Senior Director of Communications and Research
Position Location: Remote
Position Type: Part-time (20 hours/week), non-exempt. This 50% schedule equates to 20 hours of work time (including 2.5 hours of paid lunch/break time) each week.
Start Date: Immediately
Duration: This position is seasonal and runs from June through August with the possibility of extension.
Compensation: $17/hour. This position is not eligible for benefits.
Positions: We are looking for 3 Research Assistants.

 

About NAL/AF

New American Leaders (NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing New Americans (first and second generation immigrants and refugees) to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the only organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies. 

Position Description
NAL/AF is seeking Research Assistant (part-time) to assist in tracking representation of and policy impact by New Americans. We are seeking an upper-class undergraduate student or a graduate student pursuing a degree in a relevant field (e.g., Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy), with an interest in or familiarity with immigrant political incorporation.

Goals
Currently, New American Leaders is the only organization dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and publishing original research related to immigrants in elected office or in politics. This is an exciting opportunity to spearhead a national effort to create databases, resources, and reports that emphasize immigrant involvement in, and contributions to, the legislative and electoral processes.

  • Responsibilities
    * Data Collection and Analysis:
    • Find, collect, and organize data from a variety of sources to support various research projects
    • Assist in the analysis of data alongside NAL/AF staff and partners
    • Learn and apply basic data analysis skills using tools such as Excel and assist in coding and analyzing datasets.
  • Drafting and Fact-Checking:
    • Contribute to the drafting of reports, fact sheets, and blog posts based on research findings.
    • Support fact-checking processes to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  • Communication and Marketing:
    • Collaborate with the Communications Team to contribute content for social media and communications materials.
    • Assist with the creation of promotional plans and toolkits for a wide array of audiences.
    • Draft talking points and summaries for non-technical audiences.

Sample Projects

  • Identifying New Americans in elected office and reporting descriptive data on representation by race and ethnicity, gender, and national origin in a new database
  • Gathering and evaluating data related to NAL’s trainees

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights, immigration policy and democracy reform.
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. political leadership.
  • Upper-class undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a relevant field (e.g., Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy).
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong interest in research methodologies and a willingness to learn.
  • 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.

Preferred but Not Required

  • Familiarity with NGP VAN, Airtable, and EveryAction.
  • Prior experience working on a political campaign or in the office of an elected official.

Time Commitment
A minimum of 20 hours per week is required. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The Research Assistant will be expected to work independently to set timelines and project milestones. The positions are available for an immediate start date. 

To Apply:
To apply, please fill out this form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Reports To: Chief Programs Officer

Position Location: Remote, those based in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Nevada, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. are especially encouraged to apply

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Compensation: $80,000 to $95,000

New American Leaders (NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation immigrants and refugees to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the only organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies. 

Position Description:
NAL is seeking a National Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs to design, implement, and evaluate our first national program focused on recruiting and training first and second generation New American women and constituencies who are underrepresented in government to run for public office. This role is primarily responsible for developing and project managing new and existing regional and national initiatives, including national training programs such as Rising to Run, a cohort-based program designed to support women who lost their first election and are determined to run again. Other priorities are strengthening our long term pipeline, achieving a goal of 60% women alumni across all NAL programming, overseeing an endorsement program, and building and maintaining national partnerships.

The Director will oversee the Political Manager position. Projects are supported by the Political Manager as well as Regional Program Managers who recruit and inspire community leaders to run for office, provide hands-on training on running winning campaigns, build community among alumni, and engage elected officials in governance learning opportunities.

The Director will be a thought partner to the Chief Program Officer, leveraging demographic and strategic analysis to select key constituencies and assess program systems, impact, and staffing needs. This position is one of the Program Team’s three directors, along with the National Leadership Program Director and the National Director of Governance Programs. Together they develop and implement connected strategic programs across the country.

Responsibilities:

Constituency Development and Engagement

  • Develop and nurture relationships with diverse constituency groups, including but not limited to: Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern and North Africans, and the Latinx community.
  • Work closely with community leaders and organizations to understand the unique challenges and barriers faced by these communities in political participation.
  • Create and implement programs and initiatives that empower individuals from these communities, especially women, to run for public office and participate in the political process.
  • Identify and engage with other underrepresented communities, such as LGBTQ+ and differently-abled individuals, to tailor programs and initiatives to address their unique challenges and increase their representation in government.

Program Oversight, Development, and Evaluation

  • Set vision and direction for women’s and constituency programs, including developing a system for focusing the organization on the highest-need constituencies
  • Oversee implementation of Rising to Run and other national candidate development programs, such as AAPI Ready to LeadÂŽ, AAPI Women’s Ready to LeadÂŽ, and others as identified
  • Manage logistics for local and national trainings, including onsite management
  • Research and propose new programs, activities, and partnerships based on organizational goals, including to create and execute more inclusive programming that appeals to a wide array of current and potential NAL/AF community members
  • Directly recruit prospects, build partnerships, and grow relationships to meet organizational goals
  • Refine all aspects of curriculum development and conduct new trainer recruitment for women’s and constituency programs
  • Collaborate with the Program Team’s directors to cultivate the long term pipeline from prospect to alumni and elected, improving pipeline health
  • Establish metrics on the impact and value of women’s and constituency programming in partnership with the Program Evaluation and Operations Team
  • Conduct routine analysis on program outcomes to continuously implement changes and improvements
  • Ensure proper data collection and reporting in collaboration with Program Evaluation and Operations Team
  • Support Program Team’s directors in the growth of their programs
  • Provide updates and reports for the CEO, CPO, Board of Directors, and others as directed

New American Leaders Action Fund (501c4) Endorsement Program

  • Depending on funding, this position may manage a part time political coordinator in launching a women-focused (60% women) endorsement program for the 2024 general election

Partnership Development and Relationship Building 

  • Support Program Team’s directors in the creation of a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management. Evaluate inbound/outbound inquiries for partnerships, assess proposed event/organizational fit with NAL/AF’s strategic priorities and negotiate agreements with programmatic partners to set clear, shared expectations
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with local and national peer organizations and other influencers in the fields of candidate development, immigration integration, and accessible and inclusive democracy.
  • Represent NAL/AF at local and national events (i.e. speaking engagements) to raise organization’s profile and further relationships with partner organizations.
  • Coordinate and support Regional Program Managers in building local/regional partnerships (i.e. candidate round tables).
  • Design and manage strategies to support the growth and engagement of NAL alumni, allies, and supporters

Alumni Community

  • Support the Alumni Engagement Program by developing strong relationships with alumni with the goal of keeping people engaged as potential trainers or donors
  • Collaborate with the Program Team directors to develop, refine, and iterate on an in-person and virtual event strategy with the goal of driving NAL/AF participant connections and building a community across a variety of indicators, and ultimately driving community participation, engagement, and retention in the alumni community

Budget and Organizational Capacity

  • Develop program budgets and plans that meet strategic objectives and ensure ongoing evaluation and improvement towards programmatic excellence
  • Work closely with Development Team to support fundraising and grant reporting
  • Partner with Communications and Development Teams to contribute to high quality products, including reports, briefs, abstracts, fact sheets, webinars, social media content, resource pages, tools, and other products that communicate out and support NAL/AF’s program activities

Additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to serving immigrant communities and building an inclusive democracy; possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of undocumented and under-documented communities
  • Passion for the vision and mission of NAL/AF and the ability to communicate this passion to others
  • Minimum 5 years of campaign or organizing experience with or in progressive politics and a minimum 3 years of management or project management experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Stellar relationship cultivation skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to relate with a diverse group of individuals or organizations. Expert interpersonal, coaching, and listening skills in dealing with potential candidates, potential donors, lawmakers, and colleagues. Must demonstrate comfort in socializing professionally in both intimate settings and at large events.
  • Strong event and project and budget management expertise with experience running events from ideation through execution, which includes program evaluation, training experience, event planning, budgeting, reporting.
  • Ability to set and complete ambitious goals.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, protocol, follow-through, and a commitment to high quality work
  • A team player who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial yet fast-paced work environment, working on various projects simultaneously
  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities, suggests new ideas and innovative approaches, and proposes solutions
  • Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact
  • Strong experiential acumen—you know how to create and produce thoughtful, engaging events and partnerships that deliver against strategic objectives and are tailored for the intended audience
  • Work with a “no task too big, no task too small” attitude
  • High fluency with online communication and collaboration systems like Google Suite and Slack and project management software like Asana
  • Willingness and availability to travel and work on weekends for occasional trainings and convenings

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications in the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

NAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.


To Apply

Please apply through this form. 

Reports To: Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs

Position Location: Remote

Position Type: Part-time), non-exempt, union. This 60% schedule equates to 24 hours of work time (including 3 hours of paid lunch/break time) each week.

Duration: This position is seasonal and runs from May through December.

Compensation: $50/hour

This role may have access to additional benefits including participation in a 401(k) (with match), short-term disability, and sick time. Benefits listed may vary based on nature of employment and work location. 

New American Leaders (NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation immigrants and refugees to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the only organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies. 

Position Description:
The Political Coordinator works on behalf of NALAF to develop a roster of endorsees, ensuring New American candidates are winning races up and down the ballot across the country. Applicants should have experience working with immigrant communities, uplifting communities of color, and managing a program at a mission-driven organization.

Responsibilities:

Candidate Support (60%)

  • Collaborate with state-based staff to identify, recruit and track community leaders ready to run for public office; assist with training as needed.
  • Support office hours, and continuing skills education for NALAF endorsees and alumni of NAL’s candidate trainings. 
  • Manage the endorsement program, including managing logistics and data for the candidate questionnaire and interview process, as well as drafting endorsement recommendations for Board.
  • Manage with technical support post-endorsement, which includes following up on endorsement expectations and communicating with campaigns where appropriate.
  • Track alumni, candidates, and elected officials running for office in the NAL network to ensure accurate data. Conduct post mortem interviews with endorsees after their elections to measure success of endorsement program, gain some lessons learned and improve political landscape guides.

Policy and Governance (25%)

  • Manage research and electoral opportunities for New Americans in coordination with the Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs
  • Represent NAL and NALAF with ally organizations and national coalitions, strengthening and building relationships to advance political programming
  • Ensure a smooth process that transitions winning candidates into our Elected Officials Network and losing candidates into programs that provide additional support and training

Operations and Development (15%)

  • Support the Development team in additional fundraising efforts as appropriate
  • Work with the Department of Program Evaluation and Operations to create reports on measuring success of endorsement program and political activity

Additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to serving immigrant communities and building an inclusive democracy; possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of undocumented and under-documented communities
  • Passion for the vision and mission of NAL/AF and the ability to communicate this passion to others
  • Minimum 2-3 years of campaign and/or political organizing experience working with campaigns, in politics, or at an organization that makes endorsements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Working knowledge of the political landscape and general campaign finance laws
  • Expert interpersonal skills in dealing with potential candidates, potential donors, lawmakers, and colleagues
  • Ability to set and complete ambitious goals
  • Attention to detail and follow through on all elements of work
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and priorities
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-oriented, and self-directed with a demonstrated passion for our mission
  • A team player who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial yet fast-paced work environment
  • Work with a “no task too big, no task too small” attitude
  • Proficiency of Excel/Google Suite, VAN, GetThru/ThruText, Airtable and EveryAction
  • Willingness and availability to travel and work on weekends for occasional trainings and convenings

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications in the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

NAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70. 

To Apply

No longer accepting applications for this position. 

Reports To: Digital Content Specialist
Position Location: Remote
Position Type: Internship
Time Commitment: 15 hours per week
Compensation: Monthly Stipend

About NAL/AF:

New American Leaders (NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation immigrants and refugees to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the only organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies. 

Position Description:

NAL is seeking a Communications Intern to join our team in Spring 2024. Supporting both New American Leaders (C3) and New American Leaders Action Fund (C4), this position plays a key role on the Communications Team. From finding and sharing success stories to assisting with research and creating engaging videos and graphics that bring stories from our network to life, the Communications Intern will work closely with all staff members to build NAL and NALAF’s brands and leadership within the broader community. 

As a part of a fast-moving, highly creative team, applicants should be comfortable working in an environment that quickly responds to current events and with a team that values open, collaborative communication. This role has significant freedom to test out ideas and is encouraged to try the latest trend, explore new partnership and collaboration opportunities, and test out new ideas to build the organizations’ brand visibility and identity. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Communications Team in the development of digital campaigns; draft and post content for social media accounts, emails, text campaigns, and websites
  • Create GIFs, videos, and other visual materials for use in email and social media campaigns
  • Engage with alumni, elected officials, and partner organizations to collect stories, manage projects, and gather stories to be used in communications materials
  • Develop and share timely ideas to respond to current events and/or opportunities for design assets, campaigns, actions, and other ideas. Creativity is welcome!
  • In coordination with the Digital Content Specialist, develop engaging, digestible, action oriented digital campaigns for both NAL (C3) and NALAF (C4) platforms to mobilize advocates and promote action around organizational priorities and issues 
  • Conduct research and map out the media landscape and create/update a journalist database.

Educational Opportunities

Become a video & content creation powerhouse: Immerse yourself in the world of digital storytelling for social good! This internship provides a unique opportunity to develop and hone your video and content creation skills while contributing to impactful campaigns that empower immigrants.

  • Master the Art of Visual Storytelling: Learn from experienced professionals how to craft compelling video narratives that capture attention, spark engagement, and drive action.
  • Become a Social Media Superstar: Gain hands-on experience creating and managing social media content across various platforms (e.g., Twitter/X, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and LinkedIn).
  • Explore Diverse Content Formats: Experiment with different video formats (e.g., interviews, testimonials, explainers) and graphic design elements to create visually engaging content.
  • Develop Your Editing Skills: Learn basic video editing techniques using industry-standard software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro) to refine your video production skills.
  • Build a Strong Portfolio: Showcase your work through published content on NAL’s platforms, gaining valuable real-world experience and portfolio pieces.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Interest in immigration, immigrant rights, social justice, and creating an inclusive democracy
  • A creative approach to design and content generation — we are always open to exploring new ideas!
  • Experience with, but not limited to: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and/or TikTok
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time in a fast paced environment without sacrificing attention to detail
  • Work with a “no task too big, no task too small” attitude
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings.

Preferred, But Not Required

  • Interest and experience in photography and videography a plus; comfort conducting video interviews and editing
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, etc)
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite, Keyhole, or other social media monitoring tools

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications in the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

NAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Benefits

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 civic engagement, 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, NAL will provide a small monthly stipend of $500/month to cover the costs of interning.

Time Commitment

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Students who can commit to two semesters are strongly preferred. 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.

To Apply

To apply, please fill out this form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.