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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: Full-time, exempt, union
Compensation: $60,000-$70,000

Position Description:

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. 

Are you looking to use your creativity and design skills to make a difference in our democracy? Ready to see more immigrants and people of color in positions of power? If so, then you should apply to be New American Leaders’ Graphic Designer and Content Specialist!

The Graphic Designer and Content Specialist will be responsible for envisioning and designing all materials for New American Leaders and New American Leaders Action Fund including social media graphics, presentation designs, and “swag”. This position will also assist the other members of the communications team in organizing and creating video and written content for the organizations’ websites, social media platforms, training programs, events, and other activities as needed. 

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:

  • Envision and design all social media graphics both independently and in coordination with other members of the organization
  • Create and develop all design elements for reports, events, training materials, merchandise, and other activities as requested
  • Assist the communications team in the development of digital campaigns 
  • Track and report on the effectiveness of design initiatives as part of the team’s larger data reporting efforts
  • 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
  • In coordination with the full communications team, develop strategy to increase brand visibility and engagement across all platforms
  • Maintain clear, organized system to store and share all design 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!
  • Support the organizations on broader communications and training tasks as needed. This can include, but is not limited to, Giving Tuesday campaigns, end of year giving campaigns, training coverage on social media, endorsement promotion, highlighting elected officials work, etc.
  • 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 
  • With Senior Director of Communications, make and implement recommendations for website updates for both NAL and NALAF
  • Help maintain EveryAction database for adding, categorizing, and tracking NAL supporters

Additional duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 1-3 years of communications experience with a political campaign, advocacy organization, union, grassroots organizing group, or non-profit 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, etc)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A creative approach to design and content generation — we are always open to exploring new ideas!
  • Interest in immigration, immigrant rights, social justice, and creating an inclusive democracy
  • 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
  • High fluency with online communication and collaboration systems like Google Suite and Slack and project management software like Asana
  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Ability to set and complete ambitious goals
  • Willingness to work and learn with a remote team 
  • A good sense of humor and a collaborative, team approach
  • Interest and experience in photography and videography a plus

Given the fluid nature of communications in the political world, this role has some evening and weekend responsibilities. Although NAL makes every effort to respect standard office hours, some off-hours work is required and noted for comp time. 

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

We are currently not accepting any new applications for this position. 

Reports To: National Director of Leadership Programs

Position Location: Remote, located in Central Valley, California

Position Type: Part-time (17-18 hours per week expected), union

Duration: 2.5 years (dependent upon additional grant funding, the position may be extended)

Compensation: $35-$40/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 my vary based on nature of employment and work location.

Position Description:

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. 

NAL is seeking a Part-Time California Program Manager to support our regional and national initiatives. The Part-Time California Program Manager is responsible for assisting in planning local and national trainings, conducting region-specific political and electoral background research, recruiting community leaders to run for office, and supporting NAL in candidate and alumni development. The position will also help support regional programming with a focus on existing partnerships and future initiatives. 

The Part-Time California Program Manager will report to the National Director of Leadership Programs and support the National Governance Director and the National Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs to meet organizational goals. 

Responsibilities:

Regional Program Management 

  • Seed the program, building authentic, long-lasting relationships and partnerships in California
  • Develop and execute a 2.5 year work plan for local region that includes a timeline of workshops, trainings, events and opportunities for alumni engagement; provide regular reports, work plans and strategic plans to the NAL Team 
  • Support the programmatic priorities and events managed by the National Director of Leadership Programs, National Governance Director, and the National Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs in the region through recruitment and relationship management
  • Identify and develop new partnerships, and be the main point of contact for recruits, alumni, elected officials, and partners in the region for all of NAL’s programs; speak at or represent NAL at civic engagement events or tables
  • In collaboration with the Program Evaluation and Operations team, maintain and manage comprehensive database of current and potential community partners (ie coalition partners, labor unions, allied organizations)
  • Represent NAL at local, regional, and national events to aid recruitment and raise NAL’s profile
  • Manage planning logistics for local and regional trainings, including onsite management 
  • Communicate news, resources and opportunities to training alum through social media, keeping staff informed through internal channels
  • Track alumni participation in local, regional, or national campaigns
  • Track data on alumni and other candidates in our network, making recommendations for endorsements
  • Maintain data on policy proposals or passed legislation of New American elected officials in the region
  • Work with the Program Evaluation and Operations team to carry out logistical planning for trainings, workshops, and alumni events

Candidate and State Development 

  • Identify, recruit, and coach community leaders regionally to run for public office
  • Conduct political and electoral background research for the local region 
  • Coordinate and deliver online and in-person sessions for candidate and campaign development; some of this work will intersect with New American Leaders Action Fund 
  • Provide guidance, training and consultation to NAL alumni and NAL endorsed candidates with their plans to run for office 
  • Host alumni networking events 

Elected Official Engagement

  • Help track New Americans in the region running for office
  • Connect with New American electeds in the region and build relationships with electeds
  • Help maintain organizational relationship with elected alum and endorsees
  • Create dynamic local ecosystems with elected officials and NAL alum that encourage alum to run and elected officials to work with communities to govern.

Additional duties as assigned.

Preferred 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.
  • Minimum 3 years of campaign or organizing experience with or in progressive politics
  • Working knowledge of political landscape and campaign finance laws in your state of operation
  • Excellent relationship cultivation skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations. Expert interpersonal skills in dealing with principals, lawmakers, potential donors, and colleagues. Must demonstrate comfort in socializing and representing NAL professionally in both intimate settings and at larger social events
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to set and complete ambitious goals
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, protocol, and a commitment to high quality work
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and priorities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • 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
Please submit your application and requested materials through this form. 

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. 

Position Description
NAL is seeking a Political Intern to join our programs team in Fall/Winter 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. 

Educational Opportunities
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.

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 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.

Time Commitment
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.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and résumé to anne@newamericanleaders.org with “Political Intern” in the subject line.

NAL is seeking a Digital Engagement Intern to join our communications team in the Fall/Winter 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.  

Responsibilities

  • 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

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 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).

Time Commitment

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).

To Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Fall/Winter 2023. Please email a cover letter and a résumé to hr@newamericanleaders.org with “Digital Engagement Intern” in the subject line.