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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: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Remote

Position type: Full-time, exempt 

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. The Finance & Operations manager will oversee NAL’s day-to-day financial systems and operations, ensuring staff have resources to further NAL’s mission.

Job Description: Finance and Operations Manager

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 candidates 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. This role will support the organization throughout all departments, serving a critical role to the efficiency of the organization and effectiveness of our impact. The Finance and Operations Manager is proactive, detail-oriented and a team player.

Responsibilities

Finances (50%)

  • Assist with budget planning to serve annual and multi-year goals, with support from external consultants.
  • Maintain an up-to-date organizational budget to reflect new revenue or expenses, and prepare periodic budget modifications for Board approval.
  • Work with program, development, and communications teams to create and track project budgets.
  • Prepare budgets and other necessary financial information for grant proposals and reports with support from external consultants.
  • Work with accountants to monitor and reconcile credit card and bank expenses.
  • Process invoices and reimbursements for general NAL expenses.
  • Serve as point for 990 and audit process, in consultation with external consultants. 
  • Process payroll with outside firm, Insperity.
  • Organize and maintain a directory of financial documents, and financial manual.

Operations (50%)

  • Manage relations with vendors related to administration and finance.
  • Update office calendar with holidays and major events.
  • Review all contracts and MOUs for consultants and partners before execution.
  • Regularly review operational systems and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Manage NAL technology accounts and assist staff with IT-related issues on NAL’s standard platforms.
  • Maintain operational policies and procedures through an equity and inclusion lens, making recommendations as needed.
  • Keep employee handbook and other relevant HR files (personnel files, organizational charts, and contact sheets) organized and updated.
  • Communicate and send out relevant HR updates, such as changes to benefits, salaries, etc.
  • Oversee recruitment, including posting job openings, standardizing recruitment process, offer letters, and manage onboarding of new staff.
  • Maintain an online system of requests for staff leave and vacations.
  • Assist with other administration as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Passion for serving immigrant communities and building a multiracial democracy.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel, including experience with large spreadsheets
  • Experience in using web-based business software for billing and invoicing, (e.g. bill.com, Tallie, Intacct).
  • 3+ years of related experience in finance, budgeting and accounting, preferably in non-profit financial management.
  • Experience managing at least a $2M annual organizational budget
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings and can communicate financial information to people with varying levels of comfort.

To apply, please use this form to send us your résumé and cover letter by October 15. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Salary range is $65-$75,000 (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; and a professional development stipend. 

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

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 the Fall 2022 semester. 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 Assistant.

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-Thursday.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] with “Political Intern” in the subject line.

NAL is seeking a Digital Engagement Intern to join our communications team in the Fall 2022 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) given coronavirus.

To Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2022. Please email a cover letter and a résumé to [email protected] with “Digital Engagement Intern” in the subject line.