Chief of Staff, Immigration Justice Campaign

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Chief of Staff, Immigration Justice Campaign

Date Posted:

June 14, 2019

The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring.

The Immigration Justice Campaign is a collaboration between the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Campaign is a broad-based project to activate a community of lawyers (and other volunteers with supporting skills) to defend detained immigrants facing removal and to advocate for due process and justice for noncitizens targeted for immigration enforcement.

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Your Role

The Chief of Staff will oversee the operations and workflow of the Justice Campaign team and ensure that the team achieves benchmarks related to the strategic and annual plans. This position will: 

  • Support the Director by organizing a picture of the priorities, projects, decisions and actions that need the Director’s attention and by assisting the Director in executing projects as needed.  
  • Manage internal team meetings and retreats and devise strategies to keep the team working together as a cohesive and effective unit throughout the year.  
  • Create the mechanisms for and manage the process of tracking the team’s progress to goals and annual work plans. 
  • Provide input and advice to the Director on Campaign strategy and, once strategy and direction are clear, make recommendations to the Director for how to develop best internal structure, protocols and processes to accomplish these objectives, measure progress, and hold each other accountable for outcomes.   

This position includes supervisory responsibilities and is accountable for total performance management, including selection, termination, performance reviews, salary administration and career development of one Operations Associate. 

As with all positions at the Council, this position requires commitment to the Council’s mission.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Campaign, including ensuring that the Campaign’s internal meetings are properly organized and executed, that Council policies and procedures are communicated to team members as needed, and that team members abide by such policies as well as other similar process-oriented matters.   
  • Oversee day-to-day work flow of the Campaign, including by creating MOCHAs for each Campaign goal, developing and managing a work plan for the cross-organizational Campaign team, and developing and overseeing internal accountability mechanisms for outcomes. 
  • Lead the Campaign team in tracking and assessing progress toward the Campaign’s goals, including regularly carving out time for the team to reflect on how the Campaign’s drivers of scale are working and to think strategically about how to improve the Campaign’s models.  
  • Manage and organize the annual goal-setting process for the Campaign team by acting as project manager and ensuring alignment with the Director and Council procedure/timetable.  
  • Manage and organize internal team meetings, retreats and other special events both internally and with stakeholders and coordinate agendas for the Director.  
  • Help the team stay connected and cohesive across organizations and when telecommuting/working remotely. Implement a plan to engage remote workers more fully in Campaign- and Council-wide meetings and events. 
  • Help the Director identify priorities, strategically align his/her time with those, and revisit them regularly to assess progress. 
  • Provide input and advice to the Director on Campaign strategy and, once strategy and direction are clear, make recommendations to the Director for how to develop best internal structure, protocols and processes to accomplish these objectives, measure progress, and hold each other accountable for outcomes.  

Required Education and Experience

At least 8-10 years of professional experience with an advanced degree.

Our Workplace

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center and many more exciting benefit programs.

Your Colleagues

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work.

For Consideration Qualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. Cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  

NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.

Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).

The American Immigration Council ("Council") is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. 

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.

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