Website npnewamericans National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)
About the We Are All America Campaign In 2017, a powerful alliance of national organizations combined strengths to establish the We Are All America (WAAA) campaign, which aimed to respond to the willful destruction of the U.S. refugee resettlement program and the heightened anti-refugee, anti-asylum and anti-Muslim narratives influencing political decision making and public opinion. Since then, the campaign has worked to build state level leadership and constituencies in support of refugees, asylum seekers, and expanded systems of humanitarian protection. This dynamic, collective field now represents the largest national grassroots organizing effort – largely composed of organizers who, themselves, have come to the US as refugees and asylees and are overwhelmingly Middle Eastern, African, and /or Muslim Americans. The We Are All America Campaign is housed at the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a network of 61 of the country’s leading immigrant and refugee rights organizations focused on promoting full immigrant inclusion.
Campaign Leadership Current national Steering Committee member organizations include Alianza Americas, Church World Service, Human Rights First, International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, National Partnership for New Americans, the Refugee Advocacy Lab, Refugee Congress, Refugee Council USA, and Welcoming America. In 2020, We Are All America added state field organizations to the campaign’s leadership, ensuring a connection between national and state leaders. These include Campaign for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC).
Position Description The We Are All America Campaign Director is responsible for implementing a nationally coordinated strategy to build public support for refugees and asylum seekers, push back against anti-refugee, anti-asylee, anti-Muslim hate, and advancing pro-refugee, pro-asylum policy at the local, state, and national level.
The Campaign Director works with diverse stakeholders, including the We Are All America Steering Committee members and their local affiliates and state field organizations, supporting organizations in the faith, immigrant rights, and refugee resettlement sector; business supporters; political allies and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, experienced organizer, and strategic thinker who can design and implement campaign strategy while building consensus among a diverse array of stakeholders.
This position reports to: The Campaign Director is supervised by the Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans and reports to the We Are All America Steering Committee on a quarterly basis. This role will work closely with the staff of NPNA to align immigrant and refugee integration priorities and communications across the WAAA and NPNA family of campaigns and programs. Principal responsibilities include:
Organizing and Campaign Strategy
- In partnership with the Steering Committee, design overall campaign goals and strategies to build leadership of individual leaders and state-based organizations to advance policy and shift the public narrative on refugee resettlement, asylum, and other systems of protection
- Lead field in organizing rapid response efforts to major shifts in public policy or major events that shift the political climate and public narrative (e.g. Operation Afghan Welcome, responding to the proposed restrictions on asylum, etc.) and realign work plans and overall campaign strategy accordingly
- Work with the We Are All America Steering Committee and supporting groups to oversee and implement campaigns to support refugees and asylum seekers at the local, state, and national level
- Build and nurture relationships with local, state and ECBO organizations across the country and assist in promoting collective action on common agendas, specifically field strategies to oppose anti-refugee, anti-asylee proposals and to promote welcoming, inclusive policies
- Direct field programming and field engagement goals to build power for refugees and asylum seekers through trainings and program activities
- Work with a communications staff and allied campaigns, to elevate attention to refugee, asylum seekers, and issues relating to the formerly displaced populations
- Supervise campaign manager, digital communications specialist, and consultants
Fundraising and Administration
- Oversee campaign fundraising including proposal development, grant reporting, prospecting, and the development of the annual report
- Manage relationships with philanthropic stakeholders and campaign supporters
- Work with the finance team on budget reporting and quarterly forecasting
- At least five years of organizing experience with community-based, refugee, immigrants’ rights, faith based, grassroots, and/or coalition organizations
- Three years experience fundraising experience including managing philanthropic relationships, proposal development and reporting functions
- Experience working in strategic partnerships and consensus building
- Ability to travel 20-25% of the year for convenings and field activities
- Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary teams
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to produce consistent, quality work, in a fast-paced environment
Salary: $85,000 – USD $98,000 / year
NPNA offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, dental insurance, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with an employer match. Employees receive 14 paid holidays, 12 sick days, two weeks vacation and an additional week of paid time off December 24-January 1st.
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