Census 2020 Senior Fellow

About the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. We represent the collective interests of New York's diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people's lives, and to strengthen our state.

Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.

Ensuring a fair and accurate Census count each ten years requires substantial planning and investment. Given the grave concerns and incredible opportunities with the 2020 Census, a number of organizations came together in 2018 to form New York Counts 2020. New York Counts 2020 is a one-of-a-kind coalition - composed of more than 110 racial justice, immigrant, religious, health, education, labor, housing, social services, and business groups representing the diversity of NYC, as well as state and local government officials and foundations - working to ensure that New Yorkers are properly counted by and served by the census. The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) serves as the convener of New York Counts 2020.

Position Overview

The NYIC Census 2020 Senior Fellow will play a key leadership role on the organization’s work on the 2020 Census. The position is a time-limited, full-time position and will include significant work with internal staff and external coalition members and stakeholders to handle complex dynamics, manage project tasks across different work areas, and help us navigate a fluid political landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the NYIC’s efforts engaging with New York Counts 2020, including managing the Steering Committee (developing agendas, engaging Committee members, managing tasks) and overseeing member communication and direction.
  • Work with the Executive Director to navigate key external relationships - liaise with staff of other nonprofit organizations, funders’ and government officials, develop and negotiate working arrangements, and coordinate joint efforts when necessary.
  • Coordinate and ensure forward movement of the NYIC’s 2020 internal Census work, including coordinating staff from different departments, teams and consultants.
  • Maintain and monitor internal project plan, timeline and goals, ensuring program deliverables are being met in a timely fashion and supporting changes as needed should deliverables shift.
  • Participate in general with the NYIC’s affiliated organization, the New York State Immigrant Action Fund (Immigrant Action)


  • Three (3) to five (5) years of complex project management experience, a must
  • Experience leading coalitions in a social justice, immigrant rights, and community engagement setting, strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with the Census and its impact on redistricting and budget allocations throughout all levels of government, a plus
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks under deadline pressure
  • Meticulous organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects and follow through on detail with high-level accuracy
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and strong communication skills
  • Must be a team player and able to adapt as necessary to changing circumstances
  • Competency in Microsoft applications and G-Suite is an asset

Salary Range: $75,000

In addition to a competitive salary, NYIC offers a full benefit plan, paid time off, commuter benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, to [email protected].  All emails must have “Census 2020 Senior Fellow” in the subject line.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. No phone calls or emails will be accepted for this position.

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