Communications Associate

Overview of 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.

Position Description

The Communications Associate is a key member of the New York Immigration Coalition’s Communications team. Duties and responsibilities broadly supports NYIC’s marketing and public relations efforts to increase awareness of the organization’s campaigns, activities and programmatic work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists with the development & implementation of Marketing and Public Relations campaigns and rapid-response in consultation with Internal NYIC team, partner agencies, and/or external consultants across the department.
  • Marketing and Design: Coordinates and contributes to NYIC’s design work, as it relates to creating social media graphics, promotional material for departmental events and projects, reports, websites etc. Keeps our branding guidelines and materials updated, works with external design consultants, keeps our photo library updated, and other related tasks.
  • Website: Responsible for keeping NYIC’s website content updated (text and graphics) and reporting on analytics quarterly.
  • Powermail: Maintain calendar and draft and send a regular e-blast to our e-subscriber base on key NYIC issues and campaigns. Maintain quarterly analytics on powermails. Work with team to develop and execute list-building strategies.
  • Social Media: Supports our Digital Associate to create social media toolkits, may manage social media messaging for live events, and may support the development and execution of social media events and actions.
  • Press Relations: May support our Manager of Press Relations by drafting & updating press kits, key messages, fact sheets, op-eds, media advisories, press releases, campaign talking points & other collateral material as needed.
  • Events: Assists with coordination of press conferences, and other communications events and activities, etc.
  • Monitors current events and trends in immigration to anticipate potential public statements, dissemination of information and assembling the NYIC’s news clips for distribution to staff.
  • Coordinates photography for/of campaign-related events, actions, etc. for use in publications, media, etc. and ensure appropriate releases are signed and filed.
  • Administration: Handles departmental reconciliation of credit card expenses and submission of invoices, drafting of contracts, and other administrative duties, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong interest in immigrant rights and experience working in media with a minimum of one year working experience is strongly desired.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong writing skills, design aptitude and great familiarity with social media.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative team player and problem solver with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work effectively with community partners.
  • Ability to speak additional languages or website editing skills are an asset.

Salary Range: $50,000

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: Communications Associate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.