Manager of Organizing and Strategy, Mid-Hudson

Location: Position is based in Peekskill, and requires regular travel within the region and to New York City, as well as occasional travel to other regions within New York State.

Overview of the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for approximately 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.

Summary of the Position

The Manager of Organizing and Strategy (Mid-Hudson) will work as part of the NYIC Advocacy Team to represent the NYIC in the Mid-Hudson region. The Manager will work closely with NYIC member organizations serving Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan counties to grow the NYIC’s presence, deepen the engagement of our members and partners in advocacy initiatives, and expand the network of NYIC members and partners, in order to build the political power of immigrant communities, the organizations who serve them, and the NYIC. They will convene and mobilize member and partner organizations, lead NYIC advocacy efforts in the Mid-Hudson region and serve as a link to key resources for member agencies.

Coordinate and conduct outreach throughout the Mid-Hudson region to educate the community at-large of the Welcoming NYS program and the services being offered ensure subgrantee organizations are able to meet their deliverables on Navigation and Case management. Lead regional efforts to greet and welcome newcomers when they arrive on buses at the hotels/shelters. Will also share information of cross regional movement of asylum seekers (ie. Westchester to Buffalo) and of individuals and families returning to NYC from the region. Coordinate regional OTDA relocation of newly arrived families in partnership with Welcoming Provider subgrantees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead efforts in engaging NYIC member organizations in the Mid-Hudson region to play a leadership role in effective advocacy and organizing around campaigns.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with NYIC member organizations and other immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations as well as non-traditional partners and allies across the Mid-Hudson region.
  • Regularly convene members and partners to discuss issues facing immigrant communities in the region and the State and plan strategies for collective action.
  • Coordinate and mobilize member agencies and coalition partners around local, state, and federal advocacy campaigns, as well as rapid response work as necessary.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the NYIC in the region, including in the media and through public speaking and regular meetings with community leaders, policy makers, and thought leaders.
  • Plan and organize events including rallies, actions, convenings, trainings, and community forums.
  • Forge relationships with policy makers in the Mid-Hudson region, including elected and other key government officials, and serve as the NYIC expert on the Mid-Hudson landscape.
  • Build and maintain relationships with media covering the region, including local, ethnic, and mainstream outlets, and utilize traditional and digital media to promote advocacy goals, in consultation with the NYIC communications team.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the NYIC in the region, including in the media and through public speaking and regular meetings with community leaders, policy makers, and thought leaders.

Qualities Sought

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred, ideally with a Mid-Hudson region based organization.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to social justice and immigrant justice as well as the Mid-Hudson region’s diverse immigrant communities.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple, diverse partners.
  • Experience with community organizing and/or policy advocacy is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, and comfort with public speaking and meeting facilitation.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or another language spoken in immigrant communities in the region is strongly preferred.
  • Drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
  • Good team player, comfortable taking initiative, and able to adapt as necessary to changing circumstances.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Important facts to know about this opportunity:

  • This position is mostly on-site, with a requirement of being in the office 4 days per week and remote 1 day per week.
  • The NYIC staff continues to mask while in the office.
  • The NYIC has a staff-wide vaccine mandate. Staff must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to HR before being onboarded.

Salary: $69,350.00**
**The NYIC has a transparent and equitable salary structure. Starting salaries for each position are set in advance with no room for negotiation.

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

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to  All emails must have “Manager of Organizing and Strategy, Mid-Hudson” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.