Overview of the Organization
The New York Immigration Coalition, a state-wide member-led coalition of immigrant and refugee organizations, works to transform the lives of all New Yorkers by strengthening and building our members' power, organizing and educating our communities and the public, and using our collective voice to advocate for opportunity and justice. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams.
We represent the collective interests of New York's diverse immigrant communities and our 200 coalition member organizations. We 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.
Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.
The organization has an ambitious affirmative advocacy agenda that includes state funding for all newcomers to thrive, the right to counsel in immigration proceedings, maximum civic participation among immigrant communities in elections, and getting all New Yorkers represented in the redistricting process. Victories have included expanding the right to drivers licenses in New York regardless of immigration status, the New York State DREAM Act that provides tuition assistance to undocumented college students, elimination of the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, and organizing a legal clinic at JFK Airport immediately following the administration’s Muslim ban in 2017. We also have programs promoting access to healthcare, education, and democracy, and promoting civic and community engagement.
Within the Political Engagement and Partnership Department, the Political Associate will provide administrative support to the NYIC’s Advocacy and Policy Departments by tracking and streamlining our outreach with elected officials, appointed officials, and strategic partners at all relevant levels. The Associate will support the work of the Political Director, managing a complicated and growing amount of data to help build, maintain and strengthen the organization’s political partnerships.
In addition to a competitive salary, NYIC offers a full benefit plan, paid sick time, unlimited vacation leave, commuter benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.
Location: Position is in-person and based out of an NYIC regional office in New York State. Occasional travel to other regions in NYS is required.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails must have “Political Associate” in the subject line.
Deadline: Open until filled. 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.