Senior Associate of Advocacy and Administration

Team: Advocacy
Reports to: Vice President of Advocacy
Employment Status: Full Time/Exempt
Salary: $59,325/ year

Location: This position is based in our headquarters in New York City, with occasional travel to our regional offices across New York State. This position is mostly on-site, with a requirement of being in the office 4 days per week and remote 1 day per week.

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 Overview

The Senior Associate of Advocacy and Administration will work within the Advocacy Department to support its community outreach, event planning, and supporting the administrative needs of the department. The ideal candidate must have an interest in immigrant rights and advocacy; and will have experience with some combination of the following: events support, office administration, data input and management.

The Senior Associate will work closely with the Advocacy Department to manage the department’s overall goals, which include supporting advocacy efforts through logistics support and planning, supporting campaigns and initiatives, and tracking legislative outreach.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the execution of organizational NYIC projects as needed, attend all major NYIC events, and participate in the planning and execution of organizational events and committees.
  • Support the development of internal management tools and manage the inventory of physical and digital tools.
  • Assist with logistics, planning and preparation for advocacy related actions, events, projects, and campaigns.
  • Provide administrative support in various coalitions and the leadership council, under the direction of the Vice President of Advocacy.
  • Assist with additional duties as necessary.
  • Occasionally, carries and moves materials weighing 50 lbs or less.

Qualities Sought:

  • A minimum of 2-5 years of experience in Advocacy and in office administration is a must, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
  • Strong project management skills, with a track record of successfully leading and completing projects.
  • Working knowledge of G-Suite, Asana, Salesforce, Eventbrite and ability to teach and learn new systems.
  • Detailed oriented, with excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with external partners.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or French is a plus.
  • Driver’s license is preferred.
  • Some evenings and weekends work expected (compensated accordingly).

Salary: $59,325.00**
**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, paid sick time, unlimited vacation leave, commuter benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, relevant experience, and how they can contribute to our organization's mission. Applications should be sent to with the subject line “Senior Associate of Advocacy and Administration.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.