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Manager of Member Engagement: Westchester and Hudson Valley

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Location: Position is based in Westchester or the Hudson Valley 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 Member Engagement (Westchester and Hudson Valley) will work as part of the NYIC Advocacy Team to represent the NYIC in Westchester and Hudson Valley. The Manager will work closely with NYIC member organizations serving Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Columbia 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 Westchester and Hudson Valley and serve as a link to key resources for member agencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead efforts in engaging NYIC member organizations in Westchester and Hudson Valley to play 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 Westchester and the Hudson Valley
  • 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 Westchester and Hudson Valley, including elected and other key government officials, and serve as the NYIC expert on the Westchester and Hudson Valley 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 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 Westchester or Hudson Valley based organization
  • Knowledge of and commitment to social justice and immigrant justice as well as Westchester and Hudson Valley’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

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, 1 brief writing sample to hr@nyic.org. All emails must have “Membership Engagement and Advocacy Westchester and Hudson Valley Manager” in the subject line.

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 around this position.


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