The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice (the Alliance), a statewide coalition moving forward policies to welcome immigrants and support them in becoming rooted economically, politically and socially, is seeking nominations and applications for its next Director. 

At the core of the Alliance’s work is the recognition of the right to human mobility, the root causes of migration, and the equality of all human beings. Grounded in its guiding principles and goals, the Alliance brings together the power and strength of its member organizations to ensure that New Jersey’s immigrant communities are leaders in the development of policies that impact their lives and the lives of all New Jersey residents. In collaboration with its members, the Alliance works towards a New Jersey that ensures access to services, supports family unity, and develops policies and strategies that provide opportunities for immigrants to fully participate in civic life. Fundamentally, the Alliance works to ensure that the human, civil, and labor rights of New Jersey’s immigrants, both documented and those seeking status, are protected. 

The Alliance faces a critical juncture as it prepares to build on recent statewide policy successes, including the December 2019 adoption of legislation to expand access to driver's licenses to qualified drivers regardless of immigration status. In this context, the Alliance is looking for its next Director to lead strategic coalition decisions on how to build on its successes, grow and diversify its statewide network, and build additional capacity and support for successful campaigns. It recognizes the critical intersection with and needed support for the Black Lives Matter and racial justice movements and is seeking a Director to further build partnerships of mutual support and understanding across New Jersey. 

The ideal Director will bring significant immigration policy experience and a deep personal connection to the immigrant experience and perspective. The ideal leader is a coalition builder, skilled in diplomacy and with a strong power analysis and understanding of grassroots organizing and will bring experience working across various immigrant communities and in partnership with intersectional movements. They will enjoy working on small teams, both mentoring and guiding others and serving as an individual contributor, particularly around fundraising, media relations and board management. 

We are partnering with NPAG to conduct the Director search. See the full description and application process linked here.

How to apply:

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is partnering with Callie Carroll and Yuniya Khan of NPAG on this search. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: [email protected]. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. 

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diverse perspectives are critical to its mission. It strongly encourages interest and applications from people with related lived experiences, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented.