NILC has an immediate opening for a Campaigns Director to join its program division and report to the Deputy Director. This is a new position at NILC, as part of NILC’s recently developed strategic framework to expand its role in building collaborative movement strengthening campaigns. The Campaigns Director will be responsible for developing and implementing campaigns that advance NILC’s nationwide policy and narrative change goals and for developing systems and approaches that ensure the strategic development, staffing, resourcing, execution and integration of campaigns into the organization.


Design and build NILC’s campaigning capacity.

- Build NILC’s internal capacity to design campaigns that create long-lasting power for low-income immigrants; that center the voices and perspectives of low-income immigrants in decision-making; and that utilize a range of grassroots and grasstops strategies and tactics.

- Ensure that all campaigns have a clear long-range vision, measurable goals, workplan and budget and that those efforts are integrated and complementary with other departments within NILC.

- Support the development and execution of our current campaigns, including the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign.

- Create and provide guidance to cross-departmental teams of staff to develop and execute campaign plans.

- Determine when a campaign has reached a level of maturity where a campaign director must be hired for that campaign and/or when and if additional staff capacity should be brought onto a campaign team (either as staff or as contractors).

- Ensure that strong organizational relationships and cross-organizational, cross-movement collaborative approaches are nurtured and deepened through campaigns.

- Build and maintain strategic relationships with progressive allies, principals, political candidates, policy makers, media outlets and constituents to advance campaign goals.

- Ensure effective coordination and effective communication with the legal, advocacy, communications, and operations directors.
Assist the Executive Director and Development Director in fundraising efforts, including helping to draft proposals, donor communications, and reports.

Serve as a manager and organizational leader.

- Develop the campaigns staffing strategy.

- Hire and retain high-performing, racially diverse staff for these roles.

- Manage staff to ensure we hit our ambitious aims; support, coach and develop individuals, and provide course-correcting guidance when necessary.

- Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and directors of other departments to manage the implementation of the Strategic Framework across the organization and collectively creating and modeling behavior for a high performing, impactful, healthy organization.

- Extensive experience running and winning national and/or state-based campaigns that engage key stakeholders and with a range of strategies and tactics.

- Extensive experience and understanding of grasstops and grassroots strategies.

- A track record of leading and managing a racially diverse team to deliver outstanding results on a campaign.

- Deep understanding of interpersonal, institutional and systemic racism and classism.

- Exemplary ability to build and teach power analysis and power-mapping.

- Strategic thinking ability to understand the big picture, develop plans and strategies, generate new creative ideas, and pivot as needed.

- Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with and among a multiracial and multi-class group of stakeholders.

About National Immigration Law Center

Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the leading advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. — regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through a racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Washington, DC, NILC seeks to achieve just laws and policies that address systemic inequities, create narrative and culture change for an inclusive and equitable society, and build a healthier and more powerful movement. For more information, please visit www.nilc.org.