Jobs At FAIR
Click the links below to view the two positions currently available at FAIR.
- Receptionist/Office Assistant for the Finance and Administration Department
- Government Relations Associate for the Government Relations/Legislative Department
for the Finance and Administration Department
TheReceptionist/Office Assistant (temp to hire) will be responsible for the upkeep of the reception area and office duties. The person in this position will be the "first face" of FAIR, greeting visitors, distributing mail and packages, answering telephones, and monitoring building security. The ideal candidate for this position thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment, possesses a can-do friendly attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with office staff, field staff, activists, vendors, and Board members.
- Support FAIR departments by retrieving and distributing mail, directing phone calls to appropriate persons, receiving and sending deliveries, managing office calendar, and managing supply inventory/orders.
- Build and maintain relationships with building security and building maintenance to ensure FAIR staff is safe, visitors are properly screened, access badges are up to date, and staff building requests are made.
- Utilize Microsoft programs to update office forms, Administration manual, track supply orders, phone extensions, employee mailboxes, employee contact lists, acknowledge staff birthdays, etc.
- Setup conference room for weekly staff meetings, assist with quarterly Board Meetings and Annual National Advisors Meetings.
- Associate's degree in Accounting or accounting experience.
- At least 2-4 years of office experience and support.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Ability to prioritize tasks, work on several projects concurrently and meet deadlines.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading and editing.
- Ability to work effectively as part of FAIR's Administration Team.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Crystal Williams at email@example.com .
Government Relations Associate
for the Government Relations/Legislative Department
The Government Relations Associate will have two key responsibilities at FAIR. First, the associate will provide assistance in the tracking, summarizing, analysis and drafting of immigration-related legislation. Second, the Government Relations Associate will carry out various other activities inherent to the Government Relations Department. These include advocating on behalf of FAIR; developing outreach strategies; representing FAIR's interests in issue-based coalitions; monitoring Congressional committees; drafting reports, fact sheets and testimony; developing and nurturing relationships on Capitol Hill, and generally assisting the advocacy work of FAIR's Government Relations Department. The person filling this position must be able to learn quickly, take initiative, multi-task, and prioritize multiple deadlines.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of Congress, Congressional staff, and federal agency personnel.
- Develop an expertise in immigration law, policy, and politics.
- Represent FAIR in coalitions, public meetings, hearings, press events, conferences, national forums, and in general communications with public officials, the media, FAIR members, the donor community, and the public.
- Identify, inform, and mobilize activists, members, and supporters.
- Assist in the drafting of FAIR's legislative publications.
- Assist FAIR's departments with tasks relating to education, development, publications, and media coverage.
- Be a committed and effective advocate for all FAIR's programs and objectives.
- Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, History, or related field. Law degree preferred.
- At least 2-4 years of Capitol Hill or other legislative experience.
- Understanding of federal agencies that have jurisdiction over immigration policy.
- Political experience, judgment and sensitivity, including a thorough understanding of lobbying, congressional committees, federal legislative procedures, and grassroots activism.
- Experience developing, implementing, and managing legislative and advocacy campaigns on a national level.
- Strong writing, media, and communication skills.
- Unwavering commitment to professionalism in all aspects of one's performance.
- Ability to conduct original research, analyze data, and produce work product in a consistent, efficient, and timely manner.
- Other relevant experience with public policy, education, grass-roots organizing, communications, editing, and/or development.
- Ability to work effectively as part of FAIR's legislative advocacy team.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Dansereau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for other positions should send a resume and writing sample to:
25 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 387-3447
For general questions, please call 202-328-7004 or toll free at 1-877-627-3247.
Please note: unless specified otherwise, all positions listed above are in the Washington, DC headquarters office.
Updated May 2013