Immigrant Rights Campaign Strategist

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



PO Box 566
United States



The ACLU of New Mexico seeks a Campaign Strategist to support a year-long, statewide campaign to engage immigrant communities and their allies in efforts to prevent state and local law enforcement from participating in the Trump administration’s mass deportation regime. The Strategist will conduct policy analysis and work closely with partner organizations to develop and implement a statewide plan designed to engage immigrant leaders, ACLU members and other allies in a coordinated effort to significantly expand legal and policy protections for immigrant families in New Mexico. This grant-funded position is based in Albuquerque and is full-time, exempt, and temporary.

The position requires strong policy research and analysis skills, coalition and organizing experience and the ability to travel around the state. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Public Policy, the Strategist will work closely with ACLU communications, policy, organizing and legal staff, as well as with National ACLU counterparts. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference in our state and fight back against the administration’s efforts to marginalize and dehumanize immigrant families.


  • Research and analyze local, state and national laws and policies affecting immigrant families.
  • Develop advocacy tools, including fact sheets, talking points, public education materials, position letters and policy briefs.
  • Help build grassroots and grasstops support for the ACLU-NM’s immigrant rights priorities, and provide technical assistance for such efforts.
  • Recruit, train, and manage an active volunteer pool to take action as well as to expand and strengthen the base of the organization.
  • Cultivate relationships with allied organizations and coalitions in support of shared policy priorities.
  • Assist the Public Policy Director in participating in relevant coalitions and other constituent groups to advocate for immigrant rights.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department in developing effective messaging and using media strategies to advance the organization’s immigrant rights priorities.
  • Help develop and implement strategies to lobby the New Mexico legislature and Governor’s office to support immigrant-friendly bills and policies.
  • Plan and execute events, including activist trainings, volunteer appreciation events, listening sessions, panel discussions, candidate forums and similar events.
  • Provide logistical support for advocacy strategies across departments.
  •  As needed, represent the ACLU of New Mexico before community groups, including speaking at community events.


  • Strong research and analytical skills, including ability to communicate legal concepts, polling information, and other complex issues to diverse audiences.
  • Familiarity with immigrant rights issues.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience developing and managing successful public policy or electoral campaigns.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with coalitions and motivate volunteers.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English skills in written and spoken communication required.
  • A self-starter and finisher with a demonstrated ability to follow through with minimal direct supervision.
  • A personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, arrest or conviction history, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • A flexible team player who works collaboratively, shares responsibilities, and supports and acknowledges colleagues’ contributions.
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime or irregular hours, including some weekends.
  •  A car, a willingness to travel within the state, and a current driver’s license.

The ACLU of New Mexico is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of New Mexico encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is based on experience and ACLU of NM compensations structure. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, 401k plan, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual Spanish/English skills in written and spoken communication required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to . Please include your last name and “Immigrant Rights Campaign Strategist” in the subject line, and indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 12, 2018.