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Immigration Campaigns Manager

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Young Farmers is seeking an Immigration Campaigns Manager to lead our federal immigration and labor advocacy to create an agricultural system that is more humane and just. The Immigration Campaigns Manager will lead on the immigration and labor justice pillar of our federal policy platform, working in close collaboration with farmworker-led partner organizations, Young Farmers policy and organizing staff, coalition members, and the Young Farmers Policy Committee. This role will build on a candidate’s skills and experience in immigration policy, legislative advocacy, sustainable agriculture, labor organizing, and grassroots engagement to advocate for labor and immigrant rights for farmworkers, undocumented farmers, and many more on behalf of young farmers.

This is a full-time, exempt position and is part of our federal policy team. All staff are currently remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic; we strongly prefer that candidates be able to work regularly from our Capitol Hill office at 110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 505, Washington, DC when public health and safety guidelines allow for office reopening.


Position Responsibilities:

Policy and Government Relations – 50%

●    Oversee our federal immigration and labor policy portfolio and corresponding immigration campaign to advance Young Farmers’ priorities through legislation, implementation, administrative change, and annual appropriations. 

●    Prioritize the needs of farmworkers, food systems workers, and young farmers of color by proactively identifying gaps in new and existing Young Farmers federal policy priorities.

●    Track and analyze federal legislation related to immigration and labor justice.

●    Advocate on Capitol Hill and with executive branch agencies on a regular basis and become a trusted voice for the young farmer perspective on immigration and labor justice.

●    Represent Young Farmers at relevant agencies and coalition meetings, as well as Congressional hearings and briefings.


Campaigns Management – 40%

●    Plan for and engage farmer members in Young Farmers campaign events, actions, and other opportunities to influence federal immigration and labor policy including fly-ins, congressional hearings, press conferences, convergence, in-district meetings, serving in federal, state, and local committees.

●    Develop Young Farmers’ policy communications on labor and immigration including press releases, blog posts, one-pagers, policy briefs, op-eds, and presentations. related to immigration and labor justice.

●    Collaborate with and support Young Farmer’s grassroots and communications teams to mobilize our base to engage in immigration and labor justice

●    Write related policy blog posts and story bank farmer experiences with immigration, labor, farmworkers, food systems workers, and immigrant farmers.


Cross-Organization Support – 10%

●    Contribute to the organization’s annual priority setting, budgeting, and weekly staff calls.

●    Collaborate with the Development team to inform and steward donors who support or may support the Coalition’s immigration and labor justice policy work.

●    Attend and present at farmer conferences, webinars, and roundtables as needed.

Salary and Benefits

●      Full-time schedule, typically 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Flex time, or 1-to-1 paid time off, is available to staff when work requires more than 40 hours in any given week.

●      $57,000 to $62,000 based on experience and according to our 2021 Compensation Guidelines (Note this position may see a compensation increase in our 2022 compensation guidelines.)

●      Young Farmers offers a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, retirement matching, generous paid time off, paid family leave, and sabbatical policy.


Qualifications

●    The ideal candidate is committed to building power for those most marginalized from policy processes. They are actively engaged in conversations and actions that further racial equity and liberation. They establish processes to ensure accountability to the communities they serve and represent.

●    An understanding of and passion for immigration and labor justice.

●    Understanding of sustainable agriculture and food systems, the intersection between food and immigration, and/or its impacts for young farmers and BIPOC farmers and communities.

●    Significant knowledge of the federal policy-making process and a strong grasp of federal policies channels of engagement.

●    Demonstrated understanding of how racial equity and immigrant and labor justice intersects with agriculture and food systems and an ability to apply an equity lens to policy decisions.

●    Committed to building power for those most marginalized from policy processes. 

●    Establish processes to ensure accountability to the communities they serve and represent

●    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills and ability to translate complex federal regulations and policies for a lay audience.

●    Exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and collaboratively, listen well, build trust, and model healthy conflict resolution.

●    Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to work on legislative timelines.

●    Enthusiasm for and experience in cultivating lasting relationships and accountable partnerships with a diverse body of stakeholders and decision-makers.

●    Ability to work effectively with, value differences of, and incorporate the experiences and policy impacts on, diverse groups of individuals, including race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socioeconomic circumstances.


Additional Experience

The following skills are desired but not required::

●    Experience working in a Congressional office, congressional committee or federal agency.

●    Background with grassroots advocacy campaigns (e.g. field organizing, lobby days, etc).

●    Experience leading participatory processes, community engagement, and/or outreach activities.

●    Experience with multi-organization grassroots coalitions, facilitation, and consensus-building.

●    Excellent research skills with strong attention to detail.

●    Bilingual fluency in a language other than English. 

Young Farmers is seeking an Immigration Campaigns Manager to lead our federal immigration and labor advocacy to create an agricultural system that is more humane and just. The Immigration Campaigns Manager will lead on the immigration…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 28, 2021
Salary
USD $57,000 - USD $62,000
/ year

Benefits

Young Farmers offers a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, retirement matching, generous paid time off, paid family leave, and sabbatical policy. 

Young Farmers offers a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, retirement matching, generous paid time off, paid family leave, and sabbatical policy. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Apply directly on our website

https://www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/


Be sure to include: a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample related to grassroots and/or immigration advocacy (example)  by November 28, 2021

Apply directly on our website

https://www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/


Be sure to include: a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample related to grassroots and/or…

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