Assistant Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: based on experience and qualifications




United States


Candidates from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

**NOTE** We will not consider applications without a cover letter. 

Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) provides spiritual care, accompaniment, and advocacy for people caught in the broken U.S. immigration system through the following: jail visitation, court watch, deportation ministry, unaccompanied children's ministry, post-detention accompaniment and the Marie Joseph House of Hospitality.

ICDI is seeking an energetic and motivated candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Assistant Director (AD) will have both internal and external facing responsibilities ranging from project management, administration, human resources, and donor relations.  The AD will partner closely with the ED to chart ICDI's future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. The AD will act as director in the ED's absence.

The responsibilities of the role are varied, challenging, and require the ability to operate effectively within in a fast -paced, and multicultural multi-faith environment. The ideal candidate is a seasoned and innovative manager who pays close attention to detail while also focusing on the big picture. The successful candidate will have unique access and insight into the functions of pastoral care and accompaniment in the US immigration detention system. 


Requirements / Qualifications

  • bilingual (Spanish, French, Arabic, or other language)
  • experience with faith communities
  • experience working with a nonprofit or in the immigration sector
  • Proven leadership
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency and flexibility while maintaining a harmonious workplace
  • Demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning, development and implementation of new programs and efforts to build long-term program sustainability
  • Demonstrated success in developing successful collaborative working relationships with counterparts from diverse backgrounds, including other service providers, partners, and donors
  • Proficient in information technology, particularly Word, Excel, Power Point, GSuite and with a first rate ability to undertake Internet research. Fluency in digital communications platforms and strategies, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others. Demonstrated ability to identify and introduce new technology tools in the workplace
  • Demonstrated interest in and sound understanding of global migration and immigration systems.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills: articulate and tactful oral and written communication skills with a strong command of English. Knowledge of another language preferred. Experience in multicultural settings is advantageous
  • Highly motivated, hard working and well organized. Willing to go the extra mile and work long hours and on weekends when required
  • Understanding of self and community care and ability to model good practice
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
  • Demonstrated track record of flexibility. Ability to react and adapt quickly to unexpected changes, and ready to anticipate problems and provide creative solutions and meet deadlines in challenging situations. Flexibility must also be applied to work in multicultural teams, respecting cultural, religious, and national diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to ICDI's mission and core values


We offer paid time off, professional development, health insurance benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish, French, Arabic or other language desirable

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume.