Immigration Policy Manager

Full Time
FLSA Status: 
Reports To: 
Senior Policy Director
$65,000-$75,000 DOE
Start Date: 
Work Location: 
Washington, DC
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor protections. We work to raise standards and guarantee labor rights and protections for domestic workers by waging legislative and administrative policies at the municipal, state and federal level and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social justice. NDWA formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 60+ affiliates, chapters and individual workers across the country.

NDWA’s organizing and communications strategies are supported and enhanced by our policy team.  In addition, NDWA helps lead the Families Belong Together coalition of over nearly 250 organizations representing Americans from all backgrounds who have joined together to fight family separation and promote dignity, unity, and compassion for all children and families.  The Immigration Policy Manager will be responsible for supporting the execution of our policy strategies, including cultivating and deepening relationships with policy staff of coalition partners, policymakers and elected officials and representing the organization in key coalitions and events. This position is based in Washington, DC.

  • Identify, develop and implement federal legislative and policy strategies focused on lifting up the needs of immigrant women and their families.  
  • Provide policy support for outreach to government representatives, federal agencies and others, including coordinating relevant meetings and drafting legislative testimony, regulatory comments, public statements and model/template comments.
  • Monitor and advise on policy responses to developing immigration issues in Congress or Administration activities related to immigration and human trafficking.
  • Participate in and help coordinate NDWA engagement in national policy coalitions, partnerships and other collaborative efforts.
  • Research for and draft internal materials to inform and advise NDWA and FBT staff, state and local affiliates, and members on policy priorities.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with policy experts, public officials, and their staffs.
  • Work collaboratively with NDWA and FBT staff to advance a coordinated policy, political, communications, and field agenda.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Policy Director.
Job Requirements: 
  • 3-5 years of work experience in immigration policy at the federal, state or local level.  
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to immigration reform, racial justice, gender equity and worker rights.
  • Experience working with impacted community members and grassroots organizations.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with coalitions, policy makers and community members.
  • Ability to organize time, manage up, work independently, as well as follow direction, collaborate, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively research and analyze data in a clear format.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and one short writing sample via this link. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience, and we offer a very generous benefits package.

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people are strongly urged to apply.

This position will remain open until filled.