The National Immigration Forum (“Forum”) advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation. Founded in 1982, the Forum plays a leading role in the national debate about immigration, knitting together innovative alliances across diverse faith, labor, immigrant, non-immigrant and business constituencies in communities across the country. Coming together under the Forum’s leadership, these alliances develop and execute legislative and administrative policy positions and advocacy strategies.
For more than four years, an alliance of conservative and moderate faith, law enforcement and business leadership has come together to forge a new consensus on immigrants and America. With our Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform (BBB) network, we facilitate these relationships, which fundamentally have changed the nation’s immigration debate as they have grown and deepened from the initial development of state compacts to the more recent local work across the country and large-scale advocacy days in Washington, D.C. As a result, the movement for immigration reform is broader, deeper and more powerful than ever. These leaders recognize the biblical call to welcome the stranger, the economic benefits to our communities and the need for a secure nation.
The Forum is retaining a Mobilizer to coordinate specific constituencies. This contracted role focuses on organizing conservative and moderate faith, law enforcement, and business leaders in key states to engage in constructive conversations about and advocate for immigration reform. Specific states to be determined. The Mobilizer’s responsibilities will involve executing state and district-level strategies for grasstops events and lobbying, and communications work specific to those communities as well as executing nationally coordinated activities in the Field.
The initial period for this consulting contract is May 20-December 31, 2019, with option for extension. The scope of services for the Mobilizer includes:
Educate and organize conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders in targeted states and districts in Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.
Carry out the strategic plans of the Forum and the BBB in the target areas with our center-right constituencies.
Facilitate organization of field activities, educational presentations, and lobby days in line with Forum and BBB goals and strategies
Engage BBB leaders, when appropriate and timely, to:
Make calls at key moments to their legislators;
Provide quotes for press releases;
Speak publicly through videos, OpEds and Letters to the Editor;
Participate in press events or press telephonics;
Participate in weekly calls with Director of Field and Constituencies, BBB campaign manager and others.
Maintain an updated constituent database through SalesForce (including information on what activities contacts are willing to engage)
Provide support and mobilization for the Evangelical Immigration Table and the Voices of Christian Dreamers networks in the region
Coordinate with Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force consultant to engage law enforcement leaders in target districts
Report and document progress on all activities in relation to metrics goals
Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required
Must be able to work independently and with limited supervision in a fast-moving environment
Must be passionate about seeking just, compassionate immigration policies, including respect for the rule of law, family unity, revisions to the visa system to meet the needs of employers, and an earned process by which undocumented immigrants could become Lawful Permanent Residents, and eventually U.S. citizens
Candidate will live within the focus region and ideally have significant pre-existing relational networks within one or more of our core constituencies (faith, law enforcement and business) in one or more states in the region
Must be able to persuasively interact with an ethnically and denominationally diverse range of evangelical Christians in the focus region
Preference for applicants who are racial or ethnic minorities and/or have personally lived the immigrant experience or who come from ethnic communities most impacted by immigration policy
Experience with political advocacy, community organizing, and/or service to immigrants strongly preferred
Written and spoken fluency in English is required
Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before June 1, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Please send cover letter, resume and monthly fee requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include “BBB Midwest Mobilizer” in the subject line.
About National Immigration Forum
The National Immigration Forum (the Forum) advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.
Founded in 1982, the Forum plays a leading role in the national debate about immigration, knitting together innovative alliances across diverse faith, law enforcement, veterans and business constituencies in communities across the country. Coming together under the Forum’s leadership, these alliances develop and execute legislative and administrative policy positions and advocacy strategies.
Leveraging our policy, advocacy and communications expertise, the Forum works for comprehensive immigration sound border security policies, balanced enforcement of immigration laws and ensuring that new Americans have the opportunities, skills, and status to reach their full potential.
Visit our website at www.immigrationforum.org for detailed information about the Forum.