Posted on January 17, 2013
Immigrant Association Director
Center for Community Change
Center for Community Change - Immigrant Association Director
The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, our mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities across America that will be the impetus for creating a society in which everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential. Inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people, the Center has been instrumental in the fight for comprehensive and fair immigration reform, a push for a bold jobs agenda, and protecting essential retirement security programs. The Center played a major role in recent positive changes to immigration laws that will keep thousands of immigrant families together. Our Housing Trust Fund Project has helped bring affordable housing to millions of people.
For further information please visit our website at: www.communitychange.org.
The Center for Community Change (CCC) and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial director to launch a new national immigrants association (name TBD). This is an ambitious, large-scale effort that calls for a talented entrepreneur with extensive business and movement building experience.
By leveraging the combined power of the grassroots organizations in the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) as well as national organizations with strong roots in immigrant communities, the Center for Community Change (CCC) sees an opportunity to develop a national immigrant association that will broker key benefits and services for immigrants.
By bringing together key organizations serving immigrants into a national coalition, the national immigrants association will broker vital discounts and benefits with national companies. The initial set of services and benefits that the immigrants association plans to develop may include remittance discounts, financial services, legal services, ID support, online support networks, and discounts with a range of products of services including cell phones, travel, insurance, auto, and health.
The association aims to both give immigrant-serving organizations across the country a powerful tool for building membership and earned revenue as well as creating a national organizing force to advocate for the needs of immigrants.
The Immigrant Association Director is an entrepreneurial position encompassing the full range of business start-up and development processes.
This position reports to: The Executive Director
The Immigrant Association Director’s job responsibilities will include:
- Leading the business planning and strategy for the association;
- Leading the development of the association’s business model, including developing a range of benefits and services and negotiating deals with major companies;
- Fundraising for the association’s growth in concert with CCC and FIRM leaders and driving the revenue growth of the association to self-sustainability within 5 years;
- Developing and overseeing an expanding staff team (expected to grow to over a dozen association staff by the end of 2013);
- Working with the board of the association (to be developed from the partner organizations in the coalition) to continuously hone the strategy and operations of the association.
CCC and FIRM are seeking a passionate leader who has extensive business development experience, a clear commitment to advancing social justice, and deep connections to immigrant communities in the United States.
The most important skills for the Immigrant Association Director is:
Business Development and Management – extensive experience leading the development of products and services (in a for-profit or nonprofit context) and managing the growth of institutions.
Applicants must also:
Salary & Benefits: CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
- Have at least 10 years of post-college work experience
- Have significant experience leading and managing sizeable staff teams
- Be highly proficient with basic computer software and web research and applications
- Be highly proficient with metric development and data analysis for business initiatives
- Have demonstrated a commitment to social justice and social change through their work and volunteer experiences
- Have strong connections to immigrant communities in the United States
- Display exceptional interpersonal, communication and writing skills
- Be team-oriented and enjoy working collaboratively
- Have strong planning skills and ability to prioritize work activities to achieve goals in a timely manner.
- Have demonstrated success leading teams, building consensus, and inspiring confidence and respect.
- Exhibit strong moral and ethical character
Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled
How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to: