EMPLOYMENT 
 
RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

ImmigrationWorks USA is seeking a researcher/webmaster/communications coordinator. Duties include working with the organization’s president to draft a range of written products, including talking points, event readouts and letters to elected officials. The coordinator is also responsible for maintaining the organization’s website, compiling a weekly roundup of immigration-related press clips, coordinating the production of research reports and working with employers in our grassroots network to draft and place op-ed pieces.

A typical day might include updating the website, drafting a press release, fact-checking a document and working with a team of outside graphic designers on the layout of a report.

The individual must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and must be comfortable in a small-office environment where everyone pitches in. Duties include but are not limited to:

▪    Working with the organization’s president to prepare fact sheets, talking points and other substantive material.
▪    Compiling a weekly roundup of immigration-related press clips.
▪    Maintaining the organization’s website.
▪    Focused research tasks on immigration-related issues.
▪    Working with scholars, designers and tradespeople to coordinate the production and printing of reports.
▪    Working with the president to produce and send press statements, then coordinating calls with the media.
▪    Working with employers in IW’s grassroots network to draft and place op-ed pieces.
▪    Producing the organization’s promotional materials and keeping them current.
▪    Participating in conference calls and attending congressional hearings to take notes.

The individual must be organized, detail-oriented and able to solve problems independently. He or she must have excellent oral and written communication skills and a good eye for graphic design and webpage layout. Candidates must be able to manage multiple projects, prioritize responsibilities and deliverables, adapt to new challenges, operate unflustered in a fast-paced work environment, think creatively to solve problems and must show strong initiative in taking on responsibilities. Some experience with website management is essential. Knowledge of HTML and Adobe Photoshop is a plus, so is some familiarity with database management.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter with salary requirements, a resume and writing sample to Vikki Riley at vriley@immigrationworksusa.org.