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Policy Advisor, Immigration Policy & Campaigns

FWD.us

FWD.us

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

WHO WE ARE

FWD.us is a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when more individuals are able to achieve their full potential. For too long, our failed immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out of the American dream. Founded by leaders in the technology and business communities, we seek to grow and galvanize political support to break through gridlock and achieve meaningful reforms. Together, we can move America forward.

We are seeking an experienced, pragmatic, and resourceful immigration policy advisor for a full-time role to help advance our immigration policy strategy & execution, with a specific focus on legal immigration policies, including but not limited to work authorization policies and the family and employment-based visa systems. This role will also manage intergovernmental relationships to advance creative immigration solutions to help states welcome and integrate new arrivals.

The ideal candidate has expertise in policies governing the family and employment-based visa systems, work authorization, and the ability to quickly learn additional immigration policy topics. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and communication skills, including government relations experience.

This position requires being in the office on a hybrid schedule, working from the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and an option to work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays and will report to Vice President of Immigration Policy & Campaigns.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft and format written policy projects, including but not limited to resources for policymakers and other key partners.
  • Advise on immigration policy development and develop proposed reforms and advocacy on the family and employment-based visa systems.
  • Manage intergovernmental outreach to states and cities to advance FWD.us federal policy priorities.
  • Work closely with our campaign leads to provide policy guidance on DACA, legalization, family and employment based visa reforms, work authorization, and affirmative and defensive asylum policy.
  • Experience working in coalition with other organizations and political stakeholders including experience and ability to work with partners across the political and ideological spectrum.
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills plus the ability to adapt to changing priorities or deadlines.
  • Candidates should be dedicated to FWD.us' mission to grow and galvanize political support for immigration reforms.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7 or more years of immigration policy and advocacy experience.
  • Proven experience with advocating to lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Prior experience working on rapid response policy development and advocacy.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT/DIVERSITY

We are an organization committed to making the world a better place for all people. Diversity is a source of our strength, and allows us to make better decisions, be more impactful, and excel at our jobs day to day. We see our internal commitment to diversity as reflective of how we view the world and the changes we want to see become reality.

This company is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applications for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline, and termination.

The organization understands that too often what are viewed as the traditional credentials are subjective criteria that exclude historically marginalized communities and act as barriers to hiring and recruiting the best candidates.

As part of FWD’s best hiring practices, we do not have educational requirements for any of our jobs. Many of our jobs do require specific interpersonal, skill-based, technical, policy or other requirements and applicants for those jobs will be evaluated based on their level of expertise, to include lived experience and work experience - which could have taken place at an educational institution or elsewhere.

FWD.us believes in fair chances and employment opportunities that benefit everyone. Ensuring that people who have had contact with the criminal justice system--including incarceration for serious offenses and substantial periods of time--have the opportunities upon their release to fully succeed and contribute to this country is central to our work and is a value to which we are absolutely committed to uphold in how we operate and who we hire. We do not conduct criminal background checks on applicants, unless required by state or federal law for specific roles.

The company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to allow such persons to perform the essential functions of their jobs, to the extent required by law. Employees or applicants who would like to request a reasonable accommodation should contact Management. The company will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices.

Applicants directly impacted by the criminal justice or immigration systems are strongly encouraged to apply.