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Nov 11 2019    PICC Blog

Political Director – Applications Due Dec. 15, 2019

Resource Development Manager – Applications Due Jan. 15, 2019

Persons of color and from immigrant backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race or ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.


Political Director

The Political Director will lead PICC’s political advocacy, working to increase the political power of immigrant and refugee communities through increasing the visibility of immigrant and refugee communities and organizations in the state capitol, developing the political understanding of community-led organizations, and creating deeper relationships between community-based organizations and policy makers and progressive allies. The Political Director serves as a member of PICC’s leadership team and shapes strategic thinking for the organization, including fundraising, communications, and planning.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a cohort of PICC member organizations in developing a state-level policy agenda, collaborative power mapping, and strategic planning
  • Conducting advocacy and political trainings with immigrant leaders
  • Giving public testimony and working with grassroots leaders to give personal testimonials to federal, state, and local policymakers
  • Leading PICC’s civic engagement program
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Building resilient and long-lasting relationships with ally organizations and coalition partners, including grassroots community organizations, faith-based groups, service providers, and governmental agencies
  • Assisting with the hiring, training, and supervision of staff members
  • Attending and participating in required educational programs, staff meetings, and national learning calls
  • Collecting and reporting data on agreed project outcomes
  • Representing PICC at local, regional, and national events

The ideal candidate will have at minimum three years of experience in community organizing and/or policy advocacy, demonstrate a flexible and team-oriented approach to problem solving, and be excited about building political power for immigrant communities in Pennsylvania. This position can be based anywhere in Pennsylvania, but will require presence in Harrisburg 2-3 days per week. This is a full-time position and will require occasional weekend and evening hours.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Experience with policy advocacy campaigns, particularly those led by and with affected community members 
  • Experience working with elected officials at the state, local, and/or federal levels
  • Coalition coordination skills and ability to build relationship of trust with long-term allies
  • Experience leading voter engagement efforts, including voter registration and GOTV
  • Experience and commitment to working with multicultural and immigrant communities
  • Understanding of issues impacting immigrants at the local, state, and national level
  • Ability to work independently and to set and meet deadlines and benchmarks without external prompting
  • Interpersonal and communications skills, with an emphasis on ability to navigate coalition dynamics and support the leadership of immigrant community members
  • Organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Experience in supervising interns, volunteers, and staff
  • Fluency in a language spoken within Pennsylvania’s immigrant communities (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, etc.)
  • Ability to reliably track and report on project outcomes
  • Ability to travel within Pennsylvania and to regional and national events
  • Familiarity with PowerBase and Asana or similar

Salary & Benefits:

  • All positions are paid according to the organization’s salary scale. Starting salary for this position is $50,000.
  • Benefits include full medical coverage, employer match 401k, and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter outlining why you are interested in working for PICC via email to jobs@paimmigrant.org with the subject line “Political Director”. All applications will be acknowledged with an automatic reply, but only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls please. References will be requested upon interview.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a final application deadline of December 15, 2019.


Resource Development Manager

The Resource Development Manager will lead the work of developing and implementing a movement-oriented fundraising strategy that ensures PICC’s sustainability and expands the resources available to community-led immigrant rights work in Pennsylvania. We are looking for someone with a deep commitment to building a community-led immigrant rights movement and ensuring that movement is adequately resourced.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to create a fundraising plan and track progress toward achieving goals.
  • Work closely with staff to track the most exciting and compelling work of the organization, supporting participatory learning processes, writing case studies, and documenting progress towards grant deliverables.
  • Work closely with the Executive director to maintain and strengthen relationships with all funders and donors.
  • Research new funding opportunities, particularly those that can support collaborative and movement-wide work.
  • Manage the PA is Ready! participatory grantmaking process.
  • Design and maintain strong systems, tools, and records of all foundation data, and track communications, progress/next steps, agreements, and reporting requirements.
  • Manage all proposal writing and reporting workflow with attention to detail, deadlines and strategy.
  • Establish and manage a donor program that facilitates ally investment in building a statewide immigrant rights movement
  • Support staff members in one-to-one donor outreach.
  • Lead project manager for annual statewide immigrant rights convening.

Our ideal candidate has at least three years of fundraising experience in the non-profit field, is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to anticipate organizational, workflow, and communications needs, and follow through on multiple projects/deadlines with minimal oversight. The Resource Development Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with senior staff. This is a full-time position and can be based anywhere in Pennsylvania.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Experience and commitment to working with multicultural and immigrant communities
  • Track record as a successful fundraiser in the non-profit field
  • Experience as a project manager, including responding to multiple priorities in a timely manner
  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and compelling proposals
  • Knowledge of immigrant rights issues and funders
  • Experience facilitating collaborative decision-making processes
  • Interpersonal and communications skills, with an emphasis on the ability to navigate coalition dynamics and support the leadership of immigrant community members
  • Ability to reliably track and report on project outcomes
  • Experience with successful donor cultivation campaigns
  • Fluency in a language spoken within Pennsylvania’s immigrant communities (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, etc.)
  • Familiarity with PowerBase and Asana or similar

Salary & Benefits:

  • All positions are paid according to the organization’s salary scale. Starting salary for this position is $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience.
  • Benefits include full medical coverage, employer match 401k, and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter outlining why you are interested in working for PICC and your experience with fundraising via email to jobs@paimmigrant.org with the subject line “Resource Development Manager”. All applications will be acknowledged with automatic reply, but only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls please.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to submit a 1-3 page writing sample, ideally of a proposal, case study, or other fundraising related writing you have personally written, and 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a final application deadline of January 15, 2020.

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