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Immigration Associate (Part-Time)

Overview and Purpose:  

The Immigration Associate will be a contributor to mobilizing and organizing the Reform Jewish community around immigration justice. This position requires an understanding of issues around the current crisis for undocumented immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees; strong administrative skills; and excellent judgment. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively with the Director of Immigration Justice and other staff members and work independently to see projects through to completion.    


You have a high-level knowledge of immigration issues and enjoy staying updated on current issues. You have excellent organizational and administrative skills and are a strong writer and verbal communicator with sound judgment. You are someone who is a fast learner, able to juggle multiple tasks; and an effective time-manager who thrives under tight deadlines. You possess a commitment to Jewish social justice activism as a means of change. The immigration associate will report to the Director of Immigration Justice and be responsible for advancing administrative, logistical, organizational, and communication aspects of the immigration justice initiative.     


The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, our nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.  

For nearly six decades, the RAC has been the hub of Jewish social justice work. As a joint instrumentality of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, we represent the values of the largest and most diverse Jewish Movement in North America. The RAC mobilizes around federal, state, provincial, and local legislation; supports and develops congregational leaders; and organizes communities to create a world overflowing with justice, compassion, and peace. As part of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our work is completely nonpartisan. Now, the RAC is leading Movement-wide effort to support undocumented immigrants, DACA youth and TPS holders, refugees, and asylum seekers and provide a powerful voice for just immigration policies at the local, state, and federal levels.  

What you’ll do as the Immigration Associate:   

  • Supporting “rapid local response” teams to take immediate action when needed to advocate, demonstrate and deal with ICE and other governmental agencies  
  • Assisting with the creation and production of educational materials including an immigration justice toolkit and materials for special events  
  • Supporting youth involvement in immigration issues, in partnership with the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)  
  • Coordinating with the legislative team on policy-related initiatives  
  • Working with the Communications Team on the immigration website, emails, blogs, newsletters, and social media posts; following through on a media plan targeted to secular and Jewish outlets  
  • Providing support for webinars, conference calls, in-person congregational and regional meetings, and national conferences  
  • Managing financial and administrative aspects of mini-grants to congregations  
  • Updating information and monitoring discussion in Yammer, the internal Union for Reform Judaism platform for communication about immigration issues.  
  • Maintaining mailing lists of individuals and congregations interested in immigration issues, in cooperation with the Communications Team  
  • Providing administrative support for the Director’s travel   

What you’ll bring:   

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and one year of professional experience  
  • Understanding of the legislative process, principles of community organizing, and/or immigration issues  
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills, on the phone and in-person  
  • Spanish not required, but preferred  
  • Experience with SalesForce, Zoom, Microsoft Office, Yammer, basic website design, and social media preferred   

This position is a part-time, 15-17 hours a week remote position. 


Application process:  

Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Apply Online.

The URJ maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.    

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.  

Washington , NY
Advocacy/Social Action/Outreach
Employment Type: 
Part Time
Close Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Organization Type: