Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a leading non-profit organization (501(c)3) in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. Together, NILC and the affiliated NILC Immigrant Justice Fund (IJF), a 501(c)4 organization, work to advocate more directly for federal immigration reform policies. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Washington, DC, NILC seeks to achieve just laws and policies that address systemic inequities, create narrative and culture change for an inclusive and equitable society, and build a healthier and more powerful movement. For more information, please visit www.nilc.org. and www.immigrantjusticefund.org/
NILC is at an exciting moment in its organizational trajectory, supporting our five-year strategic framework and scaling the organization and its work through influencing systems, policy advocacy at the federal and state levels, engaging in movement and power building, and narrative and culture strategies in addition to continuous improvements to our operational model. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven, relationship builders who are committed to NILC’s mission and values of racial justice & equity, valuing diversity, fostering partnerships & collaboration, encouraging respect & personal well-being, and striving for transparency, integrity, and honesty.
About the Position
The Executive Vice President, Program & Strategy (EVP) serves as a critical member of the NILC Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and advances the NILC mission by acting as the strategic leader for the on-going execution of the NILC/Immigrant Justice Fund (IJF) Strategic Framework from a programmatic lens. In collaboration with the organization’s President, , and Program leaders and subject matter experts, the EVP leads the planning and execution of NILC’s advocacy, policy, and legal strategies. Leveraging these partnerships, this position will engender an organization-wide commitment to strategic clarity by building the organization’s programmatic capacity to the scale required to carry out the strategic impact as outlined in the strategic framework.
An experienced and inspirational leader, the EVP will develop and lead the implementation of a robust strategy for immigrant justice that is people- and community-centered and grounded in intersectional rights, needs, and opportunities of immigrants and their loved ones. This role is external-facing and strategy oriented, driving the big picture strategy and prioritization of NILC’s program work alongside external relationship building using knowledge, skills, and expertise of the overall immigrant rights movement and political landscape. The successful candidate will refine and clarify organizational
strategy—for themselves and for each programmatic function, ensuring that all stakeholders understand the details of an evolving strategic framework and how their work connects to the organization's vision and impact.
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This role is not a member of the Bargaining Unit.
NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class. We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.