Job Opportunities

Director of Development and Communications

The South has come to a crossroads: with rapidly growing AANHPI (Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander), AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian), and immigrant communities, the composition of the South, its electorate, and its power are shifting. Serving as a member of the senior team, the Director of Development and Communication will shape, manage and drive the implementation of a successful fundraising and communication strategy to support organization and program development goals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising

• Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to ensure that the organization raises its annual $1.6 M budget and develops a strong financial base for the future.
• Take primary responsibility to identify new funding opportunities, lead grant writing, individual campaigns and communication with donors.
• Partner with the Executive Director in cultivating relationships with individuals and corporations to bring them on as sponsors.
• Develop and implement an individual giving program, to include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors.
• Develop and implement an individual giving program, to include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of grassroots donors.
• Support Executive Director and train program staff to align specific fundraising strategies with program and organizational priorities and to grow their role and work in fundraising.
• Work in collaboration with Senior Leadership to develop revenue strategies to support program budgets.
• Work with the Finance Dept. to reconcile finances with fundraising outcomes.
• Implement and manage the use of donor database and other information management systems to support fundraising efforts.
• Lead fundraising events and coordinate communication requirements of AAAJ-Atlanta fundraising events (Lobby breakfast, Gala, …).

Communications

• Work with Senior Leadership to direct and coordinate communication strategy and activities and build external relationships with the organization's constituencies, including funders and the media.
• Ensure consistent messaging across all marketing/communication channels.
• Align marketing messaging with organization goals/strategies.
• Lead the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, social media and website in English and in-language.
• Identify and support the communication needs of each department with real time support as well as long-term strategy.
• Train staff on effective communication.
• Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the network's diverse audiences in collaboration with the AAAJ team and constituents.
• Supervise and lead the development and communications team, including consultants and contractors.

Qualifications

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field . • 8+ years’ fundraising experience
• Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
• Familiarity with Salesforce
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skill

This position is full-time position with full benefits. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Ideal start date is August 15th.

Direct Services Attorney

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is seeking applicants for an attorney position to provide direct immigration services to AAPI and other immigrant and refugee communities in Georgia and the Southeast. This opportunity is geared toward a first-year attorney, who has an interest and/or experience in immigration and civil rights law.

The attorney will work with Advancing Justice – Atlanta and the broader Advancing Justice affiliation to provide direct immigration services to the community.

Responsibilities

The Staff Attorney will:
• Conduct client intake, and prepare applications and petitions for submission to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
• Prepare legal documents such as memos, briefs, and motions for submission to immigration court
• Assess clients for other immigration-related needs and provide referrals as needed
• Assist in community outreach and educational activities, including planning and conducting citizenship clinics and Know Your Rights presentations
• Assist in Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s Family Preparedness Clinics and participate in Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s free citizenship workshops
• Train with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southern Immigrant Freedom Initiative and provide immigration assistance to Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s clients, as needed
• Attend the annual Advancing Justice conference in early 2019; and
• Attend other conferences and trainings as needed.

Qualifications​:

• Proficiency in Spanish or an Asian language (Vietnamese, Korean, Urdu/Hindi, Mandarin,Cantonese, Arabic, Farsi) is preferred but not required.
• Must have the ability to work independently, and participate fully in decision-making processes.
• Selection will be based on a variety of factors, including the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications, a demonstrated commitment to the public interest, especially immigration law.

Application instructions:

• Resume, not to exceed one page;
• A legal writing sample not to exceed 5 pages;
• A list of three professional or academic references; and
• Please submit all application materials as one pdf file to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
• No phone calls or inquiry emails please​.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and based on the principles of internal equity with a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications DUE by August 10th

Send resume, cover letter, 3 references and a writing sample to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org.
However, we will be accepting applications and conducting interviews on a rolling bias.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant who will work directly with the Executive Director performing a number of administrative duties. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work-load independently. This position is part-time and can be mostly remote.

The Executive Administrative Assistant will work with Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s Executive Director to provide direct support.

Responsibilities

The Executive Administrative Assistant will:
• Coordinate executive communications, including taking calls, responding to emails and interfacing with clients
• Schedule meetings and appointments and manage travel itineraries
• Maintain an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents
• Uphold a strict level of confidentiality
• Develop and sustain a level of professionalism among staff and community leaders, and shareholders
• Meet in person with the Executive Director weekly to determine priorities and scheduling
Additionally, the Executive Administrative Assistant will be required to:
• Attend the annual Advancing Justice conference in early 2019; and
• Attend other conferences, meetings and trainings as needed

Qualifications:

• Must have excellent writing and organizational skills
• Must have the ability to work independently, and participate fully in decision-making processes
• Selection will be based on a variety of factors, including the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications, a demonstrated commitment to the public interest, especially immigration law
• Proficiency in an Asian language (Vietnamese, Korean, Urdu/Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Farsi) is a plus

Application instructions:

• Resume, not to exceed one page;
• A writing sample not to exceed 2 pages;
• A list of three professional or academic references; and
Please submit all application materials as one pdf file to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
No phone calls or inquiry emails please.

Salary and Benefits

This is a Part-Time Position. Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and based on the principles of internal equity.
Applications DUE by August 10th
Send resume, cover letter, 3 references and a writing sample to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. However, we will be accepting applications and conducting interviews on a rolling bias.

Advancing Justice – Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, low-income people, women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQI people to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application deadline open until filled.