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New American Leaders: National Director of Women's and Constituency Programs

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United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

New American Leaders: National Director of Women's and Constituency Programs




80,000-95,000 / Yearly


New American Leaders



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Please visit our website: https://newamericanleaders.org/careers/

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**Reports To**: Chief Programs Officer
**Position Location:** Remote, those based in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Nevada, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. are especially encouraged to apply
**Position Type**: Full-time, exempt
**Compensation:** $80,000 to $95,000

New American Leaders** **(NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation immigrants and refugees to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the _only_ organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies.

# **Position Description:**

NAL is seeking a National Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs to design, implement, and evaluate our first national program focused on recruiting and training first and second generation New American women and constituencies who are underrepresented in government to run for public office. This role is primarily responsible for developing and project managing new and existing regional and national initiatives, including national training programs such as Rising to Run, a cohort-based program designed to support women who lost their first election and are determined to run again. Other priorities are strengthening our long term pipeline, achieving a goal of 60% women alumni across all NAL programming, overseeing an endorsement program, and building and maintaining national partnerships.

The Director will oversee the Political Manager position. Projects are supported by the Political Manager as well as Regional Program Managers who recruit and inspire community leaders to run for office, provide hands-on training on running winning campaigns, build community among alumni, and engage elected officials in governance learning opportunities.

The Director will be a thought partner to the Chief Program Officer, leveraging demographic and strategic analysis to select key constituencies and assess program systems, impact, and staffing needs. This position is one of the Program Team’s three directors, along with the National Leadership Program Director and the National Director of Governance Programs. Together they develop and implement connected strategic programs across the country.

# **Responsibilities:**

**_Constituency Development and Engagement_**
- Develop and nurture relationships with diverse constituency groups, including but not limited to: Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern and North Africans, and the Latinx community.
- Work closely with community leaders and organizations to understand the unique challenges and barriers faced by these communities in political participation.
- Create and implement programs and initiatives that empower individuals from these communities, especially women, to run for public office and participate in the political process.
- Identify and engage with other underrepresented communities, such as LGBTQ+ and differently-abled individuals, to tailor programs and initiatives to address their unique challenges and increase their representation in government.
**_Program Oversight, Development, and Evaluation_**
- Set vision and direction for women’s and constituency programs, including developing a system for focusing the organization on the highest-need constituencies
- Oversee implementation of _Rising to Run_ and other national candidate development programs, such as _AAPI Ready to Lead® AAPI Women’s Ready to Lead®, _and others as identified
- Manage logistics for local and national trainings, including onsite management
- Research and propose new programs, activities, and partnerships based on organizational goals, including to create and execute more inclusive programming that appeals to a wide array of current and potential NAL/AF community members
- Directly recruit prospects, build partnerships, and grow relationships to meet organizational goals
- Refine all aspects of curriculum development and conduct new trainer recruitment for women’s and constituency programs
- Collaborate with the Program Team’s directors to cultivate the long term pipeline from prospect to alumni and elected, improving pipeline health
- Establish metrics on the impact and value of women’s and constituency programming in partnership with the Program Evaluation and Operations Team
- Conduct routine analysis on program outcomes to continuously implement changes and improvements
- Ensure proper data collection and reporting in collaboration with Program Evaluation and Operations Team
- Support Program Team’s directors in the growth of their programs
- Provide updates and reports for the CEO, CPO, Board of Directors, and others as directed

**_New American Leaders Action Fund (501c4) Endorsement Program_**
- Depending on funding, this position may manage a part time political coordinator in launching a women-focused (60% women) endorsement program for the 2024 general election

**_Partnership Development and Relationship Building _**
- Support Program Team’s directors in the creation of a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management. Evaluate inbound/outbound inquiries for partnerships, assess proposed event/organizational fit with NAL/AF’s strategic priorities and negotiate agreements with programmatic partners to set clear, shared expectations
- Initiate and maintain relationships with local and national peer organizations and other influencers in the fields of candidate development, immigration integration, and accessible and inclusive democracy.
- Represent NAL/AF at local and national events (i.e. speaking engagements) to raise organization’s profile and further relationships with partner organizations.
- Coordinate and support Regional Program Managers in building local/regional partnerships (i.e. candidate round tables).
- Design and manage strategies to support the growth and engagement of NAL alumni, allies, and supporters

**_Alumni Community_**
- Support the Alumni Engagement Program by developing strong relationships with alumni with the goal of keeping people engaged as potential trainers or donors
- Collaborate with the Program Team directors to develop, refine, and iterate on an in-person and virtual event strategy with the goal of driving NAL/AF participant connections and building a community across a variety of indicators, and ultimately driving community participation, engagement, and retention in the alumni community

**_Budget and Organizational Capacity_**
- Develop program budgets and plans that meet strategic objectives and ensure ongoing evaluation and improvement towards programmatic excellence
- Work closely with Development Team to support fundraising and grant reporting
- Partner with Communications and Development Teams to contribute to high quality products, including reports, briefs, abstracts, fact sheets, webinars, social media content, resource pages, tools, and other products that communicate out and support NAL/AF’s program activities

Additional duties as assigned.

# **Skills and Qualifications:**

- Commitment to serving immigrant communities and building an inclusive democracy; possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of undocumented and under-documented communities
- Passion for the vision and mission of NAL/AF and the ability to communicate this passion to others
- Minimum 5 years of campaign or organizing experience with or in progressive politics and a minimum 3 years of management or project management experience
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
- Stellar relationship cultivation skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to relate with a diverse group of individuals or organizations. Expert interpersonal, coaching, and listening skills in dealing with potential candidates, potential donors, lawmakers, and colleagues. Must demonstrate comfort in socializing professionally in both intimate settings and at large events.
- Strong event and project and budget management expertise with experience running events from ideation through execution, which includes program evaluation, training experience, event planning, budgeting, reporting.
- Ability to set and complete ambitious goals.
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, protocol, follow-through, and a commitment to high quality work
- A team player who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial yet fast-paced work environment, working on various projects simultaneously
- Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities, suggests new ideas and innovative approaches, and proposes solutions
- Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact
- Strong experiential acumen—you know how to create and produce thoughtful, engaging events and partnerships that deliver against strategic objectives and are tailored for the intended audience
- Work with a "no task too big, no task too small” attitude
- High fluency with online communication and collaboration systems like Google Suite and Slack and project management software like Asana
- Willingness and availability to travel and work on weekends for occasional trainings and convenings

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications in the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

_NAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community._