Manager of State Policy
Posted: May 08, 2023
Posted: May 08, 2023
Title: Manager, State Policy
Position: Full-time staff position
Reports to: Director of Policy and Strategy
Staff Reporting to this Position: Project Associate
Location: The work is primarily remote, but the employee must be based in the U.S. The organization is virtual-first, and is based in Washington, D.C.
Salary: $80,000-90,000 based on experience
The nonpartisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university leaders and campuses together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, our students, campuses, communities and nation. As the only national organization exclusively focused on the intersection of higher education and immigration, we work to support undocumented, international and refugee students, and advance forward-looking immigration policies and practices at the federal level, in our states, and across our college campuses. The Alliance is composed of 550+ college and university presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Description of the Position:
The Presidents’ Alliance seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and experienced individual to lead our state policy efforts. The Manager of State Policy will coordinate the Presidents’ Alliance state policy agenda related to undocumented students and other immigrant populations in higher education. This individual will manage policy tracking in various states and develop and implement other projects that support impacted student populations, educate higher education institutions and other stakeholders, and advance our policy priorities. The ideal candidate will have experience working in state or federal immigration policy, enjoy collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
The Manager of State Policy will be the primary coordinator for the Presidents’ Alliance policy priorities in various states, working closely with the Director of Policy and Strategy and the State Policy Project Associate. Responsibilities include:
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Workplace and Location
The Presidents’ Alliance office space is based at 740 15th Street N.W. Washington, D.C.; however, the work of the organization is conducted primarily remotely and provides staff with a great deal of flexibility. Individuals must be located in the U.S. Travel to various states, member campuses, conferences, and events is anticipated as part of this position.
Position Structure, Salary, and Benefits
This full-time position is structured as a staff employee of the Presidents’ Alliance, which is a partner project of the National Center for Civic Innovation/Fund for the City of New York (NCCI/FCNY). The salary range for this manager position is $80,000 to $90,000. Compensation for the role will ultimately depend on several factors, including qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience.
The position comes with a very attractive benefits package. This includes 100% medical and dental insurance premium coverage for you and your dependents; fully covered life and long-term disability insurance; availability of pre-tax FSA (health care and dependent care) accounts; generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of sick leave annually, and the opportunity to take an additional 10 days annually of paid leave for vacation, professional development or other reasons; and a 5% employee contribution to 401(k) plan matched by a 10% employer contribution. The Presidents’ Alliance also provides professional development opportunities for staff, a start-up laptop and office supplies package, and monthly $50 tech reimbursement for all employees.
How To Apply:
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current resume, and 1-3 page writing sample. Please submit applications here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open till filled.