President, National Immigration Law Center


The new President will join an extraordinary organization with a dedicated staff team, two active and committed boards of directors, and supportive institutional funders, as well as a broader thriving community of advocates and leaders working to advance justice for immigrants (with focus on the core issues of racial and economic justice that disproportionately impact the communities that NILC serves). Building on NILC’s strong national reputation and leveraging the skills and talents of its diverse and highly impactful staff, the new leader will set and drive the strategic direction of the organization (with board oversight and input as needed).



  • Lead and inspire NILC’s next level success by nurturing strong relationships with board, staff, and stakeholders, aligning NILC’s work serving immigrant populations in the U.S.
  • Manage a highly skilled, diverse, talented, and effective team.
  • Represent NILC as a public figure to build aligned community and partnerships with policymakers, funders, movement leaders, the media, and other stakeholders who support shared movement goals.
  • Build and nurture partnerships with individuals, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to sustain strong financial support for both NILC and the Immigrant Justice movement.


  • Broad knowledge of the historical, current, and evolving systems, networks, context, and resources throughout the immigrant justice movement and the nonprofit sector as a whole, as well as the levers utilized to affect change in and across these movements.
  •  Demonstrated experience leading people, teams, and major bodies of high impact work through periods of significant change and/or growth, particularly in a senior leadership capacity and for a multifaceted organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to align vision, strategy, and execution.
  • Ability to think across systems, sectors, and movements to identify opportunities for collaboration and shared outcomes; experience advancing legal, policy, narrative, or power-building change as effective levers to advance the immigrants’ justice movement.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legislative advocacy and electoral politics, and a keen understanding of the state and local policy opportunities.
  • Commitment to creating a strong and healthy workplace that reflects internally the values NILC advocates for externally and that centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative unionized workplace.
  • Experience mentoring, developing, and providing leadership to high-performing, multi-disciplinary teams and partners that engages staff, members, and sub-recipients/contractors to achieve project/program goals through a collaborative and reflective leadership style.
  • Experience working in partnership with a board of directors and leveraging a board’s resources.
  • Sophistication with programmatic strategies that embed evaluation and learning and a commitment to community-based learning.
  •  Demonstrated experience as a versatile and effective fundraiser with a measurable track record of securing multiple large gifts across both 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 funding, proven ability to establish and manage deep relationships with partners and funders; adept at aligning their work with funders’ strategies and setting achievable expectations; and familiarity with community-centric fundraising.
  • Strong convening and facilitation skills and an authentic interest in listening to and learning from others; ability to establish trust with a diverse set of stakeholders and a commitment to honoring and elevating community expertise and wisdom.
  • Demonstrated ability to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues including funder expectations, grantee priorities, and community and movement concerns; highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal skills in collaborative, diplomatic ways.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as public spokesperson for the organizations at high-level functions and across media platforms that lift up the work of NILC and NILC IJF.

How to Apply:

Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.