Full Time Salaried Policy Associate

Masa Group LLC
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 09

Position description

This is an opening for a full-time policy associate position to conduct research, drafting, advocacy, and outreach in support of Masa Group’s immigration policy efforts and advocacy.  This is an employee and not independent contractor position.

 Masa Group's mission is to secure progressive, just, and bold immigration policies at the state, local, and national levels on behalf of immigrant rights organizations. Masa Group is an immigrant and minority-led consulting firm specializing in local, state, and federal immigration advocacy. Masa Group organizes and conducts legislative visits, lobby days, legislative campaigns, large-scale issue campaigns and drafts legislative text, resolutions, congressional oversight letters. In terms of regulatory advocacy, Masa Group’s activities include authoring regulatory comments; facilitating stakeholder engagements with key civil servants; and drafting Freedom of Information Act requests. Finally, Masa Group drafts reports, policy briefs, letters (including organizational and law professor letters), legal and community advisories, op-eds, press statements, speeches, and blog posts. 

 Masa Group’s clients include: the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, NALEO Educational Fund, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., TheDream.US, CASA, and USIPC, among others. To learn more about the work we do, please visit the Case Studies portion of our website.

 BENEFITS

This position includes three weeks of PTO, 12 days of sick time with progressive sick time policies, and 12 paid federal holidays. Masa Group, LLC employment is fully remote, and offers flex time to all employees. The general office hours are 10a-6p ET, but employees are welcome to establish their own hours as long as they are meeting the obligations and responsibilities of their position. Masa Group, LLC is a bring your own device employer.

 ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is an entry-level to intermediate position. The Policy Associate will research, author reports, briefs, memoranda, and other public-facing materials. They will conduct outreach to key stakeholders and support Masa Group in its state, local, and federal advocacy and policy efforts, with a particular focus on coalition work. This associate represents  Masa Group, LLC and clients on coalition calls and performs legislative and administrative outreach and advocacy.  We expect this position to handle a variety of immigration topic areas, including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), naturalization, DACA, international students, and general advocacy in support of undocumented immigrants, but this may change to include additional or less issue areas.

Qualifications

 EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. from ABA accredited law school (bar membership not required) or a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, International Relations, or a related field.
  • A demonstrated interest in or experience working with immigrant and/or refugee populations.
  • Familiarity with immigration laws, regulations, or policy strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Masa Group, LLC requires all employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless there is a medical exemption

Application instructions

 Please include the following materials in a single PDF document:

  • Cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications, and experience;
  • Resume;
  • Writing sample demonstrating knowledge of immigration law or policy (e.g. memoranda, brief, or letter) or other academic sample; and
  • Writing sample written for public-facing audience (e.g. advisory, blog post, report, etc.).

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