Executive Vice President of Programs & Strategy

Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a leading non-profit organization (501(c)3) in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. Together, NILC and the affiliated NILC Immigrant Justice Fund (IJF), a 501(c)4 organization, work to advocate more directly for federal immigration reform policies. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation.


NILC is at an exciting moment in its organizational trajectory, supporting our five-year strategic framework and scaling the organization and its work through influencing systems, policy advocacy at the federal and state levels, engaging in movement and power building, and narrative and culture strategies in addition to continuous improvements to our operational model. NILC is evolving its executive leadership structure to sustain healthy growth, systems, and culture and to live into greater shared leadership, role clarity, and accountability. Over the next 12-24 months, NILC is inviting an interim ED/President to steward the shift toward a permanent, evolved leadership team and infrastructure that will sustain and support the next chapter of growth for the organization and its impact. To that end, NILC invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice President of Programs & Strategy (EVP), who will provide important, executive leadership both to NILC, the IJF, and the immigrant justice movement during a dynamic time by guiding internal and external alignment and integration of NILC’s strategic framework to program activities and goals.

The ideal candidate for EVP will be a seasoned manager and skilled communicator who thrives in a complex, multistakeholder environment and has demonstrated success developing, implementing, and externally representing a multipronged strategy for successful outcomes. They will have experience at the executive level managing high-performing teams and driving collaborative decision-making. They will ideally bring political savvy and experience in advancing effective policy at both the state and federal levels as well as additional lived and professional experience relevant to NILC’s work. They will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, relationship builder who is committed to NILC’s mission and values of racial justice & equity, valuing diversity, fostering partnerships & collaboration, encouraging respect & personal well-being, and striving for transparency, integrity, and honesty.


The salary range for this role is $190,600 - $238,300 per year.


Click here for more information or to apply. For more about the National Immigration Law Center, please visit: www.nilc.org

For more about the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund, please visit: www.immigrantjusticefund.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Sharon Gerstman of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website (https://npag.com/nilc-evp-programs-strategy).

NILC is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Applicants with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-09-19 18:07:15 -0400