• Senior Fellow, Immigration

    Posted Date 4 months ago(5/21/2019 3:22 PM)
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  • Overview

    Our country has enjoyed unparalleled success by welcoming people from around the world who seek to make a better life for themselves and their families. America should be open to those who seek an opportunity to improve their lives and succeed in a society of mutual benefit. This openness will enrich America with new ideas and people to drive progress, innovation, and opportunity. We want an immigration system that welcomes newcomers who will contribute to American society because our shared future is better with more contributors here. Come join The Seminar Network Institute's policy team as we foster a national conversation about immigration.


    As our Senior Fellow, you will deploy knowledge of immigration policy to help promote our vision, analyze the landscape of research and solutions on the topic, develop partnerships, and explore opportunities and investments that advance a society of mutual benefit. You will work with other immigration-focused staff from partner organizations and help inform strategies to achieve our vision on immigration.


    Your responsibilities will include contributing to the vision & strategy behind the organization’s engagement on these ideas, public representation, as well as a unique outreach responsibility to identify and maintain relationships with strategic prospects for investments in educational and partnerships. If you are committed to fostering a culture where society is based on equal rights, openness, and mutual benefit join us!


    Highlights of our Immigration Initiative include:

    • Generating the ideas, debate, and support needed to advance principled reforms that: (1) Implement an efficient immigration system that incentivizes legal immigration for those who will contribute; (2) Welcomes the contributions of immigrants; and (3) Preserves America’s safety so that our communities may continue to thrive
    • Supporting the role of civil society in creating an environment for mutual benefit among immigrant and non-immigrant populations
    • Utilize new ideas, methods and technology to actively drive a positive message and find alternative approaches to immigration system implementation


    Your Responsibilities Include


    • Providing thought leadership to the development and execution of the team’s vision and strategy in the immigration issue area
    • Drive external policy partnerships and engage in public outreach to advance the team’s goals in immigration
    • Represent the Seminar Network Institute through public speaking engagements at public forums, conferences, and other similar opportunities
    • Publish research and opinion pieces in public outlets, as needed
    • Advise and collaborate across the Seminar Network Institute and key partners in higher education to develop strategies which advance our goals
    • Identify curriculum for educational programs and deliver lectures and other educational presentations to key audiences
    • Review, recommend, and steward immigration policy grants for the Institute 


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • 10+ years of experience as a scholar with expertise and an established vita on immigration
    • Strong writing and analytical skills
    • Strong oral communicator, able to represent the Institute in public forums including seminars, scholarly panels, debates, and in print and broadcast media
    • Strategic thinker who understands the key thinkers, leaders and organizations in their field of expertise
    • High level of initiative and ability to work independently and in a team setting
    • Solid understanding of and passion for individual liberty and classical liberal philosophy
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and high sense of urgency


    Standout Candidates May Also Bring


    • Graduate level degree in economics, political science or related field
    • Federal or state policy experience


    All candidates will be required to submit writing samples and a CV or list of their publications. Examples include substantive research papers, articles, and op-eds.



    About Us


    The Seminar Network Institute is part of the Stand Together philanthropic community. Stand Together works with nonprofit leaders at over 100 community-based groups. Over 700 of the country’s most effective business leaders and philanthropists. Over 1,000 professors at 350 universities. Tens of thousands of K-12 teachers. And millions of grassroots activists in 35 states. We’ve united to move toward a society where people succeed by helping others, so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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