Communications Specialist

Job Posting

Communications Specialist

Date Posted:

June 9, 2017

We Are

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

AILA’s Communications and Outreach Department is charged with promoting the mission of the association and the expertise of our over 15,000 member attorneys to both media and the general public.

The American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic communications professional to join our team!

Your Role

As Communications Specialist, you are responsible for supporting a variety of communications activities, with a focus on producing content for our Immigration Justice Campaign and building engagement across AILA and Council websites, email lists, social media channels and marketing campaigns.

Your Background

Undergraduate degree and 4-5 years related experience in a public relations or communications environment with proven experience managing broad media campaigns, and a strong interest in technology and its use to increase exposure, outreach and online presence.

This position requires previous experience developing and managing communications, social media and marketing strategies, in addition to expertise in speech writing, and developing presentations and reports. He or she must also have a strong background working with various social media platforms and tracking software, and must have a solid familiarity with project management principles. Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Hootsuite along with email and press management platforms such as Salsa and Cision are preferred.

Our Workplace

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits). Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401K with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center and many more exciting benefit programs.

Named one of the 50 Best Places to Work by the Washingtonian Magazine, and recognized as one of the Principal 10 Best for Employee Financial Security.

Your Colleagues

  • National Office staff - best described as dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • Committed to providing top-notch service and expertise to its association members.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work and to the association created to facilitate their work.

To Apply

Cover letter, resume and desired salary are required as part of the application process. Within your cover letter, please respond to the following question: What action(s) did you take to expand the outreach strategy of a previous communications or media campaign?

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: [email protected]

Resumes received before Wednesday, June 14, 2017 receive immediate consideration.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Visit us online at

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