Start Date: ASAP
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Reports to: Deputy Director
The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) promotes
common sense immigration reform that advances economic
competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and
low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of
immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs,
ABIC members include CEOs, retired CEOs, business associations,
small business owners as well as hospitals and universities. ABIC
works in partnership with diverse immigrant advocates to support
pro-immigrant legislation at the state and federal levels.
Currently, ABIC is active in 16 states including Illinois, Florida,
Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, North
Carolina, Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, Idaho,
Utah, and Nevada.
For more information, visit https://abic.us.
ABIC is seeking a seasoned, politically astute and deeply
passionate individual for the position of Communications
Candidates must possess strong writing and organizational
skills, a background in traditional and digital media, and the
ability to operate in a fast-paced environment under tight
deadlines under the direction of the Deputy Director. Ideal
candidates will have previous campaign and/or advocacy experience
and a general familiarity with immigration policy. Candidates
should also possess the skills necessary to communicate policy
issues to diverse audiences through multiple platforms.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communications Strategy and Leadership
Working closely with ABIC’s Deputy
Director, develop and drive communications strategy and narrative
aligned with ABIC’s mission.
Tracking political landscape and
developments in all federal and key states across the country,
identifying potential opportunities for ABIC staff and members to
interact with the press, and elevating their local and national
Drive creation of messaging and
materials to disseminate to a variety of audiences to encourage and
facilitate use of unified messages in campaigns.
Oversee all communications
components, including media relations, digital campaigns, message
research and development, and content creation, in support of field
organizing, advocacy, and programmatic initiatives.
Be an active member of ABIC’s Senior
Leadership Team including helping to build best organizational
practices as the organization grows.
Create, edit, proofread, and
disseminate materials for external use on tight deadlines,
including e-blasts, social media content, organizational
statements, press materials, op-eds, and more.
Identify media, messaging, and
marketing opportunities that advance ABIC’s work.
Organize virtual and in-person media
events in coordination with ABIC staff and partners.
Connect with business leaders across
the country, including ABIC board members and prospective members,
to maintain a diversity of perspectives on immigration
Initiate, develop, and maintain
relationships with key local and national media
Respond to press inquiries; manage
participation of ABIC staff and Board in media interviews; refer
press to spokespersons outside ABIC when appropriate.
Coach ABIC spokespersons for
interviews and press appearances and draft scripts and talking
Maintain updated national media lists
and local media lists for all ABIC state chapters.
Oversee complete overhaul of the
website and its state chapters website.
Help create and implement a social
media strategy to grow and build an audience.
Maintain list of ABIC media hits for
dissemination to members, funders, and partners.
Coordinate with outside vendors and
consultants as needed, including videographers, graphic designers,
print shops, etc.
Team Development and Management
Train and mentor growing
communications team of two
Hire and onboard additional team
members as needed
Train and mentor state teams on
strategic communications, social media, press appearances, etc. as
Build and maintain strong
relationships with organizational allies around campaign and
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
Proven commitment to and an
understanding of immigration policies.
Experience creating communications
materials and strategy targeting varied audiences including
conservative and policy-makers.
Strong understanding of national and
state political and electoral landscape and how best to make
strategic impact at scale.
Significant communications, press,
social media/digital organizing experience with a minimum of
3-5 years of experience in a senior role and/or at minimum two
election cycles in a senior role in either a candidate campaign(s),
an advocacy organization, issue campaign, or a PAC, preferably
managing large scale or statewide issue or political
Experience with managing teams,
supporting strong morale, and developing staff.
An independent and strong leader who
is able to drive projects and programs to completion in a
fast-paced environment based on the priorities established by ABIC
Board and Executive Director.
Commitment to coalition building to
Strong strategic and campaign
planning skills and commitment to ongoing processes that ensure
transparency and communication in carrying out the work.
A strong ability to recruit and work
closely with grasstops and grassroots leaders.
Proficient with political data,
polling, latest technologies, and best practices in the field,
campaigns, and the ability to learn various systems for data
tracking, email, mobile, volunteer recruitment, and
While travel has been put on hold due
to safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Communications Director
must be willing to travel domestically for 25-40% of their time
under normal circumstances.
ABIC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity
and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for
employees. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender
identity), national origin, political affilation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, age, status as a protected
veteran, or other legally protected characteristics.
Compensation: This position will be full-time.
We offer a competitive compensation package. Please note all
salaries are commensurate with experience. ABIC also provides an
attractive benefits package including health insurance, retirement
plan, unlimited paid time off, and standard holidays.
How to Apply: Please email your resume and
cover letter to Emily Wurth, ABIC Director of Operations, at
and include “ABIC Communications Director” in the
The position will remain open until filled.