The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) is the largest membership organization of asylum seekers in the United States, with over 300,000 members from 175 countries. ASAP members gain access to critical resources and join a collective effort to build a United States that welcomes individuals fleeing violence.
The Member Advocacy Manager for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) will be a key part of the organization’s work to ensure that the public and government hear directly from asylum seekers who are navigating the immigration process. ASAP works with our members — over 300,000 asylum seekers from over 175 countries — to advance their policy priorities. ASAP’s large and diverse membership makes ASAP uniquely positioned to understand the biggest concerns asylum seekers have and to advocate for what asylum seekers want and need from the U.S. immigration system.
The Member Advocacy Manager is responsible for supporting ASAP member leaders advocating to make the U.S. a more welcoming place for asylum seekers. The right person for this position will be able to guide members through advocacy opportunities, and will be responsible for maintaining systems for member outreach and coordinating advocacy actions.
- Train and support ASAP members who have an interest in advocacy or media work, growing the number of ASAP member leaders engaging in advocacy.
- Coordinate advocacy and media actions, such as online meetings, press calls, and other advocacy actions involving ASAP member leaders.
- Maintain systems for member outreach and track ASAP member media hits and other actions, as well as ASAP member leader information.
- Engage in coalition work with the goal of advocating for ASAP members and other directly impacted individuals to be centered in efforts to create a more just asylum system.
- Coordinate ASAP’s social media posts, elevating ASAP and coalition content.
- Prior experience in advocacy or other related work experience is required.
- Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) required.
- Commitment to ASAP’s mission, members, clients, and member-centered advocacy style.
- Ability to exhibit trauma-informed, and culturally competent approaches to working with people with historically marginalized identities.
- Ability to take complex policy ideas and translate them into compelling messages.
- Familiarity with issues related to immigration and asylum is preferred.
- Experience with social media, graphic design, web design, or digital organizing is a plus.
- Experience working with the media is a plus.
Remote workplace, location flexible.
We are considering applications on a rolling basis.
Salary & Benefits
The salary for this position is $60,000-$85,000, commensurate with qualifications. ASAP offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance coverage at no cost, 401K matching, generous paid vacation, personal, and sick days, and paid parental leave.
How to Apply
ASAP is an equal opportunity employer. ASAP strongly encourages asylum seekers, immigrants, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC), Latinx people, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, first-generation college students/professionals, and all marginalized individuals to apply, and recognizes the unique and valuable skills that such applicants can bring to this work.