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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfilePolicy Associate Duties: Administrative and Congressional Advocacy: Works with the department directors, staff, leadership and assigned committees to identify emerging issues and trends, shape policy positions and make recommendations on key priorities. Actively participates in the development of legal and policy positions and agenda items for agency meetings and participates in those meetings. Lobbies Congress on issues as needed. Reviews, evaluates, and analyzes proposed regulations and legislation to identify legal and policy issues. Drafts, coordinates, and contributes to the substantive content of policy documents, regulatory comments, legislative analysis, and communications-oriented products. Conducts legal research to respond to member inquiries and assists members with finding solutions and resources to address legal and procedural questions. Writes and/or edits news and information items, advocacy alerts, and other items for members and the public, to be posted on the website and distributed through newsletters and other means. Serves as a resource on administrative actions and legislation for members and members of Congress.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree with 2 years immigration policy and/or general immigration law practice experience is required. Capitol Hill experience, or experience working with administrative agencies or coalition organizations is a plus. Prior experience in an association, member-service, or customer service environment is preferred. Knowledge of immigration law, policy, and procedures. Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong member-service orientation. Strong research and electronic communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and/or in writing. Ability to absorb and analyze information and simplify complex issues for various audiences. Ability to track data and identify trends. Ability to engage association committees and members. Ability to work independently and in coordination with teams and volunteer leadership. Ability to utilize research tools to conduct advocacy-oriented analysis. Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision. Ability to travel, work after-hours and/or weekends, as needed.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G Street
NW , Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005