Job Opportunity: Immigration Policy and Communications Fellow with The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration



The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is hiring a part-time (20 hours/week at $20/hour) Immigration Policy and Communications Fellow starting in December 2018! It’s a ten month position and there may be a possibility to extend the funding. Apply by November 30th but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Click here for more information about the job posting and how to apply.

“The non-partisan Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings together American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities, supporting policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented and international students on our campuses, and identifying and sharing best practices. The Alliance is comprised of over 420 presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, serving over four million students in 41 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.”

“The Immigration Policy and Communications Fellow will work with and assist the Executive Director of the Presidents’ Alliance in policy, education, and communications projects, including the development of informational toolkits for campuses related to immigration, briefings and messaging on immigration policy and its impact on colleges and universities, and FAQs and webinars on best practices for supporting immigrant and international students.”

Position requirements:

  • “Applicants must possess a Bachelors degree;
  • Should be familiar with, or committed to learning about, the immigration policy issues that impact undocumented, immigrant and international students.”

To apply:

Interested applicants should send the following materials (electronically):

  • CV/resume
  • Cover letter describing your interests in immigration policy and higher education, your research experience in immigration, immigrant students, or higher education and immigration, and/or your background in supporting undocumented, immigrant, or international students
  • Official or unofficial transcript from the colleges/universities attended (with class names and grades)
  • Writing sample (5 page limit)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Rachel is a PhD student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies where she is a Research Associate for the Civil Rights Project and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education. She has worked closely with undocumented youth in several regions including California, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. Rachel has also worked in the higher education sector for Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, MassBay Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in philosophy from the University of Chicago.


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