- Managing Director, USA

Managing Director

Black Alliance for Just Immigration 


Position:        Full-Time

Reports To:   Executive Director

Salary:            Commensurate with experience


Organizational Overview:


The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is a racial justice and migrant rights organization which engages in education, advocacy, and cross-cultural alliance-building in order to strengthen a national movement to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement in Black immigrant and African American communities.  


BAJI strongly believes that those most impacted by injustice are best positioned to lead social movements. For this reason, we engage in organizing and leadership development in order to me empower Black immigrants and refugees to effectuate change.  To implement this strategy, we host BAJI organizing committees (BOC’s) in 5 metropolitan regions – New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and the Bay Area. We also anchor the Black Immigration Network (BIN), an alliance of nearly 60 Black-led organizations and over 50 individuals serving Black communities who are focused on supporting fair and just immigration, and economic and social policies that benefit these communities. In addition, BAJI engages in several strategic initiatives targeting particularly vulnerable groups, including Black immigrant and refugee women and youth.  Each of these programs are staffed by an organizer who supports local outreach initiatives, leadership development, and campaigns.


Managing Director Role:


As a member of BAJI’s senior leadership team and in consultation with the Executive Director, the Managing Director will play a critically important role, enabling the Executive Director to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and fulfill commitments to BAJI partners, funders, and the Board of Directors.


This is not an administrative role; it is highly strategic and facilitative one that requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active, internal role. The ideal candidate is able to assess risk, while being agile, creative and flexible in a rapidly growing organization. As the Managyou will serve as Director Executive Director’s ‘trusted counsel’, the role requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and strong analytical skills.


This senior director-level, full-time position reports directly to BAJI’s Executive Director to:


   Ensure BAJI’s programs, activities and policy work are aligned with the mission

   Co-Facilitate strategic visioning and planning

   Coordinate strategic initiatives and guide to completion

   Supervise daily operations and help oversee projects of high importance

   Oversee organizational financials, protocols and periodic audits.

  Develop and maintain an inventory of critical path projects in which the CEO is especially interested and/or for which her awareness and involvement is essential

   Act as a main consultant to the Executive Director

   Manage company calendar and ensure deadlines are being met

   Work with and/or lead cross-functional teams

   Be a go between for staff, chief executives, department leaders and Executive Director

  Assist with internal communication, meeting with HR leaders and attending to staff needs, ensuring any problems are resolved

  Keep Executive Director abreast on current company climate (employee wellbeing, project statuses, new proposals etc.)

   Work with team leaders and present to senior executives

   Direct, maintain and update human resources, including personnel policies, compliance and hiring, benefits and more.

   Build strong relationships with employees and oversee their progress, noting any issues or successes

  Help coordinate organizational-wide procedures and work to improve existing processes for maximum clarity, efficiency and success

   Attend executive meetings and deliver progress reports to CEO

   Organize and coordinate staff functions and activities


Critical core competencies for successful performance in this role are:


   An energetic leader with excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and a go-getter drive

   Highly-developed writing skills and interpersonal savvy

   Results/action-orientation; project management skills

   Organizational and political agility; developed negotiation skills

   Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust

   Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment

   Strong strategic/financial analysis skills


Required Qualifications


   At least seven years’ relevant work experience

   Can successfully organize and direct large teams of people

   Impeccable time management and multi-tasking skills

   Strategic planner

   Excellent communication skills

   Team builder, motivator, task master

   Experience and interest in organizational development

   Top notch organizational skills, detail oriented

   Ability to work remotely

   Strong knowledge of organizational development

   Knowledge of BAJI’s mission and commitment to issues

   Detail oriented and data driven

   Proven problem solver who can make clear-headed decisions while under pressure

   Ability to analyze and compile large swaths of data and present effective reports

   Highly experienced with project coordinating and management

   Self-motivated and self sufficient


BAJI offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package including: health, dental and vision insurance,  paid vacations and holidays, and a 401K package.


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Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job posted on 30th January 2018

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