Research Coordinator
Fully Remote DC Center for Inclusion and Belonging
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We Are

The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. The Council brings together individuals adept at solving problems and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications.

The Center for Inclusion and Belonging (CIB) is a ‘think-and-do-tank’ that works to foster community resilience and redefine the cultural common sense about who belongs. We engage with a key audience of Americans—we call them conflicted skeptics and?potential helpers, representing nearly 65% of the U.S.—in a way that depolarizes conversations on complex topics like immigration, de-escalates fear, removes barriers to human connection, and models?an inclusive vision for a more cohesive future. At its best, this work advances the critical thinking and practice of what it takes to build connection effectively, consistently, and durably across varied contexts and among diverse audiences.   

Your Role

The CIB is looking for a team member with interest and some exposure to the topics and issues touching our work. Important elements of belonging include an understanding of the science and psychology of belonging and inclusion, opinion change and attitudinal research, anti-polarization and pluralism, and narrative shift. Our work provides an incredible hands-on learning laboratory to experiment, innovate, and shape the theory and practice of persuasive communications, belonging-based program design, and so much more. 

To be successful in the Program Coordinator role you will provide administrative and project management support across a dynamic portfolio of programs, including a national communications platform, community bridge-building work, and research projects.  

As with all positions at the Council, this position requires commitment to the Council’s mission and the organization’s culture of philanthropy.  

Essential Job Functions


Project Planning and Execution  

  • Establish and maintain departmental organizational systems (e.g. files, cross-team calendars, and task management) 
  • Develop comprehensive project plans, timelines, and budgets. 
  • Coordinate and track progress on ongoing department projects (including schedules, budgets, and deliverables). 
  • Prepare meeting agendas, minutes, note taking, and follow-ups, as necessary.  

Stakeholder Engagement: 

  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Facilitate effective communication between team members, partners, and other collaborators. 
  • Address and resolve issues or conflicts that may arise during project implementation. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals. 
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that encourages creativity and innovation. 

Documentation and Reporting: 

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including progress reports, meeting minutes, and action items. 
  • Prepare regular status reports for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Assist with evaluating project outcomes and identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Visual communication and design support highly desirable. 

Administrative Support: 

  • Help manage department calendars, including meeting scheduling with internal and external collaborators. 
  • Make travel arrangements for CIB staff. 
  • Complete expense reports and process contractor invoices. 
  • Support in-person meeting planning and materials preparation, including securing venues and vendors. 
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned. 
  • BA or BS in humanities or social sciences    
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience such as working in a clinical environment, research assistant, academic or community-based research 
  • Internship work can be applied to work experience requirement
  • A strong commitment to the Council’s mission
  • Able to lead in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent project management and ability to prioritize
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
  • Experience in nonprofit administration is a plus 

For consideration, qualified applicants are to submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, and skills relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.

NOTE: Applications without cover letters with desired salary may not be considered.

Our Workplace

We are a fully remote workplace. We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits). Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, and many more exciting benefit programs.

Your Colleagues

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative, and compassionate.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work.

The American Immigration Council is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful, and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.

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